I have been trying to put this post together for a while, but I just couldn't seem
to find the time to finish it.
There were so many pictures, that I decided to do this in two different post.
Today, the bottom floor of the house and outdoor areas.
We built our home in 2008.
We fell in love with it the moment we saw it in a close by neighborhood!
We knew this was going to be the perfect home for our family.
It was a very long and hard project, but all worth it in the end.
It took 10 months to built it and, although it was a specific model, we added many
custom upgrades and even doing that, it is taking us a while to get the
house to where we want it to be.
Before we moved into our new home, we donated most of our old furniture, so we are starting from scratch.
We raised three kids and the truth was that everything was in need of being replaced.
Please, come on in for a visit!
This is the view as you enter our home.
I couldn't tell you what our style is. We buy what we like and try to make it all
go together. We do not have a specific theme or color in our home, although we do like
warm earth colors. Our wall are all painted with Kilim Beige and Latte by
In the foyer, the ceilings are two story high and it proved
to be a very hard area to decorate.
To the left on the foyer, we have our formal living room and dinning room.
The dinning room is not finished. Still looking for the perfect table and chairs.
And we still need area rugs, but this is what we got so far.
We painted accent walls, added a chair rail in the dinning area, a new chandelier
and I also stenciled the dinning room walls with a damask design.
To the right, we have the hall table that my husband built.
Everything on that wall had to be oversize since it is so big and
the ceilings so high.
To the right of the stairwell is the hallway that goes to
the library, laundry room, guest bathroom and exit to the garage.
Library/ Home office
We completely remodeled the laundry room last year.
Straight down from the foyer takes you to our family room,
kitchen and backyard.
Our family room is to the right.
This is the room where we spend all our family time.
It normally does not look this neat if you show up at our house around evening time. LOL
To the left, is the kitchen and breakfast area.
This is another room where our family is always gathered, specially when
I have all my three kids at home.
Good times and good memories have been made in this kitchen.
Off the breakfast area, we have the exit to our back yard.We have big plans for an outdoor space, but, for now, we have a nice size porch that we enjoy very much.
I do love to decorate this porch for the different seasons,
so the look of it changes all the time.
Our winters are very mild, so we actually get to enjoy this space more
during the Winter and Fall months than during the summer when the
temperatures hit triple digits.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of our home.
Still trying to get together the pictures of the rest of the house.
I hope you guys are having a good week.
Thank you for visiting!