Name: Erica & John
Location: Fishtown — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I'm submitting our house as a final homage to it (the house itself). We've just put it on the market because both my husband and I are tiring of our long commutes, but we love the house, and our neighborhood. we'll be sad to leave when the fateful day comes. When we bought the house in 2003, the entire third floor was gutted, and everything was painted white. We've managed to make our major renovations on a shoe-string budget, and are pretty happy with what we've done.
We put a lot of love into our kitchen, especially. We enjoy cooking and entertaining, and we do most of that in the kitchen. I made the backsplash tiles by hand and installed them myself (same with the fireplace tiles).
We don't have any particular style (and we disagree often about what should stay and go - e.g. I hate our coffee table, but my husband loves it because it houses the projector, so it stays), but I suppose if I had to apply one word, it would be 'eclectic.' Overused, perhaps, but to-the-point.
The biggest obstacle we faced in the remodeling and customizing has been our lack of time and sometimes disparate visions (thank goodness for love!).
Thanks Erica & John!