Welcome to Stop #7 on the Poppies At Play Parade of Homes 2011 home tour!
You will be traveling about 15 minutes from town, to a sometimes windy country hilltop in Washington. We have a 360 degree view of this beautiful area of wine country.
I am so honored that Andy gave me a wild card spot in this year’s tour.
I am familiar with most of the other homes on this tour and the women who create them.
Let me say this: To even be in the same blog “room” with them is an absolute honor for me.
Let’s get started.
Go ahead, come on in!
I’ll start with the entry and large hallway or gallery.
This hallway connects the two sides of our U-shaped French Country house.
I love that it is open and light-filled by three sets of French doors
Now make a right into the Great Room.
This room is divided into several different spaces. The kids watch TV here, go on the laptop and hang out with their friends.
There is also a place for the adults and the sofas are slip-covered, of course, for easy cleaning.
Next up is the kitchen. What I love about it is all the storage and enough room for several cooks at one time.
Here’s our master bedroom and bath.
I love the soothing colors and the sitting area. This is where I can really relax when evening comes.
On the other side of the house is my daughter’s room.
What I love about this room is the romantic feel and the combination of the brown, cream and blue.
Now you came in the front door when you started the tour, BUT, this is the door we actually use 99% of the time.
It leads to our laundry and mud room. This was very high on my list of features when building this house.
Muddy feet and dirty clothes have to clear this area first.
My favorite part? The radiant heat in the floor of the mudroom for chilly tootsies.
Ok…let’s go back out the mud room door and walk across the driveway.
That’s where you will find this 600 square foot guest cottage.
My family of four lived in this house for the better part of a year while we were building our home.
We were on-site for all the decision-making and watching the progress daily. What a great once in a lifetime experience that was!
Although the guest cottage is small, we were able to design it for functionality.
There is a great fireplace in the living area, and a functional small kitchen.
Thank you so much for letting me show you around.
Planning every single detail of this home was a dream come true for an amateur interior decorator like me.
Since there wasn’t much budget left for decorating, I have really embraced re-purposing yard sale and auction finds.
I’d love to have you become a follower of my blog as I share my treasure hunting and furniture re-purpose projects.
I know you will just love the next stop on this fabulous home tour.
Check out Stacy’s gorgeous home at Red Door Home
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