Home Tour

My husband and I met while we were both studying architecture in graduate school at Harvard, so for us, getting to design and build this home for ourselves has truly been a dream come true. Since we are still actively decorating, this is a mix of finished rooms, and some that are clearly waiting their turn.

Click here for a post with paint colors for each room.



Our Living Room! This is my favorite room so far, and I'm totally in love with how the colors are coming together. For more information about the fireplace and mantel the posts are in three parts: one, two and three.  To enable our TV to float on the wall we have a Technology closet between the living room and dining room for all of the equipment. You can find how I decorated for the holidays with gifts on the mantle here.






The Dining Room is continually being updated. See those blank walls above? They now have art on them:)


Colorful dining room by Stay at Home-ista: flor tiles in parallel reality, overstock striped chairs, beamed ceiling and an ikea dining table



make your own wall art with handmade paper and upholstering an ikea frame with lienen


You can find the tutorial for the DIY Linen and Paper Art here




I use the Library as my office, as well as a space to keep some of the "extra" toys that overflow other spaces.



Our Kitchen is really my dream come true. We used Christopher Peacock Scullery White cabinets, Calcutta Oro marble slab counters and included a ton of things that help keep me organized like an organized spice drawer, kitchen clock, hidden trash, and a pantry. For the mommy-ing part of me we have a morning launching pad, and redone family command center on the back of our pantry door.





In the Entryway we have the piano I used when I was a child, right now no one in the family plays, so it's just there for looks and sentimental value.




The Powder Room features a diaper changing station, and we've added art in the bathroom as well.




Upstairs, we have a Loft with a deer decal, heart art, yearly collage frames, and our wedding canopy hanging on the wall.




My husband's Office is at the top of the house. We've updated it with a new hide rug, and the couch and coffee table are in the works.






The Master Bedroom is slowly coming along, we have added art above the bed and velvet curtains to add depth and light control.




The Master Bath has the same Calcutta Oro slab counters tops and tub surround, as well as marble subway tiles on the walls and a marble mosaic floor. 



Our Little Girl's Butterfly Bedroom is her dream come true, with so many things on the walls it's hard for me to even count them. We also gave her a "new" nightstand when we did the Nightstand Switcheroo with her younger brother.



What started out as a Little Boy's Room, has morphed into a big boy's room with construction truck bedding.




Pink and Teal Nursery is where our newest addition sleeps.




The Guest Room and Bath are being updated to feature a fun confetti wall treatment, a stenciled nightstand and more.






Outside, the house is clad in cedar shingles with black trim. You can see how we decorate for patriotic holidays, how we use the backyard, and parties we throw on the deck.









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43 comments:

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Your home is beautiful Jessica. I can't wait to see more!

Megan said...

OMG! The staircase and the beams and the built in bookcases and all that marble and....let me pick my jaw off the ground. Your home is gorgeous!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You have such a lovely home!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Andrea B said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Anonymous said...

Shut the front door! And you designed this beauty yourself? A M A Z I N G ! And that view! Some people would kill for that.....
Beautiful!

Jessamie said...

Your home is amazing! Love the white deer head

Steph Hyd said...

You have a beautiful home! & I am so very jealous of the double washer and dryer! ;) May have to do some hinting around to the hubby and show him these wonderful pictures! ;) Thanks for showing!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing the great photos and your thoughts on marble.
Maureen

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Your home is amazing! WOW - what beautiful views you have!

Kristel said...

Your home is so gorgeous! It has lovely bones, and fantastic views!

Anonymous said...

Love the tour! Can you please show us more pictures of that view! :)

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

After seeing your bathroom, I had to check out the home tour. I just love how you used marble on all of your counters throughout the house. We built our home four years ago and chose Carrara marble for the perimeter kitchen counters, but we cheaped out on our master bath countertop and went with cultured marble instead. Sooo not what I wanted, and it bothers me every day. Hoping to upgrade soon.

Michelle said...

What a beatiful home you have and those views from the windows are to die for!

Bliss said...

Look at that view! My BFF lives in Half Moon Bay.

~Bliss~

Andrea said...

Holy cow, what a beautiful home! Love all the natural light and the views must be spectacular!

Jessica @ homewithbaxter.com said...

Your house is amazing!!! Looks like you have wonderful views too. I'm definitely jealous :)

Miss Charming said...

Beautiful home with an awesome view!

Style Sisters said...

Spectacular spectacular home! I love the colors! I have a similar color in my dinning room

Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

Your view is so amazing! it must feel great to get out of bed and look out your windows :-) of course your house is lovely too. We just finished our new home in January. I have 3 kids, an interior design degree, but I only told the architect what I wanted and then I just did all the inside fun stuff :-) Anyway, I am impressed that you just started this blog. If you ever want to do something together with our blogs I'm up for it!

John @ Our Home from Scratch said...

Your house is GORGEOUS. It's going to take me a while to get my jaw up off the floor. Saw your post over on Remodelaholic today. Well done!!

Kelly said...

Your home is beautiful! I am so jealous of your view, it must be so nice to wake up to that every day.

Thanks for posting a comment on my blog. I am so happy I was able to discover your blog and am going to follow!

Kelly @ www.aswellplacetodwell.com

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Hey Jessica! Your home is beautiful and that is one amazing view you have! I can't stop staring at your pictures. You have such great taste and the perfect paint colors throughout. Great job!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Your home is beautiful. I love how open it is.

nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma said...

Two washers and two dryers...heaven.

sixteen fourteen said...

WOW. Your home is just incredible...the kitchen, and the light fixtures throughout...love it ALL!!! Thank you for sharing. :)

Amy said...

I am a new follower and I LOVE your home.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Wow. Just a beautiful home. I am in love with your ceilings and those views. Beautifully done!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

What a beautiful home! I am a born and raised Bay Area girl...and your incredible views warm my heart! With a kitchen like that...I just might cook more often and I would definitely volunteer to do the dishes!!
Thanks for sharing ~ Laura @ Elegant Nest

Kathysue said...

You have created a beautiful space! Gorgeous views,
Kathysue

Colleen said...

Gorgeous home!! That view is incredible. You have such beautiful taste.

Kayla, Nic, Paige, Ellie and Maddy said...

Love your house...all the colors are so calming. And seriously, I would do dishes all day with that view! Looks like a bay area view?? Very nice!

Bliss Designs@http://www.BlissWindowDesigns.com/blog said...

Your kitchen is to die for! How do you like the marble? and what kind is it, I want that in my kitchen so bad!

Monika said...

You have such beautiful home! My favorite? The large book shelf!!!

inner_child said...

Gorgeous! Love everything from the newel posts to the marble in the master bath! May have to run the fan deck upstairs and consider changing from the Palladian blue in ours.

Paula ~ Mise en scène

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Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I am swooning over your house! Love the colors you chose, the layout, that KITCHEN, and that fabulous little mural in the loft. *Sigh* Which bedroom is mine? ;0)
<3 Christina

Sarah @ Just The Bees Knees said...

Your home is AMAZING!!! I'm in love with your library, I plan on camping out on your deck, and my jaw dropped with complete envy when I saw not 1, but 2 washers and dryers in your laundry room!!

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today!
Sarah:)

Erin Spain said...

Absolutely gorgeous home, Jessica! When I win the lottery, can I pay you to design my next home? ;) And what gorgeous views you have too!

-Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

Namrata said...

Fabulous..decor has such nice serene feeling to it!

Ali said...

Just saw your house on 6th street design school and it is beautiful! I love it and your style.

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