Planting Sequoias

In which I blog about a life (hopefully) well lived.


Dramatic Traditional House Tour (in which I find the perfect kitchen in an awesome house)

So, friends.

There was this one house.

Kenny and I toured it on the Parade of Homes in our city.

It was awesome.


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I LOVED that this house moved away from the traditional brown/beige outdoor color scheme but kept it classy. The dark colors were eye-catching and that roofline? So cool.

The dramatic flare was not only on the outside of the house. Here’s the living room, with a bold charcoal fireplace as the focal point. Also. Friends. I’m gonna need 9 foot ceilings someday. And lots of furniture that’s tufted. Plan on it.

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THE KITCHEN. Was so so dreamy.

I probably have said this before, but this? THIS? Is my dream kitchen. I cannot even begin to explain how much I love cabinets on top of cabinets. ALSO, that island. And the light fixture. I’m also gonna need a million bucks while we’re at it.

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And it just gets better. See the transom window above the doorway? Duh, love it.

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Okay, and here’s my one and only teeny tiny complaint about the house: the master bedroom bedside light fixtures. I think they’re a little too wierd/don’t match the house style, but hey, if someone gave me this house I’d deal with it. The fact that they’re hanging is pretty intriguing, however.

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Here’s the master bath, which, while not palatial like some I’ve shown in these house tours, is pretty great. No bathtub, but that’s one less thing to clean, right?

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What was your favorite? I plan on pinning that kitchen so hard. You?

Want to see more? Check out this Pottery Barn style house (the master bedroom is phenomenal), this amazing nautical beach house (with a bunk room!), this moody yet classic home (the kitchen is. incredible.), this colorful modern home (surprisingly cozy), and this lake house (BEACH). Dreamy sigh.