Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my very own home sweet home

Hello and welcome to my home sweet home dear friends!

My husband and I bought our little home almost 4 years ago. It wasn't even built when we purchased it, so we were lucky enough to be able to pick the paint colours, the tile, the hardwood floors etc. I was like a kid in a candy shop. I loved picking out the paint, carpet, tile etc. Everything in our home is really, truly a reflection of "us".

I like to refer to the style of my home as "traditional with a modern touch". I love traditional style and furniture but I like to add my own twist to it.

For example, this is my living room. Everything in here would be classified as traditional from the dark hardwood floor to the chrystal chandelier. But we put up damask wallpaper, which I think adds a fresh and whimsical touch to the room.


The walls of my home are adorned not by art but photos of my family. This is my art. I love family photographs.

One of my favourite purchases for my home is my chrystal chandelier. We bought it at a great price and it's real chrystal! I think it adds just that extra special something.


This is the kitchen/family room. I love being able to cook and watch tv at the same time. I also love my island.




This is our TV area/family room.

This is the powder on our main floor. I love the pedestal sink.


This is the master bedroom. Sigh, I still have to get around to making my padded headboard.


This is the master ensuite.

This is Zoe's bedrooom. My hubby traced and measured the lines on the wall by hand before painting them. It was a true labour of love.


And this is our backyard. The deck was built by my hubby, his dad and brothers and my dad. Another labour of love.

And that's my home sweet home!

I hope you enjoyed your tour!

If you would like your home sweet home to be featured, please email me at
jozpascual(at)hotmail(dot)com

38 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Seriously??? OMG! Your home is so pristine and gorgeous! How is it possible to maintain such a clean, uncluttered home when you have a kid? I'm in awe! Soooo beautiful <3

Stevie said...

I'm coming to live with you! Gorgeous. You have an amazing eye for detail and style. I love it!

Stephanie said...

OMGGGGG jozen!!! Your house is so. gorgeous. I'm scrolling up and down looking at all the pictures for the millionth time. Who designed it? The color scheme is so lovely!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

holey moley!!!! it is gorgeous!!! looks like it's straight from a magazine. i'm trying not to be covetous. : )

Agnes Sim said...

wow..it's so beautiful!!! I like it!!

Alely L. said...

beautiful jozen! love all of your personal touches. i too can't believe it's so clean and uncluttered with the two girls. love it!

Rachel said...

wow, that's one gorgeous home! love the family photos on the walls and your kids room, love the striped wall, very cute!

sharonlei said...

WOW Jozen, your home is so beautiful! It's like it's right out of the magazine. Please come and teach me to be tidy.. my hubby would be ever so grateful to you! ha ha.. I'm a chaotic mess.. but I swear in my mind it's sooo organized. :) And I really can't believe how well kept your home is, especially with two little girls!

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Dawn said...

I loved seeing these photos of your beautiful home. It has a calm, soothing, elegant look to it.

Fallon said...

Wow! Everything is so sparkling clean and fancy. Why have we never seen you home before?? You should show it to everyone! I almost used those same decals you have in your bedroom, it the same color too. They look great in your space =)

Small Burst said...

What a beautiful home you have. So gorgeous and beautifully coordinated. Love everything about it. Well done! How do you keep so neat and tidy? what is your secret?

Elizabeth said...

Oh Jozen it is lovely. I love the damask wallpaper and the deck...best I've seen.

cArLa said...

i love your home! it's so beautiful, i've always liked your taste in decor. great post!!!

woodlandsblonde said...

It looks very modern, like you said, but definitely has a warm loving feel to it.

I love the family pictures idea....that's the best kind of art :)

flora said...

Your house is gorgeous Jozen. Where is all the kids stuff? You hide it so well!

What colour paint is in your living/dining room? I'm obsessed with paint these days!

Meg said...

wow, your house is beautiful! it looks so cozy. i really love the damask wallpaper, chandelier and rug. so chic!

that's so neat that you got to pick out the colors, floors, and tile -- that would be so much fun (but soo hard for me as i am super indecisive).

Jo Jo said...

Your home is so pretty! I love the tv/family area. So great to be able to cook and still be with everyone.

Koru Kate said...

Seriously, your home does look like a spread you'd find in a home design magazine. I love it! My fav is the damask wall paper!!

its simple love said...

I LOVE that you shared your own home with us! I adore your wall paper on the one wall. Love love love it. You have exquisite taste. I think you said it right when you said traditional with a modern twist. I am just swooning over your decor. We are looking to buy a house right now! Can't wait to have one to decor and make our own.

Rachael

projectvee said...

WOW, thanks for sharing! your house is absolutley gorgeous. i'm not exaggerating when i say that it looks like it comes straight out of a catalogue :)

Emma Jade said...

wow! That house is GORGEOUS! You must be proud of what you've created!
xxx

Krista said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your lovely home. Everything is so pretty and perfect and yet it still looks comfortable, warm and inviting. I am very impressed and not at all surprised! :o)

Becky said...

Okay, your home is just beautiful! Wow. And, white chairs, with the kiddos -- I don't know if they would make it in my house! Love Zoe's room, it's so happy.

jenobebs said...

i totally adore Zoe's bedroom and the backyard that was created by the men in your life! your house looks amazing and very homey :)

Downtown Girl said...

Wow. LOVE your house Jozen!! Can I just live with you lol.
Your house is soooooo beautiful!! And guess what? I have grey wall over my house too ^_^

Sandy a la Mode said...

omg jozen!! no wonder you are doing this home sweet home feature, your house is soooo PRETTY! i love love love the damask wallpaper, the grey walls and the striped walls! your island is fabulous too! how do you keep your place soooo clean too???? i'm soo jealous!!

Jen said...

I am so jealous!! This is such a gorgeous house!!! You have such magnificant taste... can you come over and decorate mine please??

Brandi said...

Jozen, your home is stunning!! I thought it was an HGTV home at first that a bunch of designers had done. I'm so impressed.

ron said...

swoon..
your hose is absolutely lovely...
simple yet elegant..
especially those parts done with love.
keep on inspiring.

beingdena said...

I am in shock. this is seriously stunning. OH myyyyy. Jozen the day we buy our home I'm flying you over to help me with decorations. You are amazing.

Dena x

Alexandra Hoover said...

GORGEOUS home! I love the color scheme downstairs. The dark woods, neutral walls, and brown make it all look so clean and classy and elegant!!!

sheer whimsy said...

jozen!! your home is GORGEOUS BEYOND BELIEF!! amazingggggg. love how everything coordinates and the wallpaper in the master bedroom :) :) absolute loveliness!

Emma! said...

You have such a beautiful home! When I have my own one day I hope it looks as nice as yours! Very inspirational.

Lauren Nicole said...

your house is AMAZING. so clean and crisp! wow. wow. i could never keep everything so spick and span like that. certainly, i try, but it looks as if yours is like that all the time. all the clean lines and colors are wonderful and i really like all the different furniture you've put together. once again, your house truly is gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing! <3
- L

Craftiness NOW said...

gasp! i am in awe of your home, it is so beautiful and i love your special, little touches everywhere, and.....your huge bathtub, how fabulous!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your house seriously is divine!! I am loving your decorating style and everything seems soooooo clean even with a little punkin-head running around! Ya know, normally the kids and toys take over the house :) Where did you get most of your living room furniture?

Talia said...

holy smokes, Jozen!!! your house is A-mazing!!!! I love it. You obviously have a very definite talent for decorating and making things lovely. Thank you for giving us a peek into your home... it's gorgeous and wonderful!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi jozen, so in love with your gorgeous home! i made a tribute to your beautiful bathroom today, but if that's not ok just let me know and i can take it down :-)
http://craftinessnow.blogspot.com/2010/06/soothing.html