Monday, November 29, 2010

Mi Case Tour: Volume 2, The Entry and The Dining Room

The Mi Casa Tour continues, however this time we're starting in a more appropriate place... the front door!  Wecome, we're glad you're here.  Hope you can stay a while.

As you can see, it is adorned with a "proper wreath" for Christmas.  The {Living Room} is straight ahead and the Dining Room is to the left. 

This is a parson's bench that was given to us by our friends, the Nohrs.  It houses many of our fun board games and also serves as a time out bench.  Straight down that hallway is The Master Suite and The Powder Room.  (Be patient, we'll get there in another post! ;)  )
Our entry table.  Love the bins in this piece because they are a great place to catch all kinds of items.  Down the hall on the right is The Kitchen, which we will see at a later date.  The decorations on here are kind of fluid.  I haven't felt like they are "done" yet, so I keep reworking them and obviously still have a little more space available.  I'm thinking it needs a plant or flowers to give it more life... I do like it as it is, but haven't deemed it complete yet!

View from the balcony above.

There's a collection of cherished family photos on the stairway.  I love the banister, too... it's so pretty!

A perfect dance floor, no furniture removal required.  Confession:  I cried some happy tears the day Jeremy was passing me in the entry and stopped me for a quick dance.  I was so thrilled with just how perfect it is!  It gets used... the occasional waltz or salsa, a little breakdancing with the kids, practice stage for Justus' We Love America program, etc.  That makes me super happy!

Perspective from The Living Room.  Cozy, huh?
The Dining Room is home to our Gathering Table.  There is tons of room on this table and I'm amazed at how I can fill it up with food some nights!  It's perfect for dinner with four couples.  We're learning how to make it work better with the little ones... passing food can be tricky.  I've always thought an oversized lazy susan might be extremely useful here, but not enough to actually get one!

One day I got a little spray paint happy and started altering some of the decorations I'd had around my house.  I like the off-white theme and plan to add more to the whole unit to tie it all together.  The indirect lighting at the ceiling is a pretty cool feature, as are the built-in speakers.

Jeremy built these picture frames for me.  Love my handyman!  My sister, Jill, had a pair of these candle holders made and gave them to me.  I love how they look and the warmth that candles on the wall bring into the room.

Last view of The Dining Room.  I really like the plantation shutters on the front of the house.

We're hosting the Soup and Salad Course for a Progressive Dinner with our friends on Thursday evening, so all this is getting a Christmas makeover this week.  Pics to come!


  1. I LOVE your house! It looks like it could be a model home! :) Can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. Your home is gorgeous! I love the paint colors and your stairway.

  3. Gorgeous house! I love your cross collection on the wall!

  4. You have a beautiful home! I love the inlay in the floor of the foyer. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is beautiful! You have a great eye for decorating!!!

  6. WOW! Gorgeous house!!! LOVE your entry way...awesome! ~Nancy~

  7. Your house is gorgeous! I'm visiting from Kelly's Korner. I love your cross wall!!!

  8. Beautiful!! I love the dining room set. I have looked at a set like that several times and just haven't committed!! You may have sealed the deal! Thanks!

  9. I love the furniture pieces in your foyer..the bench and table...such nice solid pieces! Gorgeous entry!


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