It’s no secret I love my house. I think everyone should love where they live as much as I do! With that in mind, I was inspired to share a few of my favorite things in and about my house.
I’ll start with the area where Steve and I spend the most time. This seating area is used for coffee in the mornings and conversation in the evenings. Almost every Friday night Steve and I have a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres at the end of the day. It’s our little ritual to start the weekend. This area also contains one of my newest fave things: the Saarinen-style table with the mod lamp.
Next up is the living room which is another often used area. Although I don’t love the tile around the fireplace (future project) I love how large the fireplace is. The designer, Harry, told us he bought the largest damper made at the time and built the fireplace around it.
Also in the living room is the cool ledge that forms an “L” around the fireplace and below the seating area upstairs. I recently found these vintage cushions and they fit perfectly on the ledge. I only wish I had more of them!
The living room area also contains another favorite: the wet bar. Future plans are to replace the refrigerator and horrible tile, but I love the look. It seems so retro. The glasses were a housewarming gift from Valerie and I love them.
I collect linoleum block prints and especially love ones that are dated. This one is very special to me because it was made by my mom’s cousin in 1969 and hung in my grandparent’s dining room.
I love our bedroom! I finally found a cool duvet this summer so I’m digging the mushroom print on the bed and I love the metal sculpture behind it. This room is so open and inviting.
The view from our bed is amazing. We have these windows above which means you can lie in bed and look at the stars at night or the blue sky in the morning. It’s the best way to start or end the day. Gazing at the smoked glass globe lights isn’t too bad either.
A 1970s home must have a 1970s phone. We found this one before we moved and Steve installed it shortly after we got here. I love how the cork board reverses to a chalk board.
I found this on eBay and Steve insisted we get it. I wasn’t too sure at the time, but I love this print now. It’s dated 1973 which is the year the house was completed. This is a picnic posted for the Herman Miller company designed by Stephan Frykholm.
Finally, I love my studio. I love having a complete space of my own. Yes, my bench is dirty but I can find everything I need on it.