So enough of you requested (begged, demanded, ha!) a tour of my home that I am finally giving in! It’s not a big or fancy house – just a simple modular ranch with an open floor plan – but with all the renovations we’ve been doing over the past year, I figured it was high time for an update on what things are looking like around here anyway. – We live on 3 acres in the country, and our place is called Windy Poplars. *Side note: are there any readers out there who have been following along since my blog was called Windy Poplars?? Stand up and wave, and imagine me giving you a big bouquet of roses and a kiss ;-)!
Thought I’d start the tour today in the den – which is a really difficult room to photograph. It’s just…busy looking…no bones about it. Especially since I had an explosion of fallishness happen on my mantle! The music gallery wall makes things seem hectic in photos, but I promise, it’s a more peaceful place in real life when you can see the blank walls at the same time. But enough qualification, I’ll let the photos do the talkin’…
Here is the view that you see when you’re standing in the kitchen:
And the floor detail. It’s much darker brown than it came out looking-don’t know why it seems so red…you know how color can be on cameras… It’s a hand scraped hickory that’s meant to look old and weathered. We looked loooong and hard for this floor, but are very happy with our decision!
So there’s our den, or well, as much of it as I could capture in pictures today! Our inspiration during the remodel was the Restoration Hardware catalog from two seasons ago. We loved the easy-to-live-in rustic/natural-meets-industrial with neutral feminine touches (and tufting, oh how I love tufting). We added in some leather, lots of varied wood tones and a good dose of linen.
It’s been a process, but we really love living in this room. It’s US in all our eclectic-ness, and just feels like, well, home :-)!
Thanks for stopping by for the tour of our main living area today…lots more to come!