Thursday, March 17, 2011

Memory Lane

Well this week I am feeling really nostalgic, and a little sad if I am being really honest here. My mom's house, which we lived in for 9 years went on the market this week. My mom recently moved to the city and although we all held on tight to this house, it was ready to move on. None of us live at home anymore, and my mom is loving city life.

Isn't she a pretty little gem?
But the real reason I am sharing pictures of the house is because I think my mom has the most unbelievable taste and vision of any person I've ever known. Best part, shes a therapist, not even a designer. This woman has vision any designer could only dream of. 

She bought this house and my sisters and I hated it. It was awkward and uncomfortable, but she knew it was something special. So after a little bit of construction and a major surface makeover. She made it incredible.

Not only does she have vision, she has timeless vision.
These sofas are almost 20 years old

Dining room covered in a rusty orange grass cloth

The most flawlessly gorgeous kitchen. I wish I had a close up of those pendants!

Her office

Master

And finally... the bedroom I grew up in.
I wish I had taken pictures before the house went on the market because we moved out a ton of the furniture to my mom's place downtown, so this shows the house "staged", but it still gives an idea of what a special house it is.



34 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! It has great flow ,light and style:)

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  2. This house is literally perfect! I can picture myself enjoying coffee in the kitchen....love it!

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  3. hi again, i was going to email you, but can't find a link to email. would you mind telling me where this house is? or point me in the direction of a listing link?

    we have two small children and are at that crucial point where we either stay in the city or hike it out to the "subs" as my kids call the burbs. anyway, it's all going to depend on if i can find the perfect house and this house looks pretty and perfect to me.

    you could email me through my blog if that's easy for you.

    ps found your blog today through cornflakes dream and am loving it.

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  4. It is bittersweet when you see the house you grew up in being sold. I still drive by the home I grew up in once in a while to see what changes the new owners have made.

    I hope that the move has made your mom happy, that's the most important thing.

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  5. Aww, I know the feeling! My parents are planning on selling ours and makes me so sad : ( Better that your Mom is in the city closer to you though.
    Xx.

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  6. Lovely! While I'm sure it's difficult to say goodbye, it seems as though the house will be lovingly cared-for by its future owners. And obviously, style runs in your family...the home is lovely!

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  7. oh.my.goodness! I would buy that house it's gorgeous!

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  8. ummmmm, lovely, lovely, lovely. That kitchen is killer!

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  9. so in love with this house! sad I didn't get to spend more time in it :(

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. Your mom definitely has great taste! I love the warm colors and accents.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on the blog and hope to get to know you soon in blogland!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. gorgeous! your mom has such a great eye for interior design. i loove those couches! i'm dying for a white one myself. yay chicago blog love. now following :)

    xo.ashley

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  12. really pretty house. your mom does have great taste !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful home! Your mom does have style :)
    I can imagine it is difficult to let it go.

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  14. That house is beyond lovely- the outside facade is so so pretty and completely the type of house I would LOVE to own. Your mom has gorgeous style and I can definitely see where you get it from- thanks for sharing a little piece of you sweetie! xo

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  15. I love it. My mom just did the same. Your house is adorable.

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  16. What a gorgeous home! I know the feeling of having to say goodbye to it -- my mom sold the house I grew up in right before I went to college and it was tough.

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  17. This is and forever will be my favorite house ever!

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  18. oh wow what a great place



    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  19. What a gorgeous place! Love every inch.

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  20. sooo beautiful! these are such lovely pics to keep to help you remember the house. i see now where you get your talent from!! will be so nice to be able to show these pics to your kids one day! congrats to your mom on the big move to the city...

    xo,
    joAnn

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  21. Wow! She is a brilliant designer/decorator! I'm sure you have such great memories from living there. xoxo

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  22. This house is darling! I can see why you're sad to leave it behind! Your mom is a brilliant designer.

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  23. Goodluck with the sale- what a beautiful house

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  25. my stars that is an awesome house. inside and out. love the roof lines. And I can see where you get your decor knack!

    donna

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  26. Oh my gosh. Your mom has such talent!! Such a gorgeous house. I really like how it looks from the outside and the inside is even better!!

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  27. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over these photos! Absolutely heavenly!
    So glad you stopped by!
    Anna

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