Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our Home Tour

Welcome to Maison Decor!
I would love to give you a tour of our home.

Our living room
  This room is my favorite room in the house!
Its cozy and has nice light~
 I decorate a neutral base of beige and grey with white.
Lots of painted pieces of furniture add color to the rooms.
The living room is white and grey accented with pale green and blues.
The accent colors of blue and grey are the colors in the dining room
Looking into the dining room from the living room~
My favorite possession is easily this blue opaline chandelier.

I like to use vintage mirrors to add sparkle and depth.
 A collection of purple transferware hangs around a mirror.
This walls in both rooms are painted #1515
 Natural Elements by Ben Moore 
 Now lets head to the kitchen!
 My kitchen was redone in 2011 by hubs and me. 
We replaced the countertops with formica fx180 marble
 countertops and an old vintage drainboard sink.
  I painted all the cabinets with white chalk paint. 
 A mod chandelier hangs above the Boos butcher block island. 
You can see the mini hutch I created 
in the back ground to store my purple dishes 
by removing cabinet doors above the stove.
My kitchen is made up of these things:
Cabinets in Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan with 
a clear wax finish for protection.
Formica FX 180 Calacutta marble countertops
Bead board wallpaper from Martha Stewart online
Boos butcher block island
Vintage drainboard sink
I keep lots of my purple transferware collection in the kitchen.
They are also hung in both the dining room and kitchen.
This is our 1st floor laundry room/powder room
 with a faux tin ceiling~its wallpaper.
It has a bit of cottage potting shed style.
Two tone cabinets with a distressed look for a cottage feel.
Across from the powder room is the family room.
Leather sofas and cheerful colors can be found here
Its just a fun room that the gang hangs out in!
 My interior design office~and where I blog!
The walls are painted BM French Canvas.
Our bedroom is painted in a soft blue color and I have a 
Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic duvet cover from Target.
Perfect for sweet dreams....
Now lets step outside!
 Our house sits sideways on the lot. 
My dad made the swing decades ago and I painted it pink.
This is our side porch that faces the street.
Come up the granite stairs to our front door.

Springtime view
Summertime view
Vintage aqua garden chairs and a bohemian umbrella
 Lots of roses line the walkway.
A little garden house I made sits on the upper level.
Mr. Maison Decor builds the rock walls and steps for me.
A birdbath gets added, and the pillars are waiting to
 be turned into an arch for the climbing roses just planted.
Dillon and Tobey guard our palace,
but you are always welcome~
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Your home is lovely ! So inviting and refreshing.
    Oh I hope my copy of Romantic Prairie Homes comes soon , seeing you got yours makes me think it won't be long . I think the pink in your bookcases looks great now that you have them filled with your stuff. And I want you to know that you inspired me to try the wrong way book thing, and I love how it looks in my bookcases , just kinda pulls everything together. Have a great day !

  2. What a incredibly beautiful home you have, Amy! I just love how your french doors lead to and from the dining and living rooms - breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing; I enjoyed your tour. I can't wait to get that book!

  3. Everything is so lovely and this white colour is sooo relaxing!!! I loved all!!!!
    CHeers, Nádya

  4. Your home is so completely dreamy and that chest is a masterpiece. Truly beautiful!

  5. I only have one thing to say...GORGEOUS!!!

  6. Oh...I liked getting to see all angles of the two rooms. I love the collection of transfer ware on the wall. Love the bits of fresh flowers. Looks like spring in there. Ok...so when are you going to paint the piano white?

  7. Ha Ha Nita! I was thinking yesterday how I would love to paint the piano! I was thinking to myself, well if Rachel Ashwell can have a white piano, why can't I?

  8. Your home is beautiful and your reading nook...so comfy looking! Thanks for sharing!

  9. You have such a beautiful home Amy. I love every single detail. So feminine and charming. I really like your light fixture in the living room. I could just imagine myself running barefoot down your hallway. That's the feeling your style evokes from me. Comfortable and pretty.

  10. everything looks amazing, so beautiful...love it !!i like the curtains too....

  11. oh, its just gorgeous!!! lucky you!!!

  12. So amazingly feminine, soft and romantic.

  13. Pretty, pretty, pretty...
    and, you have one hundred pink tulips coming up??? ahhhh.... that's heavenly!


  14. It's beautiful!!!! I love everything....it's so romantic!!!!!

  15. Amy your home is heavenly!!! I love everything!
    How wonderful that you planted all those pink tulips! I love pink tulips..it always seems that everyone only plants the red and yellow which I hate together. Your yard will look so pretty!!

  16. Your home is always so pretty! My favorite element is the mirror in the dining room, but it looks like you have a knack for finding beautiful things.

  17. Hi Amy! OH, everything is just beautiful! I love your style.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Hi Amy, your home is just beautiful.. I love all the paster colours.. it's so calming. Loved the tour! Thanks so much.. take care, Maryann

  19. Hi Amy,
    I love your beautiful home. Everything in your home is so carefully selected and displayed. I can tell you have put your heart and soul into making your home your sanctuary. It's lovely, soft, romantic and welcoming. It's you!


  20. Amy I could just veg here forever! I had to enlarge the photos to take in all the wonderful details!

    The carved piece above the fireplace is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like an antique and was so surprised when you mentioned where you got it!

    Such a lovely peaceful home!

    bee blessed

  21. Amy your home is just beautiful! You have so many beautiful pieces. Martina

  22. Hi Amy, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I don't think I have seen the wire bench before but I love it.

  23. Your dining room is gorgeous. So inviting. ~~Sherry~~

  24. Hi There!

    Found you on Faded Charm's White Wednesday. What a pretty blog and such lovely interior design.

    Can't wait to see your pink tulips next month!

    Ciao bella,

  25. What a wonderful home! I love your decor. The mantel is lovely as is everything!

  26. Wow Amy! I love what you did in those rooms! Everything looks gorgeous! I really like those french doors separating the living room and dining room. Everything is so bright, light and cheerful!~Hugs, Patti

  27. Just beautiful...I love your slipcovers and the diningroom table, perfection!


  28. Your home is beautiful. I was thinking to myself, I wonder what color her walls are...and then you answered at the end of your post....are you phsyic? LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Your home is beautiful, Amy. I love your chest in the dining room. Is that painted in a silver color? It's gorgeous! Your reading corner is so comfortable looking. You've done a lovely job. I also do like the soft pink book shelves. I bet your garden is going to be stunning when all of the pink tulips bloom! They are one of my favorite flowers.

  30. Popping over from wow it wednesdays to compliment you on such a beautiful space. I feel 5kg lighter (I wish!) sitting in my chair looking at those light and breezy photos. Love the oversized chandelier its a real statement piece.

  31. Looks fantastic! Great job. Love the chandelier and plates on the wall.

    Creatively Living Outside the Box

  32. Oh my your home is gorgeous! I love all of your furniture pieces and how you put it all together. The hall tree is fabulous!

  33. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    You ALWAYS blow me away! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  34. just beautiful, so dreamy and romantic. i would love it if you shared this at my party today! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

  35. So fresh as well as romantic, and I love all the frenchy touches!


  36. Everything looks so pretty and springy Amy. Tulips are my favorite! I am painting my bedroom #1515!!! I love it!

  37. In LOVE Amy simply in LOVE!!

    What a home to LOVE!

    Blessings to you and your creative spirit.

  38. Your home is gorgeous! And the photos are inspiring. . .I'm thinking a fresh coat of white paint would do wonders for my rustic French country table. . .Thanks for sharing!

  39. Amy,
    You are so talented! Your home is absolutely dreamy! So fresh, elegant, romantic. The colors are perfect, and even more so in spring!
    I don't have a lot of pink, but your pink bookcases are lovely.
    Love. It.

  40. Everything looks so beautiful and elegant but I especially love the chandelier!

  41. Your home is drop dead gorgeous! Found your blog through White Wednesday, so glad I did.

  42. I love how you put the end of the dining table against the wall. I think it's a wonderful look, but its rarely done. Your home is beautiful. It makes me want to lighten Brambly a bit. Take care.


  43. Wow...I feel like I just look through the most beautiful magazine! Your home is stunning! So happy I stopped in!

  44. Your home is so, SO pretty, I just want to plunk myself down in that newly slipcovered corner chair, (it looks so comfortable!) put my feet up on the ottoman and soak it all in! The walls, the furniture, every detail, is a treat for the eye and senses! aaah

  45. Your home is peaceful and beautiful. Love all the soft colors! So many things I love...the transferware, the chandy, the dining room table. :::swoon:::
    Visiting from WW

  46. Amy you have such gorgeous home... everything I see is medicine for the eye and heart! Beside, I feel a sense of peace and sunshiny calmness that I just love.... love love your home... may it be blessed with joy and love


  47. Your home looks so beautiful and serene! Thanks for stopping my little blog, it's always nice to make a new friend. ~Merrilee

  48. Your talent certainly shines throughout your homes. i love all the ruffles, and the mirrors throughout.
    Cheers, Carrie

  49. your home is so romantic and beautiful!

  50. Amy! Your home is gorgeous! I love it! Your last snap of your doggy at the front door is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  51. Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
    Thanks for the tour.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    #3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

    ps. Drooling over your dishes.

  52. Seeing your home makes me want to redecorate mine! light, bright, airy and so welcoming! Elegant and comfortable all at the same time!

    Love it!
    Thanks for linking!

    Poppies at Play

  53. your house is so gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!

  54. Very beautiful! I was searching for ideas to cover my barrel chairs and came across your blog site. I also blog...but it is about the year before I turn 50! I love your style and it absolutely helps me to see the importance of having my home reflect what makes me happy! Your style makes me happy! Thanks, Kim

  55. Your home is so beautiful! It was like looking through the pages of a magazine....lovely!
    Peaceful and elegant are the words that come to mind!
    Have a beautiful week~
    ;-D Kathleen
    p.s. I am your newest follower...

  56. WOWZA, that is one grand, amazing tour. Your home is so cool, and pretty, yet cozy looking. You really put a lot of heart in and I am sure you enjoy it very much. Have a great weekend.

  57. Your home is STUNNING! Just fabulous!

  58. your home is so romantic - its my fave of all the parade!!!!! xx

  59. Love your home, it is beautiful!!

  60. oh Amy, your house looks like a dream...it is like I stepped in heaven. Charming and oh so white!!!

  61. Wow, your home is breath-taking. I'm sure you know this already.

  62. I am in awe! you have inpired me! I absolutely love all the white with splashes of soft colour - so striking and fresh!! Thanks for sharing!

  63. Your house is so pretty! Where did you find your new faucet? I've been looking for one like that!

  64. Just another comment after touring your palace; I really like your simple style. You don't have a whole lot of stuff sitting around. I like that. My Swedish roots like that! You have inspired me to do the same! And the variety....

  65. I just found your blog...I am so happy! Your home is just so charming and look at all of that natural light...gorgeous!

  66. Vanessa Vu-SeymourMay 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    I love your home! absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  67. Hey Amy! Thank you for visiting - just took the tour around your beautiful home. Love your living room in particular - so beautiful and relaxing but your whole place is gorgeous. I am now seriously considering getting the same kithcn worktop as you - it looks FAB!!!


  68. Loved the tour Amy! I know you are super busy with your shops, but I have really missed seeing pics of your home! It's stunning as always!

  69. Your house is truly a showcase of your talent and love for all things French, Amy! As I was scrolling through your beautiful photos, I remember when I first found your blog. I think you were building that little greenhouse in the backyard, and trying to decide what color to paint that sweet bench swing under your deck. :) Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us, Amy! I just love it!

    xoxo laurie

  70. Love your home! How did you paint your cabinets in the kitchen? Primer? Sanding? How many coats? Wax or poly acrylic? I have honey colored oak cabinets and would love to paint them. Love your blog...just subscribed.


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