Welcome to our townhouse home tour!
I’m amped to finally be sharing a tour of our townhouse! I hope our approach to living in our space helps to inspire you. Let’s start with the main living area. Especially if you’re also in a kid- or cat-friendly home!
Main Living Area
Our main living area is one large open area with a living space, kitchen with a long island in the middle, and dining space that also has my work area. Let’s start with the dining space and work our way around.
This area gets amazing light, so I keep a lot of plants on this end of the home. I also have a very special piece of art hanging in here between the larger window and the sliding glass door. It’s a piece my friends amazingly talented teenage daughter painted for me. Lots of my DIY planters are in this room, too.
Paint colors: The entire floor is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray; the two black accent walls are Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black.
My workspace is tucked off the dining area in a little alcove. This is one of the first spaces I completed when we moved in. I’m including some photos from when I originally finished it below, as well as some updated photos I took for this home tour (the last three photos).
The only things that have really changed are some plant shuffling and some desk reorganizing. I moved the small white lamp to Ramona’s nursery and added a small file organizer—I try to avoid paper, but I do have some documents I like to keep handy for a bit before getting rid of them.
The kitchen is between the dining and living areas. It’s actually quite small when you look at it, but there’s a very large island that stretches almost the entire length of the dining to living area. We absolutely love having all of that surface area, especially when Mike is cooking or when we’ve had family over.
There is a small powder room here, too.
The living area is where we spend the most of our time. We’ve incorporated a little play area for Ramona and keep her play mat here. It’s nice to have an area where she can bop about while we’re in the kitchen or just hanging out. (Though she mostly likes just trying to climb up the couch and grab the remotes.)
The living area is also where we have a bar cart and DIY cat tree made using real branches. The giant peacock faux canvas art and our stainless steel hanging bowl planters are in this room, as are the space-saving sofa end table and butcher block coffee table.
Bedrooms & Nursery
We live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit, so each sleeping space has a bathroom. One for us, one for Ramona. Really it’s just an extra bathroom to clean because Ramona doesn’t need her own bathroom. But it is nice to have a space to bathe her, keep extras, and store bath toys and whatnot.
Here is our room and attached bathroom. We’ve probably done the least in our bedroom, but it doesn’t need much. I like keeping it simple and relaxing. Easy to keep clean and filled with plants—the perfect place to end the day.
I don’t have a post about our bedroom since I’ve really just tinkered with it since we moved in, but you can see our master bath reveal I did as part of the spring 2017 One Room Challenge here.
Paint colors: The bedroom is Sherwin-Williams Extra White, while the bathroom is Sherwin-Williams Basalt Powder.
Here’s R’s nursery and the attached bathroom. The only thing that has changed in her nursery since these photos is I’ve replaced the curtains with blackout curtains. (The summer sun hit the room hard!)
Paint colors: Behr Silver City is the lighter nursery walls, as well as the entire bathroom. The nursery accent wall is Behr Dark Granite.
And here’s the little laundry nook. It’s not much to write home about, but it’s so nice to have the laundry near the rooms!
Bonus Room & Powder Room
We have a “bonus space” that was marketed as a rec room. It’s open to the hall—no door—but it has a little powder room, so we use it for three things: a guest space, a play room, and Mike’s office.
This is our space in progress. It’s where we built our DIY murphy bed. But the other side of the room is kind of…blah. I love my Mike, but this is his space, and we haven’t quite come to an agreement on how to move forward in a way that incorporates my style while also respecting his desire to have a space that feels like his. 🙂 Oh, and since this is often a play space, too, we built R’s trimmed-out toy box for this space as well.
Here are some pics of the space in progress.
Paint colors: The room and powder room are both Sherwin-Williams Basalt Powder; the accent wall behind the murphy bed is Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black.
The powder room is done, though—I completed it as part of the fall 2018 $100 Room Challenge.
Since we don’t have space for a craft room (boo hoo) or much storage space to speak of, we use this under-the-stairs closet for most of my crafting supplies. I laid vinyl peel-and-stick flooring on the concrete floors that were in here and built the paint shelving specifically for my DecoArt paints. We also mounted some other shelves and hooks.
We store other things in here, too. Mostly on the shelving unit. Also things like the vacuum, Ramona’s solar tent, etc.
And yes, this is a cat-friendly home, so this is where we keep the cat pans! Cat pans aren’t glamorous, but they are necessary. We like having them here because they are tucked away yet easily accessible for them. The vinyl flooring is also very easy to keep clean.
Our Tiny Backyard & Garden
Hands down, my favorite space. (Well, when it’s nice out. It’s pretty much closed for business November–March.) We finished this space for the spring 2018 One Room Challenge and then made some mid-summer updates you can see below and in this post. I think we did a great job of maximizing our small space.
This space include loads of DIYs: All of the landscaping and planning, the paver coffee table and matching side table, the raised garden beds, and the slatted HVAC unit screen are the most prominent. We can’t wait to get this space back up and running this spring since we used it almost every day last spring, summer, and early fall.