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Meet Cassie {An Introduction and Mini Home Tour}

by | Feb 11, 2015 | Cassie, Courtney, Decorating Inspiration | 50 comments

Hello! It’s Courtney here today to share a special announcement! Over a year ago we introduced you all to Michaela, our “long lost sister” and kindred spirit. We love having her share her inspiring projects and ideas here on The Inspired Room. We are looking forward for her continued posts! Today, I’m very excited to be introducing you to another kindred spirit and friend of ours, another “long lost sister” to add to the blog family:

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Meet Cassie! Cassie and I met my freshman year at Seattle Pacific University when we lived on the same dorm floor. She was a sophomore at the time and had probably the cutest dorm room on our whole floor (which was a fun discovery for me since I had been planning my dorm room many months in advance, ha!). Her well-decorated dorm room made perfect sense once I realized she was majoring in interior design as well. We later both got to know Michaela (who was also an SPU Interior Design student), and the rest is history! We all graduated from the same college with degrees in Interior Design. I’ve always appreciated her great sense of style, creativity, and strong talent for design.

She now has an adorable little family and a house near Seattle! And, as is required of the sisters (me, Kylee and Michaela), she has a Goldendoodle! Can you believe it? Michaela has an English Creme Golden Retriever (Hope), Kylee has a Labradoodle (Bella) and we have our Goldendoodle (Jack) and Labradoodle (Lily). So, obviously, she is a kindred in more ways than one.

Every time I saw photos of her house or creative projects I knew you all would love following along with her and her ideas as much as I do.

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So, recently we asked Cassie if she would be interested in sharing a bit about herself and her home on The Inspired Room, and we were thrilled when she happily said yes! She’ll be popping by here on occasion to share anything from bits of her house, to DIY projects, to inspiring decorating ideas. We know you will LOVE her and enjoy what she has to share with us! So without further ado, let’s welcome her to the sisterhood!

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Hello friends!

I am so very excited to get to know you and chat with you here on The Inspired Room! Today I will share a few things about myself so that you can get to know me, and show you a bit around my home.

I went to SPU and majored in Interior Design, just like Courtney (and Michaela) did! Although I took a break from design after my graduation, I continue to foster my creativity at home and in my personal time. I was married my last year in school to my husband, who is a designer and software developer. We both love working on projects together and share a passion for creativity and good design.

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After multiple teeny, tiny apartments in downtown Seattle, we moved out of the city to the small town of Snoqualmie and bought our own home two years ago. Along the way, we gained a dog (a goldendoodle of course!), a new baby, and are now expecting another new baby!

Needless to say, my hands are usually full. Full of everything from diaper bags and puppy leashes to paintbrushes and baking pans. I enjoy the often challenging task of creating a home that is both beautiful and practical for where we are at in life. Our home isn’t perfect everyday (honestly most days), but I love doing my best to give it character, love, and warmth.

Since moving into our home, we have tried to prioritize certain spaces. We began with our downstairs, since that is where we often host people and spend time as a family. Our downstairs has an office, 3/4 bath, living room, dining room, and kitchen.  So far, my favorite room here is our dining room.

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Our entire home is painted a very light grey-beige, and although I usually like neutrals, I knew I wanted a deep, rich navy  for our dining room. I couldn’t be happier with how the color turned out (it’s Seaworthy by Sherwin Williams)! I also love the light fixture we chose (it is from Pottery Barn, but no longer in stock). Watching my husband hang it was one of my more stressful moments!

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Our living room is still a work in progress, and probably will stay that way while we have young children. Our front window faces the street and park, so that’s where our dog, Summer, likes to make herself at home.

Upstairs, we have really enjoyed making progress on the kid spaces. Evalyn, or Evie as we usually call her, is 15 months old and about as lively as they come. We loved making her nursery special and working on it was one of my favorite ways to pass the time while we waited to meet her. There are many details I love in her room, but the ones I like the most are probably the quilt that I made for her and a few prints I found on Etsy.

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I am big on reading, which means we have quite a library started. We installed these little book ledges in the nursery, but also store some books out in the playroom.  Being that we live in the Seattle area, we get a lot of rain. This means we spend many hours indoors playing, so a playroom was kind of a “must” on our list. Our playroom is currently in the process of getting pulled together, but so far I am so happy with the rug we chose and our storage solutions.

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We are on a journey with our home. We have made many improvements, and we still have many more on our list. I am excited to share more with you from around our home and some DIY projects along the way!

Cassie

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    Welcome Cassie; love your favorite room could you tell us what color the navy blue is and from who? Is this to dull and dark for all the rainy dark days??? I would like to use it my bedroom.

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      Hi Colleen! It’s great to meet you! The name of the color is “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams. It is a very deep blue, but I don’t necessarily find it cold or too dark! That said, our dining room gets quite a but of natural light, so I would suggest trying a sample if you’re worried about it being too dark!

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    I love the dining room paint colour! Can you share the name of it?

    Thanks

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      Hi Gina! The name of the color is “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams!

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    Hi Cassie! I dig your style, and enjoyed your home tour! I’ve been looking for the perfect navy for a wall in my living room- with a fireplace/mantle on it that I intend to repaint white. Would you mind sharing your paint color?

    Also, I LOVE the name Evie! My husband and I named our puppy Evie but I’m kind of wishing we had saved it for a child now, haha.

    I look forward to seeing more of your house and projects!

    -Audrey

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      Hello Audrey! The color in the dining room is called “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams. Thank you for your sweet words!

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    Welcome, Cassie! I’m looking forward to seeing more about your home and family. Congratulations on another baby! How wonderful!

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      Thank you Laura!

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    Please share the source information for the white nursery curtain rods. I would also love to know the source of the sheer stripe curtains in the storage solution picture. I have been searching for something like this for my family room.

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      Hello Kellie! The white curtain rods are the HUGARD from Ikea, and the white finials on the end are the VASENTLIG. The sheer stripe curtains are also from Ikea, and are called “GULSPORRE”.

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    Hi, I love the color in your living room. can you please share what it is? thank you.

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      Hi Susan! The living room paint color is “Ethereal Mood” by Sherwin Williams.

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    Love the cute touches in your home. I especially like the light fixture in the dining room. I love your talented eye for beauty.

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      Thank you Lisa!

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    Hi Cassie! Maybe I missed it, but do you have a blog also? Cant wait to hear more from you!

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      Hi Erika! I currently do not have a blog of my own. I am excited to blog here at The Inspired Room for the moment. And who knows, maybe (hopefully!) I will have one in the future!

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    Absolutely gorgeous home! I especially adore the nursery. The neutral colors make it look peaceful.

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      Thank you Jordan!

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    That navy color is really stunning! I love it! My husband installed a new light fixture in our dining room right before Christmas and man, you’re right, it is stressful to watch!! So, I have to comment on your daughter’s name. :) My name is Evelynn and my nickname is Evie (both with a long “e”) and it is SO COOL to see someone else with the name. Growing up I was the only one and in the last several years I see it more and more often. Very cool!!

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      Hi Evie! I do love your name! Thank you for your kind words!

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    Nice to meet you Cassie. Your nursery is so soothing…smart choices in decor and color.

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      Thank you Karen!

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    Thank you Courtney for introducing us to one of your dear dear friends!

    And WELCOME Cassie! What a treat it is to meet you and your family and see a little of your style. I did a double-take of the photo in your living room. I was imagining your pooch looking out the window all day and thought you had a fluffy fuzzy throw on your chair. Haha! What a cute ball of fur!

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing your posts in the days ahead. :)

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      Thank you Diane!

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    Welcome Cassie,
    Your house is adorable oh and so is the baby. Your blog is in the same format and style as Melissa, Michaela, and Courtney, even the dogs all look alike and so cute are they all. I love the navy color in the living room just seems to fit in so well. Looking forward to reading more about your progress, gives me hope I may have progress with my own nonending projects. You girls are so inspiring (haha)

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      Thank you Joanne! It’s great to meet you!

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    Hi Cassie, I love the color of your dining room. Do you remember the brand/name??
    Thank you!!

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      Hi Sophia! The dining room is painted “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams!

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    Cassie, thanks for sharing your story with us. I also am a big fan of your dining room color. Sometimes I am afraid to try more ‘bold’ colors so it’s nice to see how a bold color worked out for someone else!

    Kelly
    http://www.gracefuldwellings.com

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      Hi Kelly! Thank you so much! I am usually not a bold color fan, but I am so glad I took the risk in this space!

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    it’s all lovely! thank you for sharing! I love wall color in the nursery – do you mind sharing the name?

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      Hi Ileana! The nursery wall color is “Anonymous” by Sherwin Williams.

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    can you tell me the paint color in your daughter’s room? I love it!

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      Hello Brini! That paint color is “Anonymous” by Sherwin Williams.

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    Hello there! Where’s the schoolhouse light in the nursery from?

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      Hi Jenna! The schoolhouse light we found at Home Depot. There are lots of places I have found ones similar to this one, but for the price and convenience it’s perfect!

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        Home Depot? Really!? Going to find it now…!

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    I LOVE the rug in your dining room. Could you share where that’s from? Thank you so much.

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      Hello Nell! I found the dining room rug at Joss & Main. It is no longer available there, but I did find it on Wayfair (although the colors might be slightly different!).
      Hope that’s helpful!

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    Cassie- I have been a reading teacher for forty years. The best investment you can make for Evie’s future is to read to her. She also needs a set of blocks to play with. You’ll soon have a college graduate! Pam

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      Thank you Pam! She does love books and blocks. I am not ready for her to be a college graduation (yet!) but hopefully someday!

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    Hi Cassie, everything looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Do you mind telling me if you just added wheels to the ikea bookshelf in your daughters room or is it another bookshelf? Either way, I love it. thanks!!

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      Hi Courtney! We did add the wheels to the Ikea shelf! It’s the new KALLAX line in the high gloss white. We bought the wheels from Ikea as well.

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    Hi Cassue, I love your dining room! Where is the table from?

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      Hi Alicia! The table and the two linen chairs at the end are all from Restoration Hardware. Be aware that it is a reclaimed wood table! It isn’t a super smooth surface and I actually refinished ours using a beeswax sealer.

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    Cassie, welcome! Love your adorable house and baby. The navy you picked for the dining room looks great! It’s a hard wall color to get right.

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      Thank you Jann!

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    Oh those jolly and intense times early in love and houses. I agree, the wall color does it! Continue to enjoy these times. Miss them~

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    I love your book selection. I saved “The Children’s Book of Virtues” and now I am reading it to my granddaughter. She also likes Madeline because she knows it was my favorite when I was a girl.

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    Beautiful Home Tour ,the dining room color by Sherwin Williams is beautiful and love the puppy…on the sofa was adorable..

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