Welcome to the second half of our fall house tour. We started last week with the front of the house: the entry, small bath, office, dining room and piano nook and today we’ll keep making our way through the main living areas.
If you’re coming from DesignPostInteriors, welcome! A little about me: I love neutrals. Get ready for a house tour void of color, but full of texture. Also, you might not be able to tell from the photos, but we have four kids and a dog and things don’t always look so fluffed and tidy. I try, but in real life you’ll probably see remote control helicopters and lego ships on the coffee table and art supplies covering the kitchen table, random shoes littering the floor and dog toys everywhere you look. I like things picked up, but we also do life here and sometimes that looks a little messy. I’m guessing you can relate. I love how our house looks in the photos and I do my best to keep things nice around here, but really what we’re going for is a home that is welcoming and grace-filled and warm.
Okay, so let’s start the tour!
// H A L L W A Y //
We have this little hallway on the side of the stairs. I papered the walls with french book pages eight years ago (it’s looking a little worse for wear!) and a set salvaged school theater seats have a nice place against the wall.
Looking to the side is my beloved wall of L’s (for our last name – Jones is my maiden name). It does a nice job of hiding the light switches and thermostat, and I also love the look. Even when the frames are crooked.
// L I V I N G R O O M //
This is the room we spend the most time in (well, maybe tied with the kitchen). We entertain in here, watch tv, fly helicopters and snuggle on that comfy couch.
A little over a year ago, we updated the fireplace – adding shingles to the top portion, stone to the bottom and a chunky mantle tied in to the built-ins on either side. The faux stag makes a handsome focal point.
// K I T C H E N //
Right off the living room is the open kitchen.
After about a year of living here, we decided the builder-basic kitchen was just not our style. So we tore down the upper cabinets, painted the lowers, reconfigured the island, updated the countertops, added beadboard for the backsplash and installed open shelves. It was a fairly inexpensive kitchen remodel and made the biggest difference.
(those donuts didn’t last long. The kids came home from school and devoured the plate. I might have helped.)
Thanks for coming by for a quick visit. Next up on the house tour is Jen Rizzo, who has a beautiful, eclectic design aesthetic. You’ll love her home all decorated for fall.
Before you go, grab this print to add some fall to your home.