Fieldstone Hill Historic Home Tour :: the guest suite
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by {darlene}

Fieldstone Hill Historic Home Tour

The Guest Suite

We are blessed to regularly welcome guests into our home. This guest suite was a part of a renovation and addition that we did 6 years ago. Here is a quick before and after exterior image of the back of our home that shows the addition:

Back of Fieldstone Hill before and after

The majority of our extended family lives out-of-state, and this is the epicenter of grandchildren. Fieldstone Hill sees its fair share of overnight visitors. So we are particularly thankful for our first floor guest suite that connects to our first floor bath.

Curtains, art and other details are much needed, but considering guest rooms can be the red-headed stepchildren of everyone’s homes, I share this unfinished space with joy. Won’t you come in?

This tiny room is made to feel larger by the ceiling height. We plan for ceiling to floor curtains, art on either side of the window below, and bedside wall-mount lighting {a great solution for tiny rooms}. A well-loved feature of this room? The MASSIVE family collection of legos are in those bins under the bed:

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Below, you can see how the room connects to the bathroom for a comfortable stay:

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The attached bathroom is also our first floor bathroom, hence the pocket door into the guest room and the regular door into our living room hall. The sink was crafted out of an antique piece of furniture that we had converted. The floor is mosaic slate:

bath view to guest

Storage is limited in an old house, so when we added this bath, I had them squeak in the slender and tall closet/storage next to the shower:

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One final and fun detail. The view below is seen from the bed in the guest room. This shot shows the fun variations in ceiling height in the room. See that fun little trap door? That leads to our boys’ room! We have a drop down wooden and rope ladder that leads from their room to this guest room! Definitely a favorite addition:

guest secret passage to boys room

Thank you for touring the guest suite with us! If I waited until it was all finished, it would be a while before I could invite you in, so I am so glad you came over – flaws and all.

On the future wish list for our guest room:

curtains

art

wall-mount bedside lighting

a tall, narrow dresser or wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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my thing for italia {+ a free printable for you}
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by {darlene}

I am an Italia-phile.

I am 50% Italian by blood, but, people, I can relate to this funny pic with 100% of every fiber of my being:

calm italians

Just be thankful you are not my calm German husband who has to deal with my hot and cold roller-coasters!

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I have been to Italy 3 times. Once, when I was 14, on a whirlwind tour. The next time I saw Italy from the eyes of a backpacking, hostel-staying 21 year old. My last visit was 10 years ago, with my love, for our 5 year anniversary. Italy is in my blood.

Everyone has something in their life that sparks such dreams and overwhelming passion and yearning. For me, that is Italia.

Italy is the art of man, colliding with the art of God. Italy is the essence of Living with Beauty. And each art-creation I personally create on this earth… every painting, every room, every design… each of them has a piece of Italia in it.

These days, like I do regularly, I am dreaming of when I will get to return again.

Won’t you dream with me and be inspired? {don’t miss the free printable at the end}:

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There is a beautiful Italian saying that I adore. I adore it so much, I decided it needed its own pretty little graphic so we can print it out!

Love Like An Italian, Free Printable:

Live with Passion.

Laugh from the [bottom of your] Heart.

Love deeply.

{right-click on the image to save to your computer, then print on card-stock at your preferred size}

vivi

va bene.

 


 

 

 

 

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Fieldstone Hill Historic Home Tour:: the entry
Monday, February 9, 2015 by {darlene}

Fieldstone Hill Historic Home Tour

The Entry

Hello strangers.

I have been missing you! How have you been? This decorating momma has been crazy. Crazy busy. Crazy tired. and probably just crazy in general. How is it that I completely forget the time-vortex of a one-and-a-half year old? My decorating efforts these days involve reorganizing, resorting, and half-heartedly trying to shut our plastic kids’ dinnerware drawer. If you see a mom of a little one, please go and hug her and march into her house and send her off to get a pedicure for 2 hours…

Around here, decorating happens slowly. It still definitely happens, because of the joy I take in homemaking. But it is not on the top of our priority list. So, instead, we welcome the joyful process of slow-decorating.

But recently I had a deadline that propelled me into picking up the the toys and school books from every corner, and I cleaned up the entire house! And – perk – I decided it was high time I give you a whole house tour! It has been a very long time since I have properly updated, which is just a party-pooper, because who doesn’t love a good virtual house tour? I hope you will enjoy touring with me! While we have a long way to go, decorating wise, I take great joy in the fact that there are not dust-bunnies and stuff-explosion all over these pics. ha!

Fieldstone Hill Historic Home tour

Let’s go room by room, week by week. And what better way to start than by inviting you into our entry?

This room is big for an entry, because it used to be a formal parlor in our 1820’s home. This was the formal reception room in the home, which historically would have been filled with the homeowner’s finest furnishings and art; a room for entertaining, hosting family occasions such as weddings, births, and funerals.

For us, it functions as a front hall. There are two entry doors {they are so close that I never know which door people are at when they are knocking!}. And it is also a well-used music room for our musical family. There is always someone playing on that piano around here. Even Georgia Lu. She screeches until someone lifts her up on that bench.

The Fieldstone Hill Entry

 

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On the future wish list for this room:

Grasscloth walls

Painting the floors. yep.

Baby Grand Piano. This room has been crying for one.

Try to keep my dang house plants alive.

That unpainted stairwell? Gallery wall and grasscloth, baby.

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Thanks for touring with me!

I am looking forward to sharing more of our VERY In-Progress, ever evolving home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#projectkitchen : designing our own family farm table
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by {darlene}

This whole #projectkitchen thing is starting to feel real. Take a gooooooooood look at my before pics, because I am holding out high hopes that they will be a thing of the past. We still have some chatting to do and finalizing with our potential contractor. Alllllllmost……

Meanwhile, I have pulled the trigger on our family farm table.

Being that I was raised by Michael Landon and his idyllic Little House on the Prairie, I have always wanted one big family table where the family gathered, worked, did homework, visited. That sort of goodness.

But being that I am a fussy, dramatic, make-up and velvet loving gal who is originally from NJ horse country… I can’t fully forgo my glam roots.

Hence my Glam Farmhouse style. This farm table won’t be an exception. High-Gloss Glamour meets Farmhouse Simplicity.

Here are some of my inspiration photos:

 

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amazing table2 amazing table3 farmtable

top table design

So, working from those inspiration pics, I sent the following ideas over to our Master Craftsman, Jesse Hoover of JHCraftsman:

1. I decided on a Parsons shape to keep the look hanging between sleek and modern, and classic farmhouse. The size will seat 8+

table shape

2. I want the finish to look something like this ebony goodness, to contrast all of the brown we have going on in our farmhouse:

ebony color

3. I am stealing from the creative genius of my friend Angela and using a similar pattern on my tabletop, sans the white:

 

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Then, we are hoping to seal the daylights out of this beauty so we can do what you are supposed to do with furniture… EVEN pretty furniture:

USE IT!

And use it we will. This family eats, schools, works, plays and visits at our farmhouse table. This table is the hub of our home.

I can’t wait to see it… and I can’t wait to share it with you! I hope to be back soon sharing additional #projectkitchen thoughts your way.

Do you use a family table? You know, the one where everyone gathers? Do tell!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

My best YL special yet:

young living

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