Monday, August 26, 2013

A LITTLE HOUSE TOUR....BATHROOMS AND ALL......................................

Since we are in the process of putting our house on the market to sell, some of you have asked me to see some shots around here.  I've taken a few shots with a few little things we have changed this is so hot outside that all you can do is stay inside and do little projects there.  The round mirror above the little table used to be antique gold and hang in our powder room.  I loved its shape and wanted to change it so I painted it a wonderful shade of dark, dark blue...which actually looks purple in the pic.  The cloth on the table is one of my Kantha cloths from India.  I actually have started becoming a collector of these things.  I can't believe it, as I have almost NEVER been a collector of any one thing...but I have fallen in love with all the color.  They are actually made from old Sari's and hand stitched in the little villages in India.

This is a shot of the other side of the living room.  The little square beaded pieces on the pillows are some little things I picked up at one of my favorite stores while we were traveling.

Looking down the hall with a little funky seating area.  The lantern is actually all metal but I wanted to soften the light so I draped black lace over it.  And of course one of my Buddhas....often use them as a place to put pretty hats.

My room where I spend time working on art stuff and watching TV with the dogs.  Once again, Kanthas covering the sofa.  My dogs shed and of course the like to burrow and make little mounds with all the this does save the sofa from damage.

The other side of my room.  At the present all my art supplies are stored in the far corner out of sight.  I've tried to tidy up a bit but I know I will have to do more when the house is staged finally to sell.

Our master bath.  We have not remodeled in here....had always planned to...but now it is going to stay the way it is.  The only thing we have done in here is spiff up the cabinets with some paint.  

Guest bathroom....nothing done here as well other than paint.  You know, I always wanted to change these out while we lived here.  But now, I don't know...they are actually pretty funky and kind of go with our feel.  We have been looking at homes and all the bathrooms look the same.....brown, brown and more brown.  LOL LOL

I've shown pics of my remodeled kitchen in another won't include that here.  We have really loved living in this house and will surely miss it...but I know once this one sells and we find another one...we will be able to give it our touch and it too will become HOME.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour today and didn't find it too boring.  When we moved here 12 years ago, we did not have nearly so much color, but over the years Brad and I have felt we needed more and more so it has turned out this way.


  1. Your home is beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It is truly a work of art.

  2. You have a lovely home, hopefully it will sell quickly. Things are looking up in the Arizona housing market, fingers crossed.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. It is just lovely, Jo. It has great bones and I love the fireplace, too. Where are you going? xo Diana

  4. Your home is beautiful, Jo. I hope you will find a buyer who loves it and cherishes it as much as you do!

  5. Hi Nana.....we are staying in this area....but don't have a house yet. Not putting ours on the Market until November of this year.


  6. your home is beautiful, magical, fierce,and has such style, I LOVE what you have done with each room, your use of color is amazing and each room has pieces that capture your attention and curiosity, the house is beautiful but its your touch that makes it truly shine, I can't wait to see what you do with your new home!

  7. Hi Jo,
    What a warm and inviting home you have! Thank you so much for the tour.
    Love all the colors!

  8. I LOVE your bathroom! The pictures give it a nice "feel" if that makes sense. Lovely home!

  9. I love all the colors in your home. You are right; all the new houses look alike are are boring and show a lot of shade of brown. There is no fun or happiness in brown.

  10. Your home is so lovely and creative. I hope whoever buys it will want to keep it with all its charm.

  11. Yaay! I've been waiting for this moment...and (of course) it did not disappoint! Your home is beautiful! Rather, your eye for decor and design is beautiful! And I'm sure your new space will be as well.

  12. I love the color you've brought to your beautiful home and am sure that you will do the same with a new home that will no longer be brown, brown, brown! Don't be surprised if the realtor wants your house a bit less colorful for showing.

    When we were getting ready to sell our home of 29 years three and a half years ago, the realtor asked that we remove EVERYTHING -- furniture, belongings, pictures, etc. -- before it went on the market. We were horrified. But it sold in two weeks for a good price. And our furniture and belongings look great in our new home. I hope you have the same good luck -- though I hope not the hassle we had! So much of your decor is just too good to take out!

  13. Dear Jo, your eclectic taste makes your home a warm and inviting space.I love all the different patterns, and textures you have filled the home with! It is truly unique, and the bath rooms are fine as is! xoxo Christel

  14. ...super funky awesomeness! ~ thank yoU! ~ for this special share! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(O:

  15. Great house. I am all about cozy and warm, and that's exactly what you have!

  16. Loved taking the Virtual Tour of your Beautiful Home... I Adore your Santos and Zen Table... just my Style! Thanks for coming by for a Blog visit and appreciating my Dark Humor. *Winks* Laughter is always like a Good Medicine... and a Good Rant relieves any Torture of the Soul! *Smiles*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  17. I love houses like yours where every item has a fascinating story or appearance!


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