Thursday, March 22, 2012

a whole house tour (every nook)


I've been blogging along for a little over year now, but I don't think I've ever showed you the outside of our house.   
Here she is - our very first house.
 
 

 Some of you know that we just listed our house for Sale, so I thought I'd show you the pictures I took for the fliers.  Some of this you may have seen in the "Home Tour" part, but there's a fair share of rooms I never have shown, including areas I never did get to decorating-wise in our 2 1/2 years here.



The Entryway.


You've seen my Writing Desk, but I don't think I've ever shown the whole "Library"?  This is kind-of our "quiet room" - no toys stored in here - just books and writing - it's a cozy place to chat.


the Dining Room.


Kitchen. love my kitchen.


We eat all our meals at this little table. 
 Love the southern light that comes in these windows all day long.



Living Room.


Here's another new-to-you room - the Sunroom.  It's where all the toys happily live.  It's unheated, but because of the south-facing windows the room is often warm enough to play in even on winter days.  Best room ever.


Here's a room I never got to - the powder room on the main floor.   Wanted to strip the wall-paper, paint (stencil?), paint the cabinet and do a new light fixture.  Rug, yuck. Oh well.



Also wanted to paint cabinets and walls in the Laundry Room. Oh well.


The basement is my Sweetheart's domain - this is his library and office.


Except for my little room for guests.  Wallpaper was already there from previous owners, it made it kind-of sweet, albeit very feminine. 


"Exercise Room"


Alternately Sweetheart's and Guest's Bathroom. Everything in here was hand-me-down. 


Back all the way upstairs, to the Master Bedroom.  Love the windows in here.


My dear little bathroom.  I know, I've been so spoiled.


Twin's Nursery - they are so ready for big-kid beds now!
 

Kid's Bathroom, with wallpaper from previous owners.  It wasn't too bad.
 

Finally, my oldest boys room.  This is the room I really wanted to repaint to compliment the yellow bed.  I ended up just getting to do a little rearranging instead. 


And now I get to tell you that this HOME IS SOLD.  That's right, about 48 hours after we put it on the market, we had two offers and signed a contract.  So many feelings right now.  I'm relieved and so grateful, but wow, the reality of moving is suddenly so real...   At least I have till June 29th to get more comfortable with the idea.... and God is good.



love, cailan

28 comments:

  1. Your home is lovely. Congrats on selling it quickly! I've never commented on your blog before, but love it. One of my favorite rooms has been your twins nursery. I'm almost 11 weeks along with twins and your nursery is great inspiration. :)

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    1. three cheers for twins! How exciting for you, Kassie! thanks for the sweet comment : )

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  2. Beautiful home...that is why your home sold so quickly. You obviously loved it!

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  3. Congratulations on such a quick sale! Your home is beautiful, inside and out!

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  4. love how calm and peaceful it looks! is that neutral yellow you use in the kitchen, library, halls, everywhere all one shade (but looks different with different lighting)? can you share with us the shade(s) you use?
    love it!

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    1. it's actually two shades of yellow from Valspar. you can find all my house colors in this post: http://everyday-lovely.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-home-paint-colors.html thanks much for the sweet feedback : )

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  5. what a gorgeous house! i love how you decorated it. :) and congratulations on selling it so quickly. i'm not surprised - it's so beautiful!

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  6. This home is abso gorgeous! I can see why it sold in two days..your taste is amazing and makes me wonder..since I have never read your bio....if you have any interior decorating experience. You have THE touch. Beautiful. I am positive your next home will be just as beautiful. I want to pin some of the rooms in your home on Pinterest, if that is ok.

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  7. Congratulations on selling your home so quickly--how exciting! After viewing the whole tour it all just makes sense, it is a wonderful home and your decorating really compliments the house. I wish you and your family the best of luck as you being packing and moving. What an amazing summer adventure you all have ahead :)

    Thanks for the tour!

    Katie@Little Things Bring Smiles

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  8. Wow- that was fast! Congratulations! Your home is truly beautiful, I can't wait to see what you do with the next one. :)

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  9. Your home is gorgeous! Congratulations on such a quick sale!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  10. soooo love your home and can only imagine what the NEW home will look like!

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  11. Brilliant news that it sold so quickly. It all shows so nicely.

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  12. perfectly lovely in every way - and what sweet memories we made with you there in your first home! here's to many more in the next home!!! ;-)
    ~Jaimee

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  13. That is so great! Your home is lovely and I sure it will be a great place for a new family as you move on to your new journey!

    Take care,
    Laura

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  14. Oh My Word!!!! Congratulations..... Who said the market is still slow???? LOL.. It is a gorgeous home!!! I love, love the kitchen.... ever since I stumbled onto your blog... I have loved the way you have it decorated... and yes I will confess.... I wrote the colors down and am painting my living room,dining room and hall in the same color as your Living Room !!!! THANKS A MILLION!!!!!!

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  15. i am so excited for you!
    wow! God is so very good! ;)
    now you get to put your beautiful hand print on a new home that He has provided.
    praying for peace for you as you move forward.
    xo

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  16. you have a beautiful home, I'm not surprised to hear it sold quickly! best of luck in your next home, can't wait to see what you'll do there!

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  17. Your home is lovely - I can see why it sold so quickly. Where are you moving to, and why after only 2-1/2 years?

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    1. thanks, Melanie :) we're moving because my husband graduated and got a job at a college in Iowa - I wrote about it a little here:
      http://everyday-lovely.blogspot.com/2012/01/just-passing-through.html

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  18. i read this and then i just realized i must have forgot to comment...anyway...yeah!!!! that's so amazing! i'm so glad for you guys!! your house is gorgeous, i'm not surprised it sold so fast :)

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  19. WOW! Congratulations on such a fast sale. It's no wonder it sold so quickly though, what a beautiful home. If you have time I would love for you to come share at my link party! Have a great day.
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi. Found your pretty house on Pinterest . I'm just going to check out the new one . Thanks!

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  23. I am not surprised you sold your house just after 48 hours! =D The way you prepared your house for buyers to see is a sure way to quickly sell a house. You also managed to keep your outdoor property in tip-top shape. Two thumbs up for such a quick sale, Cailan!

    Calvin Mordarski

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  24. I agree with the comments here. No wonder this house sold so quickly. It’s not only really beautiful, it’s also located in a great neighborhood. Every room looks so elegant yet cozy. It seems to invite everyone who enters it to just stay and relax.

    Steve Jamieson

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  25. Whoever managed to buy that was really lucky. Your house is very lovely! I especially love how the inside of your house looked like. It is cozy yet homey; which made it quite marketable. No wonder you got the offer that early.

    Denise Bolds @ Vancouver Canada Homes

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