house tour – downstairs {nicole’s home… again}

about 10 years ago, our good friends ricky & nicole moved up to bend, oregon.  we do our best to visit once or twice a year.  we LOVE bend!  it is a beautiful town and has so much to offer!  plus their four kids and our 3 call each other cousins and love to get together.

our friends have built several homes in bend (i’ve blogged about a couple) as ricky is a builder (lucky nicole!).  each one has been amazing, but i have to say, this one is by far my favorite!

there are tons of pictures below, and i think they don’t really need much explanation, so i’ll let the pictures do most of the talking!  by the way, since this is not my home, and nicole is not a blogger, i won’t really be able to provide you with sources – sorry!





































i’ll share the upstairs soon!

nicole’s previous house tours : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

here’s a link to the upstairs tour!




  1. 1

    holy cow, I am drooling…what a gorgeous space!

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    lynn ann says:

    That kitchen! Love the spaces! I can tell some similarities in your taste:) Thanks for sharing:)

  3. 3

    Looks like the 2 of you are decorating kindred spirits! It looks like it would feel a lot like your house!

  4. 4

    This house is GORGEOUS!!!! Such awesome personal touches. I live in Bend and am so curious what part they live in! Not specific, just general area. Most new buildings going up are somewhat cookie cutter on the the inside. She is lucky that her husband is a builder! They did a beautiful job on their home! :)

  5. 5

    That kitchen space is fabulous! Love the brick in there and all the light.

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  7. 7

    Nicole has amazing decor skills! I love it all! Reminds me a lot of your own style… you guys are both very gifted! Thanks for the pics!

  8. 8

    I love how you have a friend who has such a similar style with you! Beautiful home! I remember you introducing her years ago! Glad to see some more of her creativity!

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    Mary Neuman says:

    I LOVE the kitchen island!! What is the paint color?? Thanks do much!

  10. 11

    I NEED the metal organizer wall rack in her entryway! It is exactly what I have been searching for our own entryway. Details, please. Pretty, pretty, pretty please!

  11. 13

    Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous kitchen!! SO rustic and so pretty…and that entryway mat is divine! Loving this tour.. :)

  12. 14

    What a lovely home. If my children were a little younger I would be all over this!

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    melanie Barker says:

    That Kitchen is amazing!!!!!!

  14. 16

    Gorgeous and so inspiring! I looked at all the posts to get my detail on the floors. Can you share source? Thanks.

  15. 17

    WE are building a new home and I am building this exact house! Hope she doesn’t mind. ;) I’m in MA, so I’m far enough away…;)

  16. 18

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I would love to paint my island this fun color.. If you know the color of paint could you please share?
    Thanks so much for the tour!

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    LOVE the print by the front door-What I love most about my home… anyone know where it came from?

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    Suzanne says:

    Any idea where she got her couch/sectional? We are searching for something similar. Thanks!

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    I love this space. The brick and niche for the stove (and spices).

    I’m guessing the long expanse of desks is from Ikea. Is it two of the long tops pushed together? I need this for my homeschool area.

    • 24

      yes, the drawers are from ikea, and i believe the butcher block tops are as well (yes again – 2 pieces pushed together!).

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