Am I alone in liking to take a peek at other people’s homes? Maybe it’s an occupational hazard, but I love home tours, open houses, magazine spreads, and anything else that lets me see how other people live. And the blogosphere has been quite helpful in getting me my daily dose of other people’s abodes. When I want to see incredible houses that I could never afford (or, in some cases, wouldn’t take if you paid me), I hop over to the RealEstalker, who gets all the dish on high priced celebrity properties, sometimes including floorplans for me to drool over. Alan thought I was a bit strange for looking forward to seeing his bathroom renovation unfold. But Red really inspired this post with a cool meme she posted. I’m not brave enough to post photos of my own house per the rules of her meme, because you aren’t allowed to clean first.
So, begging her forgiveness, I’m starting my own–the Blogosphere Home Tour. I won’t tag anyone to do it, but I hope several of you will. No real rules–just post up pics of your place and tell us why it feels like home to you. Link back to me so I know to come check you out! And, good sport that I am, I’ll go first.
First up, my master bath. The subject of a light remodel earlier this year. The builder-original vinyl floor and white walls were replaced with travertine, nicer trimwork, and new paint:
Next up, the dining room. Like most dining rooms, it gets used once a month…but my $50 chairs, moving- sale table, and bargain artwork make it a nice little spot to eat a TV dinner:
Around the corner, the living room. Home of the freeby sofa, the finish-it-yourself tables, and the armoire I got in trade for doing a small job:
And we’ll end our tour where I end my days, the master bedroom, which doesn’t quite look like this anymore because I have since gotten different bedding. (Though looking at this picture, maybe I like it better before…hmmm…some redecorating might be in order):
Now, bear in mind these are the good rooms that are photographed “just so”. What I won’t show you is the rooms that are still builder white with three dollar light fixtures in ’em, or the baskets of laundry, stacks of papers, and piles of shoes that you would see were you to stop by.
So, let the Blogosphere Home Tour continue–who’s next?