Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Parade of Homes


All week we've been peeking inside other blogger's beautiful homes. I so enjoy seeing everyone's various personalities, likes, color schemes and design ideas...all while sipping my morning cup of coffee.  :-) (If you missed any of the home tours you can find all of the links at the bottom of this post!)

Today I am excited to share our spring home tour with you. 

However, I must say, I also feel kind of nervous. The last few weeks have been a mix of sheer excitement as these latest projects unfolded and utter exhaustion. While these pictures are the fruit of a lot of hard work I'm also fully aware of the price that was paid to get here. While I'm passionate about sticking to a monthly budget when it comes to decorating our home, I also learned a few more things that I need to budget when doing DIY projects as well...my time. I'll be sharing a little bit more about this on Monday in a post titled, "Why I'm Not A Full-Time Blogger." (Update: Here is that post.)

Moving right along...

For those here for the first time, welcome! My name is Sarah and I am wife to one, mommy to five and the writer and creator behind An Inviting Home. Our family is passionate about community and being intentional and one of our greatest joys is inviting friends and family into our home to simply be together. 

For those who have been following along since the beginning, welcome! Today I'm finally going to reveal to you which wall I decided to plank, the mystery project I've been hinting at and how I used a little yellow paint to bring in a Spring feeling that can last well into those long winter months. 

I also tried to photograph some various angles of rooms that may not be familiar to you. This might also be the first time that I've taken some full shots of our kitchen. Most of the projects that you will see can be found under the Organization & Decor tab at the top of the page, you can also find additional rooms not shown today under the Home Tour tab. In the coming weeks I'll be sharing tutorials for the plank wall & mystery project. 

Enjoy the tour!






















Did anyone guess that the hallway was where the plank wall would be? :-) The mystery project was the "Guestbook" accent wall. Last night the chalk markers were broken out and the first signatures went up! I can't wait to share more details with you about these projects.


Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the other home tours if you haven't gotten a chance to yet and thanks for stopping by!



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16 comments:

  1. Wow! LOVE your home, Miss Sarah! And that plank wall is amazing! How fun is the guestbook wall? So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing-- have a great weekend!

    ~Abby =)

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  2. Such a fun and ;) inviting home ;) I find lots of my favorite colors in your house for sure. Love

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  3. Love that guestbook idea! Lovely home!

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  4. Wow Sarah! You really have an inviting home! The plank wall is fantastic! Glad to find you through this home tour series!!Have a great weekend, Xo~

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! What a beautiful home! You are inspiring me to set a budget and get going on my projects!

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  6. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! Thanks for showing us that a house can look fantastic, while still keeping to a budget! I never like looking at homes that don't feel as though I could LIVE in them with my family. Yours doesn't have that feel at all... It looks very comfy! Great job! ~And for the record, I LOVE the yellow doors. (My husband hates yellow, so I couldn't do it in my house or I'd steal that idea in a heartbeat!)

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  7. love your eclectic home! it's gorgeous! the dining area is my favorite! i just love how you blend pieces!

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  8. Sarah, that plank wall is AMAZING and the guestbook wall is one SUPER CREATIVE idea! The yellow doors scream, "Look at ME! Look at me and the walls!" lol So this is what you have been up to! I am pleasantly surprised and impressed! *Virtual high five!* :D

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  9. Your home truly looks inviting - fitting your blog's name, of course! Can't wait to hear more about the plank wall and the guest book idea. Sounds awesome!!

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  10. I love that planked wall and those yellow doors. They look amazing together! And that chalkboard wall is beautiful. It frames the entry sooo well :) Your house looks beautiful!!

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  11. Your pops of yellow and blue are just beautiful!

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  12. Oh my good word but I love that plank wall Sarah! My heart is beating so fast as I rush to pin that!! What a cool project. And I really LOVE the chalkboard wall too!! Such a great idea- also going to pin... you have added such a beautiful personalized style to your home- it truly feels welcoming and like the perfect place to come and visit, sit and have a coffee... listening to the kids playing... I can just picture it!!

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  13. Sarah, your plank wall looks fabulous! Love the way it works together with the yellow doors and the chalkboard wall! And I love all the turquoise and yellow throughout your home - such happy, cheerful colors!

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  14. Soooooo pretty, Sarah!! I love the bright colors and that beautiful plank accent wall in your entry. My absolute favorite is that awesome guestbook wall - how fun is that!!

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  15. Anna here. Too lazy? too create a profile so I'll remain "anonymous." Your house has always been cute but that plank wall? so creative! wow. See you soon.

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  16. What a beautiful home, love all the colorful and unique touches.

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