Monday, May 2, 2016


Last weekend my little sister and I spent an afternoon at a local neighborhood home tour.  Seven homes in this neighborhood agreed to participate in a tour to benefit their fund to build new entrance signs (a great idea for a fund raiser!).  Last Monday I shared Home #1 from the tour with you, and today I've got another beauty to show you!

I'm calling this home Modern Traditional, because although it had a classic feel to it the design kept it fresh.  (Like I know what I'm talking about... there might be a totally more appropriate design term for this house!) ;)

There were two living areas, and although there were many different rooms the house still had an open feel to it.  I've always wanted to have a spot to circle up four upholstered chairs like this.  Such a chic layout!

This pair of oversized lanterns was fantastic, and I love the simplicity of the ivy in the large blue and white bowl.  There were a lot of pretty blue and white pieces in this home, no wonder I loved it!

This little bar area to the side of the living room had luxurious upholstered walls.  I'd like to try this idea somewhere someday (and how fun is that mirror?).

The huge round dining table was to die for-

and more darling pagoda towers like we saw last week, but this time in blue and white! Don't miss that fabulous chair in the corner, either.  There were 2 flanking this sideboard.

Cozy little study/den- those floral Portobello Vase pillows have been calling my name for a while now.

Gorgeous light and bright kitchen-

(I need this print!)

with a charming breakfast nook off to the side.

The table was beautifully set with lovely pieces from BC Clark, a local jewelry store that also carries fine tableware.  And those flowers!!  What a cheery arrangement.

Lastly, the backyard was it's own little paradise.  I'm sure many summer days are enjoyed by the family around the pool.

So do you have a favorite room, vignette, or accessory from this tour?  I really loved this house!  I've got three more homes to show you coming up soon, and I really can't wait to share the next one with you.

By the way, I took all of the shots from this tour with my new(ish) wide angle lens (affiliate link).  It was perfect for capturing tight spots and I really enjoyed using it as a good all-around lens while shooting in a hurry.  Sometimes there is a slight distortion of the room when shooting interiors, but all in all I think it's a great little lens for the price.  Just in case you're in the market...

See you tomorrow for this month's My Five Favorites!

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  1. Really pretty! I love all the artwork. :)

    1. Isn't it great? It seemed like some of it might have been done by their children and beautifully framed. Love that idea!

  2. What a gorgeous home! Love that kitchen!

  3. Beautiful! I love the breakfast nook the most!

  4. I need that artichoke print too! Where is it from??

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