Monday, September 29, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #169

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I'd love to spend a fall afternoon in that room above. 
It's just the perfect room to enjoy the fall colors through all those windows.
I'm in love with that orange sofa too!

Lots of fall inspiration in last week's Mod Mix Monday...here they are!
 Janet of Rosemary-Thyme put together this perfect fall table outside in her garden. 
Exquisite!
 Just look at this cute fall wreath created by Cathy of Vintage Paint and More.
It's all paper cut outs!!! Super cute.
 Kim of Made in a Day made this spooky little wreath for Halloween.
 Razmataz shared her sunroom in her Florida house. I'm really in to those daybeds.
 Sarah of Backwoods Babies showed off her kitchen remodel.
Christine of Rustic-Refined shared her kitchen remodel. She still has a few more things
she wishes to do in the room including a new vent hood. I'm in love with her island. 
 Mimi's Vintage Charm painted a vintage dresser in milk paint.
Isn't she pretty?
 Darrielle of DD's Cottage and Design has another great piece of furniture included in my
favorites. I love that she styled it with orange tulips. I love orange and turquoise together!
House of Hipsters shared how they made this pipe shelf.
I really wish I had a spot for one of these in my own home.
But there just is not a place for one. 
This one is sooo cool!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Open House Sunday



 This little tudor is in my neighborhood. It went up for sale last month and sold within a week.
I shared this home last year when it got Yard of the Month.
At the time...I didn't get upstairs photos and I was losing the light when I took the photos
so I thought it a good idea to share these again.
Some of these are my photos and some are the realtor's photos.
The front yard has a natural landscape. The grass is buffalo grass.
The owners took out the front stone steps and manicured the lawn before putting it up for sale.
This is how the yard appeared last year. 
I guess they were afraid new potential owners would not like the wilder look of this.
This home was abandoned for years in the neighborhood.
 It was owned by a family that moved out long ago but did not want to sell it.
So the home sat empty for like 20 plus years. Cats and raccoons were living in it!
Finally, the owners pushed by the neighborhood's attorney...agreed to sell it.
The new owners had a monumental task of getting this home back into shape.
I love the balcony that looks over the two story living room.
Notice the brick fireplace?
 When I toured the home last year...the fireplace was just rough brick remnants of what had been before. 
If you'll notice the brick is flush to the wall.
 The owners built it out from the wall. 
An interesting choice...it still feels vintage. I had this same situation in my own home.
Someone has ripped out my fireplace decades ago.
I built a fireplace made of antique tile and new antique looking tile to resemble a fireplace of the 
period.
This fireplace would not be what would have been originally. 
There are only a few brick 
fireplaces in the neighborhood - most are tile.
Although it's not original...it works in this home. I'd add a mantel. Something rustic.
Ok, I'm not sure if that is how that light fixture in the dining room is suppose to be 
or if they put a bag on it while painting the room. What do you think?
This was how the light appeared when I took photos last year.
 
There were no kitchen photos on the MLS listing so I was glad I had shot a few.
I thought this kitchen was just amazing. It was small and had no upper cabinets.
But I love the finishes. Love that little nook above the stove.
 Marble counters always make me happy. 
 This is the ceiling in the kitchen.
 Beyond the kitchen was a little room just before the backdoor.
There this fabulous industrial sink provides extra prep space.
This little room does have cabinets.

 Another little nook. 
 And stainless steel shelving for glasses.
A nice simple office. Oh...I wish I could live this simplified.
 
This house is amazing in that it has arched top doors inside. 
Upstairs is the master bedroom.
Wonderful ceiling angles in the top rooms of this home.
This is the master bathroom upstairs.
That sink is original to the home. 
It looks pink in this photo but it's actually lavender.
The home owner told me she was soooo excited when she found electric sconces in 
a matching shade. 
All else in this bathroom is new.
I hope the new owners keep this sink.
It's just too fabulous!

I don't have a MLS page on this home...I'm sorry to say...cause it sold too quick!
Someone got a very special house indeed.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yard of the Month - September 2014

 This home is Yard of the Month for Edgemere Park in Oklahoma City for the month of September.
I personally have wanted this home to get yard of the month for several years.
The yard is always gorgeous, month after month. 
The design of this home is somewhat similar to my own.
 I love love love that big window. I so wish my own home had a window like this. 
 This house has lovely faux iron balconies....all dressed up with window boxes
full of caladiums and impatiens.
 The home owner had just put out some decorative pumpkins.
 I know this photo is blurry...sorry about that. I was losing the light. I did these in the evening.
 Lots of hosta at this house. 
 more pumpkins
I love this big tree in front with variegated ivy growing up the trunk.
They keep it trimmed back so that it doesn't take the tree over. 
Here's looking up through the limbs of that big tree.
This tree was planted by the home owner thirty years ago. 

The weather here is just spectacular this week....days in the 80's.
Truly lovely fall days.
I hope you are having nice fall weather.

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