my home

June 6th, 2012

It seems a little show off-y to have a tour of my own home, but really what are blogs for but to be show off-y? You’ve seen bits and pieces already: too many pictures of my kids’ room and my bathroom even! So why not show you the rest? I get a little annoyed when other sites have home tours and then all you get are photos of little vinettes. I tried to take pictures of the big picture, well really the small picture: our house is only about 900 square feet (85 sq meters). It will be changing in new and exciting ways soon, but for now it suits our little family of five quite well.

living room

If you came over to my house, this is where you would come in–just to the right of the mantel. My dog would probably try to eat your feet (she is old and weird).


If you’d been playing in the mud before you came over, you’d probably have to sit down and take off your shoes.


Oops I got a little vignettey. Well, that’s what mantels are for anyway.  On ours are some doily cover rocks, fake grass, beautiful candles I was given, a bit of art, and my straw garland.

living room

Hey, I am sitting on this couch right this very minute! Yes, we have two green couches in our living room. After the couch I bought in college hit the dust a few years back I went a little crazy on craigslist trying to find the perfect couch. Many months went by and finally I found that vinyl beauty (in the first picture of the post) for not too much. Two days later this lean, green mamajamma was listed for 50 bucks. I snatched it up. They not only delivered it, but threw in a matching chair (which is in the basement because seriously, we can’t have any more green furniture in here)!

dining room

Our living room opens up to the dining room slash library slash office slash play room.  No, actually every room is the playroom with three kids in a little house.

play space

Most of our toys are stored in the credenza in the living room, but I also carved out a little play area under the windows in the dining room. The photo of Maya’s play room inspired this space.  Remember the rolling toy boxes I made a while back? This is where they live.

dining room

The dining room is also our art gallery, which at the moment is overflowing with end of the year school work. It is a little more edited in this shot. We converted the linen closet into a tiny office that you can see in this post. And the other door leads to our bedroom…

…which is very green.


We updated our kitchen a little this year and hot damn! I love it now. It needs a coat of paint, but it is still pretty.

kitchen stove

That’s all! It’s not always so tidy, but we live in it for goodness sake! And we do live in every little bit of our house. And love it too. I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home!

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56 Responses to my home

  1. Becky says:

    Thank you for inviting us into your home. It is lovely. Could you share with us the name of your counter top material?

  2. Katie says:

    Love the green couches and new kitchen faucet! Can I come to visit while it’s so spiffy?

  3. Carla says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, especially some wide shots! We live in about 950 square feet and it is always so helpful and encouraging to see another family pull it off. I have serious dining room envy! And that coffee table is boss!

  4. I REALLY REALLY like your house. Certainly creative with your tiny space. Well done :)

  5. Mag says:

    Ooo.. Very nice! (I bet it’s always that clean too!!) ;) We live in a tiny home with three young children and am inspired to know that others are doing the same! Yeah simplicity!

  6. Thanks for showing us around! That’s awesome! So where do you sew?! And I think we actually have the same oven, old, but gas, and I love it! :)

  7. Been waiting to see a full tour! Your kids room is so inspiring, one of my very favorite kids spaces- i knew the rest of your house would be awesome. What a great space you guys have! So nice to see people really living and using their space. Would love to see any changes you made/ will make in your kitchen.

  8. Josefina says:

    I loved this entry. I and my family–there are four of us–also occupy a 900 sq. foot home. As a matter of fact, I suspect it may be built at nearly the same time as yours? We have the same curved doorways, our doors are very similar, and our floor looks the same way, too. Anyway, I really enjoyed seeing how you used the space, and I may borrow some ideas :) I think you did a really nice job.

  9. Mom says:

    You are soooo cool. I just love it!

  10. chiara says:

    something about your kitchen strikes me as soo perfect! simple, clean, white, but still a little vintage charm – I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. jo says:

    what a cool little house, looks like it has great personality. i love that shade of green in your bedroom.

  12. rebecca says:

    thanks for this, meg. i don’t know. for some reason it put me at ease. you’ve done an awesome, respectable job of putting and keeping your house together in such a great way. you sew… where’s all that stuff live? anyway, i’m impressed and inspired!

    • meg says:

      my studio is tucked away in the very unglamorous basement. The space is a little dark and dank, but it’s mine! all mine!!

  13. Shannon C. says:

    Lovely green in the bedroom!

  14. Heather says:

    It looks like a very happy house where lots of fun things happen. I love that color green in your bedroom. We’ve been thinking of doing one wall that same color!

  15. Christina says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out how to put up some wires? string? to display the kids’ artwork … pretty please tell me how did you did it? (I’m not going to comment on how clean and inviting your home looks. Makes me want to throw everything away in my house!)

  16. Katie Whitman says:

    Can you tell us the name of the paint you used in your bedroom. I’m not the only person who loves it!

  17. Caila says:

    Oh my, I love it! We are currently in escrow on a house built in 1942, and the kitchen looks a lot like yours! We are going to update it a little, and I love how yours turned out. Beautiful home. Thanks for showing us!

  18. Caila says:

    P.S. I love the rug in your living room! Where did you get it?

  19. Erika says:

    It’s a great house, and thank you for the non-vingettey views. I’m inspired by the fact that you have three kiddos in a smallish house too.

  20. sam lamb says:

    awesome. i heart descriptive house tours, especially yours!