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Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Favorites

Wowza this week went by fast! I just finished cleaning up after having some friends over for fajita night (I made homemade tortillas for the first time, so there was extra cleanup) and I am dying to hop into bed. These past few days have been non-stop and I am thisclose to turning into a pumpkin! I decided, however, that before any more time goes by I will use my last ounce of human strength to share some of the best house tours I've laid my eyes on recently. Even if only one of you is seeing these for the first time, I'm glad I shared it. They're that great, and they all happen to be from the oh-so-wonderful Apartment Therapy.

Last summer I met up with some college friends in San Francisco for a little reunion and we had a great time wining and dining and exploring and spending way too much money. I loved visiting, but this SF house tour actually left me in a daydream about how I will decorate my own future Edwardian era apartment in The City by the Bay. Because obviously I will be moving there if it means I can live in a home as sweet as this one...

to see more of this beautiful home and read an interview with the homeowner, check out the original tour here

Now onto the second tour... You may or may not know, but I grew up in Texas and it has definitely had an influence on my decor style, but perhaps not in the way you would think. Living a border away from Mexico has left me with a nostalgia for the folk art and culture of the colorful country that permeates Texas style. When I saw this house tour below, it made me giddy because of the homeowner's love for vintage and their Texas roots.

 To see more of this very cool tour please go here

Finally... I will simply describe this next tour as wild. It's one of those homes that I imagine people either love or hate; just seeing it gave me a rush of excitement but I'm sure for some it gives them a rush of anxiety. :) What I love most though, is that the homeowner obviously went with what she felt and loved, and in my opinion it totally works! Sometimes you just gotta do you...

 You should probably see the rest of this tour for the backyard alone, check it out here

What home do you like the most? I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!


  1. Hi Amberly! I just want to start by thanking you for your very sweet comment on my blog :) This is my first visit to yours and I've definitely enjoyed reading so far - these home tour photos have me dreaming of redecorating; it's something that's been on my mind a lot lately and now I really want to relocate to SF to move into the first place you featured; the pastel palette is so dreamy! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Homemade tortillas must be amazing.
    I'm loving the fresh modern decor of the first house. That studded couch is fab!

    Have a wonderful weekend Amberly!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

  3. these are all great and i think that last one is fantastic!

  4. Both these homes are gorge! OMG. God I wish I was rich! Did I just say that out loud? Ok maybe not but I did type it in to cyber space, does that count? Wait according the philosophy behind books like The Secret we shouldn't be saying we WISH we were rich, we should WHEN we are rich or better yet we ARE rich...ha ha ok universe got it? I AM RICH now prove it to me!

    Ali of

  5. I love all of these, but the first one is by far my favorite! this makes me want to leave work early, and go clean/decorate my house haha.

  6. Me and the hubs have ben trying to make it up to San Fran. Lovely pics! Love the vibe in that city!

  7. I hope to visit San Fran someday. It sounds like an amazing city. And seriously, those pictures are drool inducing. So lovely!

    Your newest follower,
    xo Ami
    a champagne dream

  8. BEAUTIFUL post:) I follow your wondferful blog and I hope you follow me also.

    If you want to see a lovely shop..check out my new post:)

    Have a great weekend dear

    LOVE Maria from

  9. awesome!

  10. your thoughtful blog is full of inspiration. I LOVE it!

    i am so excited to follow you and hope you follow back so we can stay in touch xoxo

  11. The second living room is very inspiring! Love all that light coming through the windows =]

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  12. Gorgeous, love the top one the most - such great and happy colours!

  13. The first one is amazing! I love the dual colored side table. Little quirky accents like that are so fun!

  14. Wow those houses look very nice! I would love to live in one like those haha but then again who wouldn't?!

    My favorite has to be the second one, I live in Texas!

  15. That first one for me amberly! Love it! Those windows are to die for :)

    Abbey x

  16. Like the first home most! Perfect for spring and the neon-pastel trend ;)


  17. Loving the first home! It's so bright and airy!! Just beautiful!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  18. Wow! What gorgeous homes!! It's hard to pick which one I would love to live in more!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

  19. You know what project I really want to see is the old farmhouse your mom is renovating - that has got to be awesome

  20. Hey lady I love your little blog you've got here! Such a gem! I LOVE the way you styled your TV stand in the previous post and this is just WAY more eye candy! I love these little home tours and I think Im going to get side tracked on the links so I wanted to stop in and say that i love your internet space! Maybe you could check me out too, might be nice to stay in touch



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