Friday, February 04, 2011

Living the Dream

Yesterday, I posted about my dream home and today, I thought it would be nice to post about my real home.  Dreaming has always served me well, but I'm also a "love the one you're with" kind of gal. I've spent the last few days indoors due to severe weather conditions here in Dallas and I've had some time to putter and rearrange furniture.  Last week, we introduced a piano into our home.  It was a gift from a friend.  I don't know about you, but when a new piece of furniture arrives in my home, I start re-thinking my furniture layout.  So, I've puttered, I've tinkered, I've re-shuffled the deck and I've taken some photos.  No doubt, it would be wonderful to have an apartment in Paris.  However, dreaming of Paris reminded me that I am living my dream.  Right now.  It just happens to be in a ranch house in Dallas.

Piano and Orma's Painting

Piano Corner

Wicker Bench

Like most American dining rooms, ours is a multi-functional space.  In addition to eating meals, we also use the dining room for art projects, writing, working, surfing the web, play time, playing music, listening to music and general family lounging.

Dining Room and Entry

Desk Caddy

Side Board

Side Board Detail

Here is our living room.  We have a rotating art installation over the mantle -  my three year old son is always cranking out art work and this particle board allows me to tape up the masterpiece of the moment. 

Living Room


Mantle w/ Walker's Art

...and I'm still loving the throw pillows I recently made out of napkins.

Living Room

Coffee Table Detail

And just for fun, I'm using a vintage suitcase and Samsonite as a make-shift side table for the chair in my office.  I'm always looking for a place to set a glass and this works beautifully. 

Library Chair

Suitcases and Books

...and here my snow covered front yard this morning!

You can see more of my home via Flickr.
Thank you, dear readers, for allowing me to show you around my real dream home!


christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Your home is lovely and I adore that chair with the suitcases beside. I think the rotating kid artwork over the fireplace is such a sweet idea- my fridge just isn't cutting it these days. Also loving the dark walls in your dining room. You have a beautiful home! xo

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Love your son's art work! I've long thought he is quite the talent.
Did you see my "copy cat" post? I copied your napkin-to-pillows on my funny little stool. ;)

AppleTree said...

Did I see a jar of little green army men? Winner of most original accessory ever! Cute.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Yes - those are army men in an apothecary jar. Since I share my home with a three-year-old, I like to have fun things for him tucked around the house.

Anne Marie... said...

very artsy! how cool to see the inside of your home...

I love the army men in the glass canister - that is such a great idea...3yr. old boy for sure!

Anne Marie

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful, personal home and I LOVE all the art. that final shot is wonderland!

Anonymous said...

I love your house! I really like the rotating artwork-great idea!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful. So glad you shared.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

You can tell so much about a person by their art, and I think it's amazing that you give your sons work so much prominence. He must be very proud to have his masterpieces on display! Really lovely home :)

Barbara said...

Your home is lovely! I adore the dark walls - very gutsy and it paid off! I smiled when I saw the Bohemian Manifesto and astrology books...I have them, too. Enjoy living the dream!

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Thank you so much - all of you - for your sweet comments about my home. I really love living here and watching the house shift to suit our changing needs as a family.

Cheers all and have a great weekend!


tangogirl said...

What a beautiful home. Obviously a great deal of care and thought went into every detail!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What a beautiful follow up! Your home is a dream! I love so many things, but what I love the most is the feeling of warmth and love in every room. I particularly love the art work! xo Samantha ps. The music is by Soko.

Meera @ firstsense said...

Your home is gorgeous! Adore the charcoal walls and all the art and accessories. You have fantastic style!

Love your bohemian style blog!

Brandi said...

Your home is so cozy and beautiful! I wished I had some projects ready before this weather! But I got a bunch of things listed on Craigslist so that was good!