Reactions from the six inmates?
Me: "Never wearing that sweater again. I look as though I've eaten a baby deer."
Kevin: "My bald spot isn't really that big...is it?" (this is the male version of "does my bum look big in this?" The answer is always "no.")
Harley, 17: " They didn't put in a photo of the basketball hoop."
Jackson, 15: (not looking at the magazine) "cool."
Tallulah, 13: " I wish you would actually do that in real life." (Cut up watermelon)
Cy, 11: "Main thing is Teddy (the dog) is in four photos."
Teddy, 2. I hated to remind him of the day. He spent most of the photoshoot disgracing himself with his oversize Panda bear which I later stuffed into the recycling bin.
The Fun House.
It's pee'ing down here in Chicago and we're still in the 50's with a teaser now and then. Expat to expat - how, why, did I end up in Chicago? (Fun city, but the damn weather......)ReplyDelete
I've heard tell Chicago is so much fun, snow is good excuse for pub going in the winterDelete
The house looks amazing!!! We knew that. But now others do. Cnngrats!!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, your house is super fun!! I'm cracking up! Sorry about the stuffed animal but it sounds like Teddy had a super day. ;) Your house is amazing. I've had a huge crush on it since I spotted the color of your door years ago on the blog. Your spa bath is catching my eye today, along with absolutely everything else. You look like a gorgeous blonde in the fun house. Love!ReplyDelete
PS-Please join our Lifestyle Linkup "StyleFocus" on Friday by sharing this link on Jen's blog (Well Styled Life) and my blog. All lifestyle bloggers are being invited (the more the merrier) and yours is simply swoon-worthy!!
Fab post! I'm off to share.
Hi Heather, where do I click to comment on your blog today?Delete
Wow, it looks very snazzy. Love the curly chair. And so neat and tidy!! Is it always like that? :)ReplyDelete
I always love looking at your house - these photos are fabulous.ReplyDelete
My hubby has the same anxiety about his bald spot too. I remind him he is tall so most folks can't see it...unless it was in a magazine!!
I love your house so much Jody! The windows in your kitchen are fabulous, and I love all your quirky pieces of furniture, your colour choices, and that deck area.ReplyDelete
Laughing so much about Teddy though. He must be feeling very sad his panda had to go. He was no doubt showing off to the camera crew!
He has substituted with a small yellow bear, but not the same i can see that.Delete
Awesome house indeed at your feed. lol at the bald spot remark. The pup sure gets lots of screen time, way to be.ReplyDelete
Yes, as Cy says "Teddy is the most important character"Delete
I'm impressed, Sunset no less. What a gorgeous house you have. All the plants make it look so tropical.ReplyDelete
Mum's idea to introduce most of the tropical ones that she has in her garden too.Delete
WHO SLEEPS IN THE BASKET!!!!ReplyDelete
TO THINK I HAVE BEEN THERE..........
I LIKE THE DESCRIPTION "IT'S LIKE A BIG EXHALE"SO TRUE.......YOUR HOUSE IS SO REFRESHING!!!!YOU have done a beautiful job with ALL the detail.
Ha - we sleep in the basket - which explains why im a basket caseDelete
Jody I love your home so much! Inspiring and beautiful. What a wonderful place for your kids to grow up. I am excited to get the Sunset. I am sharing this on my page today! xo KimReplyDelete
Wowza! Simply awesome home. It's so creative. And you do look like quite the domestic goddess cutting the watermelon! Hilarious commentary from the family!! Off to share this. Congratulations! Sunset is cool!ReplyDelete
Heather and I would love to have you share this on our Lifestyle Linkup Friday. It's so inspiring!!
Jennifer, I am traveling tomorrow for college tour, will try and post Sat?Delete
That mushroomy thing on the ceiling in the hall? so so lovely......and just how far up the cool-ometer are you missy ...such a stylish place..xReplyDelete
Ha! Mushroom, corker, think they were trying for sea anenome, but I like the thought of fairy mushrooms too (made in Israel)Delete
Fabulous photos - but I always have serious house envy when I read your blog. I was in your neck of the woods last month (AAD annual meeting in San Francisco) ... bad timing though, as you were skiing your way around Canada at the time. Shame! It would have been fun to meet up!ReplyDelete
Oh blow! Next time?Delete
Beautiful home! I live across the bay from you in Mill Valley and was happy to see they included your blog.ReplyDelete
I'm trying to increase the cool factor in my home by slowly replacing some of our more traditional pieces (that came with my husband.) Do you mind me asking where you found your rattan furniture in your family room? Cheers!
Hi Donna, they are made by Kenneth Cobonpue and we got them from a place in the SF Design Centre though not sure if they are still available from there as we got them at least eight years ago, maybe more.http://www.kennethcobonpue.com/Delete
Just looked yes they do, Janus et Cie in Design Centre
Awesome! Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Thanks for popping by!Delete
Your home is beautiful! I saw it this morning is the Sunset magazine while I was waiting for my car to be serviced. I have been baffled for years on how my husband and I's such different design tastes can somehow be fused, and I think you've solved our problem! A few questions when you have a chance: How high are your ceilings? The standard 8' or taller?; Is that a runner in your kitchen? It is so long, was it custom ordered?; Where did you get the kitchen cabinets and island? Thanks. Your home and family are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I think the ceilings are just standard 8ft which was all the more reason not to have upper cabinetry.
That is a runner by Bolon, you specify the length to them. Ours was one of the Botanic rangehttp://www.bolon.com/en/floors/botanic
The kitchen island was made by Downsview a Canadian company, shipped to us and then installed by our builder, Steve Strand who was amazing. http://www.downsviewkitchens.com/gallery.php?gallery_id=76.
The face is laminate. They also made the cabinets for all the bathrooms.
thanks for popping by!
Can I come and live in your fun house, it's beautiful and mine is filled with black lab dog hair. xx NancyReplyDelete
What a crazy house, and I mean that in a good way, it's so different from anything here, even the upmarket modern homes here, somehow just miss on individuality, and I love how you've decorated inside.ReplyDelete
So Cool! Thanks for sharing this stylish beauty with us on the #stylefocus linkup today. This is a fabulous post! Nancy and i will both be moving in! ;) xxReplyDelete
Well done you. It's a lovely family home - you should be proud.ReplyDelete