house tour {nicole’s home} part 3

go here for part 1 and here for part 2.  believe me, it will be time well spent!

so… you ready to go upstairs?!

if i had stairs, this is what they’d look like – white risers and stained runners.  beau. ti. ful.

the apple picking ladder fits perfectly on the landing, and the funky pea green (cornichon by martha stewart at home depot) is a great pop of color.

at the top of the stairs, double doors open up to the master.

nicole and i have the same wall color – flax by restoration hardware – such a cozy, enveloping color.

quite possibly the prettiest fan ever.

very bad lighting, but here’s the master bath.

walls are buttermilk by restoration hardware.

all the mercury glass (knobs and lights) and the vintage silver trays and mirror look so great with the jadite vanity.

a peak at the unfinished laundry room – waiting for a vintage sink!

turquoise lid and amazing wall paper – and a rainbow of sharpies to color on the wall.

up next – the kids’ rooms and bath!

houe tour {nicole’s home} part 2

welcome back to the house tour!  don’t you just love looking in other people’s homes?  this home belongs to my bestie, up in oregon.

click here for part 1 – the exterior, living room, and kitchen.

yes, this dining room is beautiful, but let’s take a minute to stare at the baby….. oh how i love little curren!

ok, i’m back.

the kitchen is just off to the left, and this picture is taken from the living room, right next to the stairs heading up to the second level (just wait!).

again, that baby!

the door heads out to the side of the front porch.

what do i love?  the black hutch with the pops of color, the HOME letters, the yellow owl, the funky fabrics in the hoops on the wall.

the door down the hall on the left leads to the garage.

*sigh* a milk glass chandelier!

nicole cleverly stores and hides her laptop and misc papers in these old soda crates.

and all the daily use cords go in the deeper crate.

i stole her idea of putting kids’ games in a cart!

this is grand central station.

where the purse lands, where the bills are paid, where all the little things you always need are stored.

painted french pale gold, of course.

a shutter is hung horizontally on the wall toward the garage, holding all the kid art.

across from that wall is the mudroom, filled with wooden lockers for all the kids and their gear.

just beyond the mudroom is the powder room.

its a teeny room, so hard to photograph, but oh.

deep grey walls and one wall of stunning wall paper (from anthro, i think).

i love the contrast of the modern ikea sink and the outdoor sconce used in here!

ok, that’s it for downstairs, upstairs is coming soon!