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HOME TOUR ~ OUR HOME!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Hi Sweet Friends!
Recently our home was featured over at DEBBIE-DOOS.  Thought I would share that with you today...

Hello and Welcome!
I am Cindy from DWELLINGS-The Heart of Your Home.

A little about us...
We love the charm of historic homes, especially old Plantations and Georgian-Colonial style homes.  We live in North Carolina and though we will never live in a historic home, when we came to see this one she definitely spoke to us.  Felt like home the moment we entered.

Sitting on almost two acres, she has the flair of an old Georgian-Colonial and is a bit well-worn, which we love.  We have lived here for almost 12 years and she is still a work in progress.  With much remodeling completed and even more in the works, we look forward to bringing out even more of her charm.
Come on in and I'll show you around!

FRONT ENTRY

We remodeled the front porch by adding blue stone to the porch floor and Tennessee grey flagstone to the porch front.  The stairs were enlarged with a curved wing wall and beveled glass double doors completed the porch remodel.
front porch

This shows the new stoned porch before the beveled glass doors were installed...


As we go from from room to room you may notice that we love the old and well-worn.  We are especially fond of family heirlooms and are thankful to have many of these throughout our home.  I believe a homes decor should come from the heart and tell the story of who we are.  For me, it's acquiring over time the needs of our home with each piece being special, having tugged at my heart.  I love nice things, but they must be practical, comfortable and keeping the budget in mind I have found that searching and patience go hand in hand.  I love finding that special piece at a great price!

THE FOYER

The sun light streams in through the front doors which really brightens up the front part of the house.

foyer


THE LIVING ROOM

living room


living room


living room.

THE DINING ROOM

dining room


empire chest


THE KITCHEN

kitchen


kitchen


We have 4 entries into the kitchen which leaves very little wall space for cabinets.  A kitchen remodel is currently in the planning stages and I am very excited about that...yippee!

kitchen


THE LAUNDRY ROOM

laundry room


Toile wallpaper was added to the cabinets as my way of lightening things up a bit!

laundry room


DOWNSTAIRS GUEST BEDROOM



guest bedroom


guest bedroom


guest bedroom



GUEST BATH

Such a transformation from the previous bath, we were so happy to have this remodel finished!

bath remodel


bath remodel





THE GREAT ROOM

great room


great room


THE POWDER ROOM

guest bath


This bath wasn't slated for a remodel anytime soon but need some spiffing up.  The dilemma was how to update this bathroom taking the green tile into consideration.  This wallpaper worked well with just enough green to tie the two together.

guest bath


THE DEN

den




den







den


SCREENED PORCH

Well sweet friends, we started our tour on the front porch so I guess we'll end on the screened porch...

screened porch


There were about six layers of chipping paint on the concrete porch floor when we moved in. Constantly chipping, it was a real mess!  We've tiled the porch with charcoal gray slate.  The brick building you see through the screen is the detached garage and just to the right is a courtyard with a small pond and fountain.

screened porch


pond fountain


We love to garden.  This clematis is growing on the side of the garage...

clematis


Mr. Heart and I love spending early mornings on the porch.  We head out with our coffee just as the sun has risen and the song birds begin visiting the feeders.  The perfect way to start our day!

screened porch

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Give Debbie a visit, if you don't already know her you're in for a treat!

 Blessings,
Cindy

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22 comments:

  1. Wow what a gorgeous home ! Everything looks great ! Have a great weekend

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  2. Your home is so beautiful. I loved the tour. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Cindy, your home is gorgeous! Beautiful front entry, the guest bath, the screened porch, I could go on and on. All so lovely!!

    Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  4. Such a beautiful and elegant home! I was happy to see how you decorated around your piano since I am struggling with that now!
    -Shelley

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  5. What a beautiful home and i loved everything you have done. How fun to decorate all those lovely rooms.
    Love the patio where you have your coffee. Many thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    Mary

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  6. Cindy your home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us today!! -Susie

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  7. I've mentioned before that your home is amazing, but way to elegant for me. I would never be able to put together that kind of elegance and maintain it, too. However, I could live on your porch!

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  8. One would think that your hime is a historical home to see the interior, but it isn't is it. It's very beauiful and elegant looking, though. CIndy

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  9. Beautiful, Cindy! I know this has been a fun project.

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  10. Hi Cindy,
    Your home is warm and wonderful...............and you have done a beautiful job....it is very elegant and beautiful home. You should be on a home tour yourself. Thanks for sharing your home with us...it was indeed a fun experience.
    Hope all is well with you hon.

    Blessings, Nellie

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  11. Loved seeing your home featured at Debbie's and love seeing it again here! It's just beautiful Cindy! :-)
    Vanessa

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  12. Cindy,
    I so enjoyed your wonderful Home Tour!! Love your style and taste!! Your style is the style that I love!! I see that you have the large pillars in front of your home like we have in front of our humble townhouse....
    And thank you for showing how beautiful your wood floors look because we have decided that as our Christmas present this year , we are going to have the Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room done with wood floors. It is scheduled for September... I am so excited. Yours look lovely and gave me some insight as to how they will look in my little townhouse!!

    Also, THANK you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments!! They truly do make my day!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Your home is truly beautiful, Cindy. I love that you have filled it with things that are meaningful to you. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Your home is absolutely beautiful, Cindy!

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  15. Cindy, your home is lovely, warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the tour. Your heart shows in each space.

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  16. Hi Cindy, Your home is beautiful and is very warm and welcoming. I love the outdoor seating area and the bathroom is gorgeous with all that marble. Thank you for the wonderful tour! Have a nice weekend.

    xxleslie

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  17. Thanks for the tour, Cindy. Your home is lovely and inviting.

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  18. Cindy, I enjoyed touring your home. It is warm and wonderful just like you!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  19. you have a beautiful home, thank yuu for sharing xo

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  20. Gorgeous home! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  21. Your home is pretty and perfect Cindy! Love that it keeps up its traditional and homey feel all throughout! Love it!

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  22. OMGoodness, Cindy. I don't know how I missed this post. Your home is so beautiful. It seems so warm and inviting and I love all the colors. I see those beautiful curtains are in the den along with your collection of 'roos'. Every room is more beautiful than the one before..You must be very proud of all your hard work..Happy Holidays, Judy

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