Meet the Sullivans: Our Dream Home Pinterest Style

July 23, 2013

Our Dream Home Pinterest Style

In case you missed it, I guest blogged last week on Jillian's blog, Earning Our Stripes, while she was on vacation. She was kind enough to let a few of us share our dream homes on her blog!

As you may already know, Keith and I are not home owners, not yet. I know it will probably take us a few years longer to get to the point where we can buy a home (we made that choice when we decided I'd be staying home with Owen), and in our area (Northern California, just outside San Francisco) our first home will likely not be the home of our dreams -- not yet, at least! But a girl can dream... RIGHT?!

Our dream home is a family friendly space that welcomes playing and laughter, space to cook great meals and comfy couches for watching movies together. I would like the living space to be large enough for the parties we love to host, while also feeling cozy enough for daily living.  I love using Pinterest to collect all of my "dream home" inspirations. You can follow my Dream Home board here.

If I were to build one home out of what I have there, this is what it would look like:

Ever since I watched Father of the Bride as a little girl I have dreamed of raising my own family in a White Colonial home! I love the traditionally American bright white exterior and a creamy white entryway with dark accents on the staircase and flooring

An open, bright family room with built-ins for family photos, cookbook storage, keepsakes in shelving. Room for flat screen to be mounted, ideally with a sliding door to hide it when necessary. White on white kitchen with window seating around kitchen table.

I would love a little home office space right in the middle of all the action. It would be great to have a space (that is not the kitchen counter or table) for paying bills, keeping calendars, blogging, etc that is designated for all of that and from which I can work, but also have an eye on Owen or dinner simmering on the stove.


I would die to have a laundry room, period. Especially one as beautiful as this! I love the colors and that there is a door that leads outside. That way when we have lots of fun getting all messy in the yard we can throw Owen's clothes directly into the wash!

A master bedroom with a fireplace, a window seat reading nook and a seating area is perfection to me. I'd love to be able to just curl up in bed with the fire going and a good book -- if I ever had the time!

A master bathroom like this would just be a dream! I can't even tell you how much everything would be if we had double sinks. I don't totally love the marble on the floor, but the rest is perfect--especially the sunk-in tub and shelving.


Owen would be in heaven in a playroom like this! Check out the fort / tree house, rock climbing wall, cozy chairs, window seat reading nook and slide!

Thanks so much for reading! Hopefully someday we'll be able to pull together a home as awesome as the one I've "built" here to share today! I hope you've enjoyed check out our dream home!

What does your dream home look like? Is there any one thing you would not be able to live without in your ideal space?


hello erin said...

Your dream home looks like the perfect blend of cozy family with decorated perfection!! I LOVE IT!

Amy said...

I love all of your dream rooms and home. So pretty.

Happily Ever Parker said...

Being from the Bay Area myself - home prices are SO DEPRESSING! Especially if you have an addiction to House Hunters - because I might as well be watching cartoons with how unrealistic those square footages and home prices are for the Bay Area. We are hoping to buy soon and ALL these rooms I agree would work!!

Kendall Jones said...

We totally have similar tastes in home styles. My Pinterest board is full of the same types of images! I can't imagine what the cost of living is like out there. Down here in the South, you'd probably be blown away with what your money can buy. I'd probably be living in a shoebox if we were in the SanFran area :)

Jenny @ said...

Love so much of this! That playroom is every child's dream!

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

Love it all. We're getting ready to sell ours and start looking again and so many of your things are on my list!