My Vineyard Home

Welcome to Lake Chelan and Amos Rome Vineyards!  When we sold our big house in Seattle, we bought and remodeled a condo in Edmonds and also bought some land in Eastern Washington to start our retirement dream!  We have about 12 acres of Merlot, Cab Franc, Pinot Noir and Malbec planted and in the middle of the vineyard, we built a huge garage with a 2 bed/2 bath unit above.  We wanted something open so we could host a lot of people and share the beauty of the area.

I jumped on the gray and white kitchen bandwagon and love it!  The cabinets are two tone- darker Cityscape (SW7067) on the lower and lighter Argos (SW7065) above.  Large scale white subway tile and medium brown hardwood floors all blend together beautifully with Desert Gold granite countertops.  Color is supplied by my Fiestaware dishes in multiple colors!  It was interesting to design and plan around all the furniture I already had which we brought from our Seattle home. Walls and ceilings are Wool Skein (SW6148) with Arcade White (SW7100) trim.

Our great room flows right from the kitchen with a large table and black granite bar and into the seating area.  We had dark red leather furniture but wanted to add a bit more color so ended up choosing Riverway (SW6222) in the livingroom.

Also had to spray paint and recover our old chairs! A bit hard to tell in these photos but metal is now grayer and the fabric also has quite a bit of gray going through it.Master bed and bath are also in the gray theme with Intellectual Gray (SW7045) which looks more green.  Bath cabinets are the same light gray as the kitchen with left over Lennon granite from our Edmonds condo!

Guest bath is also the same light gray kitchen cabinet color with the same kitchen granite.  Wall color in guest bed and bath is Upward (SW6239) which looks more blue.I would love to hear what you all think of all the colors I have chosen – a bit of a crazy mixture but with all the windows and sunlight we get here, it seems to work.  Still a work in progress as I have many bare walls that need to be addressed…..

TV Solution

The dreaded TV. My husband and I added the TV package when we bought our house so that we could hide the cords in the walls (YAY). We did however debate for awhile on what wall to put it on. He of course wanted it front and center and I did not! I finally caved but I was determined to find a solution to hide the TV when I wanted to. (And don‘t tell my husband but I am so happy we put it where it is so he was oh so right). So the search began! 

I started searching everywhere on the internet to find an easy stylish solution for hiding our giant black box. I finally came across one photo of a map and the description was talking about maps in front of a TV. Brilliant right!? I started searching and couldn‘t find anywhere that someone had actually tried this. Only that one small mention. It is so simple I was shocked that no one had really tried it! I was definitely game. I searched for awhile for a map that I liked. It had to roll up and down, I wanted something with subdued colors with an antique feel (or of course an actual antique). It also had to be big enough to cover the entire TV. I finally came across this one on ebay, a 1958 Denoyer-Geppert pull down cloth map, and I bought it immediately! Ahhhhh so excited! I couldn‘t wait for it to come in! I loved it immediately when it came. Now I just had to wait for the house to put it up. Did I mention I have no patience when it comes to decorating!? Waiting was torture.

As soon as we got the house it was one of the first projects we tackled (because I just didn‘t want to wait haha). Seriously, this was so easy! We bought a 2×4 from Lowes and I painted it with Annie Sloans Graphite chalk paint so that it would look like a part of the map. We had to mount it on a piece of wood so that it would stick out from the wall far enough to pull down over the TV. I painted it and waxed it. After that my husband measured, leveled and screwed it up on the wall. Once that was done it was super easy to screw the map up straight into the wood. 

So that is it. An easy and great way to hide that big black box when you don’t want to see it! It turned out exactly how I wanted. 

Here is a few pictures of my living room decorated for the Fourth of July with the map front and center! 

Tween Bedroom Makeover

My daughter’s bedroom needed a major update because most of the decor was from her original baby nursery.  Since she’s about to start middle school, it was clearly time! Her window treatments are the last thing we are waiting on, but she is thrilled with the results and so am I!  We started with wallpaper from Serena and Lily and this set the tone and color palette for the room.  The ceiling is my favorite feature, because we created a tray with simple molding, then painted the inside with a mauve-type pink (BM Palermo Rose) and the outside a lighter shade of pink (BM Petunia Pink).  Both colors were picked up from the wallpaper. We added a lovely chandelier and the colors from the ceiling radiate off of the crystals.  The walls are BM Chantilly Lace.  Linens from Pottery Barn Kids and the starburst mirror from Target.  Everything else was already present in her room, including Mr. Moo Moo, who has been with her since birth!  To truly appreciate the breadth of this transformation, see the “Before” photos below!

A Room for Macy

My daughter decorated her room, all by herself :). I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and thought her room turned out beautiful! She wanted a white and tiffany blue room, with a beachy feel. She created a gallery wall with a variety of teal and white cottage frames. Rivulets Quilt from Anthropologie. Throw Pillows ~ Target & World Market. Fabric for Headboard Jumbo Aqua Stripe ~ New Arrivals, Inc. New Arrivals Custom Pom Pom Curtain Panels. Bedside Table ~ Homegoods.

A New Sofa and Summer Decorating

Life has been a little crazy in my world the last couple of months, and I’ve been a little absent from the ”neighborhood” lately, but I’m enjoying getting caught up on what everyone has been up to. 

We had a new sofa delivered last month (the slipcovered white sofa I’ve wanted for YEARS) and I finally spent some time adding ”summer“ to our home over the weekend.

How do you like to decorate for summer?

~ Pantry ~ Now Baking Station

Pantry ~ Now Baking Station ~

My love story starts with my husband.  He has always been there for me throughout our 36 years of marriage.

He always tries to help in anyway he can – 

I had a pantry in my kitchen which was using space for things I hardly ever used.  I really wanted a baking station, but since my kitchen is so small there was no room for it.

I had an idea to make my pantry into that baking station.

Pete made that happen for me.  God bless him every day for all he does for me, and others.