Judy & Scott, Gabe (17), Allie (15) and Ella the English Bulldog
1750 square feet
Years lived in:
Judy got in touch with us through the Apartment Therapy House Tour submission form and her style jumped right out of the email! Living in a place for a long time can make some homeowners complacent - but Judy has clearly stayed engaged. Keeping her home up-to-date and fresh, while tacking projects both big and small has resulted in a cozy, colorful family home with lots of texture and interesting pieces throughout.
Here's how Judy describes her home and style: My home makes me smile every time I walk in. I share my home with my husband, and our son Gabe, 17 and daughter Allie, 15, and our english bulldog, Ella. We have lived here 23 years-our very first house we bought! We have talked about moving but we are too in love with our home. It has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, office, living room, family room and finished basement. Our home is very cozy and comfortable and eclectic-mixing old with modern. The thing I love about my home the most is the way the sunlight shines in all throughout the day!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Warm, modern with old mixed in.
Design blogs, magazines and books, family, travel.
All the windows and doors - the way the sun streams in all throughout the house from sunrise to sunset.
This house is 50+ years old so nothing is straight or even when doing remodeling; adding charm to a very basic ranch
What Friends Say:
"Can you come help me with my house?"
Until recently, the main bathroom. We put off remodeling way too long!
Tin ceiling in living room and adding mudroom off family room.
Our backyard - it is our haven!
Mix it up! For every modern/new piece bring in something old, recycled or handmade. Use your children's art. Take your time - it is fun to add to your space and collections over time.
Design Within Reach, ABC Carpet and Home, Rey Ray, Ochre (in Soho)
Furniture: DWR, Room & Board, Crate & Barrel, IKEA, antique stores.
Lighting: DWR, Jonathan Adler, Anthropology, Galbraith and Paul
Accessories: Iron Grate, Anthropology, art fairs, Jonathan Adler pottery, IKEA, Crate & Barrel, antique shops
Art: My Daughter, Allie; Rex Ray, bought pieces on trips to New York and San Francisco.
Paint: Benjamin Moore and Glidden
Images: Judy Miller