March 12, 2012

✥ Reader Feature: Bay Area HOME TOUR ✥

Ohmygoodness, you guys! I have such a treat lined up for you today! I am practically bouncing out of my seat as I write this! We are ever so fortunate to get Jessica from Stay at Home-istsa to walk us through her custom built dream home! One room after another will literally WoW you! 
If it's not the view, then it's the 2 fireplaces, or the marble heaven, I mean kitchen! Wait until you see the bath- she has the marble basket weave tile flooring I {and Centsational Girl} have been dreaming about!

 When I saw this picture I knew Jessica and I were meant to be design soul mates and I couldn't follow her blog fast enough. I can't get enough of that fireplace, chaise, dear head, rainbow of books and a telescope!! Love. It. 
Well, enough about me- let's hear what she has to say about it!


Hi, I'm Jessica from Stay at Home-ista. I blog about life as a stay at home mom, which can cover a lot of bases! Mostly I focus on home design (you'll get to see the house below), food, and parenting tips like how to survive long car rides:)

When Becca asked me if I would be interested in guest posting, I jumped for joy! It has been a labor of love designing, building and now decorating this house, and I absolutely love to show it off.

My husband and I met in architecture school at Harvard, so when the opportunity presented itself to build a house of our own we jumped at the chance. Of course, that "jump" lasted 4 years from start to finish, but now that it is done, I know every detail of the house and love every bit of it. Come on in.

That's the view from our deck. The view was the main reason we bought this property, it's just stunning to wake up everyday to see the San Francisco Bay, and sunsets over the Golden Gate bridge are beyond words. Also, part of the deal of my husband agreeing to live super-close to my family was that we could have a view. There you go.


Looking down the gallery towards the kitchen.

The Living Room with my favorite fireplace and mantle. Plus the TV hangs off the wall without wires, so cool.

The Dining Room is between the living room and the kitchen (the kitchen is on the other side of those pocket doors). I love how it's in the middle of the house, so when we host a dinner party and the kids excuse themselves early, we can still keep and eye and an ear on them.

The library is right off of the kitchen and play area, very convenient for mediating any disputes that may occur. And when I need to change a diaper, I just head to the Powder Room.

You need something to make that room smell nice:)

Then upstairs...

The nursery which opens off of the upstairs loft sitting area:


I made the heart art with my daughter to brighten up the space. To the right of the awesome decal, is the master bedroom.

We finally brought a little color in with some art prints above the bed.

Oh, I could just live in the master bath. There is marble everywhere, which gives it great texture, and the three windows bring in a ton of light. Quite the way to wake up in the mornings!

Thanks for stopping by! Please come visit me at Stay at Home-ista for more!


Didn't you love it!
 Jessica is a relatively new blogger, but don't let that stop you from following her- I mean she designed that home- she is so talented!! She's in the ridiculously fun stage of decorating and I cannot wait to see what else she can come up with!