Apartment Therapy House Tour

Two years ago I received Lisa Congdon's book "Art Inc." for my birthday. Last year I began to re-read it as I started the process of making my website. One of her suggestions was to write down your goals & hang them as a daily reminder. I hung my list on the bulletin board in my art studio & as 2016 approached I was happy with my accomplishments so far.

This list has helped me grow as an artist & achieve personal fulfillment as well. If you have read any of my previous posts or follow me on instagram you already know that I love design, mid century style & home decor magazines. One of my goals was just crossed off the list & I'm happy to share it with you! I have been reading Apartment Therapy and browsing the house tours they post for a long time...I don't even know how many years. I sent a few photos in before Christmas & waited to hear back. A photographer contacted us & arrived a few weeks later to shoot our home. I'm a typical Virgo & love a deadline. I knew all of the little things I kept putting off were going to have to happen before the day arrived. Our Thrift Shop dining chairs got new black seats however, they all didn't get painted as it was freezing cold outside & I am not crazy! The Swissted posters that had been taped to the wall at our front door finally got the piece of acrylic mounted on top of them. Lastly my youngest daughter Kinley got her big girl room. When we moved in two years ago I painted it white & she got things passed down from her older sister. I finally chose a paint colour with her, painted the walls & ceiling, got her headboard recovered in a neutral fabric & had a seat made for her rattan chair. She would always say her chair was so comfy before as she sat on her stuffed animals, I think it's a bit nicer on her bottom now.

Our living room. Photo by Lauren Kolyn

Our living room. Photo by Lauren Kolyn

I look forward to sharing more personal experiences with you on the blog every week. Today I hope that some of you thought to yourself, "hey, my house could be featured too". If you are passionate about something what are you waiting for? Make it happen!

Check out the tour at Apartment Therapy here