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Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader’s Charming House!

by | Oct 31, 2012 | Decorating Inspiration, Home Tours | 75 comments

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour

Today I am giving you a little peek into a blog reader’s house! We all love to snoop around pretty houses! This home belongs to Martha. When she emailed me the other day I almost fainted when I saw her kitchen. Hello, lovely kitchen! Since she doesn’t have a blog of her own, I thought I’d give her a chance to show us around her charming home!

Enjoy the home tour!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Home Tour: A Peek Inside a Blog Reader's Charming House!

Thanks for the tour, Martha! Your home is beautiful and I’m so glad we were invited in!

I’ll be hosting a Holiday Home Tour again this year on The Inspired Room, so get your homes ready to photograph and link up! And if you don’t have a blog, you can always email me your pretty home pics any time with the subject line HOME TOURS so I can easily find them! 

75 Comments

  1. JoAnne

    This must belong to Martha STEWART, right (you knew somebody would say it)? It is truly a gorgeous home and it is exactly the color palette that I love! I’m so glad you and Martha shared it with us!!

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  2. theresa

    just lovely!

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  3. Trish

    LOVE it! What a beautiful and pleasant home!
    -Trish

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  4. Genny

    Lovely, lovely, lovely home! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Julia

    Ahhh…gorgeous! This looks like such a happy place to cook in. :-)

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  6. Stacey

    Martha’s home is amazing! I love the feminine touches. Everything is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Heather

    Martha should have a blog – we all need to see her create this gorgeous home. Lovely things in every room.

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  8. Kay

    How lovely, warm and inviting! Thanks for the peek!

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  9. Rebecca

    Pretty picture perfect! Love the blue and the white. She absolutely has the eye. Martha thanks for sharing! Methinks you take after another Martha I know.

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  10. Tina

    I love it! So beautiful! It makes me want to re-do my house completely! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. sjohn

    I love the flowers in the basket.

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  12. amber Peters

    What a beautiful home! I would love to know more about their kitchen island. Did they build it?

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    • Martha

      Hi Amber. We did not build it ourselves, but ordered it through a kitchen company, that sells solid countertops. Martha

      Reply
  13. Brenda

    Wow! I would love to have a cup of coffee and sit at that beautiful table with the white pumpkins and flowers. It is so perfectly put together!

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  14. Carolyn Maves

    Her bare bones house is beautiful. And then the lovely furniture and how she decorates. Just beautiful, and the best part, live-able looking too. Some house are so stiff you wonder if you would feel comfortable in them.

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  15. Lauren

    Beautiful home! Her style reminds me of yours, Melissa! Gorgeous :)

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  16. Missy June

    I love all the white … even mums!

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  17. Terri

    I want to sit right down and put my feet up… I promise to take off my shoes! Lovely home!!

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  18. Maureen

    Perfect! Calming and beautiful. Love the white flowers outside, the white pumpkins. Would Martha be willing to share her paint colors – that light green, light blue, mint? aqua? is beautiful. Obviously an eye for a gentle, peaceful home. thank you.

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    • Martha

      Hi Maureen, yes I will share the paint colors. I’ll have to go looking in the garage. Martha

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    • Martha

      Hi Maureen- okay they are all Benjamin Moore colors.
      1. Armoire- Stratton Blue
      2. Kitchen barstools-Millsprings Blue
      3. Nook Buffet- Wythe Blue
      Would love to see if you do end up using these!!

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  19. Susie

    Martha is a dear friend and she truly has the ‘eye’. I hope you feature some of her Christmas/holiday decorating. It is truly stunning. Yes, Martha, you should have your own blog! Thanks for showcasing this amazing woman’s home!

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    • Martha

      Hi Susan- :)
      Thank you for the nice comments!

      Reply
  20. Anna

    GORGEOUS!! I would love to move right in! And I want to see more of Martha’s house – can you invite her back sometime?

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  21. Jo

    I could move right in! A firplace and French Doors get me every time…….

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  22. Diane

    So lovely! What a nice cohesive feel too. Thanks so much for sharing Martha’s thoughtfully decorated home. (Great job Martha!!!)

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  23. Liz

    Simply gorgeous!

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  24. Cherri Engle

    Such a lovely home Martha. Thanks for the ‘peek’ inside.

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  25. Trish

    What a beautiful home to live and entertain in!! I do love the color palette and enjoyed seeing the lovely blue canning jars used. I also noticed…that there are two different pics of the same dining area with two different light fixtures overhead…I like them both and they give totally different vibes to the area! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Martha

      Yes, I noticed that too, and it made me laugh!! Neither my husband or I caught that when sending Melissa the pics. The permanent fixture is the white one!! :)

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      • Melissa

        I didn’t even catch that! I guess I was so in love with every picture I overlooked that! And probably late night blogging made me blurry eyed :-)! Both are gorgeous though!

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  26. Kathy A.

    oh my goodness! what a beautiful home! it looks so very comfortable! and i, too, definitely think Martha needs a blog! thank you, Martha (& Melissa), for sharing!

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  27. Marcia Hron

    Oh, thank you so much for sharing these photos of Martha’s delightful home! How very beautiful and how creative! Love the vintage window frames in the dining room. Very nice.

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  28. Maria

    Wow! How gorgeous! I love her outdoor area — so pretty and styled perfectly for Fall! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  29. rebecca ransick

    Thank You for showing us your charming home! Looks inviting!

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  30. Erin Young

    would LOVE LOVE LOVE to know the paint color that you used – the blue/turquoise color. Please?? :)

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    • Martha

      Hi Erin, I will post soon- they are 3 different blue Benjamin Moore paints. The one in the nook is Wythe Blue. Will get back to you on the other 2- need to call them for my file.

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      • Erin Young

        thank you thank you thank you! :)

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        • Martha

          Hi Erin, here are the colors: all Benjamin Moore
          1. Armoire-Stratton Blue
          2. Kitchen barstools-Millsprings Blue
          3. Nook Buffet- Wythe blue

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          • Erin Young

            awesome – thank you!!

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  31. Kelly

    I have looked at this e-mail about 100 times today, I am in Love. Amazing job Martha, I am anxiously awaiting the paint colors also as I am about to redo my home.Thanks

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    • Martha

      Hi Kelly, I’m going to have to call Benjamin Moore to check my paint file. I have 3 different blue paints. The one in the nook,- the buffet- is BMoore “wythe Blue”. Will get back to you on the others!!

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    • Martha

      Hi Kelley- paints are all Benjamin Moore ( impersonally think they have the yummiest blues ever!)
      1. Armoire- Stratton Blue
      2. Nook Buffet- Wythe Blue
      3. Kitchen barstools-Millsprings Blue

      Happy painting!!

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      • Kelly

        Thanks Martha, Is it possible for you to tell me the color on your kitchen/dining room walls and your living room walls?
        Someone once said that “Imitation is the best form of Flattery”!!!

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        • Martha

          Kelly, you can email me at Marrtika@hotmail.com so I can forward the formula of our sitting room.

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    • Martha

      One more paint color- outdoor French folding chairs-Krylon Pistachio ( spray paint)

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  32. Marm

    Beautiful and serene. I’m envious of those old window or doors. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. teresa

    Stunning kitchen- love the touch of teal….Thanks for sharing Melissa- you are always kind that way…..spreading the joy.
    Happy Day

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  34. Caoimhe

    Gorgeous – loving the sporadic use of turquoise. Thanks!

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  35. Ada (new york)

    Hi Melissa, it is a very charming (beautiful Martha!!!).

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  36. Linda Stoll

    oh … the girl needs a blog! lovely!

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  37. Kim

    Beautiful! I would never want to leave…

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  38. Jocelyn Pascall

    Very cute. I love those old doors on each side of the dining room.

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  39. Lin

    Martha your home is lovely and looks like a magazine spread! I love it all, but especially the blue (is that boarding?) with the sconces behind your sofa! I just might have to try to make one of those. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    • Martha

      Lin, I used Fence boards from Lowes, then painted them off white, and then a blue after that.

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  40. Mimi

    I loved the outdoor area. the white pumpkins and all the decor was lovely.

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  41. Elzabeth

    Thanks for sharing Martha’s lovely home. My favourite combination of colours too. Love the vintage doors, the comfy seating, and the aqua wood wall art. The kitchen is lovely too.

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  42. Jill S.

    Beautiful home!!! I especially love the white chandelier…where did you get it, Martha?

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    • Martha

      Hi Jill, I purchased the chandelier on EBay, about 5 years ago, and made sure It made it into this home, that we just moved into. :)

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  43. Richella at Imparting Grace

    What a lovely home–and I know she’s delighted to be featured here! Thanks for giving us a peek into her Inspired Rooms!

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  44. Maria

    Gorgeous home, so peaceful and well done. Is that a 36 inch stove or larger? What brand name? We are looking and I like really yours. Please hook me up!

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    • Martha

      Maria, it’s the Sears 40″ Elite gas range. It has a convection oven too. We love it!!!!

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  45. Cathy

    So pretty, but she must not have any children, all that white and not a single stain? Love it!!!!

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    • Martha

      Cathy, we have 3 children. Everything you see in white, is slipcovered, so it’s thrown in the wash about every 2 weeks- very simple really!!

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      • Kelly

        Did you do your own slipcovers?

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        • Martha

          No, they Came with the sofas, and the dining room slips are from JCP.

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  46. A Bit of Brooklyn

    Ok, having a little bit of big house envy right now. These pictures are lovely!

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  47. Tracey

    Lovely! So tranquil. I agree, you should have a blog! One can never have too much inspiration!

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  48. Tracey

    Hi Melissa, I’m new to your blog and I’m loving it!
    The home tour idea is especially fun and inspiring!
    Thank you for taking us through Martha’s beautiful home …
    I’m looking forward to more!

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  49. Barbara (WA)

    Don’t know how I messed this post but spotted it this a.m. An amazing home!

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  50. Beth Moore

    Now THIS is a BEAUTIFULLY decorated home…and the color scheme just perfectly yummy… this is someone I really WISH had a blog for sure….would love to learn a thing or two (or more) from Martha who is obviously a VERY gifted designer!

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    • Martha

      Okay, I have to ask are you Beth Moore, the Bible teacher???
      Martha

      Reply

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