Thursday, March 15, 2012

At Home With My Sister - House Tour

Yesterday I spend a fantastic day in the country, at my sister's home.
They bought this house a year ago May and for seven months the house has been under intense renovations.
Let's go nosey around.

The pic below is the house under construction,  
you can see an addition, on the right, was just underway.  
The siding was even changed to a soft taupe colour. 


Love the new look of the exterior.


Let's head inside.......

One of the first rooms that greets you is the kitchen.
With the two tone wood colours, it is a magnificent room to make daily meals in..... and a pie or two! 
I am in love with this kitchen!

I am also in love with the Great Room.

The Great Room leads in from the kitchen.

Floor to ceiling river stone fireplace.

Looking across from the fireplace, the second floor where the bedrooms are located.

Nephew's room.

My sister painted and decorated this room completely.....the details!

Niece's room.....two tone walls.

Other niece's the shanty!

Master bath.

All though the majority of the renos are complete, a few things here and there still need to be finished.
She and I talked about decor, and she is looking for a whole new look from her previous home.  
The previous look just did not fit in with this brand new house.
Lucky her, she is shopping for all new treasures from art for the walls, right down to light fixtures!

Her country homes sits on 30 acres of open farm field.
Let's go for a walk.

In the country, spring and mud go hand in hand.
I forgot my wellingtons so had to wear BIL boots.....just a tad big!

So peaceful and serene.
A river runs threw it.

Can't wait for the brown to turn to green.

Hope you enjoyed this tour of my sister's home!

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I will be linking up with these parties
Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith, Grace and Crafts 
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
 Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. What a gorgeous home! The fireplace is amazing!

  2. Hi Diane,
    Your sister has a beautiful home. What fun, and a lot of work too! I would enjoy the decorating part of it all. Thanks for the tour.
    Your niece's bedroom walls are the same colour as my grandson's; bright robins egg blue.
    Have a lovely day.


  3. Diane your sister's home is beautiful! Thanks for taking us on the tour.

  4. That was a fantastic house, inside and outside.

    Have a nice friday.


  5. Beautiful home! Visiting from Honey at 2805. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Diane, Thank you for sharing your sisters beautiful home at the Open House party. They have done a fabulous job with the renovation and decorating. xo, Sherry

  7. Oh that is such a gorgeous home. Your decorating talent seems to run in the family.

  8. What a lovely house - and gorgeous surroundings!

  9. Hi Diane,
    What a beautiful home!
    Your Sister and her family must be so pleased now that the bulk of the renovations are complete!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  10. Your home is GORGEOUS! I am officially in love with your kitchen!!!!
    I have the same color on my living room walls too!
    Blessings, Joanne

  11. Your sister's home is very nice. The kitchen and that stone fireplace are gorgeous! The kids will have lots of fun on the country acres.

  12. What a beautiful home! Thanks so much for sharing it. We just put money down on a lot for a new home TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! We are VERY excited:):) XO, Pinky

  13. Wow! I love the paint colors, the river rock fireplace!! OH and the backsplash....oh to have a beautiful home like that!!!!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!
    Blessings, Doni

  14. Very pretty! The kitchen is wonderful! Wouldn't it be wonderful to be on 30 acres?