Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Parade of Homes House Tour

I am thrilled and honored to be participating in the 2011 Poppies at Play Parade of Homes. Andy has put together a fabulous list of 20 bloggers who, over the course of this upcoming week, will be showcasing some of their favorite rooms in their homes. It is sure to be fun and inspirational!

Whether this is your first time visiting Red Door Home or you are a long time follower – welcome!

Women’s Day Budget Decorating / Photographer – Michael Partenio
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

I am Stacy, a stay at home mom who loves refurbishing vintage and thrift store finds, budget decorating, DIY projects, and sewing. Below you will find a small sample of some of the projects my husband and I have completed over the ten years we have lived in our home. I hope you enjoy the tour.

Basement Bathroom and Sitting Area

Better Homes and Gardens / Photographer – John Bessler
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

Better Homes and Gardens / Photographer – John Bessler
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

Our basement finishing project began with a simple goal – create a space suitable for guests but also one which would serve the needs of our family now and in the future.

Better Homes and Gardens / Photographer – John Bessler
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

Better Homes and Gardens / Photographer – John Bessler
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

Our wish list included a guest bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, bar area and storage space. We spent a lot of time planning and making many budget compromises along the way. (You can read more here and here.)

Kitchen and Bath Makeovers / Photographer – Bryan McCay
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications


Kitchen and Bath Makeovers / Photographer – Bryan McCay
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications


Kitchen and Bath Makeovers / Photographer – Bryan McCay
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

In the end our basement turned out to be one of my favorite places in our house. Our guests seem to like it too - many times asking to stay longer the next time!


Dining Room



My dining room has come together over the last several months mostly by chance. The most recent addition being a pair of 1950’s velvet chairs which I found not too long ago.



This space is truly a mix of varying styles and price points. In the thrifty category you will find the Henredon table and four painted chairs (refurbished from Craig’s list), wall clock (painted floor sample), column centerpiece (vintage find), pair of alabaster lamps (Ebay) as well as the sideboard and dark chairs (painted and glazed thrift store finds).



The splurges include the blue and white zig zag rug and gray silk curtains – sewn by me.


By balancing the two I was able to create a unique and stylish space which didn’t break the bank! Future plans for this space include adding architectural details to the ceiling and walls.


Family Room and Kitchen

Women’s Day Budget Decorating / Photographer – Michael Partenio
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

Women’s Day Budget Decorating / Photographer – Michael Partenio
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications

My family spends a majority of our together time in these two connected spaces.




Once again, the furnishings come from a wide variety of sources including vintage finds and new purchases, Ebay and thrift store items, repainted hand-me-downs, and flea market pieces.

Women’s Day Budget Decorating / Photographer – Michael Partenio
Stylist – Donna Talley, Regional Producer and Editor for Meredith Publications






The pictures of these rooms are from a 2009 Women’s Day Budget decorating feature as well as new photos I have not shown before.

Daughter’s Bedroom


Completed about a year ago, my daughter’s room was truly an exercise in compromise – she wanted pink, pink, pink and I wanted a room she would not out grow in a few years.



We kept or repurposed most of the existing furnishings and filled in the blanks with simple DIY projects including making dog silhouettes, sewing slipcovers, pillows and curtains, adding ceiling molding, dressing up a bulletin board, and more.



When it was all done we both came away with a space we loved!

Thank you so much for stopping by my home. I love meeting new blogging friends and hope you will leave a comment letting me know you were here!

The next stop on the tour is Gina from The Shabby Chic Cottage.



35 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have such a beautiful home, Stacy! I could say "magazine worthy", but it already has been! : ) It is obvious you've put a lot of thought, care, love and hard work into all your projects.

{darlene} said...

Stacy! I just LOVE your home!
Those orange chairs kill me. Honestly. With the gray curtains?? Seriously! Pick me up off of the floor because I am swooning!
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE your diningroom.
Yeah. I think I am gonna have to ditto it!
yes, ma'am.
-{darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign.com

A Delightful Design said...

What a gorgeous home. What I took away was that each room really had a stand-out piece. I also love that although you've kept the walls light and neutral, I still FEEL like there is plenty of color. Such a fun tour!
abby

KATHY said...

Stacy your home is so beautiful!!Each room is so gorgeous.What a wonderful tour.

Kathy

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Beautiful, beautiful home. Thank you for the tour.

Erin said...

Stacy, I remember the first time I saw your home in a magazine, in fact that is one of my "keepers", and then saw you had a blog...yay!!! I love your home and the changes you have made are fabulous too!

Judy said...

Found you at the Parade of Homes. Gorgeous home. Love each and every room. Thanks so much for sharing.

Suzie said...

Loved touring your home. It is so lovely!

Joy Marie said...

Gorgeous home.
Found you at the Parade of Homes. Each room is so unique and beautiful!
My FAV room is the dining room. Where did you find the Fabulous Sunburst Mirror.
Thanks so much for sharing your home with all of us!

Faith said...

I am crazy about those orange chairs in the dining room!!! They are out-of-this-world! beautiful home!

Andy Porter said...

I would never go outside if I lived in your house. Lol. I would just sit around and admire:) I love your 'compromise' with the pink room. I'm sure I'll be back to look over your rooms many times!

Thanks so much for the lovely tour!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Every time I see images of your home, I sigh because I love it :) You living room has two of my favortie Ethan Allen pieces -- the gorgeous Lucian chair and the Camilla lamps. I LOVE those. You work in high end and thrift effortlessly. Oh, and great spot for those orange chairs!!

Flea Market Trixie said...

Your home is gorgeous!!!! Just gorgeous, I'm a new follower!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well, it's no wonder that all those magazines snatched you up! (I saw your sidebar!) Your home is stunning!

I especially love the small personal touches you've included that truly make it your own. That over sized clock and your coffee table is the coolest. That room is so warm and inviting, bright and light... LOVE.

Thanks for the awesome tour!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Vicki K. said...

Thank you for sharing your home!! There are so many things to love - the soothing colors and pretty furniture pieces. But today I am going to search for dog silhouettes! I adore the ones framed in your daughter's room. It's brilliant!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Your home feels amazingly welcoming while still exuding wonderful style. Okay, those orange velvet chairs?!? I'd like to know the story behind them...beautiful! Janell

Jen Kesler said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

Holly said...

Every time I see the space sin your home my jaw drops - I have seen many of the photos, but they get better each time. I think your dining room is my favorite - so many touches in there that pop to me, and I spy those cool chairs in there too! I also must make those hands from the family room!
Holly

Dear Lillie said...

Wow, how have I never been to your blog before? I am now your newest follower. Your home is absolutely postively gorgeous! I loved every single room.

Allison said...

Your home is beautiful! Your dining room is gorgeous and I love those orange chairs. They look fabulous in there! What a find those were! I can see why guests would like to stay longer. You've created a very lovely and comfortable space for them. Thank you for your house tour!

Cori said...

Hi Stscy!

I loved going through your home.

You have done an amazing job of using those wonderful citrus colors to add a punch of freshness to your rooms. The green! The orange chairs next to the buffet-fabulous!

I love he way you mix different elements--some traditional, some vintage, some mid-century inspired pieces to just "sing" together".

Amazing job with everything.

Thanks so much for letting us look around.

Cori
Starview Sonnet

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your home is gorgeous! Your lower lever redo has been in my inspiration files forever. It's one of my favorites!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Stacey-

I always enjoy seeing your home and projects - love that it is light and bright with lots of cheery color throughout - your fireplace is my favorite in all of blogland.

My best- Diane
http://inmyownstyle.com

Laurie Marshall said...

I hope you don't recover those orange chairs! They make such a great statement as they are... if they were covered with linen they would just disappear! :)

Lovely home - thanks for sharing!

A Vintage Vine said...

Your house is gorgeous! I never grow tired of looking at the beautiful rooms your create! Thanks so much for sharing.....FYI, those orange chairs still make be gasp in delight...they are so perfect!

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous! I found your blog through the Parade of Homes Tour and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed seeing beautiful silver pieces OUT in every room and not stored away for no one to see. Silver pieces are my absolute weakness and so fun to use. Will be following your blog!

just me... said...

When I saw your previous post about the orange chairs, I could not picture it. I thought they were ugly and weird. But then I saw them in your dining room today and I almost gasped! They look fabulous!

I am a huge fan of your style. Your house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

shelley said...

One of my favorites so far! Your home is beautiful, yet very welcoming and comfortable. You know when "enough is enough" in the accessories and details. Lovely, lovely home. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be back for more visits!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Stacy,
I have always loved your home. I fell in love with your family room when I saw it in the magazine. It is sooo my style. :)
I really enjoyed your home tour.
Thanks for sharing!
Traci

Kristin@FavoritePaintColors said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for the tour. Just subscribed and look forward to seeing more of your posts. Thank you!

Miss Charming said...

Love the orange chairs!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is truly stunning. I love your style. Your accessories and vignettes are all wonderful also. Hugs, Marty

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I remember your BH&G basement redo well. It is probably the most stunning basement I had ever seen, and I tore it out and sent it to my sister since we don't have basements in the South. What a beautiful, welcoming home you have!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Every detail in your home is gorgeous! I always love coming by to see it!
Kelly

jvw home said...

Stacy,
I'm so far behind on catching up on everyone's blog posts.
I just read this post and I just love what you've done. The orange chairs are wonderful! But so many fun things and great ideas.

I'm thinking about ordering an initial pillow from your store. Could you do a VW? Your pillows all show the one initial. Or I might do an "L" but I'll let you know once I figure out our media room...still working on ideas!
xoxo

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