I love houses that tell a story. You know, the ones that aren’t just decorated for the sake of being decorated but actually have meaning behind what’s displayed. That’s why I asked my friend Jodi if I could share her house tour with you ever since I casually invited myself over to see her new home a year or so ago. . .
She’s a designer in our town, and loves the thrill of hunt as much as I do. I admire the way she’s taken family heirlooms and incorporated them into her their home, even down the foundation itself.
They used a lone, surviving cinder block from her husband’s family’s old gas and grocery store. Her boys helped to set it in the foundation while they were building.
A few photos I took while I was there and more of my favorite ideas from her house:
One of my very favorite things: Jodi displayed the originals of old family recipes in her dining room. She bought the weathered frames at Hobby Lobby, stretched burlap across the back and just tacked on the recipes.
In their shared home office, Jodi used the old door from the same family gas and grocery store. The remnant of an old cigarette ad decal is still there:
The door from her husband’s childhood home serves as the work table that divides their two desks:
For the master bedroom ceiling, they used reclaimed wood from Jodi’s great-grandfather’s barn.
Does it mean that I’m a full-fledged adult if I’m most envious of her laundry folding table and basket organization? It should be a requirement that every laundry room be big enough for one of these:
Mismatched, vintage shams and a quilt add color to the guest room:
A big thanks to Jodi for letting me invite myself over, take photos and share them with you. To see more of her home and projects, visit her Facebook page, Plan-It Design.