Decorating a home for the holidays is one of my most favorite things to do. So you can imagine how excited I was to be asked to be a part of the Holiday Housewalk 2018. Jennifer Rizzo has done so much to make this happen and I am so thankful to be included.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that our 100-year-old home is featured on the Home Bunch website. As I wrote to Luciane at Home Bunch, I still cannot believe she invited me to be a part of “Beautiful Homes of Instagram”. When she first reached out to me, my first thought was, “But our home isn’t beautiful. It’s just a home with of a bunch of my flea market finds!”
You know that saying that you should throw a party every year just to get your house in order. Well, commit to a magazine shoot or feature on an amazing blog like Home Bunch and you will be astonished at what you can accomplish.
One of the best things that came from this experience is that it forced me to get all of my sources in order. Most of our home is original (as in it was built 102 years ago). The two large remodels were in 2000 (kitchen, family room, two baths and the back porch) and 2008 (master bedroom, bath, closet, and the boy’s bathroom). It took a lot of research to find the sources from so many years ago and I could not have done it without my good friends Thano and Kathy Adamson at Mission Tile West. They were able to access all of my receipts from the two remodels to find where everything was purchased!
I also had a paint color problem. Maybe this was due to the fact I am an artist, but 90% of the paint colors in our house are custom colors. I like to mix paint and apparently that also applies to paint you put on the walls. So in order to be able to share my paint colors with all of you, I went through the entire house and matched all of our colors to the Home Depot Behr Paint Collection. I was shocked that every color had almost an exact match (note to self … use an existing color next time so I don’t drive my painter crazy yet again!). So finally you will all be able to see my paint colors firsthand wherever you may live!
I have shared just a few of the photos here that you will find on the Home Bunch Blog. Of course, you need to head on over to Home Bunch and see all of them. Considering I took 350 photos, I think we did a good job finding the best of the best.
I am so proud of how nice our one-hundred-year-old home looks on the Home Bunch site today.
One of the benefits of living in Southern California is that your outside dining area is likely to be a big part of your Fall Home Tour. Two of the best weather months for outdoor dining are September and October. Believe it or not, it was ninety-one degrees on Saturday.