An Inviting Home Tour

August 29, 2014 by 3 Comments

Happy Friday!!!  It’s time for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour.   Have you met my friend, Sarah?  You are going to love her and her blog,  An Inviting Home.  Her and her hubby bought their home two and a half years ago — a month after they adopted a sibling group of three. Their family went from having two kids to five and the added space in their new home was an incredible blessing!  The home was built in 1957 and is a two story colonial.  They have had fun turning their house into a home.  One of the things that they enjoy is inviting friends over to share life. With five little “tornadoes” (as she likes to call their kids) roaming the grounds and visitors stopping by, they have tried to create functional spaces that are comfortable, welcoming and inviting to all.  Let’s look around — An Inviting Home Tour!

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Our living room has progressed over time. Recently we added a plank wall in the foyer/hallway, a cell phone charging station and a guestbook wall using chalk paint. Now, as friends come to visit they get to add something special to our home by signing the wall.

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When I became a mom of five, hospitality looked a bit different than it had previously looked. I created this “No Barista Needed, Coffee Bar” so that friends could help themselves to a warm drink even if I am chasing kiddos.

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A DIY desk, which I use regularly to get work done, sits in the corner of our dining room.

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The cabinets in our kitchen were painted white right before we purchased the house. They use to be blue.

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 Last fall we updated the bathroom and made it function better for our family.

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The favorite part for the kids was definitely the pull out step stool.

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As you go upstairs there is a long hallway. One side of the wall is stenciled with birch trees and the other is light gray and is home to our family’s birth plates.

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Our three boys share this room and our girls share the room down the hall.

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The master bedroom was the very first room that we transformed when we moved in. I needed a peaceful place to retreat to and this has been the perfect place for that!

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Going back downstairs to our basement you’ll find our family room where the kids play and where we have family movie nights. There is also a nook off of the family room that we used to create a guest room.

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We have remodeled a few rooms in the house — the basement and main level bathroom and are gradually changing the house into our style by doing adding decor and DIY projects on a $50 per month budget.  Thanks for touring this place that we call home.

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Thanks so much Sarah — I totally love your home!!!

I think my favorite is the guest book chalkboard wall!  Which was your favorite room!?!

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3 Responses to “An Inviting Home Tour”
  1. Jo May says:

    Love everything, especially the pops of yellow in master.

  2. Kim says:

    How does she get anything accomplished with 5 kids? She has done a lovely job making their house a home – and keeping it organized! Thanks for the tour…the master is my favorite.

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