Thursday, April 12, 2012

If I Were Selling...

People who live in my town are suspicous of my claim there is no house move in the works...I have a reputation and I'm not living up to it! Alas, I do believe those days of buying, "prettying up" and selling at a profit in rapid succession are over. But, if I were putting our house up for sale and stood to bank a big return, this is probably the look I'd be shooting for next. (Though not quite so large!) Modern with enough classic elements to keep it familiar and comfortable. While I'd mix up the furniture and bring in more color...the architecture is spot on.




Clean lines and metal framed doors warmed by paneling and endless windows.



I'd want to replace the table with something more organic and bring in color through the chairs, 
but adore this space with it's dark floors and open ceiling.


Again, just enough traditional to keep the modern welcoming.
I'd pick up a gray from the stone floors for the cabinetry color.


In the mud room and bedroom I can't think of a thing I'd change!
Oh, yes I can...a taller bed and some happy color and pattern on pillows.

And while I don't have this home, I DO have that little tripod side table in silver with the ring. 
It was a steal from Target for around $25. 
It's presence here kind of amuses me...grounding the home in at least a bit of reality?


And so, despite the current economy, here's to dreaming...

31 comments :

  1. A girl can dream. Architectural details, huge windows, and big trees...sigh!

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  2. What I would do to have that mud room!!! So many great details in this home but the mud room sold it for me!

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  3. That mud room is DIVINE! Complete with a sink and everything!!!

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  4. That is such a beautiful home. I love that mudroom - we have never had one, and it's that one thing I think we always really needed.

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  5. I've seen enough episodes of House Hunters to know that husband & wives don't always agree on the type of house they want.
    So, does your husband like the same type of house?

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  6. Mary, Good question, he LOVED this house when I showed it to him. He leans toward modern, so with the traditional details in this house I'd think we'd have a winner here for both of us! Janell

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  7. Gorgeous! I love that it is modern with a tast of the traditional...makes it seem warm yet clean and fresh. I could live in that mudroom!

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  8. It gorgeous. I'd love that mud room!

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  9. Wow - that's so yummy! I had no idea, from my readings, that you were a 'flipper' in your day? Cool!

    Bethany

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  10. I have a mud room but it doesn't look like that. Gorgeous. Keep dreaming -- it's fun!!!!

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  11. *** Hi, dear Janell~~~ I reeeally like this house... ALOT... and the property surrounding it, too. It has a "truth" about it, and a feeling of "calm"... much appreciated in a home these days, me thinketh!!!

    Soooo, IMHO, you made a reeeeally gooooood "choice"... I can envision you n' the family there. Y' know, they SAY there's always "one last move" in everyone... could THIS be it, even though your present home IS D*I*V*I*N*E???

    Hugs,
    Linda ("in AZ *)
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  12. Mee tooo!!! I couldn't agree more! Modern but familiar!!!
    LOVE IT!!!
    ~Ashli

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  13. what a beautiful dream.....I could definitely live in that one.

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  14. Oh I could move right into that house. I wonder if they had painted all the original wood inside. I love the exterior.. dreamy!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  15. Stunning. I love all of the millwork mixed with the modern lines as well. I could live in the mudroom. I don't take up much space ;)

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  16. What a beautiful home! I could see you living there, so get packing!

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  17. That house is amazing! I can only imagine how fabulous it would be with your talented touch on the decor! and thanks for showing not every designer space is full of expensive items...the $25 Target table looks awesome! Even more affordable...dreams - they are free!

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  18. Totally agree. This is fabulous! I especially love the outdoor fireplace! You can have quite the patio party there!

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  19. I love that look! I'd move-in tomorrow!

    youngmarriedandhungry.com

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  20. Can I move in with you! I love the clean lines and the large windows!

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  21. Love it! I could totally live there. Dream big right!

    kaescornerdesign.blogspot.com

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  22. Gorgeous! Love the huge windows and tall ceilings :)

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  23. Beautiful-- but eerie.

    I don't think people really live in that house. Too clean!

    -Pat

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  24. That is absolutely beautiful. I instantly zero'd in on the bedroom because I have been eying WHITE bedding all day.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  25. WOW!!!It's amazing!!!Love the place!

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  26. That mud room is DIVINE! Complete with a sink and everything!!

    mudroom storage

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