Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Que Sera Sera - Michelle's home

I have a precious friend, Michelle. She is beautiful inside and out. I love to give her a hard time though - she looks like Doris Day! (that is a compliment in my book) and her life is like a Doris Day movie! Michelle wears fabulous clothes, does glamorous things (like go to charity events and trips to uber fabu locales), along with the mundane (like cook fantastic meals, clean house and drive carpool, be a great wife and mom) and there is usually some comic twist, but everything ends-up just fine and Michelle and her dear hubby and four, yes four, boys continue to live happily ever after - just like a Doris Day movie!

The exterior of Michelle's home -

the door decorations change with the seasons and are always wonderful!

Michelle's home looks like a Doris Day movie set and it is beyond me to figure out how it stays the way it does with four boys, a dog and an open door with a constant stream of friends in and out. (Michelle would tell you that it isn't perfect, and ok, it might not be, but it's close and I know she works hard) Michelle's home is the site of many a Fourth of July picnic parties, countless children's parties, lemonade stands that make the newspapers and intimate, dinners around the dining table with family and friends- every visit is a cherished memory
and her home is full of joy.

Formal living - the walls are a robin's egg blue and delicate green stripe!

close-up of over-mantle shadow box that I made for her

Mom's oasis - sunroom

The study

Close-up of shadow box in study - Michelle had this made for her hubby, the items are from his college days

if you recognize what this is, you MUST be from Texas- Gig-em!

Formal Dining

Roosters in the kitchen - the walls are a cheery green

I tried to capture her home and share it with you. I hope you feel some of the joy and peaceful sanctuary that this home provides. It is full of fabulous furniture and some antiques; gorgeous fabrics and sterling silver mementos, but the most treasured are the family photos on the walls and the laughter that fills the halls. This is truly a home!

Casual dining in the great room

That's Michelle holding her baby and our sweet friend, Angie

Upstairs landing and kid living area - we had three families here this evening,

8 boys and Sweet Pea, the only girl (she loved it!)

close-up of a Welsh dresser, full of family treasures and photos

Master sanctuary

Mudroom and Shiner - the family doodle!

The wonderful backyard!

Thanks for the tour Michelle!



1 comment:

  1. This home is lovely, especially the sunroom. It is inviting and apears to be extremely comfortable.
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