I wish you could come over today for sweet tea.
I HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL YOU.
Last week was incredible and amazing and awe-inspiring and a pinch-me-is-this-really-happening kind of experience. I spent all week working on a project with a brand at my house. There were days when we started at 7:00 in the morning and days when we finished at 10:45 at night.
Creating and imagining and hoping and dreaming and making this world a better place together.
I can’t go into details yet, but I can give you a hint. It’s something you can hold in your hands. It’s something that will inspire you. And the best part? It’s something I’m going to be able to give away to a few lucky readers.
And if that isn’t even exciting enough—there are so many other fun things just around the corner that I can’t wait to tell you about.
See what I mean about the sweet tea.
But for today, let’s celebrate summer. And house tours. And what the house looks like in the middle of summer camp and sunscreen. This post was supposed to go up Friday, but it got lost in the technological shuffle that sometimes happens online. It’s part of an amazing summer home tour put on by my friend Marty. I have been friends with her for years and she is creative and supportive and writes a wonderful blog called A Stroll Through Life. If you are visiting here for the home tour from Decorating Delirium, it’s nice to meet you.
Are you ready for the tour?
The house is too.
This house is and always will be a backdoor house.
It’s all business in the front and a party in the back.
I wish I could tell you all the hairstyles and stirrup pants that have walked through this back door.
There’s a butler’s pantry with the cutest little barn door near the back door.
Here’s where all the coffee begins.
And all the appliances hang out and wait for conversation.
On the other side of the room is the washer and dryer.
We had them built-in after we bought the house because the floor isn’t level.
1908 I’m looking at you.
When you exit the butler’s pantry this is the view of the kitchen.
I’ve added a little blue and white to the space.
This runner is new and I LOVE IT.
Here’s the view out of the kitchen into the hallway.
I’ve added this dresser from my husband’s grandfather.
And in shocking news—I don’t think I’m going to repaint it.
Instead, I’m going to take it and have it refinished.
Here’s the view going into the office off the stairs.
And here’s the office downstairs.
The curtains are dropcloth and I’m so happy with them.
I’m thinking about adding woven shades or roman shades to the windows.
I added this gray runner to the stairs.
And these pillows and roman shades to the window seat.
And these typewriter patents to the staircase wall.
I love the progression of patents up the wall.
You can order them in my Painted Fox shop.
At the end of the stairs is the front room.
I just added curtains to this room (which you all helped me choose).
This is the first room you see when you enter the front door and it will make you smile.
I can’t wait to show you more of the house this week.
The built-ins are done and the family room just got a little blue and white and there’s an amazing story I’m going to share about one of the first owners of this house.
It’s going to be an AMAZING week.
I’m so happy you are here.
I’m so happy you took the tour.
I’m so happy we are friends.
You make my world smile. 🙂
PS If you are looking for any of the sources for things in the house you can find them on my Shop At Home page here.
For a little more summer touring, be sure and check out the next stop on the tour, Thrifty and Chic.
She has some amazing summer decorating ideas (like this brilliant mirror tutorial).
See all her ideas here.
And here are the rest of the homes on the tour:
Monday – June 11
Tuesday – June 12
Wednesday – June 13
Thursday – June 14