Amanda’s House Tour

I mentioned not long ago that I was in Ohio for work, and while there I was able to spend some time with my friend Amanda.  We were best friends in high school, and we were in each other’s weddings.  You might recall that we showed a kitchen tour in Amanda’s last home over a year ago.  Well, she has moved into another home, and this one is even better.  So while visiting, I decided to take some photos because her style and home are beautiful. Enjoy the eye candy.

Foyer

One thing I really love about her house was the floor plan and layout.  The moment you walk in, there is a very open foyer.  I loved the stairs and how they were not typical.

 

Foyer

 

Dining Room

The dining room is on the right of the house once you enter.  Amanda added the beadboard, and it is wall paper.  Even after touching it I still didn’t believe it was wall paper because it looked and felt so real.  I  need to try out wall paper and do this beadboard paper somewhere in my house.  (You can see how my mom used it in her office/pantry here.)

 

Dining Room

She had the table made by a local man in the area, and I love the dark stain color.

 

 

Dining Room Hutch

This hutch has been in her husband’s family for years.  It has been in every house they have owned, and it has looked in amazing in every house.  I can’t imagine moving it each time.

 

Dining Room

Here is Amanda’s tea pot display.  I know my mom would be proud.  Amanda has always been a fan of my mom’s tea pots even when we were in high school.  I am glad to see she is starting her own collection.

 

 

Dining Room

This chair works perfectly in the corner.

 

 

Dining Room

Amanda bought her monogram on Etsy and then ironed them on the parson chairs.  It is a great way to dress up a room.

 

 

Study

The next room on the tour is her husband’s office.  This is a working office at night for Amanda’s husband who is an attorney.  (Amanda is an attorney, too, but instead of practicing law, she has started a design business.)

 

 

Study

Mike, Amanda’s husband loves golf, and these prints were perfect for any man’s office.  By the way, the wall color is Naval by Sherwin Williams.

 

 

Study

I just took my first golf lesson the other day so I am now really enjoying this golf art.

 

 

Living Room

Now, this is my favorite room in the whole house – the living room.  They added the stone to the fireplace when they moved in, and I think it makes such a great statement.

 

 

Living Room

The sofa and chairs are just beautiful.  Oh, and did I mention Amanda has three boys  ages six, four and three?

 

 

Living Room

I love how her home has an adult feel, and yet her children can sit on the sofa and chairs and look at a book.  They have their play area, but the whole house is not over run with kid things.  Everyone needs a place to relax and this works for their whole family.

 

 

Living Room

Again, just because you have young children doesn’t mean you can’t have a light colored sofa.

 

 

Living Room

The style of this chair is so fun, and it is really comfortable.

 

 

Living Room

For years I have been eyeing that dough bowl.  I love the size, and you can do so much with it.  I keep trying to convince her to sell it to me, but she is still holding onto it at the moment.

 

 

Living Room

This room is so large with a high ceiling, but Amanda wanted to have some sort of curtains.  She is crafty and bought drop cloths and stenciled away.

 

Living Room

Don’t they look amazing?

 

Living Room

The piano sits on the other side of the living room.  Her oldest has started piano lessons, and I even had the chance to hear him play.  It was fun to see he is using the same piano book that I used when I took piano.

 

 

Porch

Off the back of the house Amanda has a wonderful screened in porch that I have a feeling will get a lot of use.

 

 

Porch

I love this large pitch fork.

 

 

Porch

This hutch is from Amanda’s grandmother and it it also has worked well in all her homes.  I also think it has been painted at least 4 times and each time it looks great for where it is located.

 

 

Kitchen

Now on to the room everyone is waiting for  – the kitchen.  This kitchen had so much natural light. It was wonderful.

 

 

Kitchen

Painting the island is one of Amanda’s future projects.

Kitchen

The rolling pins look great in her kitchen.

 

 

Kitchen

We have another view of the kitchen.  I want to thank Amanda for letting me share her home with you all.  I bet we will get to show you more of it in the future.  It’s hard to believe they have lived there for less than a year.  I hope you enjoyed the house tour and thank you for reading.

 

Cheers!

 

Linking to Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

Comments

    • says

      Laura,

      Glad you enjoyed the tour. She is a southern girl just living in the midwest. I am with you and love the monograms on her chairs.

      Cheers!

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing Amanda’s gorgeous home…I can see why she is starting a design firm….she has great style and impeccable taste…looking forward to seeing more of her home….glad you had a nice visit with your friend!