A While Ago I Shared With You My Mother's Decor, But Today I Want To Share With You My Sister-In-Law, Julie's Decor. She Bought A Fixer-Upper & It Is Amazing All She & Her Husband, Craig, Have Done! She Has So Many Wonderful & Inspirational Ideas! I'm Continually Impressed With Her Creativity!!
When You Walk Up To Her House, You Have To Walk Into A Patio Area To Get To The Front Door. Julie Not Only Decorated This Area Beautifully, She Created An Inviting Space Which Sets The Tone For The Entire House!
These Steps Go To The Side Of The Home (but are also within that patio). She Created This Area To Also Be Inviting
Now Inside The Home....
This Is What You See When You First Walk Through The Front Door. No Space Has Been Left Undecorated! It's So Welcoming
Here Is The Dining Room. I Love The Colors Of Blacks, Browns & Pops of Reds & Blues
This Hoosier Cabinet Was Our Mother & Father-In-Laws And After Years Of Nagging, They Finally Caved In & Gave It To Julie & Craig. What I Really Love Is The Piece Behind It. She Has That Wood Piece Which Provides An Accent To The Hoosier! So Creative!
Here Is Her Living Room. This Room Is So Open & Bright. You Can Sit In It All Day And Feel So Relaxed. The Sign Above The Birdhouse Shelf Is A Memorabilia Of Their Family Dog Gennie Who Passed A Way A Few Years Ago. You Can See On The Left A Hook Which Is Where Her Collar Hangs From. So Sweet!
I Love What She Did With The Window Panes Here Only Putting A Few Photos In Each One. The Windows Came Out Of A Barn In South Dakota That Her Parents Used To Own. Some Of The Pictures Are Of Her Kids Looking Out Through That Exact Window From Inside The Barn!
More Family Room Decor
Here Is The Kitchen. I Love The Strip Of Wood Above The Kitchen Sink "You Are My Sunshine". I Also Love The Accent Wood Piece From Which The Light Hangs
The Back Splash Is Amazing! What A Wonderful Way To Use The Wood & Add A Modern Feel To Your Kitchen. The Browns & Blues In The Tiles Match Beautifully With The Wood Too!
They Took Off The Kitchen Cabinet Doors On This Section To Allow An Open Feel & Flow, Which It Does!
(pardon the yellow wiring. they are in the process of redoing the lighting)
This Is A Fun Piece Next To The Refrigerator. I Have Seen Some People Paint A Whole Wall With Chalkboard Paint, But For Julie's Home, This Was Perfect Because It Still Gives It That Open Feel.
Notes, Comments & More Are Left On This 'Door' On A Daily Basis
Not Every Home Has A Laundry Room, But Julie's Does & It's Huge! She Was Able To Make The Most Of This Space Too.
I Adore This 1/2 Bath! The Bottom Part Is Plywood & The Top Is Metal Siding. Who Would Have Thought?! What A Creative & Inexpensive Way To Decorate!
This Sign Touches My Heart, Not Just Because Of What It Says, But It's The First Thing You See When You Enter Julie & Craig's Bedroom!
Here Is A Shot Of Their Bedroom. Again, The Colors Are Cool & Inviting. They Really Make The Room Open Up
When I First Saw This Bathroom, I Was Really Impressed. I Love The Distressed Bead Board, But I Also Love The Separate Vanities.
The Lighting Was Done Well Too. I Love The Way She Gave This Track Lighting A Homey Feel With The Wood Strip
A Closer Look
This Is The Main Bathroom. Again, I Love The Use Of The Wood As The Bottom Half Of The Wall
As Well As The Separate Vanities
A Closer Look
This Is The Spare Bedroom Which They Decided To Not Do Too Much Renovating Too & Look How Julie Made It Her Own! What A Creative Way To Use The Siding Ledge!
No, This Isn't Their Office Desk, But It's A Desk In Their Office Which Can Be Used For Good 'Ol Fashion Letter Writing. I Think The Shelves Are a Wonderful Way To Display More Photos, But Also Be Used To Hold Mail, Pens, Scissors, Etc.
Julie Is My Go-To Person When I Need A Little Nudge With A Lot Of My Projects, So I Wanted To Be Able To Show You Who/What I'm Working With. Isn't It Beautiful?! So Creative! Julie & Craig Have Put A Lot Of Blood, Sweat & Tears Into This Home & I Can Say With Surety That It Has Paid Off. It's An Amazing Home!