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Wednesday, March 26, 2014









Maybe it's because I know it is in fact a Portland home, but this home is just so very Portland to me. I feel like I could just move right in there and feel, well, right at home. I feel like I have been here a thousand times and I could instinctually find where the cups are. Not that to say it isn't unique because it is, but it's so very familiar. I say that in the most complimentary way. Like when you are sad and there is that one friends house you know you could just go curl up on their couch and have them make you a cup of tea and lay around with no shame? It feels like that to me. But without the sad part. Just that part were you feel completely and absolutely comfortable. If you wonder what Portland is like it's a lot like this house. It's lived in and loved, it's a little bit of everything and comfortable, it's bright in a filtered fashioned, in an unassuming way. It's warm and cosy and inviting. When I saw this home it made me smile and love where I live a little bit more because somehow in my mind, and maybe I am totally over-analyzing and projecting my taste and perspective of not only this house but the city I live in, but I think this home is such a great representation of the vibe of the city it resides in. And I also obviously saved the best photo for last. I am just swooning over that attic bedroom. Nap time. 

14 comments:

  1. I don't know what I love more, the breakfast bench in the kitchen, the built-ins in the living room, the rug in the dining room, or the lamp in the attic bedroom. I love it all! Especially the white floors upstairs. Sigh! If this is "Portland," sign me up for the next flight :) xo

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  2. What a lovely little home. I can see myself living in a space like that!

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  3. Great house. It definitely is so very Portland-y. Funny thing though, when I first saw these photos, it reminded me a lot of that house you used to live in. Mostly the kitchen layout and the built-ins in the living room. Xo

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  4. that sunny attic for nap time, oh joy! as for me, i too love the lived in feel. the only thing i would add is some paint to the walls, i'm a paint lover :)

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  5. I am kind of in love with that little breakfast nook as well. My sister was telling me that her apartment building is older and there's still a slot for receiving bottled milk next to her front door - isn't that kooky?

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  6. I hear you. I'd call a place like that intuitive. it's unique and creative and very personal and you still know your way around instantly like it was your own home... love it!!

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  7. I looked at this post first thing yesterday (I always do) and got called away for the day to this and that. But I kept thinking about this gorgeous house. That attic is swoon-worthy as is that fireplace wall. I love the breakfast nook too. I spent a lot of time thinking about what Norfolk houses say about Norfolk, and I don't think I love it. There's no message, or if there is, it's bits and pieces and discordant. Beachy here, Colonial there. I need to think about this some more.

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  8. I like that it looks and feels lived in, it's not like all those picture-perfect homes ready to be photographed for a magazine.

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  9. So gorgeous. so cozy. This actually really looks like our old apartment. When we lived out east, we always rented apartments in 100 year old houses with lots of nooks, crannies and old wood. They are my favorite. When we finally move back home someday we're going to buy an old fixer upper farm house and I'm saving these photos are inspiration for how to decorate.

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  10. how can i make this house my home??? it is so gorgeous, warm and inviting!

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