Thursday, April 7, 2011

Home Tour

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I'm so glad you stopped by...please come in...
Step right into my Living Room...
This is my pink sofa I've had since just after college. 
It was pinky peach when I bought it but I had it recovered a few years ago in a rosie pink or as
Pantone calls it...Color of the Year "Honeysuckle"!
Coffee table is a garden table from Hobby Lobby topped with a larger piece of glass.
I love the details of my 1931 cottage which includes the arches 
and the pullman ceiling that I painted sky blue.
The corner lamp is a vintage plant stand topped with a pink paper lantern.
This is my art tile fireplace I designed and built using vintage Batchelder tile.
The medallion above the living chandi I purchased at Home Depot and hand painted.
This lamp was brown and gold when given to me by a friend.
I painted it white and recovered a shade in a damask patterned fabric.
This little table I started to paint last week but ran out of time to finish 
so it just has primer on it at the moment. It think it's going to be periwinkle.
Another look at the living room ceiling.
This little french dresser is next on the list to be painted.
This was another lamp that was hideous gold and I painted it white and added 
a shade I covered in Shabby Chic fabric.
I bought this desk on the side of the road for $5 then painted it white, of course.
Now to the Dining Room
I just finished painting all this dining room furniture.
Notice the pink ceiling in the dining room? 
I have a thing for painted ceilings.

And only yesterday did I recovered the seats.
I covered each seat in a different color and different pattern.
I'll talk more about it tomorrow in a post.
The captains chair in the corner. This room still needs art.
So I'll be showing it again when I figure that out.
Silly Bird
Now into the Hall
I use my hall as a little dressing area displaying my costume jewelry.
My Little Glamorous Hall Bath
I just kept adding venetian mirrors to the walls in this bath as I bought them.
Currently, there are over 60.
Now, the Master Bath
I took the mirrored doors off the medicine cabinet and added wood trim
and a venetian mirror.
A Glimpse into the Office
Sorry, the rest of the room is not blog worthy, yet.

Now to the Kitchen
I took a few doors off to display china and added a little chandelier.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the breakfast nook
There was some water damage on this wall recently. It's on the list to be fixed.
Dog bed under the willow table and the signs of where Harvey chewed as a puppy.
To be fixed.
McCoy flower pot collection in a large terrarium.
The ceiling in the breakfast nook is painted periwinkle.
and finally, out to the back deck
Shade grass had not been planted yet last spring. There is plenty of grass back there now.
My back deck last summer. I can't wait till it looks like this again.
Thanks so much for joining me on this tour of my home.

But the tour isn't over...
see more at the next house

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Amy Chalmers said...

Nita, I love how the dining room fits with the rest of the house now! And that pink ceiling really stands out~the furniture looks great. I love how you styled the sideboard with the pine shelf loaded with the colorful majolica. Liked the wire shades too! It all looks so pretty.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nita, best part of the tour today so far. I love the medallion on the living room ceiling and painted ceilings are a good thing. That is the fifth wall. Love all the tiny details you have added to your home.

Connie said...

So many pretty things - so much eye candy- I can't begin to name them all. You've done a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing all your work. Is there anything you can't do?

Erin said...

Your house has always been one of my favorites Nita, and I think any magazine would be lucky to feature it:)

Anonymous said...

I am SO glad I stopped by for a visit on the tour...I don't have enough room here to tell you all the things I love about your home! Starting with the black porch ceiling and lilac door to the painted ceilings...fireplace, charming painted furniture, mix of colors and patterns, the adorable kitchen nook to the backyard. I love it all! I've looked at this post three times now and it makes me want to add color and pattern to my home. (today!) You have a beautiful job with creating such a warm and cozy home ~
Sarah xo

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love that glimpse into the office! your home is so eclectic and fun!

Red Door Home said...

You have such an incredible way of mixing vintage pieces! I think I would feel like a movie star in your glamourous bathroom with all those pretty mirrors and lights. Thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative and beautiful home!

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Gorgeous; what else can I say?

Looking forward to ALL your future posts!


Chrissie said...

I am speechless!!I knew you had a beautiful home but to see the tour all in one post is an absolute thrill! You are a very talented designer,I love the dining room furniture and can't wait to hear more. Thank you so much for this beautiful and inspirational tour!

Olive said...

Nita, it is a jewel box of a house. The dining room was worth all the work I know you put into it. The buffet is the star there. I had not noticed the ceilings and they are splendid. It will end up in a magazine soon I am sure. hugs♥olive

Unknown said...

Everything looks beautiful Nita!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Such Hollywood Glam, I love it! Definitely girlie and so feminine. Love your gorgeous pink sofa, and wow oh wow, your dining room turned out fabulous!!!

Renee said...

I absolutely love your's so interesting and so pretty! If only I didn't live in a house with four males!!! I guess when I need a feminine fix, I can just stare at your pictures. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home!

Shelia said...

HI Nita! Oh, your home is wonderful. I'd feel like I was living in a fairy tale if I lived there! I'm your newest follower! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

"Create Beauty" said...

I love all of the C O L O Rs in your home. The details are whimsical and beautiful. You have done all of the painting and refinishing of furniture, and that is so impressive! The beauty you have created is such an INSPIRATION!

So enjoyed your tour!!!

~ Violet

DearHelenHartman said...

STUNNING. Have a weakness for all the sparkles, the crystal and rhinestones but truly love the fireplace best.

stefanie said...

oh, your home is amazingly gorgeous!!!! love the painted ceilings!! and all those mirrors!!! love it ALL!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness Nita....the best home tour eva!!!! I just adore your home, absolutely glamorous =) Xoxoxo

sheerserendipity said...

You have an amazing talent for decorating, your home looks like right out of a magazine. Absolutely fabulous home!

Thanks for the tour!


Pamela said...

Your home has been my favourite so far. Love it! Just beautiful...exactly my taste!
I'm a new follower of your fab blog!
Pamela :)

Sandy said...

What a beautiful home! I love all your touches but especially the painted ceilings in different colors! And your painted ceiling medallion is just stunning. I have always wanted to paint my kitchen and family room ceiling light blue and my Hubby's ok with it. That's a big project and we may hire someone to do it.

Andy Porter said...

I love how you go all out and everything looks like it fits in perfectly! There are so many unique and charming accents in your home! I love your front door too! Everything in your home is so captivating! Love it!

Thanks for the wonderful tour!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Nita ... your house is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE how your diningroom furniture turned out! Now I'm off to home #16! Thanks for participating!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Everything looks beautifiul Nita! Your dining room came out just gorgeous, how I would love to have that beautiful furniture! Love it all!!

JoAnn S. said...

I vote periwinkle,one of my favs, for the table. and by the way What are you doing in MY HOUSE! lol or my fantasy house. Love all of it...hugs JoAnn

sharon said...

Hi Nita - I'm riding on the home tour bus today and knew your home was going to be delightful from the moment your front door came into view. Your color pallette is a breath of spring for these winter weary eyes ---- I'm a big fan of painted ceilings, too. Yours are wonderful. Thank you for letting all of inside to enjoy your creative ideas.

An Urban Cottage said...

All I can say is WOW! you'r house is like a sweet roll of NECCO wafers...but without the nasty licorice ones. You're really created a mood that's infused throughout the entire house. Really love what you did with the ceiling medallion. And the shot of all the mirrors in the bathroom is one that will infect blogs around the world with JOY! That's amazing!

What an incredible amount of work you've put into your home. Thank you for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Loving the "Mod Vintage" style!

So many beautiful things in every shot. This is a tour that I have to take several times to soak it all up.

I really love your use of patterns and colors. Your home is romantic and nostalgic without being "over the top". It all works so beautifully together.

So glad the Parade of Homes brought me to your blog--I've GOT To FOLLOW now : I).

Your photographs are also stunning!

Starview Sonnet

Dear Lillie said...

Your home is so beautiful! I especially love your kitchen!!!

Unknown said...

I forgot to mention the wall of mirrors and that wonderful dining room setting. My favorite has to be the tile surround on the fireplace.

Love it all!

thanks so much for having us in...

Starview Sonnet

D.B. said...

This was so worth the wait! The whole house is magic. I love what you did with the dining chairs and I see you still have Clovis' (?) chair. I like it there! Thanks so much, I've been dying to see the entire house ever since I discovered your wonderful blog. Keep the eye candy coming, it always fun to see what you are up to.

D.B. said...

Sorry, Roscoe's chair. My apologies Roscoe.

ScrapinFunatic said...

NITA!!!! I love, love your home, it is just beautiful. the bathroom is the bomb. I am looking for ideas to decorate my guest bathroom. If my husband would allow me to (and he won't) I would have everything you have. He would say it is too busy and too much junk. But oooh I just love it.


Debra said...

Everything is lovely. Such fabulous colors. I am in love with the blue ceiling in the dining room! And your Batchelder tiled fireplace. How wonderful to live with that. :)

the gardener's cottage said...

dearest nita,

thank you for the lovely tour. since i'm fairly new to your blog it was nice getting a full house tour. i didn't know it was so feminine, which is very nice. i love all the special touches you've made and it's a testament to the hard work and love you've put into your home. thanks for letting me peek in.


Belinda said...

SO beautiful! Love your painted ceilings - along with the many other details that make your home unique!

Hope you got that liquor bar set up - you deserve a drink after all the work you've done! :)

Adam Hazlett said...

Jean Harlow would be proud of such
a lovely 1930's home. You did a wonderful job on the dining room.
Can't wait to see the periwinkle table. Always a treat to read your blog daily.
Your pal,

Junque Rethunque said...

Shut the front door! Your home is ADORABLE! Like a little cupcake with sugar sprinkled over it. I love the painted ceilings and I truly appreciate your use of COLOR. I like a calm white house for other people, but I want some color...

I would leave that little French dresser unpainted. It stands out and looks so distinguished in its current state. :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Nita,
This is the second time I've been by to look at your adorable house. It's perfect and flows so well room to room!

I'm also here to let you know, you won the giveaway on my blog for a signed copy of Fifi's book Romantic Prairie Style.

Please send me your information when you get a chance, my email button is on the left hand sidebar on my blog. Congratulations!

Andy Porter said...

I forgot to mention that your creative style totally matches your name! Nita is so mod vintage! Love it!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I am going to run away from home and come live at your house...I will even walk the weenies :)

It is just perfect...Love love love.

Blessings Kelsie

Roeshel said...

Nita - your home is so romantic glam! I love it. Your collection of venetian mirrors is beautiful and your kitchen - stunning! I love your home. :)

Thanks so much for the tour!


Jill Dodson said...

Love all of it Nita! So charming and individualistic. . . vintagey and girly and beautiful. Kudos to you, oh talented one!

The enchanted home said...

Nita, this home is filled to the gills with such charm and character! I love beautiful and so much to see in every room, you can see its been lovingly decorated and taken care of. Its a happy home and love the collection of pretty!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love your house - it is absolutely beautiful! There isn't one thing about it that I don't love! Jana in Texas

Teresa said...

Your home has some much detail and it....I will be viewing the pictures over and much detail I don't want to miss.
Thanks for sharing...Love it.

Dawn said...

Nita thank you for the tour of your favorite parts are the venetian mirrors in your bathroom, the McCoy pottery in the terrarium, your breakfast nook, your dining room with the painted furniture, pink sofa and of course your fireplace...just lovely. Your love for decorating shows throughout your home. No puppy yet... Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Aquascape Your Landscape said...

Love, love, love your home!! Thanks for sharing it!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Your home is just a delight. I am thinking I need a pink couch..just love it!

Cindi Myers said...

Can you feel the ground shaking?
That's because I'm jumping up and down clapping my hands screaming "Bravo! BRAVO!"
I LOVE it! It's so magical and not a cookie-cutter of other styles. It's SO you! Sparkling, Special, and just.... Lovely!
I found SO many ideas that I want to "steal"!
XOXO - Cindi

Miss Charming said...

Such a beautiful home! You have done a terrific job decorating it. I absolutely LOVE the chandeliers!!

Debbiedoos said...

Just gorgeous Nita...I really love your sense of style and splash of beautiful color. Great tour!

Allison said...

Your home is beautiful, Nita. What a pretty entrance with the periwinkle front door and pretty blue windows. You have a great sense of style. It's fun and happy. I love your use of color and the pink couch is wonderful. You've done such a lovely job decorating and creating a very magical and enchanting home. Thank you for the tour!

Unknown said...

Your home is looking gorgeous. I have never noticed how tall your ceilings are but they are fabulous. Loved the pink ceiling and the periwinkle one too. The different chair fabric was a great choice. I loved it all.

Tanna said...

Thank you for the tour, Nita! You are getting it all done! Looks great!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Nita, your dining room is gorgeous! What a fun tour! One thing I had not noticed about your house before is your collection of McCoy pottery in the terrarium. I love it! Your house is so pretty. You are definitely a gifted decorator. I *so wish* we were neighbors because you and I like similar things (puppies, pastels, sparkly things, etc....)...We are soul sisters! I bet we would have coffee or tea several times a week. AND being the VERY NICE PERSON you would help me overcome my decorating dilemmas, LOL

Thanks for the tour! I hope you have a fun weekend!

Ricki Jill

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Nita, your home is lovely. So beautifully put together with such flair and personality! Thanks for letting us peek inside! Lynn

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Just beautiful. As you know, I love your house! Seeing pictures of your home always inspires me to try to brighten things up around mine (my brown brown brown furniture is getting worried right about now). My mom was over recently and I showed her your blog (she doesn't get on the computer much on her own). She was in love with your pastel pretty rooms. She kept saying, "are there more rooms to see?" as I surfed through your past posts : ) She's says she's going to try to make a "glowing sink" too- I'll share pics if she ever gets around to it. Thanks for all the inspiration !

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Nita...

My friend, I am nearly speechless! (The key word being "nearly"...hehe!) Seriously...I just adore your fabulous home!!! I have had sooo much fun watching this home "grow" with you...or maybe better said..."grow into YOU!" I believe that it has your very personality and spirit in each and every little nook and cranny! Just as a home should be...a reflection of who we are! With that all said...your home is breathtakingly charming! I really do love each and every thing that you have done in your home...your decor is amazing and I love it!!! I remember the first time that I visited your delightful blog...quite some time was your gorgeous living room that "wowed" me! That fabulous fireplace and your pretty red sofa!!! And now...I have been able to visit each and every room as it has unfolded under your creative and talented touch!!! If I went into all the details that I love...this note would soon turn into a book! Hehe! I will say though...that I love, love, LOVE your finished dining room! My friend, it is just beautiful! From your sparkling chandelier and lovely ceiling medallion...right down to all the lovely pieces of furniture that you chose and refurnished!!! Ohhh...I sooo love your pretty buffet or sideboard! And your table and chairs are just as beautiful!!! I love the pretty fabrics that you chose to recover the chairs!!! Ohhh...and just one more thing before I close. Your hall bath is nothing short of magnificent! It truly is glamourous! I love all the Venetian mirrors and the little chandeliers that you have at your sink!!! Sooo very pretty, my dear!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous home with us! You are truly an inspiration to me...I have thoroughly enjoyed watching you take this house and turn it into your home!!! BRAVO, my friend!!!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I have enjoyed seeing different views of your home Nita. It's like looking for the first time. Everything is gorgeous. The pink ceiling is my favorite! I've been out of town for a week and it's going to take me forever to catch up with everyone! You were one of my first stops. Have a great weekend!

Lindy said...

I love every inch of your house. What a treat to be able to see it all in one post!

Unknown said...

I love being able to see a tour of your WHOLE house. Everything is beautiful, Nita. You know I love your colors. :) Have a great weekend!

Jessica said...

Lovely house! The white furniture is so pretty, and I especially love the bathroom with the white lights under the sink curtain. :-)

Rhondi said...

I love your house. It's fun and classy at the same time..great colors too!!

Christie Hines said...

Your home is the most inspiring unique and beautiful place that I have ever laid eyes on Nita, so much style, character and it! You should be very proud of all the work that you've done :) Looks like it should be featured in a magazine...for all I know, it probably has been :)
I'm your newest follower and will be looking forward to seeing more of your posts...
Big hugs,

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love your home! Had to scroll slowly through all the photo's so I didn't miss a thing!!! Love that 'nook' of mirrors xoxo, tracie

Unknown said...

Very cute home and decor!!!! Love it. Thanks for linking up.

A Bowl Full of Lemons

live and luv said...

Coming to you via A Bowl Full of Lemons. Beautiful home and I love the color choices.

Sherry said...

Your home has inspired me - thank you for sharing. What a gorgeous eye you have... cheers! I am a new follower so I can't wait to read more. :) Double-Cheers!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your home is amazing, and yours is the fanciest bathroom I've ever all the mirrors and the lighted vanity, so creative!

Comeca Jones said...


Journal Swag said...

Oh my gosh! I love -LOVE- it all!


An Oasis in the Desert said...

Loved this home tour! You have such a "quirky-edginess" to your obvious love for a vintage look. You truly have a gift for pulling off a look that I don't think many people could do. It's not my style, but I was totally fascinated & found myself waiting with eagerness to see the next photo. Congratulations on your wonderful space!

Amanda said...

Your a girl after my own heart- chandeliers everywhere!! LOVE it! and that little Glam Bath! WOW!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I have spend quite a bit of time poring over the photo's of your home. It is so beautiful.
Can I ask you what color pink the dining room ceiling is? I love it.
Have a PRETTY day