I’m such a sucker for a good home tour. When I see a headline like, “See Inside This Sophisticated, Chic Home in Dallas,” I’m clicking that link. You too? I thought so. There’s something in all of us that like to see how other people live, how they decorate, what they think is beautiful, cozy or “homey.” When we were building our home in 2016, I would spend hours on Pinterest pinning images for each room of the house to get ideas for both design elements and décor. I still like to find inspiration for our home from Pinterest and my favorite design blogs, so today I’m sharing a round-up of my favorite home tours.
A quick word about my style, I like timeless, elegant and slightly glam. Don’t get me wrong, a touch of farmhouse and industrial is great, too. However, I abhor modern design and decor so you won’t see any of that here. Ok, now on to the pretty stuff. 🙂
I, personally, like both a formal living space and a family space. A formal living space should still have comfortable seating arranged in a way that’s good for conversation, personal details that give guests a taste of the homeowners’ personalities, and a fireplace as a focal point. I love a good fireplace!
This gorgeous living room is from Alaina Kaczmarski on The Everygirl.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. So many families gather in the kitchen for making memories and just unloading their days, so the kitchen has to be special. Just watch any episode of House Hunters on HGTV and you’ll see how big of a deal a good kitchen is to homebuyers – even if they don’t cook! I like a kitchen to be open, light, bright and clean. All things found in this beauty belonging to Erin Vogelphol on The Everythirl.
The kitchen leads, inevitably, to the dining room. Some people use a dining room, some people use an eat-in kitchen and an island. I like sitting around a dining table for dinner every night, so I like a dining room that’s comfortable, practical and beautiful. This dining room by Dear Lillie Studio fits the bill for me.
I have one rule about my master bedroom – no TV. A master bedroom is a place for the King and Queen of the house to retreat away from toys, messes, pets and clutter. I actually like my bedroom to feel like a balance between a luxury hotel and a spa, with a touch of glam. In fact, this is a project I’m undertaking in my own master bedroom this year now that we don’t have an infant sleeping with us.
This master bedroom is elegant, light, serene and totally perfect.
The bathroom is nicknamed the “throne room.” It’s the special retreat of the King and Queen of the House. I love the natural light, white and gray tones, and the glam touches of this bathroom by A Well Dressed Home. But, honestly, their whole portfolio is stunning.
I have an inner organizational nerd. I love things that are well-organized but I don’t quite have the knack for it. I’m not OCD enough. We have a huge walk-in master closet in our new house that has more than enough room for all of our stuff. What it lacks is great natural light and customization, like this closet from Who What Wear’s CEO Katherine Power.
As I’ve blogged before in this post, Southerners know how to do a great front porch. It’s in their DNA and a huge part of their culture. So this porch from Lavin Label is the quintessentially perfect front porch. It’s breezy, comfy and inviting. I can just imagine taking a peaceful nap on that porch swing on a warm summer day!
The last stop on our home tour journey today is the entryway. I have to confess that right now our entryway only holds our stroller, but slowly I’m making my way toward the entryway and this space from Dear Lillie Studio gives me a lot of inspiration. It’s inviting, unexpected and has a ton of character. Since the entryway is the first interior space a guest sees, it’s nice to make it a pretty and functional space. I like how she mixes old and new, outside and inside. Behind the door are hooks for jackets and a bench for taking shoes on and off. See? Pretty meets practical.
This has been fun! Thanks for joining me on the best of home tours journey. I’ve admired these homes via Pinterest for quite a while and have used their inspiration for my own home. I still have a long way to go to get my house up to snuff, but it’ll get there.
Which room is your favorite?
Joie de vivre and happy homes,