March 25, 2016

Spring Home Tour

Happy Spring!  Is there anything better than opening your windows on those first few warm days in early spring?  You can just smell the freshness filling the house as it pushes out all of the winter stuffiness.  For today's Farmhouse Friday, some of my favorite bloggers and I are teaming up with Country Living to share our Spring home tours.  Please be sure to check out the links to other beautiful homes at the end of this post for tons more inspiration for adding spring touches to your home.
DIY entryway with wall planking and chalkboard, preserved boxwood wreath, and Ikea topiaries - www.goldenboysandme.com

Let's get started in our front entryway.  If this is your first time here, we live in a NJ suburb of NYC in a 1950's split level home.  We love farmhouse style, and although our suburban house isn't actually a farmhouse, we have created a space that feels like home to our busy family, which includes 3 boys and 2 dogs.
DIY entryway in split level home with wall planking and chalkboard, preserved boxwood wreath, and Ikea topiaries - www.goldenboysandme.com
I kept our DIY chalkboard simple, with just the word "welcome" and a preserved boxwood wreath.  I also added the oval chalkboard sign (a Target Dollar Spot find) with the year we were married.
DIY entryway with wall planking and chalkboard, preserved boxwood wreath, and Ikea topiaries - www.goldenboysandme.com
Let's head up to our kitchen, dining and living room area.  We enjoy the open floor plan in this space.
White kitchen with farmhouse sink and bottle garland with spring flowers - www.goldenboysandme.com
I moved our diy small bottle garland to our kitchen window to display some pretty spring flowers.
Shaw's farmhouse fireclay sink with Graff bridge faucet and industrial pendant - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring flowers displayed in small vase garland made with glass bottles - www.goldenboysandme.com
White kitchen with farmhouse sink and spring decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
For curtains, I used a couple of kitchen towels from Target with black and white farm animals to add a farmhouse vibe to our kitchen windows.
White kitchen with farmhouse sink and spring decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
White kitchen with farmhouse sink and spring decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
DIY white farmhouse style kitchen with Ikea Hack kitchen storage - www.goldenboysandme.com
DIY farmhouse style sign in dining room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Dining room with DIY wall planks made with painted MDF - www.goldenboysandme.com
Farmhouse style painted hutch - www.goldenboysandme.com
Numbered stairs in split level home with gallery wall - www.goldenboysandme.com
Breakfast bar with butcher block counter and Target stools - www.goldenboysandme.com
Breakfast bar with butcher block counter and Target stools - www.goldenboysandme.com
Breakfast bar with butcher block counter and Target stools - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring decor in farmhouse style kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Split level home with open floor plan - www.goldenboysandme.com
Lantern light with faux fireplace in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our living room had been fairly neutral for winter, but I added in a bit more color for spring with throw pillows.
Spring decor in living room with wall planking and gallery wall - www.goldenboysandme.com
Birch Lane Montgomery sofa in living room with plank walls - www.goldenboysandme.com
Birch Lane Montgomery sofa, Ikea hack Hemnes coffee table, Ikea Stocksund and Jennylund chairs  in living room with plank walls - www.goldenboysandme.com
DIY faux fireplace with tv mounted over the fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring branches from Trader Joes and assorted glass vases - www.goldenboysandme.com
Let's head down to our lower level family room where I lightened things up for spring on the mantel of our stone fireplace.  
Spring decor on fireplace mantel - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring decor ideas - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring mantel decor ideas - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring mantel decor ideas - www.goldenboysandme.com
We added a new rug to our family room recently.  It was 70% off at Target and involved a ride home in our convertible with a big rug sticking out of it.  I will be sure to blog about that soon!
Here are a few more of the spring touches I added to our home that I shared in other recent posts:
DIY Ikea hack mudroom using Hemnes bookcases in mudroom with spring decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
window seat in blue and white master bedroom - www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring home tour of completely renovated split level home - www.goldenboysandme.com
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Spring!!  I am excited to check out the other farmhouse style home tours in the link-up below and I hope you'll join me in visiting these inspiring homes.




35 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been busy! You have a great Easter weekend with your family. Love your photos, so many great ideas! xxx....

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    1. Thank you, Brooke. I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family too. xo

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  2. Wow, you have been busy! You have a great Easter weekend with your family. Love your photos, so many great ideas! xxx....

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  3. Your whole house is just one piece of gorgeous! And your puppy is the icing on the cake!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Heading over to tour your home now. :)

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  4. Beautiful Courtney. Swooning! Love Dax too. He is losing that puppy look. He is getting so big. What a cutie. Have a great holiday week end. Happy Easter.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! Yup, the puppy look is fading fast. :( Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

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  5. Such a beautiful tour! I always enjoy seeing all the seasonal touches that you add to your home. Dax is getting so big! Have a Happy Easter!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley! Have a wonderful Easter with your family.

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  6. Your house is gorgeous, I love every detail. Happy Easter!!

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  7. I grew up in a split level in the suburbs of Cleveland and am familiar with the layout of your home. I can't believe how beautifully you have updated your home. Your main level is absolutely gorgeous Taking down the wall that separated the living room and kitchen and adding the island makes all the difference. Your decor is so cute too. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Joanie! A split level would never have been my first choice in choosing a home, but it was the best way for us to get the square footage we needed for our family affordably. We live just outside of NYC so home prices are $$. Yes, taking down the walls on the main level made a huge difference! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  8. I just love your style, Courtney! You have such a beautiful and welcoming home! Love it!

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  9. Looks beautiful ! Great job decorating! Your puppy is getting soooo big!

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    1. Thanks Cindy!! Yes, growing too fast if you ask me :)

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  10. Courtney, your home is beautiful and is one of my favorites! Your creativity and talent shines through the entire house. Just gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer!! Thanks also for all of your hard work in putting this all together. I am so honored every Farmhouse Friday to be included.

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  11. Love your gorgeous cozy home - the spring touches are so pretty!

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  12. So lovely! Your home is so peaceful and absolutely stunning!

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  13. What is the color of your walls, kitchen, dining and living room??

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  14. Your home is absolutely gorgeous……..friendly and inviting!! You can see all the love your family has by the love and thought put into your decor. Love seeing all the beautiful ideas you implement in each room. Thanks so much for letting us tour ….it was fun!!!

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    1. Thank you, Susan!! You definitely "get" me and I so appreciate that.

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  15. I just love your home, Courtney - so warm and inviting. Thrilled to find and follow your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit to my blog and your kind words about our home. I am thrilled that you found and are now following along too!

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  16. I love everything! I was so excited to find your blog maybe a year or so ago. Your blog my favorite! I love your style so much. Your home is so warm, cozy and inviting. I've never been a fan of split levels but you've totally made me love them now! Your house just seems to flow so well! I loved seeing all the bright splashes of the Pioneer Woman line throughout your home =) Oh, I also can't believe how big the puppy is getting! He's adorable! I'm a mom to two boys and 3 dogs! Two labs and pit bull mix! So I looove seeing your dogs in the pics! Dogs make a house a home in my opinion ;) Have a great day! -Jen

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    1. Hi Jen, Thanks so much for your fabulous comment!! It made my day. Split levels were never my favorite either, but we have definitely made this house into a home we are proud of and suits us well. Yes, good eye!, I bought a bunch of Pioneer Woman linens and dishes on a recent trip to Walmart. I love all of her bright colors and their collected feel. I couldn't agree more with what you said about dogs making a house a home. You have a great day too!

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