I FINALLY got around to taking some photos of my home. Just in the nick of time too, because that darn Miss Oreo knocked over my GLASS end table and lamp, and broke the black bowl that I had recently scored at Goodwill! It was totally my fault because I had filled the bowl with Tootsie Pops. She ate everything but the sticks…and she ate it on my beautiful rug. :-( Thankfully, the damage to the table and lamp were relatively minor. Though the lamp shade will never be straight again. Sigh…
I tried to take the ‘after’ photos from the same perspective as the ‘before’. So, without further ado, here is my ‘new’ home in Sun City!
From two shades of pink…
to Hickory and Oyster! They are part of the new approved colors allowed here. Also, because my roof is pink, I didn’t have a lot of options.
Here is the back patio ‘before’
and ‘after’ with a fire pit seating set I bought on line from The Home Depot. Our plan is to get new landscaping and move this out into the yard on a flagstone patio to take advantage of the city view we have. Not the Strip, mind you (although there are many homes in this development that have Strip views and/or mountain views) but the lights are beautiful to look at none the less. I believe our view is of the landing strip on Nellis Air Force base.
That brings us to what you have been waiting for…the inside! Keep in mind that I have not accessorized yet. My husband kinda sorta cut me off from spending any more money right now. In his defense, just about everything in the house is brand new. Right down to the sheets on the bed and the towels in the closet, so I can’t really blame him. Though I really would like a sideboard in my dining area and some artwork on the walls.
As soon as you walk through my front door you see…
Notice how much cleaner the white tile floors are? I’m kinda OCD about them and yeah, they are a bit@! to keep clean. Especially when the cat manages to step in her own poop ( just one paw, mind you ) and then walks around your entire house.
We bought the majority of our furniture at Walker Furniture here in Las Vegas. I went into the store wanting a sectional sofa with a chaise lounge on one end. THEN, I spotted the red and that’s all she wrote. With the help of our ‘salesperson’ Masteneh Oskovei Merten, I got a whole house full of beautiful furniture. Why do I have the word salesperson in quotes? Because within minutes of meeting her, I knew she was so much more. It turned out that Mastenah is a world famous textile engineer and designer! Not only that, but she is also a trend forecaster for Pantone. Yeah….
She took the time, and designed our entire house! She found the bedding and pillows for our Master bedroom and picked out the rugs in our bedroom and living room. She gave me a ton of ideas on how to accessorize each and every room down to the smallest details.
I knew it was important to bring some red into the rest of the house to tie it all together. My local Target helped me do just that.
I added some red placemats to my dining room table, which happens to change from a rectangle…
to a circle!
I know, right! It’s Mitch’s favorite thing to show people when they come over.
I added a red toaster…
and a red tea kettle. I also added THE coolest canister set from The Container Store. It’s my new favorite store.
I finished the look off with a red clock and some fresh flowers.
My entryway table came from Target too.
Now, when it came to the two bedrooms and the guest bathroom, I wanted to keep everything soft and muted.
Silver and Gold were my colors of choice.
The guest bedroom and bathroom
Last but not least is the Master
In case you can’t tell, I finally got the King size bed I promised myself! The bedding is from Macy’s. It is part of their Hotel Collection. I love it!
I hope you enjoyed the tour! So when are you coming to visit? :-)