Saturday, April 9, 2011

Parade of Homes

 Andy at Poppies at Play is hosting a Parade of Homes.  That is always one of my favorite weekend activities ~ visiting model homes in our area.  My sister and family were just here for a visit and we managed to visit a few.  So much fun, although it sometimes makes me want to sell everything I own and start all over!! lol

How fun to be able to visit a Parade of Homes in my pj's with coffee in hand.  This is a great idea ~ thanks Andy!

*I also decided to link to Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for her Open House party.  That's always a fun party too!

So, grab your cup of coffee and come on in!

We live in Texas, land of the brick and stone homes.  

We don't have a formal entry hall, this is your front door greeting.

The dining room is to your right as you enter and the living room is to your left.

Down the hall, sharing the see through fireplace with the living room is our library.  It is very small and cozy.

Our guest room is at the end of the front hall.  It has an attached bath, that also serves as the guest bath for our main level.

The only non Christmas picture of our bedroom I could find!  Probably because there tends to be an ironing board front and center more often than I would like to admit.

Upstairs, the previous owners turned a 5th bedroom into a theater room.  We changed out the carpet and painted.  The color is not quite right in this picture, it is not as orange as it appears.

 This is the grandchildren's favorite spot ~ candy counter!
 This room has an attached bath.

Under the back stairs in our house is a wonderful deep closet.  I am sure you could store all manner of wonderful things in it, but its convenient location right next to our family room made it perfect for storing games and toys for the grands.

At the back of the closet, we hung a cafe rod and curtains to make a wonderful hiding place.  I wanted our home to have several areas where the grandchildren would love to play.
Here is another grandchildren spot.  Our sweet little play house in the woods.  { our woods are technically 4 trees clumped together ~lol}

And our newest addition and very favorite spot to sit and relax.

So, there you have it.  You have probably realized that the one room that we actually live in ~ the kitchen/family room is absent from these pics.  I don't have any old pictures to share, and the room currently has several shades of green "auditioning" on the walls, and I am in the midst of cabinet and pantry cleaning so no current pictures can be taken!  I will confess that this is the space that gives me the most trouble too ~ with furniture placement, paint, etc.  It will take a blog post all of its own!

I want to thank Andy for hosting and encourage you to pop over and check out the other homes in the parade.
Thank you for stopping by.


Lori said...

Wow, every picture, there was something to swoon over. You definately have an eye for design.

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sue the outside of your home is just as stunning as the inside!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE your living room and guest room! I have the same bed in my master. Love your little sitting room too. I am a happy follower of yours and would love it if you followed me back:) Have a great weekend, Martina

DecorandtheDog said...

Stopping by from Poppies. LOVE your staircase...and of course, the pool. The pool is on my "I want but can never have list."

Noelle said...

Hi, visiting from Poppies at play home tour, yours is very beautiful, love the toy closet for the grandkids!!!!

Debbie said...

I think I've told you before that you have one of my favorite homes in Blogland. Every single time you feature something, I start quoting scripture from Exodus. You know... about the neighbor's house...

Today, you have me wishing that I could be a grandchild in your home. I love that theatre, toy closet, and playhouse.

Such a fun Grandma you are. And then on top of it, you take them to Disney World.

Cindy said...

Your home is magnificent! Felt like I was turning the pages of a magazine! Thank you for sharing!
~Cindy :o}

Stacey said...

Your home is amazing! I remember loving it....must come back more often. Thank you for the tour.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

So much to Love in your home! The outdoors though takes my breath away!

Chandra Chinnis said...

Your home is beautiful!!!!!! I can tell you are the grandma that a child would love to have, especially my children. I love your game closet but also now feel that I need more games for my kids LOL.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your home is sooo gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord, Sue! I wanna come live at your house! What a beautiful home you have!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Debra said...

So beautiful! I love the closet for the kids' toys. It's so tidy - maybe because they don't live there- I have a hard time keeping my daughter's things so neat, but you've inspired me. Your back yard is so lovely - what a great retreat. Thanks for sharing.

Jima said...

Only one word will do: Beautiful!!! Your home is so warm and inviting. I love how you have decorated it to be both beautiful and comfortable!

Diane said...

Wow....your home is fantastic. Lots of love went into your decor. Love the media room and the yummy candy counter! Looking forward to more posts. Diane

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful home you have here...LOVE your outdoor area!


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So pretty!

I love all the colors you have used and what a great play area for your grandchildren. Your outdoor living area is to die for. You must spend a lot of time out there. I sure would!

Can't wait to see the kitchen when you are ready for its reveal. You made me laugh when you said the colors were "auditioning" ... that's a great way of putting it! (I have been there.) LOL

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home!


Jodie said...

What a beautiful home! Love all the rich colors! Your outdoor space is divine!

Warm Wishes,

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

You have a lovely home, indoors and out! Thank you for sharing with us. :)


Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
Thanks for the tour.


Gg - Notes on the Journey
#3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

ps. Enjoyed your use of plaids throughout your home.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love the library and the sofa in your guest room. Thanks for the lovely tour.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, What an amazing home. You really have a decorators eye! Just so welcoming and perfectly appointed!!!!
I thank you so much for your precious and kind words and for your prayers!
Day surgery went very very well. Bless your sweet heart for caring!!
xo Yvonne

Andy Porter said...

Oh WOW!!! Your house is totally amazing!!! Gorgeous inside and out! I love the toy closet! Very cute!! Your home is so welcoming. It just makes you want to come over for a visit and spend the afternoon by the pool!

Thanks so much for joining the parade! I

Poppies at Play

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sue, Your home is absolutely gorgeous...every single detail!! I also love the outside with the pool and pavilion. Beautiful!

Anita said...

Yes, I think I would never leave there!! Oh my goodness, what a beautiful home and so full of personality and style. I just love it! I love especially the living room window treatments. Wow, I will trade:-) Thanks so much for stopping by!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your house is stunning. I love everything about it inside and out. Thanks for the wonderful tour. Hugs, marty

Sue said...

Loved seeing more of your house! I remember the library from a post last year- I recall that I envied the fireplace in there. :-) Everything is so tastefully done. ~ Sue