I was so excited when Debbie invited me to be here today to share my home with all of you. I feel honored to be in such great company with all of the lovely homes that Debbie shares here. Imagine if they were all in one neighborhood imagine how beautiful that would be! Debbie has done such a great job of selecting different style homes, but the one thing they all have in common is that they feel like home. Creating a welcoming and comfortable home, to me is the most important part of decorating.
A little more about me, my name is Laura and I blog at Finding Home. I live with my two daughters and hubby in Orange County, NY. We have lived here for almost 13 years. 3 years ago, around this time, we faced the choice of moving or renovating, and I am so happy to say we chose to renovate. We kept the footprint of our home the same, but made changes that allowed our home to work better for our family.
Our home is the story of a builder’s grade home that got us into a great neighborhood, but now is really a reflection of us and our lifestyle.
So, without further adieu
Welcome to our Home
One of my favorite changes in the living room was to add the built in bookcases. This room is just comfortable, cozy and where I go to decompress.
Our dining room hutch is filled with my ironstone collection mostly vintage, but some new too.
And my toleware trays always make me smile. Actually, there have been some additions to the walls in this room that I will be sharing soon!
Just like most homes, our family room is where we spend most of our time. The footprint is not huge, but after asking my friends to move furniture around many times, we realized we could fit a large sofa and loveseat so that there was more seating. And, since my husband is a couch hog it really does work out better!
The fireplace mantel and surround was part our renovations and it is one of my favorite areas to decorate for the seasons.
One thing you will find throughout our home is that it our style is mostly based in traditional, but we have some other elements that we have brought it the main one being vintage accessories.
The space between our kitchen and family room just got a makeover with a gallery wall.
The biggest change we made in our house was to our kitchen. This layout and style works so much better for us now.
There used to be a little tiny laundry room in the back left corner of our kitchen. We took that out and the garage entrance from the back right to get more space. The reason we no longer have an entrance to the garage, is because one bay is now our mudroom!
This space is the workhorse of our house and rarely looks this organized and clean!
Downstairs we have a guest bathroom and bedroom that welcomes our loved one pretty regularly.
Our bedroom is the space that I havent gotten quite right yet, but my wheels are turning to hopefully make some simple changes.
My daughters bedroom got a tween makeover that really has worked out so well and she really loves her room.
As part of our renovations, we finally fixed the flooding issues in our basement (knock on wood please!) and finished it to a TV area
And kids play and crafting area.
And the final part of the changes happened in the last year outside with a porch and pool.
I feel so very blessed and lucky to have such a beautiful home and try my best to share it with those I love, even when it doesnt look like the pictures!
Thank you so much for visiting my home and thank you so much to Debbie for inviting me to her blog home!
If you would like to follow along with me on Facebook or Pinterest, I hope to share future projects and inspiration with you as well!
Thank you Laura so much for having us over today! Your home, style and decor are simply AWESOME!
If you don’t know Laura, go on over and say hello!
I’m lazy…&dont always comment- but I love your blog and I’m a subscriber now. You grabbed me on google+. Love the home showcases, this one is gorgeous!
Thank you Amy, glad to have you:)
Janel from NellieBellie
Hello beautiful!! What a stunning home full of charm and character!! Love it!
What a lovely home you featured today! Traditional…but current…and awesome!
I subscribed to Laura’s blog on email…just like I did with yours. I know I will enjoy it as I do yours! (:>)
It is all very pretty. You have a space for everything! I especially love the kitchen and the stove 😉 Thanks for letting us take a look at your beautiful home.
Laura has a gorgeous home! Beautiful pictures.
Claire @ A Little Claireification
Wow, Debbie thanks so much for having Laura over! Her home is beautiful! Off to follow her now! 🙂 Claire
beautiful, beautiful home! And you can add it to the list of homes on the tour that feel like home.
I concur! Love Laura’s style:) Thanks for the sweet comments, I know she will appreciate them as well.
Tiffany | offbeat & inspired
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your house! I’m drooling over your decor, the kitchen (with the WOLF RANGE… my absolute DREAM), and I have the same Anthro measuring cups!! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
OMG I think i am in love…….
Easy to do!
Wow- What a pretty-pretty home!!!! Love it-xo Diana
Debbie, thanks so much for sharing my home. All of these kind comments sure have made my night!! Thanks so much to all! Take care, Laura
I’m doing some MAJOR swooning here!!! I literally scrolled up and down over and over again just to absorb Laura’s beautiful home. I think that’s the first time I’ve seen it all in one big tour and it was PHENOMENAL! She has exceptional taste and it is gorgeous and elegant yet so warm and welcoming at the same time. And it’s a reflection of the heart and spirit of it’s owner for sure! 🙂
The Polka Dot Closet
Gorgeous home, thank you once again Debbie. I love that Laura decided to rehab instead of moving, great choice
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage
Laura definitely has one of my all time favorite home in all of blogland! I could move right in. I love her style. It’s chic and pretty while staying warm and inviting!! Super wonderful!!
Where do you do most of your shopping? I want to copy everything! 😀
I love Laura’s beautiful home!! It was so nice getting to see it in a full tour!
Love the wallpaper. I am one of the few people who actually likes wall paper done right and this is right!
Thanks for sharing, enjoyed my visit.
Such a beautiful home! I too love the wallpaper. Wish my laundry room had so much room, great space!
Thanks for sharing…
Laura’s home is amazing! What a great feature! She had me at the entry!
What a beautiful home!!!! I want to live there…
Beautiful home and outdoor areas, too. Love it all. Thanks for sharing.
I so love Laura’s home…it is so casually elegant…Laura is so very talented and her home is beautiful on the inside and out…just like Laura….Loved this feature Debbie.. !!
Suzy @ Worthing Court
Loved this feature of Laura’s beautiful home, Debbie!