Apartment Therapy Tour

I am very honored (and, quite frankly, a little nervous) to have our home toured on Apartment Therapy today, please take a look. When I was asked by Andie if I wanted to do this, Peter and I had to think hard about it. We are not decorators, we don’t have expensive, iconic pieces that make others drool. But I decided to do the tour because I think what we do have is a home filled with us. Our home is filled with love, lots of handmade things, and we’ve made it a very comfortable, livable space. My hope is that our home shows that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a comfortable, lively space that you can feel proud of.

  • Melissa f.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    It looks fantastic. And I can vouch for its on person comfort and style. I LOVE being in your house.

  • Angela

    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Love it! And love your description of home – that it’s “filled with us.” That’s exactly how it should be. (Nice to see our silhouettes on the wall too!)

  • Alicia A.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Blair- your house is GORGEOUS!

  • Angela

    September 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing. It is fun to have a grander scheme look at all the pieces and projects you have blogged about.

  • alex duenkel

    September 10, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Your home is lovely! I enjoyed the house tour…

  • Shar Ulm

    September 10, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I want to know about the round objects on your wall that appear to be fanned-out books. Am I right? Love your home – so interesting.

  • Dawn

    September 10, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Congrats!! looks great!

  • Laura Dodson

    September 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

    So before I got into my “ohmywordiloveyourhouse” treatise….
    umHELLOoo! The Girl with the Pearl Earring string art!!!!!!! Seriously? Gollygosh I love it. LOVE it. What an incredible idea! The second I saw it I gasped. Honest to goodness gasped.
    And the kitchen. The white tile. The expanse of counterspace. Gleamy.
    Those little log paintings.
    The book foldings in the bedroom.
    The kitchy mexican blankie, helmety, posterized area.
    The grey sofa.
    Are those komforte chocolates fabric art? Love!
    Quilty happy.
    Dining table.
    Welcome…can I steal that idea?
    Should I keep going?
    I have to say that magazine homes are not lived in homes. And I love lived in homes. They’re real. Personal. Love y’alls home. Our home is really traditional/vintagey. And I really like how you have a mingle of tradional stuff, mid-century modern, your own vibe, etc.
    The STRING ART! *sigh*

  • Hayley

    September 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Your home is wonderful! I love the dining home- did you make the string art?? I adore it!

  • Bibbitybob

    September 10, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I love your home! Congratulations 🙂 x

  • Cami @ camicami.net

    September 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Your home is stunning! Such beautiful color, and every element is interesting to look at. Gorgeous!

  • lisa

    September 10, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I totally agree and I am DYING over the string art. Amazing, perfect choice of subject … the box around it. That was indeed worth a “teaser”.

  • amy h

    September 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    AT commenters are always so catty — I’d be nervous, too! But it looked great! I don’t remember you showing off the string art. Did I miss something? It’s very cool.

  • Cheryl Arkison

    September 11, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Love it! And very jealous of the studio space…

  • Erika Sews

    September 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Congrats, your place looks fabulous!

  • Brittany

    September 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I don’t comment often but I LOVE pics of your home! It just seems so happy! The books you have piled on the desk, with the vase of flowers on top just took me back to my childhood! We used to have those books! I spent hours reading them! I wonder where they are now?

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    come visit soon! xoxo

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you Angela. I still cherish those silhouettes you know, especially because it seems like the kid’s profiles are changing so much right now.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Its home : D. Thank you friend.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I realize projects come and go through here so quickly I often forget to blog about them.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you so much Alex!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks Shar. Those are a super easy project from a beautiful book called The Repurposed Library (I blogged about making those here- http://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog/2011/06/the-repurposed-library.html)

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks Dawn! Let’s meet for coffee soon!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you so much Laura. I had a dread that folks would feel it looked cluttered and I’m sure some do, but I decided it had to feel like us or why do it. If its staged, its not us. So, thank you for appreciating that! And steal any idea you want! : D

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you Hayley, I will be talking about that string art and how to do it this week, its easy!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you so much!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you so much for that Cami!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Lisa, I am going to talk about that string art this week, so check back. Its easy to do.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    They certainly can be. There’s always gonna be haters. But honestly, I get tired of seeing tours of second homes on beautiful islands. Real life deserves some space too : D

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you Cheryl! I feel so lucky to have that studio space, especially this weekend when the rest of the house is sooo warm. Nice and cool down there!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much Erika!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Brittany, thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! I hope our home is happy. Life is not always happy, but hopefully we can come home to a place that helps us feel good about the world.
    Those Childcraft books are treasures to me, and the kids. I bought the set for $4.99 at a thrift store several years ago and they are worth so much more than that to me now!!

  • susan b.

    September 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Love it all, Blair! I’m another Childcraft devotee 🙂

  • Kirsten

    September 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Blair, I love the pictures of your home, you can really see your and Peter’s personality come through! I would love to know more about the poster on the wall above the Lost in Translation poster, the black and white with red cycling poster. My husband is a cycling nut too (we are in Seattle) and he would love something like that. Thanks!

  • Dacia

    September 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Yay! Congrats! I just popped over to take a look and the links aren’t working to the pics. Your place looks so fun!

  • Joachim Wang

    March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

    You are absolutely right! It’s not about money. You can create a home by designing things in a way that reflects the positive qualities of the people who live inside. The single picture at the top of your post shows such a bright and comfortable image, so good job on that!

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