House Tour (Part II)

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I’m back today with Part II of my house tour.  Take a look at Part I here where I gave you a peak into our kitchen, living and dining rooms, entry, and half bath.   My husband and I bought this condo as raw space in Frederick, Maryland and then designed and built everything out about 1 year ago. Today, we’re taking a look at the bedrooms, craft room, and master bed and bathroom.  I’ve shared the kids’ rooms before on the blog, but here they are again if you missed them.

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Just like with my son, I found my daughter Wynn’s room a bit challenging to decorate before actually meeting her. But, for whatever reason, I kept associating birds with her/her name, so I incorporated this element into the room, including these hand-painted watercolor + glitter birds that I made and also embossed with gold lettering.  The colors I pictured for Wynn even before she was born were white, gold, and an orange sherbert.  This wallpaper I’d had my eye on for a long time–it was designed by the creator of Oh Joy! for Hygge & West and after it went up, I secretly wished I could put it in every room.   The hardware on these drawers I introduced in a previous post and just adore.  Find more photos of Wynn’s room here.

baby17Here’s the buddy bath in between my son and daughter’s rooms:bathroom1The shower is tiled with glass tiles that I could put all over the house.  The countertop and floor is marble.  I still haven’t gotten tired of the mint color in this bathroom.  Find more photos of the mint bathroom here.bathroom4My 3 year old son Judah’s room was the first room I decorated in the house.  The theme:  Vintage airplane with a color palette of classic red, navy blue, and light grey.boyLike most 3 year old boys, the core delights in my son’s world revolve around airplanes, firetrucks, and other construction-related vehicles.  For the rugs in Judah’s room, I decided to use the individual tiles from FLOR in different colors to create the effect of separate play areas.  FLOR started sending me their catalog last year, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  For children’s use especially, the tiles are fantastic.  Spills and stains come right up, and they wear quite well for the traffic they endure.  I was initially planning to do a grey set of carpet tiles under bed, but the little roadway carpet gets so much use (from IKEA), I couldn’t part with it.   I also love that breaking up a room into separate carpeted areas allows greater visibility of the beautiful hardwood floors. I’ve been focusing more and more on ceiling decor at home and for my events, whether it’s paint, wallpaper,  mobiles, banners, or hanging art.   The subtle reminders to “look up”, in my opinion, continuously inspire.  Find more photos of Judah’s room here.


Oddly enough, I’ve never shown my craft room on the blog.  These photos were from December when Frederick Magazine featured our home in the holiday issue.  In general, this room is pretty difficult to photograph because I don’t use a flash and the light is terrible for picture-taking.  I found an antique Chinese door/screen, painted it white, and hung it from the ceiling to facilitate with displaying all of my seasonal decor and, of course, white lights.  Right now (being February), I have lots of bright red heart garlands hanging from the chandelier.


We kept the floor cement in this room and painted it black to avoid having to avoid getting paint and other messy art projects on the floor.  I’ve had my eye on some gorgeous colorful ceramic lately, though, so the floor in here may be changing soon.  I also keep the table covered in white paper and, as I sit here writing this, it is completely covered with scribbles, notes from phone calls, and my 3 year old’s crayon drawings.  I’ll have to put new paper on, though, for my kids’ Valentine’s party this Saturday.  Everything has to be super super organized in this room, otherwise it would become a disaster and I wouldn’t be able to find a thing.  So I keep everything labelled, color-coded, and sectioned off by holiday/season/or genre.  Oddly enough, I have not been able to maintain this level of organization in any other area of my life.

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Everybody always mistakes my craft room for a kids’ art room, but I make sure to clarify, this is a C-R-A-F-T room, not intended for children.  I also like that there are no doors on this room, so I can hear pretty much everything that’s going on in the house and witness all of the drive-bys.  It’s hard to see here, but the craft room is right off the hallway.


Finally, here are a few photos of our master bath and bedroom.  The master bath we did mostly in marble and the shower has two shower-heads, which works great for quickly washing the kids.  I also take advantage (almost every day) of this bathtub, which sits on a tiled platform (the tiles are designed to look like wood).  We tried to think of every detail in the design, including a carve-out shelf (lit from above) for candles and aromatherapy.


While Judah’s room was the first room I decorated, our bedroom was the last.  I just couldn’t get inspired with a theme or color scheme, so ended up doing the drapes first (from a fabric I picked out at Mood NYC), then the paint (Jeff Lewis–Atlantic), and finally the wall hangings (White Faux Taxidermy).


We’ve had a little guest in our room lately (see photo below).  Because we have a full-size bed (so we can sleep closer to each other), we told Judah he could sleep in our room only if he slept in his sleeping bag.  He’s been doing this about 2x a week.  I loved how this photo came out (via Instagram).


Thanks for joining me on House Tour (Part II).  Next week I’ll be sharing photos of the kids Valentine’s party I’m having this weekend filled with crafts and cookie decorating!

xx jessica

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February 10, 2015 - 9:13 am

Danette Lykins - Wow beautiful home- love the bedrooms! Thanks for sharing!

February 10, 2015 - 12:01 pm

PATRICE M FOSTER - Love the remodeling of your home. The kids room and decoration. Photos was on point….Remind me of a weekend retreat at a bed and breakfast place peaceful.

February 10, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Britney - So pretty! So many great elements that I want in a future home!

February 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Krystal - Wow you are so talented! Your home is beautiful I’m super jealous.. :)

February 10, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Corina Ramos - Your place is beautfiul. I don’t think I would ever want to leave home! I love the colors in your bathroom and hallway. I’m ready to change the color in my hallway this spring – thanks for the idea :).

February 10, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Joely - Your home is fantastic! I love your decor style! That bath is to die for and I love all the windows in your son’s room!
Also love the crafting room and what you put above the light fixture. LOVELY! Thank you for sharing you have inspired some great ideas.

February 10, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - I like the colours in bathroom. Nice bath too.

February 10, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - The bathroom works well, the tiles and bath go well together.

February 10, 2015 - 9:47 pm

jo Casey - I love how much light you’ve captured in your home, and all of the creative touches. So unique and warm.

February 11, 2015 - 12:47 am

Debbie Denny - Beautiful home. Very cool touches

February 11, 2015 - 10:43 am

Adanna - Your home is beautiful! I really like your kids bedrooms. I think you did a fantastic job capturing the themes. I really like your tub as well.

February 11, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Britney - So many fun things throughout your home. Thanks for sharing!

February 11, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Dionne Dean - What a GORGEOUS space! I love all of the windows and that blue bathroom…swoon…

February 11, 2015 - 2:45 pm

max - I love all the pictures but I absolutely adore the blue tile in the bath!!

February 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm

sarah - WOW! It’s hard to have a favorite room because they are all so beautiful and stunning! I knew I had to stop by and see the rest of your house after House Tour Part 1! I love Oh Joy and the wall paper for the accent wall in your daughter’s room is perfect! You’re bathroom is my dream bathroom, I love the marble counter tops and blue glass subway tiles in the bathroom! You’re sons room is all boy and so fun! You’re craft room is AWESEOM! I love the chandelier and the creative vibe! I’m working on making my office/craft room, it’s the last room in our house that hasn’t really been decorated. :)

February 11, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Roslyn Tanner Evans - A beautiful home for your children to grow up in. They are surrounded by fun, love, artful decor, happy family, trips. What more could a child want?

February 11, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Sarah - Everything looks so beautiful!

February 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Meryl Hershey Beck - Such a gorgeous home full of inspirational touches. You have created very beautiful spaces with much love and detail.

February 11, 2015 - 9:51 pm

Lauren @ Mom Home Guide - I love the birds in the nursery. So cute and sweet!

February 11, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Tara - Such great style!! I love the colors you chose for every room. I also love the neutral colors for the children, I feel it makes for a great space to grow into.

February 12, 2015 - 5:07 am

Andrea - Such beautiful rooms! I am getting ready to decorate a new nursery for my son, so these pictures are inspiring!

February 12, 2015 - 11:28 am

Angela Christoper - Wow looks really beautiful home very clean and beautiful on those eys. The colors and decoration are so great I wanted always this home.

February 13, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Alison - Beautiful!! And I absolutely adore the bathroom!

February 13, 2015 - 8:54 pm

A. Lynn Jesus - I really like the feel of the blue bathroom! And well, the master tub ain’t too shabby either! It looks like you have really created a haven for your family. Congrats!

February 13, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Lorii Abela - Sala, bedroom, bath and beyond. They are private nook where slumber and freshness are guaranteed. Well-designed yet functional spaces that one can relax and recuperate from the stress of everyday life.

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