4.07.2011

Instagr.am House Tour


We've been in the new place for less than a week, and I'm already almost done unpacking. I can't rest when there's boxes everywhere, not knowing where anything is. And besides i. love. decorating. I couldn't wait to get everything into place! We're now in a much bigger spot, and it's nice not feeling so stuffed. We went from having one room, a tiny office, a giant living room, and no storage to having two rooms, an office, a living room, a den, an attic, AND a garage. We're so happy!

I'm reading a book about everyday living in the 1860s and 70s, and the chapter I'm on now is talking about the houses and how almost everyone had a parlor in the front. The author describes it as a pretentious sitting room that hardly got used unless they had company. Since we have a big den in the back with wooden walls and heavenly lighting, I decided to keep the front room pretty simple (since we don't really need it), mostly for sitting and listening to vinyl. And (as pretentious as it might be) I insist on calling it a parlor. :)

Everything is still in the works right now. I've still got more things to hang and more curiosities to scatter, but I couldn't help but go nuts with the instagr.am yesterday. I promise real pictures once it's all put together!
the office.
the office.
the den. (i'm a national geographic collector.)
the sew room.
the den. americana. (starting a collection for my printer's tray.)
the parlor and the sew room.

24 comments:

A Wild Tonic said...

What a gorgeous space you've set up! I'm definitely using some of these pictures as inspiration. Very pretty. :)

Morgan and Lua said...

It looks like the house is coming together so well! Congrats on the move. I can't wait to see it when everything is decorated and in the right place. You have a great eye for it!

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

ah i love your place!!! i love how it TOTALLY fits the way you dress. what a great post, thanks for sharing :)


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Beatrice said...

wow! your place looks spectacular!! ^,^

Nikki said...

Your house looks like an amzing and inspiring plcae :) all the luttle deco material! i adore it :) x

Kelly said...

It is coming along so nicely! I have this slight addiction to moving simply for the opportunity to decorate and re-decorate. It feels so good to be in a new, fresh place that identifies with the current place you are in life.

Michal said...

wow your place looks amazing. i love that you have a parlor! :]

Ashlee said...

your place sounds (and looks) like a dream!

Dakota said...

Your house looks gorgeous!! The wood walls, the general Americana/sepia toned loveliness, your enviable parlor... so amazing <3

LadyFLASHBACK said...

looks like you have great stuff and a great house! really like the wood walls, always nice not to have to add to much decor or paint and still feel homey.

also, those boots and loafers are two of my dream shoes!

jess s//LadyFlashback.com

pineapplemint said...

It looks fantastic! Are those rulers or paint stirrers in that can? That is my favorite detail.

juliamarisa said...

that's it, i'm moving in.

Amber Blue Bird said...

your place looks stellar. I am the same way when it comes to unpacking, i cant relax until everything is in its proper place

Tashrin said...

I'm truly looking forward to the full house tour once you're done, the space looks positively intriguing and I'm particularly enchanted by your idea of a parlor.

Love

Tashrin
Twitter - @ishrattrishna

apurpledress said...

Wow your house is amazing! I love the pictures!

Jaclyn said...

Nicely done. Looks very warm and homey.

eliza said...

I love the printer's tray.
What's the name of the book? That sounds like something I would like to read.

christina said...

pretty! i could easily live there... :)))

sarah said...

Oh! These photos are simply gorgeous! What a beautiful place you have. I love your sense of style!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh Starr, this is the cutest and most inspiring home ever!! I would probably die a little inside to know how much you pay in rent for a place like that. Our little one bedroom apartment in the city is SO over priced it's kind of disgusting. You seriously make me reconsider living in the city though. Your decorating is out of control awesome. All your sweet touches are just perfect and seem really "you". Thanks so much for sharing your personal space with us. Really really fantastic.
XOXO

Dawn said...

Starr, I am a fairly new follower and feel compelled to leave you a comment about how beautiful your living space is....your decor is so reminiscent of a 70's home, one of my favorite era's. Drop in sometime and say hello...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Clare said...

Brilliant inspiration - loving your house and the pictures you took.

ps...i want a parlour too!!!

Princess White said...

lordy lordy i was sold on your blog just from the vintage look of our new place.....my fav is the sewin room of course... *sigh* my kind of gal....

Merry Alana said...

I also would be interested in the name of the book - sounds like something I would read for sure!