Friday, July 11, 2008

Sunshine

When we purchased our house 4 years ago this month, it was the 28th house we looked at. Yes you read that right! I'm quite sure our realtor had about enough of us by the time we got to this house but I knew that I would just know when we were in the right house - and I didn't get that feeling until we stepped foot into what is now our home. Actually, I remember knowing this would be the place as I peeked in the sidelights before we even made it inside. There are things about the house that we are still working on changing, like the old slate you see above, but these things come slowly when on a budget!

One thing I knew I wanted was natural light. I could not stand the thought of a dark house. Well we certainly get lots of natural light in this home and it makes me so happy on the bright days. The yellow walls only enhance this. Coming downstairs in the morning makes me smile!

Cheers,


25 comments:

Lori said...

you're up early this morning:) that peek of your home with the sun streaming in looks very pretty, no wonder you love it so...i am very sad to hear that you are not attending Karlapalooza, i was looking forward to meeting you...maybe next time{?}

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Good thing you kept on looking - your house is GORGEOUS! Happy Friday, Karla! =)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Beautiful foyer!
Yes, natural light makes all the difference, doesn't it.
We enlarged all the windows on the backside of our home to increase the light, but I still wish we had more.

Kimberly :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

oohh i love the early morning sunshine!!
gorgeous house.
oxoxo,
jessi

Mary Isabella said...

I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. I love the necklaces....mary

Jeanie said...

I love the cheerful lemon on the walls. SO bright and cheery! It makes me happy, just looking at the photo! Handsome chest, as well. Isn't it fun to have the space you really want?

karin@creativechaos said...

Totally worth the wait....looks so beautiful!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I don't blame you for looking at 28 homes... When you found the right one, you knew! Your house looks beautiful with all that sunlight pouring in. I love your wall color too.
Hugs,
Penny

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

What a beautiful sight to see every morning! Love the yellow, too. I painted our bedroom yellow and just love it...it's so warm. When we bought our place we had looked at quite a few already, but the minute I came to this property I just "knew" it was home! (Mark said, what? with orange counters? 4 years later we built a NEW kitchen addition!)
*Heidi*

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Ooo Lovely happy shiney rooooom! Isn't a happy room the best??? It makes the day begin beautifully!! xo

Fete et Fleur said...

This photo is just stunning! The light coming in makes this entry a perfect haven.

Hugs!
Nancy

Natasha Burns said...

I'm so with you on the natural light! We don't get nearly enough of it. Your home is so fresh and bright!

LOVING the cutie pie resin charms you've been making, wow they are so gorgeous!!! xo

Jenn said...

Very pretty, I am big on sunlight, too! ;-)
I love your walls, too.

Sadie Lou said...

What is Karlapalooza?

Anyhoo,
I love yellow in homes--I love it on the outside (with some white trime) and on the inside--with some white beadboard--so sweet!
~S

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla!
I agree with all that you have said! LIGHT, and you will know when you find your home! Our "back" living room (they are connected by french doors), well it is on the north side of the house and we have always painted it a shade of yellow! Sunshine!
Also, I new I wanted the house when we walked up also!!! It was NEW, open in the back, AND WHITE, WHITE,White inside!
Thank YOu so for sharing your home and morning with us!!!
Hugs,
Mary

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

That is a beautifull photo of your hOME!!! Love the sunlight streaming in.
I am leaving a bright & sunny Florida house with creamy yellow walls and I told my Hunny just yesterday.. when we move it must be a house with lots of light and windows!!! (I am taking my paint chips with me)

Beth Leintz said...

28th house! Oh my! I wish I'd had that much patience. I don't have nice big windows in my living room- but I painted it yellow, too because I wanted that cheery look. A house really is just one big on going project.

Amy said...

A home is just something you know when you see it. I got that feeling with our home at first sight. I am glad that you found your perfect one and it is everything you were dreaming of. Enjoy your lovely home and happy 4th anniversary! Amy :)

Couture de Papier said...

Light is good in NE!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Your house has a sunny glow just like you do!

Teresa Sheeley~French Poppy said...

Just beautiful Karla! Love the yellow walls sooo much. :) They make me smile just looking at them in the photo.

Teresa
xo

Bejeweled said...

What a beautiful shade of yellow - so warm and happy!

cammyk said...

I love your yellow wall color. I agree, there is nothing quite like natural light.
Loved your article in Somerset Home. Congrats! You are so talented.
Have a great weekend. Cammy

MJ said...

Lovely yellow walls that emphasize the sunshine! I love natural light too!!

Cute to watch Margot chase the bubbles! It almost tempts me to get a dog but I'm not ready yet...

The Rose Room said...

Love your lampshade! Yellow walls, red accessories, yum! Rachaelxo

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