Hello Debbie and Debbiedoos readers!
I’m so thrilled to be guesting here today and give you a tour of my home!
We lived in Virginia, in the Hampton Roads area, for three years. (we are a military family and move around from time to time!)
…and this was our beautiful Virginia home!
Our home celebrates our military lifestyle and our family’s past. We were fortunate enough to inherit this gorgeous Mahogany dining room set from my husband’s family.
We’ve had so much fun entertaining friends and family at this table! (You can see more of my dining room here).
The pretty chandelier has pineapple details on it…did you know that the pineapple is an international symbol of hospitality and welcome?
Our home is filled with memories of our travels and each time my husband is deployed he returns with something locally made for our home!
Our foyer with a handmade carpet from Afghanistan and masks from Djibouti, Africa:
Here’s a close-up of the sea green vase and DIY Photo Art I have in my foyer:
I created a spa like feel in our Main Floor Bathroom:
Here’s our Back Entryway – a white framed mirror is the focal point of our entryway and adds a sense of height to the antique school desk. A rush basket works as extra storage. I tied on a metal number 4, as in Setting for FOUR, (this is actually a house number!) to the basket with twine. :
I love the layout and fireplace in our Family Room:
The pillars flanking the Dining room add a nice architectural detail to the room and separates it from the foyer and living room open concept areas:
Vacation mementos from a fun trip to Belize – a picture of our boys bodysurfing on the beach and a shell we found while scuba diving:
I also love to add meaning to our home by filling it with our children’s accomplishments and creativity!
I framed a piece of art that my youngest son drew for me a few years ago. It’s a picture of our family all holding hands! I love all of the Love arrows interconnecting us! Check out how I turned this piece of art into a Turn Children’s Art into Tea Towels DIY.
Adding ‘our story’ to our home is deeply meaningful to our family. And a large part of ‘our story’ is that we are a proud military family; our home celebrates my husband’s military career, service to country and all of the personal sacrifices he has made.
I like to add his military memorabilia to our home in subtle ways. My husband’s pewter mug adorns our fireplace mantel. Traditionally, when a military member is posted and as a way to say goodbye, each member of my husband’s regiment is presented with a pewter mug monogrammed with his regiment’s insignia on it. Here I filled it with boxwood clippings from our yard. I love the play of the silvery pewter against the green foliage!
…and here is my hubby’s pewter mug on my Coastal Summer Mantel too!
I also love to bring the beauty of nature indoors, add plants and fresh flowers!
In spite of my love of home decor and the pretty things I add to the rooms, the most beautiful thing about our home is when all of my family is actually physically together in it..…it really is as simple as that.
With my husband often away on military training exercises or deployed overseas and now with my 19 year old son away at military college and officer cadet development training, to have all four of us together in our home is truly, a real treasure.
~ After all, family is the true meaning of any home! ~
I’m close to getting our new home ‘Home Tour’ worthy but I’m not quite there yet!
I’d love for you to pop by Setting for Four and say hello!
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Thanks again Debbie for allowing me to share my home with you and your readers today!
Thank you Heather for sharing your home today!