DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

Guess what? I have a new book! The Inspired Room book is a full color, large format coffee table decorating book with real-life tips and ideas to inspire you, alongside photos of my home!

Order my new book at Amazon!

DIY decorating

Welcome to my house tour! This was a new builder house that I transformed little by little into a more custom and charming home. It was a long journey, you can read my story of the long journey to a dream house in a new post here. I now live in a white brick cottage in Seattle, and you can follow along here as we make it our home!

You’ll find plenty of the before shots and progress posts to inspire you with how you can transform any space on a budget! Toward the end of this post, you’ll find links to my seasonal house tours.

I like to describe how I decorate as an eclectic decorating style (the long version would be eclectic, old world, northwest, coastal, farmhouse, cottage style because I am kind of indecisive and like to have options in decorating. Don’t judge). I find it hard to narrow down my choices!

Picture relaxing by a cozy fireplace in a weathered but beautiful and charming beach house on a blustery day — that, my friends, is my probably my ultimate DREAM house!

This blog is all about how to decorate a home — one that is unique to you, and I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration here to find your own style as I share mine! Most importantly, this blog is about how to love the home you have and find contentment right where you are.

Here are some links to rooms in my craftsman house, come on in and browse around!

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Entry updates

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}
Settee and reading corner details here

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}
My Kitchen Makeover Reveal and Kitchen Source List

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Kitchen cabinets & makeover

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Coffee Station (and tips for how to make your own coffee station!)

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Cookbooks in the kitchen!

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

The pantry makeover

How I Organize My House

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Reinvented dining room curtains details  // Copper Lantern

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}How to hang plates on a wall // Console Table Source

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}A Simple Fall Mantel in my 2014 Fall House Tour

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Sunbrella wingback chair details

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}
DIY Idea – decorating a hallway with maps // Lighting Source

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Bathroom: Weekend Refresh!

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}My Fall House Tour

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Paper organization — command central

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Master bedroom

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Daughter’s bedroom/guest room/library

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Son’s Bedroom

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Media room // Clock Source

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

My office is a work in progress! My Office Updates and Design Plan // Office Organization

We live in the NW, our home is a craftsman style and we live in the Puget Sound area about an hour from Seattle. From my front porch we can see a “peek-a-boo” view of a lake. While I don’t exactly live by the sea, I like to dream!

We’ve lived here for four years now, but in the past year we’ve finally started redesigning our home to better suit our taste and style.

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Laundry Room with DIY No-Sew Rolled Fabric Shade

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Powder Room Makeover 

But more than focusing on my decorating style and how amazing I might be able to make my home LOOK with lots of time staging or buying lots of stuff in a hurry for show, I like to focus more on my LIFE and let my style evolve as I experience the world around me.

I learned many years ago that I could spend too much time rushing around perfecting how a room looked, and miss out on savoring the process (and precious other things in life.) So I don’t rush. Each season brings something new!

Decorating my home is something I love, but I am always mindful of where my priorities are and the distinction between having a lovely home that works for who we are as a family and a perfect home designed for a magazine cover.

I don’t spend lots of time doing and redoing my rooms, just for the sake of reaching design perfection. For me it has to be a labor of love, not an obsession. That is why I pace myself. I want my home to be truly inspired by our life, and that authenticity tends to come with time, layer by layer.

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Teacup Gardens

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}5 Minute Succulent Garden

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Front Porch Outdoor Wingback Details

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Front door paint details

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}
My Backyard Tour

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}
My backyard firepit project

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}My pallet garden

I’m always on the lookout for doable ideas and easy ways to make a home beautiful to those who live there, I want it to feel beautiful from the inside out. I love having things in my home that have meaning and history so that my home radiates our love of life and all the positive memories we have.

I’m a believer in loving the home you have. 

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

And you can find all my current paint colors here!

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

My 2014 Christmas House Tour Part One and Part Two.

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Fall House Tour 2014

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Summer House Tour 2014

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Christmas 2013 House Tour

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

Jack – Our Goldendoodle has his Facebook page that he updates regularly. You can see more photos of Jack, Lily, and Bella on The Inspired Dog Blog.

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}Speaking of Jack…here are 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing White Slipcovers.

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

The Inspired Room book is a full color, large format coffee table decorating book with real-life tips and ideas to inspire you, alongside photos of my home! Order The Inspired Room at Amazon!

DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

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