My Mom's Home part 1

4.28.2011

This week I went to my mom's to meet with the Ethan Allen designer who was helping my mom choose some new furniture for her family room. I thought while I was there I would take some pictures to share with you of the family room, dining room and foyer. Several have asked where I got my decorating style from and I think you will see when you see my mom's house.


They live in the most wonderful neighborhood that is just a very large circle with houses on both sides and it has no traffic and lots of deer just roaming around. I can pull down the driveway and deer will just stand there and not run.


The house sits way off the street and is nice and secluded.

This is looking back towards the street. 

This is the view of the family room from the foyer coming in the front door.

You will notice that she has lots of nice antiques throughout.

This is the sofa she wants to replace with a gorgeous neutral one from Ethan Allen.
She purchased this sofa at a local consignment shop three years ago and is just ready for a change.

Bailey is enjoying the sofa.

This is the view from the breakfast room. As you can she my mom is an avid reader unlike me.

Lots and lots of books.



Love this tobacco basket.

She got this chair and ottoman at the same consignment shop.














Very old clock.


Antique drop leaf table. I remember this in our other homes growing up.


Chair that matches the sofa.



I took Bailey with me to play with my mom's cairn terrier, but they didn't play too well together.
She saw deer running off from her in this shot.


Meet Co Co.

I will share part two soon. Figured this was enough photos for one post.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kim

Joining the following:
My Romantic Home for show and tell
The Charm of Home  for home sweet home
French Country Cottage for feathered nest Fridays
At the Picket Fence for inspiration Fridays


Thanks to everyone who has asked if we are alright from all the storms here last night. We were very lucky to have the storms pass to the north and south of us.

60 comments:

  1. Your Mom's got a beautiful home, Kim! I love that sofa and matching chair {and the other chair off in the corner, too}! I think the animal print was calling to Bailey. : ) Your Mom's shelves look like mine would be {if most of my books weren't packed away for our anticipated downsizing}. I love having my books around me. Such a nice big room, too.

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  2. This was just beautiful! CoCo is adorable as well as Bailey. Thanks for sharing I look forward to part 2.

    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

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  3. Kim,
    I can see where you get your good taste. Bailey and Co Co are very cute. Thanks for giving us a tour and linking it up!
    Sherry

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  4. Your Mom's home is gorgeous! All three of you, you your sis and Mom have great taste ans style. I had talked to my friend who lives near you and I knew you guys were all OK..thank GOD! I can't even watch the devastation.

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  5. Kim, your mom's home is charming! So cozy and I love the antiques. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Kim, your moms home is very comfortable and charming. I love the area where she lives.. funny how I look at the land vs the home...
    Looking forward to seeing part 2
    Sandy

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  7. If i lived closeby I'd be there begging your mom to let me buy her furniture, LOVE it!!!! And I do see the similarities in taste...good taste!! xoxo Debra

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  8. Just the right balance of comfort and beauty. Love It!

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  9. oh, KIM.. it's like you live there too!!!...

    And I do love coco.

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  10. Hi Kimmie! Your mom's house is gorgeous and yes, I do believe you got the decorating gene from her! I love her house! Oh, and little CoCo! I had a little caiin terrier when I was growing up name Daisy.
    Can't wait to see more.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  11. Hi Kim, I love your moms house! It is so beautiful.The outside is so gorgeous.Your mom is a fabulous decorator.I really love her style.

    Kathy

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  12. Kim your mom's home is gorgeous!
    Great taste does run in the family!!
    Beautiful area too!!

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  13. Kim, Your mom's home is beautiful inside and out. Pretty design does run in your family.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  14. Your Mom's home is so pretty - thanks for sharing it with us.
    So glad to hear you are ok and did not have any damage. It is hard for me to watch the news hearing of so many lives lost and the destruction.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  15. Kim, your mom's home is gorgeous. Love all of her antiques and her decorating style. It looks so warm and inviting. Beautiful surroundings also. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Kim, your mom has a wonderful sense of style and a beautiful home. I can see where you got your love of decorating. More photos to come, I hope?
    Babs

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  17. Your Mom's home is lovely and comfortable. I can see where you got your good taste.

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  18. Yes, you and your sister come by your decorating talent quite honestly I can see! She has a lovely home and the outside is well-landscaped. My thought is that Bailey looks so good with that couch. Maybe she needs it for her house.
    Brenda

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  19. Absolutely lovely and I can see where you get your wonderful decorating genes!

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  20. Yep, you get your great eye from your Mom with decorating. Lovely house, now where is your graduation picture?

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  21. First let me just say that I hope and pray you and your family all stay safe during this terrible storm time. It is just so unbelievable.

    Now on a much happier note, your Mom's home is so gorgeous. The family room is so inviting. Love the landscaping.
    CAS

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  22. Beautiful Kim! Yes I can see where you got your decorating gene from, people say that about me and my mom too. Your mom has so many beautiful pieces, can't wait for part 2. I am so glad you are all safe and that the storms passed. Martina

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  23. I love where your mom's house sits, just beautiful! Her decorating style is too, love the chair and ottoman with the leapord pillow!

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  24. What a lovely home! Beautiful and yet it certainly welcomes you in.

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  25. Loved the tour! The apple did not fall far from the tree!! Can't wait for part II.....

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  26. Your mom's home is beautiful, Kim and what a pretty setting. You have a lot of decorating talent in your family.

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  27. Your mamma's home is beautiful and I want to know the name of the consignment store that she shops in, because she has some fab pieces! I love the chocolate pillow, especially being a dietitian. LOL
    Dont forget to enter the Mother's Day Giveaway at The Cranky Queen...
    Cant wait to see part 2. Tiff
    Please pray for those families effected by the devastating storms that tore thru AL.

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  28. Gorgeous! It looks like something out of a magazine and yet not stuffy or staged at all. Just elegant and warm and you can totally tell where you got your style from! :-)
    Vanessa

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  29. Oh, and thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  30. So glad to hear all is well in your area Kim! What a gorgeous home your mom has and yes- definitely similar styles! :) Love it- can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  31. So glad to hear all is well in your area Kim! What a gorgeous home your mom has and yes- definitely similar styles! :) Love it- can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  32. Your Mom's house looks so welcoming and comfortable. I love all her books and I have a tobacco basket exactly like her's! The site is wonderful. It's now very clear who inspires all your decorating talent.
    Best,
    Susan

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  33. You're right, Kim. I do see shades of your Mom in your decorating style. Her home is lovely and the setting is just well....just about as perfect as any I have seen. Love the view back to the street from the house.

    It will be interesting to see what the decorator comes up with for a sofa for that room. What else is she doing in there...a whole room redo...or just bits and pieces? I love that she is a reader!

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  34. Kim, you definitly got the decorating gene from your Moom! Her home is beautiful, and I LOVE the setting! I can't wait to see mORE!!!!! BTW, chocolate ISN'T a veggie??????:):) XO, Pinky PS, SO glad you are all OK, it is SO hard to see the devastation on the news. Praying for all who were affected so terribly.

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  35. Kim, you mothers home is beautiful! I love her sofa and chair!! But I understand the need for change!

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  36. Your mom has a beautiful home Kim. It looks lovely and homey just as it is...must be all those books!!
    So glad you and your family escaped all of the devastation from the storms. I have been worried about my blogging friends.
    Sue

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  37. Hello Kim! I love your mother's house starting with the location. I don't often see houses with the trees and greenery. I live the city so views like this are a piece of heaven to me. The interior and the furniture are so classic, posh and elegant yet looks so homey and comfy.

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  38. Ahhh, the decorating apple didn't fall far from the tree! Both of you have such style! Can't wait to see more....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  39. Lovely home! This looks like a quiet place in which to live. It's all beautiful! ~ sarah

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  40. Now I know where your wonderful style comes from Kim! Your Mom has such a beautiful home - and what a setting :o) Looking forward to part 2.
    Best wishes
    Rose H

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  41. Kim, I am so glad to hear you all are alright!!! We have gotten back home from visiting Little Man and I only signed on long enough to check to see if you were okay!! LOVE your Mom's home! And, YES, I see where you get it from! Again, glad you are okay! blessings ~ tanna

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  42. Beautiful home Kim! Yes, we can see where you get your talent!! Im loving your mom's furniture that she's replacing and would love to run across it in a consignment shop!! Have a great weekend!

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  43. Kim, Wow...I love your Mom's home. If I lived close, I would be begging for that sofa and chair. Can't wait for more pics.

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  44. Wow!! Lovely home. I can see where you get your design style from.

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  45. Such a pretty home. The outside is equally as beautiful. I love the sofa! I'm wild for animal print. Can't wait to see her new set.

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  46. Her home is gorgeous and I love how secluded it is. Kind of reminds me of our road except ours is dirt and gravel ;)

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  47. These pics turned out great! Did Mom repaint her living room in a cream and her dining room in a yellow? It looks like it, but maybe I'm just seeing things.

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  48. Hey! I also noticed that the picture over her mantel is new. I like it ALOT better than the mirror she had. Did you help stage her room for this photo? I see a few things changed. It looks great!!

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  49. I didn't touch or stage anything. It is the way she had it.

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  50. Hi kim
    You mother's home is just a lovely!!!
    :O) Mary

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  51. Your mom's house is so pretty. I can definitely see where you get your taste from. I love how secluded it looks.

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  52. I was going to say the same thing as Traci did! I can see where you get your great style and taste from too!
    What a lovely home. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Also.... love the antique shop post. Would love to own the two black arch top shutters and the pair of wall sconces made from architectural scroll brackets....omg, those were so fab!
    I want to move down there. Your shopping places look amazing!
    xx
    Alison

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  53. So pretty! I'll take the sofa and chairs... joking! I am too far away for one..but I love them...with your styles, I am sure you'll find one that looks awesome in there!
    Beautiful house!

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  54. Wow, I'm so impressed with your mother's house. Gorgeous! I see where you get your decorating talent.

    Have a great weekend.
    ButterYum

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  55. Hi Again Kim,
    Just had to come over and see part 1,
    of your Mom's home. What a lovely area they live in, very pretty.
    So......you did get your decorating inspiration from your Mom after all,
    how cool is that!!
    She has great taste and has a really gorgeous home. The apple didn't fall far from the tree!! lol
    Blessings, Nellie

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  56. I love your Mom's house. Truly beautiful. the colors are wonderful.I live in Gray, Ga. So glad I don't live near Alpharetta. i would be broke. Love your blog. i don't blog but love to follow other peoples blogs. There is so much talent out there. You have your Mom's talent in decorating.Glad I found you.
    Jacque

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  57. Beautiful Home, Thanks to You & Your Mom for sharing....

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  58. I love your Mom's home. I can see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She is a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing. Love the chocolate/vegetable pillow. Ginger :)

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