My [Town] House Tour

I am really excited to show you around my new home.  It is a three-story townhome with three bedrooms and two and a half baths, kitchen, big open living room/dining room, upstairs deck, a downstairs den that opens to a lovely enclosed patio, and a nice big workroom!  I'll post the "before" pictures here and will update with current pictures soon. Enough chatter -- here are the before pictures - the good, the bad and the eighties.  

The outside is pretty nice.  Honestly, my favorite part is that I have to do zero maintenance.  

Here is the entryway.  Pretty basic.  I've since removed the little rug and that oddly placed bar of hooks.  The floor here is blue tile.  The walls throughout the house are a cool white with a decidedly blue undertone.  I have a feeling I'll be painting once I'm here a bit longer.   

Here are a whole bunch of perspectives of the living room/dining room.  I love the big french doors and all the light.  I also love the fireplace.  What do I not love?  The wall color, the 1980s feel of that staircase, the carpet, the strange location for the fireplace.  No worries.  It will all come together.  

Here is the deck off of the living room (the french doors open onto it).  I *love* the secluded view.  This is what sold me on the place: I don't look into anyone else's townhome.  I look at trees.  

Next up: the kitchen.  Oh boy.  The owners removed the wallpaper that is in this picture (thank goodness).  It's a great size, has a little eat-in area and is totally functional.  The floor is white tile (and impossible to keep clean) and the cabinets.  The cabinets.  Brown wood.  My poor broken white-paint loving heart.  

The half bath is right off the entryway.  When I moved in, it was painted purple.  It took me about a month before I repainted it (with my landlord's permission).  Here it is, though it's kind of hard to see the color.  See the towel bar that looks like plumbing supplies? Those are all over the house.  Yup.

How about we go down to the den?  This room was a huge bonus - I'll make it into a playroom/tv room for the kids.  So much open space.  I love it. 

Here is the downstairs patio.  Isn't it lovely?  I think next Spring I'll work on making this space pretty great.

Here is my workroom.  It has all the utilities in here, but it is also a huge storage/workroom area.  How perfect for me?  Obviously I need to whip this spot into shape.

Back upstairs, here is the upstairs hallway.  The master bedroom is in that doorway.  I need a piece of furniture to cozy it up and block that railing.

The Master Bedroom is large and light-filled.  I love it.  The ceiling fan is ... questionable.  My room is painted a basic white.  Of all the paint colors in the house, this one works the best. 

The master bath.  Ok.  It is a nice size and the floor and subway tile are gorgeous. It has updated fixtures.  But the wallpaper.   I have the permission of my landlord to take it down and paint and you can bet it will happen soon.  The current grey-white-black swirl screams 1982 bachelor pad.

The kids' bath is very blue: blue toilet, blue bathtub, blue accent tiles.  It's currently painted a pretty drab beige.  I'm going to paint it a crisp warm white very soon.  I figure I can't change the blue, so I'll work with it. 

Big's room is the smallest of the three bedrooms, but still a nice size. It is painted a matte white.  It works for now, but I would like to paint it a softer, warmer cream.  

Little's room is a bit larger than Big's.  It had navy blue mini blinds.  I will leave to your imagination what happened to those suckers.  Little's room is painted the same as Big's. 

Finally, the laundry closet is upstairs as well.  I can't begin to say how much I love this.  And you know me: I have some plans to update this little nook.

So there you have it! The full tour of my new house.  I've made a lot of progress in the few months that I've been living here.  I can't wait to show you how things look now!

See you swoon,


  1. What a great space! It looks huge from the pictures and I'm sure you can't wait to tackle all those rooms. Don't get overwhelmed. I wonder if the landlord will let you paint the cabinets? It would certainly update them!

  2. I agree, this is a great space. And you get to do lots of painting and make it super cute. Enjoy making it feel like home.

  3. I never paid much attention to your deck and patio when I was there. They are really nice!! I can't wait to see your "after" pics :)