Friday, August 12, 2011

moving on

My parents are moving. 
My mom, a professional interior designer, did an amazing job with this house. It's really is a work of art.
While I was over there today, I thought I'd snap a few pics of my favorite little details.
My family has always moved around a lot so none of us were super surprised when my parents decided to relocate only a few months after finishing a total remodel overhaul with this house. 

You see, my mom and dad like to play this game called Move-Into-A-New-House-Remodel-The-House-And-Then-Move-Into-Yet-Another-New-House. 
(Side note: Growing up, I mostly hated this game. But now I'm stronger for it. So, I guess, in the end, it's an OK game.)

No one in my family ever gets attached to houses but I will admit that I'll be sad to see all this beautiful house-ness be sold. 

Actually...

I'm already over it. :) 

So farewell, Salt Lake City house. 
I only technically lived in you for the first two years when you weren't much of a looker. But you've since cleaned up nicely and I think my parents have lived in you for longer than any other house. 

Congrats. 

33 comments:

Ashley said...

That's the same game my parents played growing up (my dad is in the kitchen and bath design business). I love all the details! Your mom is very talented. :)

just enough foolishness said...

I love this house! Can your mom decorate my apartment? Green cupboards? Mustard yellow couch? Beautiful painting under a candelabra? Yes please to all of the above!

Amanda said...

oh wow!!!! there are so many things that i love! haha! i really like that first light fixture. :)

Kelly said...

It's beautiful. My husband and I play that game to we have been married for almost 13 years and have moved 8 times. I am however tired of being gypsies. Ha.ha. we just haven't found our house match yet ya know!

Lauren said...

The art in there is so much fun!

My brother and his wife are playing the house flipping game, too. They seem to think it'll be fun to remodel a house with 3 kids.

Lauren @ Cardigans and Cameras

Kaitlyn said...

The details look beautiful, i don't think i'd like doing that very much though. Growing up. That must have been tough? No?

In our sea of love

SaffaKate said...

I love those paintings of you and your sisters. :)

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

so cute. think she'd come do ours?? hehe. I love the paintings of all you girls-- your family is gorgeous :)

Jenna said...

Yes, SO CUTE! Totally my style.

Gentri said...

I have some friends that play that same game. :) Your mom did a wonderful job!

Annie said...

I can't imagine moving all the time. My parents have been in the same house for the last 17 years.

Vera Elisabeth said...

Those paintings of you and your sisters are wonderfull!

Justina F. Lee said...

That is a beautiful house! I've only ever moved twice and I've lived in my home for a majority of my life so once I move out, I'm going to have a crying fit

Bridget said...

oh i love that black and white floor!!!

when we moved out of my child hood home my sisters and i seriously wept. it was perhaps a little silly but i still miss that house (8 years later)

Jessica Wray said...

I like your mom's style. And envy your un-attachment to the house. Secretly, I'm a very sentimental person. I'd be a wreck.

Marci said...

what a cute house! I love the paintings of you and your sisters! That is super cute! What an honor.

Lauren and Tom said...

I love the paintings!! Very good looking :)

Emma Frances said...

That house is amazing! Your mom is incredibly talented!

Caitlin said...

That's not a game I played in my childhood, so I'm a little jealous! House looks amazing but I'm sure they'll make the new one totally their own as well :)

Juli Photo Diary said...

Great pictures! I Love it!

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Mary and Dyer said...

Wow! This house could be in a magazine!! It is so chic and beautiful!!


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AE Jones said...

Ahhh... love all the art she has on her walls. Beautiful taste.

chrissy said...

those paintings of you girls are absolutely beautiful! i am so jealous i do not have siblings to do a collection like that. it would look really silly with just four paintings of my mug hanging on the wall.

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sarah nicole said...

So pretty! I am sure the next family will adore it.

Love the portraits, by the way!

xo,

Sarah

Candice said...

Haha my mum and dad played this game too! Almost like clock work we would move every two years. At one point I believe there were 3 houses at once; one we lived in, one that had just been done up and was being rented out and one that was being renovated.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the painted portraits of you girls. I dream of one day being able to afford getting portraits of my family painted just like the ones your parents have so I can give them to my mum as a present - she would probably cry (happy tears, of course - I am not that evil! :))

Tabadoo said...

I love all the colors.
Tabitha
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Emily Bayley said...

I love all these little quirky details :)


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Amanda said...

this house is amazing i love everything about it!!! :)

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

i love all the yellow!

Zoey said...

I wish I had style! Love the colour on the cabinets.

Jenna said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing these pictures. Your mom truly has incredible style!

And that is so funny about the "game" your parents play. I'm not surprised they stayed in this beautiful house the longest! :)

Natalie said...

Wow your mom really did do an amazing job with the house!

lady lee said...

My Mom is an interior designer as well.

And I have those Toms.

And I am a graphic designer. My husband, an artist.

I love commonalities. :)