We have lived in our home for 12 years and I think I’ve finally figured out “our” style.
I like traditional and cottage/farmhouse style with a little bit of French country thrown in.
My husband is Texan all the way. He loves leather, cowhide and stained wood.
That’s why I call my blog, “Lilacs & Longhorns.” It represents the differences of our two styles.
I’ll be honest, it has taken me a long time to figure out how to combine my style with my husband’s. (Yes, he actually cares about the decor…darn!)
I don’t know why it was so tricky for me to add that masculine flair but it was.
Maybe it was because we were older when we got married and he owned a houseful of furniture…and it was good quality so I didn’t feel like I could ask him to get rid of it.
So, I tried my best to make do.
Now, our home is a blend of leather, stained woods as well as fabrics and finishes I love. I’ve worked hard to incorporate both masculine and feminine touches throughout our spaces.
I recently finished re-doing our formal dining room and I absolutely adore how it turned out.
I loved the large kitchen and open floor plan.
But, truth be told, I was a little disappointed that the sink didn’t overlook and outside window. For some reason, I have always wanted a kitchen sink with a window over it.
However, as much as I would love to have that, I have to admit that I don’t mind this view either.
Here’s a super quick peak at his room.
His room is usually a lego disaster so there’s no wide shot today! Hey, at least his bed is made!
Thank you so much for touring my home today!
And, thank you Debbie, for inviting me to join you at your beautiful blog.
It’s been so much fun making myself at home at Debbiedoos!
Please stop by my blog and leave me a comment if you get a chance. I would love to hear from you!
Thank you Julie, what a fabulous home tour.
Your husband sounds like mines twin!
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WOW!!! Love love love Julie’s home and fabulous style!! I kept scrolling up and down to make sure I didn’t miss anything! Awesome tour!
a lot of thought went in ur decorating…lovely
What a GORGEOUS home!! This one just spoke to me!! This sounds just like my Husband and I! He also cares how I decorate and always wants a say and to add his “touches”. I’m always finding ways to balance out my feminine cottage style with his deer mounts, lol. This house was so refreshing to see!! What a perfect blend of styles!! P.S. I wait all week, every week for a new home tour!! This is my favorite blog serious out there!! -Jen-
Julie will enjoy your comment. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like my series. I have been doing it for two years now. YIKES what will I do when I run out of people to ask LOL??!~
Such a beautiful home!! It feels very homey and comfortable…love it! Happy Friday Debbie!
Love it! I especially like the “Longhorns” touch ~ 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing ~
Nice! Julie does a great job blending her husband’s style with her own! Thanks Debbie for having her share! Popping over to her blog to leave a comment there.
Thanks Debbie… I was just peeking over at Julie’s yesterday.Beautiful home! Thanks for allowing me and coffee to stroll through ladies.
Love, love, love this tour!! Color, and wood and unique…love the styling and it looks so comfy and inviting. If my cabinets had looked like hers I would never have painted them. Love her kitchen!!
Love this comfy,cozy home..and the color choices!! Could you share your master bedroom paint color,?Thanks.you have a gorgeous home.
Hi Debbie Dear! What a lovely home and she did a fantastic job mixing the styles. Thank you for sharing all of these lovely homes.
Be a sweetie,
I love, love, love Julie’s home…her style is just amazing…a great feature today Debbie!!!..Have a wonderful weekend!!!
How ’bout I just say it’s beautiful. All of it.
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Great tour. I loved it. Thanks, Hugs, Marty
I am absolutely with your husband on the kitchen cabinets. Wood is so much warmer, so much homier, so much richer. White is on it’s way out. It yellows, shows dings, coffee splatters stain it and white makes a room look cold. Your home is wonderful. Don’t change a thing!
Debbie thanks for sharing Julie’s home with us. She has a sweet and inviting warm cozy feel to her home. Loved this tour.
I Just Loved this tour allot , because it is a difficult challenge when your spouse cares
about the decor.. Mine does also and doesn’t want me Painting a $6000.00 Master Bedroom suite.
But it was inherited and I never felt it was mine, so I finally convinced him I will make it look Beautiful
When We had Our Business and I said I will do Murals also he said You can’t paint so I got Canvas
and painted a Typical.floral scene and He was floored and said ok I Never knew you where an
Artist and most people don’t but that’s how I won on painting the bedroom set I reminded him off that.
I also tell him stay in the Garage You can decorate all you want in there lol So You have done an Amazing thing. Balances his and your style and I think it makes a more Interesting Home!!!! I Think Your Home is Just Gorgeous and Thank You Debbie and I really enjoyed this one. It’s so hard to blend styles and she did it well!! And Julie I will be visiting @Liliacs and longhorns … Lisa
what a lovely home i love the way you blended everything to go for both of your tastes .It all goes together so well It must be a man thing not to paint hte wood lol thank you for shareing 🙂
Debbie and Julie…I never miss a home tour and this was just one of the best. I think Julie was confronted with and dealt beautifully with, a problem so many of us have…trying to combine our taste with our husbands. It takes a lot of talent and creativity to balance that and Julie’s home is inviting, casual and pretty all at the same time! I love the mix of wood and checks and soothing colors…I love that she is working with instead of against her kitchen cabinets and hurray that she is hanging on to furniture because she likes it and is not just following trends. This was one of your best features, Debbie! And thanks for sharing, Julie!
Thank you so much Julie for giving a tour of your lovely and quite spacious home. I love how you have pulled the masculine and feminine together. The first thing that comes to my mind when I look at your home is comfort. I love the idea of a home that is lived in such as yours instead of one that has rooms that you aren’t allowed to go into or travel through. Thanks again Julie for sharing your home and Debbie for sharing another wonderful tour.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
I think Julie did a great job combining both her and her husband’s decorating tastes. We compromise all the time at my house unless I tell my husband I “really, really” want something. : ) Love the dining room. It is elegant and comfortable looking. The chairs are great. The living room also gives that same feeling. Thanks for sharing Julie’s home with us, Debbie!
Just love everything about this home : )
Julie’s home is so lovely. Those Buffalo checks chairs are just gorgeous. Love them!!
Julie’s home is so gorgeous! Love it! You had me at the front door but kept me through the entire tour!!!
I love it! It flows so nicely. Thanks for sharing.
Another awesome home tour ! its beautiful. Im one of the lucky ones, my husband lets me do all the decorating but he doesnt like to paint over oak, in his words perfectly good wood. thanks again for the time you put into this page !Its like christmas when you post a new home tour.
Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint
LOVVEEEEE your home Julie! Thanks Debbie for featuring such a wonder place.
Julie’s home is lovely! Great tour this week, Debbie! Thanks for sharing!~~Angela
Such a beautiful home. Just love it!!
Comfy, cozy…a great blend of two different tastes! Bravo…a beautiful home!
Stunning! I love your color scheme and how each shade enhances the others! So inviting! Hugs, Leena
What is the blue paint color of your living room? Love your home!
Absolutely gorgeous house!!! Do you mind sharing the color of the walls in the living room? (blue)
Please go to the original source Amber..this was a guest home tour. Thank you so much.
I found your den on Pinterest, and I was hooked! I HAD to take the tour! My husband and I are looking to move to our “’til we get to Heaven” home in three or four years, and I’m already planning! Thanks for giving me some rooms to dream about!