Friday, July 28, 2006

Tour of Homes

I was so excited when I went on Org. Junkie's site and saw a link for a Tour of Homes. So if anyone knows me, they know I love looking at other people's houses. (No not peeking thru windows,I might add!) So of course I thought I'd invite everyone to come and take a tour of my home. It is a work in progress. We have lots of updating (new lighting, fans, flooring in the kitchen) but it is a home we are absolutely in love with.


Okay don't be shy...come on in!!!

I might add that the entry way walls are a purplish colour, we are in the midst of repainting.

When you walk up the stairs our living room is to the left. We need a new sofa (excuse the futon) but haven't quite decided what look we're going for. My husband will be putting up crown molding in the fall to finish up the room. (silly me, I should have taken down Scott's birthday cards from almost a month ago!! I guess a true Canadian I am...see the Timmies cup of coffee!!)

Through the living room in the back of the house is our kitchen. I love the space. We need new cabinets in the next couple of years and we're getting tile flooring put in (from the entry way, computer room, main bathroom) next year!! Yay!! I just repainted it a month ago.

This is the dining area. We are waiting for a picture to be framed to put over the picture shelf. (It's a poster from the artist Patricia Chidlaw , who happens to be Scott's mom's cousin)In the corner of the dining room is the coolest storage area that currently houses Scott's bikes. Also Scott is going to put up crown molding and wainscotting in the fall! That will finish up the room.

This is a view from the entry way into the computer room and main bath. One of my favourite spots of the house.

Here's where I spend far too much of my time!!!

The other side of the computer room. (note the $70 water bottle nicely displayed in the window!)

Right off the computer room is our main bathroom. I'm going to paint it in the next couple of months. A very light frosted glass colour.

Here is our bedroom. Really boring and uninspiring. I love the space. We have a beautiful bay window in the room and a nice skylight. However, it needs to be redecorated. I don't like the pine shelves,but for now they will do. Hopefully we'll tackle this room in the next few months.

Well that's it folks. A brief introduction to our home. I'd show you the basement...but oy...not sure anyone wants to see it right now!!!

Have a great day!
Jenny

44 comments:

Jenny in Queensland said...

Hi Jenny
Thankyou for inviting me in, you have a lovely home. I too LOVE looking at other peoples homes. I like all the paint colours you have chosen.

terrible speller said...

really love your home. I dig old homes. THe outside is especially devine!

Sheri said...

Really nice house! I love the master bedroom (Looks like an attic room)!

org junkie said...

Yeah Jenny! Your house looks sooo inviting. I'm ready for a cup of tea. I didn't get my pics of the house posted due to teething baby syndrome. Oh well.

Jenny said...

Terrible speler (sorry couldn't resist), our house is actually only listed as 10 years old. The previous owners bought the shell and completely rebuilt it.
That was the reason we bought it as well...I love old homes with character and when we stepped into the house I was sold!(even though it was decorated in Victoriana style...not my style!)

Jenny said...

Laura, let me know when you want me to put the kettle on!!! You're always welcome.

Carol said...

Your home is beautiful! Very tasteful and well done. Thank you so much for this delightful peek into your home.

Sonia said...

Your home is just gorgeous! All looks beautiful! Your main bathroom is very charming and I can see on wall a picture by Ansel Adams!! Just great!
Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us!

Meredith said...

I love the window above your fireplace. My favorite designer is from Canada, Candice Olsen. Thanks for letting us look!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Love all the windows - I would never call something with a window that big as uninspiring! Is that an antique typewriter? You have some very interesting details arranged in a unique way - I love old stuff!

Peace & Happiness said...

I lalala love all your pictures... isn't this just the funnest thing! (hey is funnest even a word? giggle) Thank you for sharing!

http://little-bunny-foofoo.blogspot.com/2006/07/tour-of-my-home.html

Huggers!

Autumn said...

I love your house..Everything is really pretty. I lvoe the colors you have on the walls and the fire place is to die for..I think we have the same bookshelfs. I want a closer look at those mask, they look really interesting..Thanks for stopping into my place and taking my tour..I will be back by to see you again.
Autumn
http://autumnsmeadow.wordpress.com/

Trisha said...

Really beautiful house- I like the color in the entry way and the fireplace!

Marti said...

You have a very nice home, it looks very spacious. Love the vaulted ceiling in the bedroom.

Chunks said...

Is your house always that clean? If it is, I don't think we can be friends anymore, since clean people make me nervous. HAHAH!

Your house is lovely! I love your style, a little bit modern, a little bit country. Like mine! I love that coffeetable in the living room, if you get tired of it, I can take it off your hands!

Lindsay said...

I love your house!!!! Especially the front, it has such peronality!
Thanks for taking my tour!

Laura said...

love your style, love the colors. thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Roxanne, I don't know if I really have a style!LOL!! I kind of like it all and try and fit it in!!!
Pictures don't show it all...my house isn't all that clean. Things may be somewhat tidy,but trust me, there's some major dust bunnies bouncing along!!!
I have to say I've had so much fun today touring people's homes!!! It's been the best day!!
Scott thinks I'm the biggest geek ever, but oh well...he loves me anyhow!!!

MugwumpMom said...

Ooohhhhh aaaahhhh love your house. It's Victorianish with a touch of contemporary. So, where in Northern BC are you? I'm in southern BC.
Thanks for letting me tour, though I'm a day late...was on a mini vacaction in Harrison Hot Springs, and as soon as I got home, I started touring...that was 10 hours ago!! Am I bugged eyed yet?

Vee said...

thank yhou for the tour Jenny
you have a lovely home

PEA said...

Thanks so much for opening your home to us...it's beautiful!! I have 2 brothers living in BC and I've been there a couple of times...I'm in Ontario. I'm envious of your fireplace...always wanted one..sigh!! lol And yep, that timmies shows you as a true Canadian! hehe

Barb said...

I love the blues and soft browns in your home. And you'll think I'm nuts but I LIKE that purple entryway. A lovely home. Thanks for letting me visit.

Mountain Mama said...

You have a beautiful home. It's so friendly and warm looking. And I like the purplish colored walls too.

~Jennifer said...

Oh, I can see why you are in love with your house. It's absolutely charming!

Sue said...

It's fun when the house still needs things to be done, but you're enjoying it already. I can see there's lots of great potential, but it's already a wonderful home. Very friendly-looking :-)

TurtleHeart said...

Love the use of color in your home! Your living room looks so comfy. Did I spy an antique/manual typewriter on the table in your entryway? Very kewl. Thanks for the tour!

kpjara said...

I love your home, thanks for the tour!

Annie said...

thanks for the advice and visit!
I loved the tour of your home!
I love the character in older homes.
Good for you for not opening it up and ruining the style of the home.

Love it!

Chappyswife said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for the tour!

ShariJoy said...

Jen.......I love your home too!! boy lots of lookers...........it looks like fun!!! I may have to do it too!!! But where do I find the time??

Mama Duck said...

Just beautiful, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

I love your home...very nicely put together. Love the bay windows!!

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by my home. I love your pics too!

Jodi said...

What a lovely home! I love your purple entry way!

Belle-ah said...

You have a lovely home. Thanks for having us over!

Plain Jane Mom said...

I love your living room -- that's a great window over the fireplace! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, you have a lovely house and every place you said you were going to repaint or edo...I thought looked Wonderful! (lol) Wasn't this a fun think to do? Thanks for sharing your very lovely home with all of us.

Cathy said...

Your home is beautiful! So inviting. Thanks for allowing us all a peek inside.

Debi said...

You home is warm...I love the blues in your kitchen and dining room. Thanks for the tour.

tamandscott said...

Great house!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Thanks for inviting us for a tour! It's been so great to see homes from all over the world!

You have such a nice lovely home, starting right at that view from the street! Wow! I love the way your talk about your home - it shows just how special it is to you. Clearly a home and not just a house. Wonderful job painting and decorating and your color choice make for such a warm and inviting place. Post some more pictures as your do the upcoming painting and decorating!

Grafted Branch said...

What a great space! I really like the blue in your kitchen. Tried it myself, but mine didn't wear it well (not enough light). Anyway, thanks for posting a tour.

Jenny said...

You really do need lots of light in an area to pull off this colour blue, but we are fortunate to have a bright and airy kitchen/dining room. The colour changes lots throughout the day too. It truly is a serene and refreshing place to be in.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks so much for inviting me in! I particularly love the tiling on the fireplace! GORGEOUS! We've lived here for 3 years and have so far only painted one room (Chloe's).. why is it so hard to commit to a colour?

Again.. gorgeous gorgeous home.. very welcoming and calm. Love it!

hugs

Julie

 
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