Thursday, June 14, 2018

~our summer home tour~{part 1}

~Welcome to our home~
If you are coming over from Duke Manor Farm, welcome!
I am so happy you our here, I can't wait to show you around.
Our home is only 2,000 square feet and we use every inch of it.
We spend a lot of time in the summer on our lake and relaxing in the yard.
We have 2 kids, a pet rabbit, and 3 labs. 
It gets very crazy in here at times!
I got a little crazy with photos, so I hope you won't be on picture overload.
Thanks to Marty for asking me to be a part of this tour. 
All the homes are so different and unique, there is something to fit most everyones style and taste.

Lets start this tour with our kitchen.
Dutch doors open right into the kitchen, and technically this is our front door.
I prefer a pretty neutral palette but I do like to add color in small doses here and there.
The pantry is behind the barn doors.

I really like the mix of new and vintage and prefer to mix higher end items with thrift shop finds for an eclectic look.
For example:
I filled this vintage French rack with mugs from Anthropologie that were $8 a piece.
But most of my white dishes in the cupboards are either from the dollar store or the thrift store and I don't think any of them were over $3.00.

I found this old vodka bottle at an antique store and thought the colors and graphics were so fun.

This divided wooden tote holds extra silverware and all my napkin rings.

This coffee station is heaven for me and my coffee addiction!
To read all about it, and to see where I purchased some of the items, please go to this post.
I just got these new ruffled linen kitchen towels from here and they are the best!

Let's move into the living/family room.

This room is used a lot so I like it to be clutter free as much as possible.
I lightened up the couch a bit by storing a bunch of the pillows and just opting for three. These boho pillows are so pretty and stand out on their own.
I found the long crocheted pillow at HomeGoods.

I added lots of galvanized items to this room because they look of it screams summer to me and keeps things from being too fussy.
The bowl that holds the orchids was a garage sale find, {similar} the tray on the side table is old but similar ones here. The zinc trough that holds books under the coffee table can be found here.

You can often find us snacking out here in front of the tv.
Sometimes we even eat dinner out here :)

I styled our bookshelves very simply with neutral books and pops of wood and orange.

Off of the living room is the dining room.
The giant picture was our Christmas card a couple years ago and I had it enlarged at mpix.
This room overlooks the lake and the trees, so I let most of the decor come from whats outside the windows.
The sign is from my favorite sign artist here.
The credenza almost blends into the wall which was my intent.

A few accessories from HomeGoods and and antique shops finish off the look and add a bit of color.

This bench underneath {flea market find} was a life  saver for storage. Believe it or not it holds all of our board and card games. It doubles as extra seating when we need it.

The centerpiece is just a bunch of herbs in various white pots.

Moving on to the master bedroom.

I think a master bedroom should really fit the personality of the homeowners.
It should be super comfortable, luxurious, and a space that feels like a retreat.
One way I like to accomplish this is with really nice bedding.
Linen is my top choice, especially in the summer.
Duvet cover, sheets, pillows, the whole nine yards.
I love the relaxed crumpled look of linen and the feel of it on your skin.
I always go with white because not only is it fresh and clean, but it can be bleached.

I added layers of white Saphyr Pure Linen and it is Heaven.
Look at the details on these pillowcases, and they are so soft.
The sheets have the same detail.
It feels like a dream getting into bed at night, and for that occasional nap!

I had my friend monogram a vintage grain sack for the front of the bed.

And while we are on the topic of luxury bedding, why not have a palace for your pooch?
All of our dogs sleep in our room on dog beds. But the 6 month old puppy still can't be trusted to not chew something up at night, so he sleeps in a crate.
We had just a standard one but then I happened upon a company called Lords & Labradors. 
What really caught my eye was that they sold a GOLD dog crate with a plush grey and cream ticking stripe cover and cushion set.
Yes please!
Talk about plush bedding.
When it arrived in the mail it was packaged all cute in a box with dogs all over it.
It was better than I had imagined. Totally high end with piping, ties, a bumper, and thick cushion. The sides and front can roll up, or you can leave them down.

I think this set is nicer than what my kids had in their cribs!

Adding fresh flowers to your nightstands or dressers is always a nice way to add a bit of summer to your bedroom.
These white peonies are romantic and ruffly.

I like to keep water handy and a yummy candle.
I corralled all of them on a vintage silver tray.

I have had that JuJu hat over the bed for a while now and I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. I love the contrast with the dark walls 
{graphite by Ben Moore}
and the texture it brings in.
You can find the exact modern brass chandelier here.

Master closet and master bathroom:

To see how we made our industrial pipe closet system, go here.

Adding cabinets to our bathroom flanking the sink was one of the best decisions ever made.
We don't have linen closets or coat closets in this home, so these are a life saver.
More details on our bathroom makeover here.

 The chandelier is from here but unfortunately not available anymore.

All the artwork is from Minted.

I have a Keurig in one of the cabinets because I don't like to go far in the morning for my caffeine fix.

Teen boys room:

Cody is almost 16 and requested a big comfy bed with a trundle for sleepovers.
I got a new neutral duvet cover to go with it and added in pops of blues and greens in the pillows.

I found the car he will drive when he turns 16 in a mini toy form at an antique store and had to have it.

He actually hung this giant flag on his wall and it was the jumping off point for the rest of his room.
The old leather chair faces his tv and has another pillow for a pop of color and a ticking one to match the duvet cover.

Anyone else have a shoe obsessed teen?

I know that was a lot. I got a little carried away with my pictures. 
I will be sharing our outdoor spaces on the 25th, so please come back then.
In the meantime, head on over to 11 Magnolia Lane to see their tour.



[email protected] Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all. There are pictures of some rooms I don't remember, so this was a real treat. Love the kitchen and of course your family room and dining room are long time favorites. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is gorgeous and I always love taking a tour.

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

That dog crate!! Of course the rest of your home is comfortable and beautiful, as always, but that is just the best thing ever! Happy Summer, Melaine!

[email protected] said...

Such a pretty tour! Love the trundle bed so much

Melaine said...

Thank you Marty, and thNks for having me!

Melaine said...

Isn’t it great!? So comfy! My son even gave it a try 😂😂

Melaine said...

Thank you! I love that bed too, so comfy!

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Gorgeous home tour! Thank you for sharing.

Melaine said...

Thank you for the nice comment! :)

Cristina Garay said...

Your entire home is picture perfect, beautiful!! And your dog's bed, OMG adorable!

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A gold dog crate!!! Sign me up. I love your tour. You're the queen of stylish vignettes.

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Awe thank you! And I know, a gold dog crate! I just about died

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Thank you!

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Christy @ Our Southern Home said...

Your home is so pretty! I am in love with the dark dramatic bedroom walls!

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I love how you mix in some high end with vintage and thrifted items. That is my favorite way to decorate! Your kitchen looks awesome and love that coffee station! I love your centerpiece with the pretty pots and herbs too! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.
I hope you have a great summer!

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Thank you so much!

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Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Melanie, what a pretty home tour. your classic style is so effortless and your home reflects such a cozy warm feeling to it. enjoy the summer.

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