It seems like FOREVER since we’ve had an At the Picket Fence Parade of Homes Tour! And we are so thrilled to be continuing this series today with the amazingly talented Jennifer from Town and Country Living. Her home is a wonderful blend of farmhouse meets cottage meets just downright gorgeous and we know you will love taking the tour.
So grab your coffee ( or tea!), settle in and enjoy!
Hello Everyone! I’m Jennifer from Town and Country Living and am so happy to be here sharing my home on At the Picket Fence. I’ve been reading Vanessa and Heather’s blog for a few years now and love what they do! So needless to say, it’s an honor to be here. I hope you enjoy this tour of my humble home.
My house was built circa 1875 and it has a lot of quirks and oddities. But I love it.
Our town is at the far edge of the Chicago suburbs, the last stop on the commuter train to the city.
And that’s why my blog is called Town and Country Living …
… we can enjoy the city to the east, or the country to the west.
Our entry way has this little garage sale desk that I painted and decoupaged.
It’s a perfect spot for holding keys and mail when you enter the house.
Our living room has a lot of doorways in it, so furniture placement is always a challenge.
Rather than area rugs, I’ve used bamboo script mats throughout our home.
They’re really durable and pet-friendly too!
Our family room is comfortable and laid back.
I use slipcovers on furniture … because, you know, the pets.
The little crate on the coffee table holds French lavender, one of my favorite scents.
I like simple window treatments so I draped landscape burlap over branches to create swags.
Roman shades can be let down at night for privacy.
In the dining room, I’ve used a lot of white because there’s only one window in this room.
I wanted to make sure the light would bounce around and keep the room from looking dreary.
My kitchen is my favorite place to be in my house. It’s light and airy.
Plus I love to cook. We’ve added open shelving to display some of my ironstone collection.
On the other side, is our kitchen dining nook. The built-in cabinet is original to the house.
We added the bead board on the wall to match the front of the cabinet doors.
Vintage finds fill one of the bedrooms. All of the bedrooms are under-the-eaves.
The white dresser is from the local antiques store just a few blocks away.
Both our bathrooms have claw foot tubs. I painted the outside of this one with chalk paint.
I’ve always wanted claw foot tubs. The other claw foot tub has a circular shower rod around it.
To see more of my home, come on over for a visit at Town and Country Living!