Welcome to our home!
As you will most likely notice, photography isn't something I know much about, but here goes anyway!
Forgive the glare, it was a beautifully sunny day when I took most of these pictures and I can not apologize for that!
Our home is an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area, and great room all in one. The sun room sits off the dining area and I have a tiny pantry that is really suppose to be a laundry room. We built the home to our specifications but also kept in mind future owners. The plan for the pantry was and still is to build a base cupboard of some sort with open shelves at the top. We've been here 8 years........ I'm waiting:)
The builder wanted to put in wire ones and I stopped him cold, I wanted something that look pleasing, went with the rest of the house and was functional. My husband and I finally got the pantry built two years ago, I'm so in love with it and has so much storage.
This is the other side of the pantry, my mother-in-law gave me the collection of Red Wing pottery:)
Our kitchen area
As you can see I had the builders add a ledge along the wall where the vaulted ceiling starts, it is visible when you stand in the great room
Our dining area
Our sun room
Here's a picture of that ledge, it's another wonderful space to decorate! When my husband said he wanted an open floor plan I kinda freaked a little, open floor plans mean less walls, and what was I going to decorate!
As we were building our home I decided I didn't want a huge bare ceiling above us, this space was just too large and I thought it might look a little ridiculous left alone. This empty ceilinng was just crying out to be utilized so I had the builder add these faux beams, perfect for hanging my collection of baskets and dried flowers!
Looking into the great room from the dining area
My every growing gallery wall
My husband's office
I hesitated............but what the heck, it is what it is:) I am still not finished with this room, just need new curtains and I need to repaint the furniture, it's still painted in dark colors.
The guest bedroom
It's hard to take a picture of the small guest bath
The basement living space!
This is where we hang out as a family, and it is decorated with everything that means something to us. Greenbay Packers, souvenirs from all of our trips, handmade gifts from our daughters, etc. This basement is still a work in progress (that's why I can't say much about the pantry shelves:) My husband and our son-in-law built the basement walls, by husband hand crafted the bar, I did the decorative painted wall treatment so it was and is a labor of love.............and my husbands pride and joy!
There is a bedroom down here, our workout room, my office (nasty!!) and the bathroom still needs to be finished off. Patience has to be my virtue!
My husband decorated this space, with very little guidance from me. I think he did a great job don't you?
So, there you have it! Our comfortable cozy home is furnished with bartered pieces, flea market finds, hand- made linens, and re-purposed items. A lot of the wall decor that we have are family heirlooms, passed down from three generations and that's what makes our home ours.
Thank you for stopping by and remember to visit me from time to time to check out what I've been up to!