House Tour

Welcome to our house!  Check out the sources for paint and other things in our house here.


The kitchen is the heart of our home where we spend most of our time.  It's fully open to our family room where our kids play and watch television a lot of the time. 


Family Room

Living Room

If you are coming to my house for the first time, you will probably come in through the front door which come straight into our living room.  I wish we had an entry hall or something but it was not meant to be.  But if you've known us a while, you never use the front door - only the side door!

Dining Room


Powder Room

Screen Porch

Our screen porch is just off our living room and accessible through two doors.  This porch was completed in 2012 and replaced a smaller flat roof screen porch which was rotting.

Hallway and Stairs

Master Bedroom 

Master Bathroom

Master Closet

Elizabeth's Room {6+ years old}

Elizabeth's Room {3-6 years old}

Alex's Room



Laundry Room

Nursery (now the Den)

Basement Rec Room

Guest Suite


Floor Plans


  1. wow you have done alot!! its very nice x

  2. I have you all set up for tomorrow :) (Again) Lets cross our fingers :)
    PS Love the roman shade

  3. Your home is gorgeous, I'm in love with the kitchen. I stopped by from Kristen's blog . A very well deserved feature.

  4. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Great job remodeling!

  5. You've done a beautiful job with your home! I came over from Kristin's blog.

  6. You have such a beautiful home! The reno is fabuloous!!

  7. Such a beautiful home you have!! I'm so happy that I found your lovely blog thru My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia! Love your home and all the changes you've made.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  8. I'm new to your blog and LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. your house. The outside is gorgeous and that kitchen and master bathroom almost gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing! - Jamie

  9. Hi Melissa. I am a lawyer by day with 2 kids in Arlington too! I love your house and your blog! Where did you find the narrow piece that you have your bar tray on top of in your dining room? I am looking for something similar and haven't had much luck (and my dining room set is so similar to yours it is a little scary).

  10. Hi - It's a used piece that my mom found in a used furniture store where she also found my dining room set. I love that piece!

  11. Hi! Your house is absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love! Your taste is very elegant but still cozy :)

  12. Your kitchen is amazing, and I have the same Pottery Barn "WC" sign on my bathroom!

  13. the house look so fresh and clean...How beautiful you turned it out.

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  14. Beauitful! I love all the bookcases... and YOUR KITCHEN! Literally, my dream!!! Also love your little black & white wall photo montage with the wooden letter!

  15. I want to live with you. The guest room will be just fine! :)

  16. I want to live with you. The guest room will be just fine! :)

  17. I want to live with you. The guest room will be just fine! :)

  18. Your house is very pretty! It's classy and traditional at the same time. You have some really nice built-in features. I'll be linking you up on my blog's website.

  19. Your house is so gorgeous! You have done an amazing job!

  20. Such a beautiful house Melissa! This is so helpful-- Alex and I are in the buying market-- and looking at pictures like this helps me imagine how I want to decorate my home. I love your style!

  21. Beautiful home and great inspiration here! I APPRECIATE your style. Where did you get the gold wallpaper in the bathroom? Love it!

  22. What a lovely kitchen you've created!

  23. Love your home. It is timeless. I also appreciate how you've shown the way some rooms, such as your daughter's, have evolved. I will definitely be visiting again.


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