Thursday, June 05, 2008

Home Tour

Ok. I have had several requests. It is time, I can't put it off any longer. I realize that I have been waiting for my house to be all done, painted, decorated, cleaned, you know, looking like a magazine spread. Well, I have decided to be vulnerable and show our home as it is, a work in progress. So, come on in folks!

(If you can't remember what our house looks like from the outside go here)

As you walk in the sliding glass doors, here is what you will see:

our living room

to the right

and to the left

We have painted it yellow, but this will change. Eventually it will be brown so it will match the dining room in the back. We have finally ordered curtains which will be coming soon. This room is essentially enclosed by windows. Very nice views. I will do a yard post later.

Step through the living room into the dining room:

(Behind the piano is our play room which I thought I had taken pictures of but can't seem to find, so I will show that room in the next post)

looking to the left (again, the entire back wall in this picture is windows over looking our side yard!)

and looking to the right. Here you will see the front door, which we rarely use, the stairs, oh, and the boxes of ceiling fans! Back under the stairs is our one tiny little closet.

On to the kitchen. This is one of my favorite rooms. I think I like it so much because of the color. I had to convince Pun, but it is gradually growing on him. Our kitchen is divided into 2 parts. This is the "prep room." Food is prepared here but not cooked.

To the far right in the picture above, you will see a glass sliding door. This divides the prep room from the kitchen where food is cooked. It really reduces the heat in the house to have the room split this way. Here is the kitchen:

It is pretty small, and it doesn't help that it is so cluttered. I have lots of plans for this room, and in time it will come together. Right now, my pantry is in the cooler and totes on the left as well as stashed under the sink on the right. I will post more later on cooking in this kitchen.

And here is the downstairs bathroom:

This is the first floor. We have almost finished painting downstairs, but still have some organizing and lots of decorating to do. We have barely touched upstairs. You will see what I mean in the next post! More next week...


Laurel said...

I love it! I think you're doing a wonderful job of making it homey and welcoming. And I really like the separate areas of the kitchen - that's a terrific idea!

Jill said...

Wow Merri - it's awesome. The coolest part for me is that from the inside -- other than the split kitchen (which by the way I think is a cool idea) it looks just like a house I would imagine you living in, whether it be in Thailand or in the States. Thanks for sharing the pics!! Can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

Your house is beautiful! We can see it so much better on the blog than on Skype. We are anxious to get there and see it in person. We are so happy for all of you. Love, Mom

karen said...

It's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I can now imagine you living over there. I'm sure you are excited to be in your own space surrounded by your own things. I love your purple furniture!

Jill is right, it looks like YOU. Can't wait to see more.

Merri said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. I will have to do updated photos when it is finished. Oh, and I guess our camera quality isn't so great. Our furniture is actually dark brown. Maybe it is just the photographers fault! :)

karen said...

Ha! Maybe it's my monitor color. It was a very dark pretty purple....

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