Before we get started with my sister's house.....I just have to say.....WHO DAT! GO SAINTS!!! We are so unbelievably excited and proud of our Saints tonight. Their first ever trip to the Super Bowl and they not only won, but they played a kick butt game of football! GEAUX SAINTS! Now, on with the tour......
This is my sister's lovely home. She so graciously allowed us to take a virtual tour and peak inside. Am I the only weirdo who loves to see inside other people's houses? It is seriously one of my favorite pass times, and probably one of the main reasons I got into blogging. It's a sickness that I'm not proud of, but whatever!
This is what we like to call the "family entrance" or, the back door. Family entrance just sounds so much fancier and more inviting, huh? I particularly like the camo hunting gear and jumpsuit hanging on the coat rack! Remember, this is south Mississippi, people.
Right inside the back door are a half bath and laundry room. The very large cabinet in the middle acts as a mudroom of sorts. Inside is lots of great hidden storage and a cubby for everyone in the family.
As much as I love the look of a perfectly organized picture perfect, everything in it's place mudroom...I really love her take on a mudroom. The idea here is that everyone has a a good sized cubby for their stuff to go in as soon as they come in the door. No worries about making it look perfect or pretty. We're talking function here. As long as their stuff makes it in there and the doors are shut...we're good to go. And honestly, this approach is much more realistic for a busy working family!
The dining room is also here as soon as you come in the back door...I mean, family entrance.
Gorgeous wall color, beautiful drapes, and lovely antiques give this space a classic simple beauty.
Sometimes, I think we go overboard in decorating. But when your space already possesses such beauty and elegance, there is really no need to overdo it. My sister subscribes to the theory of less is more, and I think she's onto something!
Especially, when you're lucky enough to have such amazing details in your home! This is a new construction, that they built about 2 years ago. It is a craftsman style house with lots of detail. This kitchen is my kind of heaven. Let's take a look around at some of the details that make it so special.
This may not look special to you, but to me it says, "come in and stay awhile, make yourself at home...you're welcome anytime". My sister is one of the most gracious hostesses I've ever met. She comes by it honestly...we were raised by a very proper southern belle! This home is always open to friends, family, and anyone in need of a hot meal and a little southern hospitality. I want to be my sister when I grow up!
They named their stove "Wolfie". LOVE that backsplash!
I am obsessed with all the angles and other craftsman details in this house. And the molding.... absolutely stunning!
This built in hutch holds some of her beloved green collection. There is even more in the living room. In fact, the color green is probably her signature color. It makes an appearance throughout the house. I love a subtle statement.
I had to give you a nice close up shot, just because it's so darn pretty!
This antique buffet was repurposed into a storage cabinet for all things little boy....mostly legos.
And it serves as a nice space definer between the kitchen and the living room.
The coffee table was originally a dining table she used in her previous house. Instead of getting rid of it when she got a new one, she decided to repurpose it. My dad cut the legs down to an appropriate size and a beautiful new/old coffee table was born. Much better than a piece you could buy off the showroom floor, right?
Looking into the playroom. I love this shot because it showcases the beautiful doorway and the cute little craftsman style windows.
There is an identical window seat on the other side of the playroom. Can you tell this room gets a lot of action? Legos and silly bands and army guys galore!
These plantation shutters in the master bedroom are one of my sister's favorite details. They are big and tall..... and they actually open!
Sorry about the bad lighting, I accidentally used my flash...yuck! Her bedroom furniture is large and very grand. It could easily be overdone in here, but it's not. Again...simple elegance won out.
There are his and hers sides in the master bathroom. This smaller one, of course...is his. I adore all the antique bronze fixtures and hardware.
All the bathroom sinks are like this one. The raised base is absolutely beautiful. Again, with the details!
I hope you enjoyed our little tour today. Thanks you to my wonderful sister Jen, for inviting us in. She so graciously offered to host a giveaway to celebrate the big Super Bowl win! How sweet is that? To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The winner will receive a collection of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day aromatherapeutic household products. If you have never tried this stuff, it is awesome! It smells yummy, comes in cute vintagey looking packaging, and it's environmentally friendly. The giveaway will stay open till Tuesday night at 10pm.