Crash! A NEW Era

August 26, 2015 | Crash!, Design, Home Tour, Home Tours

It’s been quite a while since I posted a “Crash!” feature- almost a year actually!  Let’s not do that again.  This time, I was a house crash-er at my parent’s new (ish) house.

About 3 years ago, I shared a mini home tour (which was looking back was mostly vignettes) with you just before my parents moved out of the home I grew up in.

parents dining room

For some silly reason, they wanted to live closer to their children and grandchildren.  So they sorted through 30 years of living in one home, held a huge tag sale, packed up the rest, and moved about 2 hours away.

Flashing to the present, Mom is just about as addicted to blogs as I am.  She decided to take the new house as an opportunity to reinvent her style, and reinvent she did!  She used to gravitate toward antique and Americana and now, while the antiques are still present, the home has a fresh, airy feel.

House Crash! Airy Cape Living Room via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Living Room via Year of Serendipity

I am definitely a product of both my parents.  Example: the white bookcase above.  The base of the bookcase showed up in the last tour, but looking a bit differently:

Red antique buffet via Year of Serendipity

My dad built the hutch top/bookshelf and my mom refinished and painted the whole thing.  I kind of love it.  Like the true librarian she is, Mom uses stacked books throughout the house to tell a story with the titles. Notice: Homes, Not so Big House, Living in New England, and House of Dreams

House Crash! Airy Cape Book Story via Year of Serendipity

Mom’s most recent furniture refinishing project shows up in the dining room.  The antique table that I grew up abusing using, got a fresh coat of paint on the base with some light distressing.  It looks like it was meant to be this way all along!

House Crash! Airy Cape Dining Room via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Dining Room via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Vignette via Year of Serendipity

 

House Crash! Airy Cape Plant Window via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Bathroom via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Bedroom via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape Bedroom via Year of Serendipity

Mr. Fiddle Leaf Fig there is the sibling to my dying IKEA one.  Clearly Mom’s doing something right because he’s more than doubled in height!

House Crash! Airy Cape Bedroom via Year of Serendipity

Mom’s styling stamp is all throughout the house (with Dad’s approval of course), but his styling is evident on his dresser: vintage toy car, cut book “P” that he and Mom made a la Anthro, and a vintage cast iron mailbox bank.  Mom might have had her hand in the pile of books, though.  I believe one of the books is titled Man of my Dreams.  How delightfully cheesy are they?? (xoxo)

House Crash! Airy Cape with a Story via Year of Serendipity

Even the outside has their touches all over it.  A pop of color door with new, beefier trim around it, neutral shutter, a bountiful garden and a sweet house number sign off etsy (if my mind serves me right).

House Crash! Airy Cape with a Story via Year of Serendipity

House Crash! Airy Cape with a Story via Year of Serendipity

While they had 30 years to personalize their last home, I think my parents have done quite nicely in the relatively short amount of time they’ve been in this house- isn’t it beautiful??

If you live in the central MA or Boston area and want to see your home Crash!ed on the blog, e-mail me ([email protected]) a few pics and a bit of the story of your home.  I’d love to make this a regular feature! 

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3 thoughts on “Crash! A NEW Era”

  1. How charming!! It looks so cozy and welcoming. I really like the mix of painted pieces and the wood. You come by your talent naturally!

  2. I love your design and paint colors. Would you share, the trim, gray, green, and buff wall color paint names? Thanks!

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