Hi I’m Courtney, and I need to begin with a colossal gratitude to Shannon for welcoming me to impart a few photos of our home to you today. Shannon has demonstrated me so much help (thus numerous giggles!) in her remarks and offers during that time and she really is perhaps the kindest individuals in all of Blogland/Instagram. Today, I am here to share a few photos of our home all decked out for Spring.
I appreciate beautifying for every one of the seasons, however I truly went hard and fast for Spring this year. It was a long and cold winter here in NJ where I live with my better half (an as of late resigned cop and all around jack of all trades), our 3 children (ages 20, 17 and 13) and two brilliant retrievers.
It’s the place my blog name “Brilliant Young men and Me” originates from. I was so on edge for the hotter climate to arrive that I started finishing my home in spite of the snow on the ground to help persuade the hotter climate into arriving soon. Up until now, I’m glad to report, it’s working! Perhaps more in lifting my spirits than everything else, except I’ll happily take that.
Our kitchen is the core of our home and where a large portion of the family living happens – the genuine stuff of life. When we bought our home 12 years back, it was a fixer upper part level in an incredible area that was last refreshed in the 1980’s. We started to make it our family home room by room. It has been a genuine work of adoration! We included the rich white cupboards around 10 years prior. The kitchen island was initially a darker pecan shading that we as of late refreshed with a couple of layers of Oval Room Blue paint by Farrow and Ball. It changed the whole look of our kitchen.
We appreciate sharing instructional exercises on Brilliant Young men and Me that offer how we finished little activities to customize our kitchen to give it a progressively custom search for less.
A couple of those activities include:
- DIY Pot Rack
- DIY Range Hood Shelf
- Painted Kitchen Island
We expelled the dividers that isolated our kitchen from the eating and lounge rooms and this open floor plan suits our family much better.
I fantasy about living in a more seasoned home that is brimming with character sometime in the not so distant future. Be that as it may, meanwhile, we have caused the best of what we to have.
There isn’t much intrinsic enchant that accompanies a split level house worked during the 1950s, however we’ve done our best to include our very own portion with subtleties like implicit bookshelves and the fake chimney in our front room.
Next, we should head down the stairs to our front door and family room.
Our family room is directly through the french entryways ideal off the door. This room has a cozier vibe because of the stone chimney and increasingly customary style.
We likewise cut out a touch of room for a little mudroom. With three developing young men, that was an incredible choice. I have a ton of fun including some occasional stylistic theme be that as it may, with an end goal to keep it genuine, on the off chance that you visited my home today, you would see the mudroom jam stuffed with shoes, book sacks and sports hardware. I’ve additionally truly been getting a charge out of injecting my home with increasingly more shading of late!
Before you go, I need to take all of you the path upstairs to our main washroom.
This room was the $7K DIY venture that really started my little blog venture six years back when I shared the majority of the hotspots for this space (you can find that post here). We evacuated a divider to amplify the already little washroom and this has turned into my own private retreat. I as of late painted the vanity and am adoring the dynamic quality and life it has added to our washroom.
At long last, here’s one more piece of enchant that we included with a few old bookshelves from a dated divider unit that we used to flank an upper kitchen cupboard to make a seat by the window in our room.