Around the House

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all the words of encouragement thru the week everyone!! It was a really hard week but its the LAST DAY!! and our art show opening is tonight!! and I am done school today!!! YEAH!!! My house looks like a tornado went thru it though… hehe.

Anyways, for the around the house today I actually want to share some around the house photos of our place. We had to take some home photos for something last week and I just wanted to share with all of you. We live in a 100 year old house with lots of old charm but that has been updated where it needs to be. I love all the old hardwood floors and the wide baseboards and molding around the windows.

Our kitchen is lime green with hints of orange and black. We wanted something really bright and refreshing to walk down to in the morning. Something that makes you ready for the day. Don’t you love the bobble head owl in the corner of the counter? haha I love it- Kev hates it! The 4 plates on the wall I made for our kitchen when we moved in last year. I will be making some more soon and adding them into my etsy store.

One of the things we loved so much about the house when we bought it was the really open floor plan. Each room just flows into the next. We love it! The dining room we painted a nice dark charcoal and brought in some of the green and orange from the kitchen. Kev totally picked out our big square dining room table and he is so proud of that! Most of the art around our house is something that I made from years past. The living room we just painted a light gray (same color as our bedroom actually). The painting above our TV I made especially for that spot though. I wanted something not to distracting because it was above the TV.

Kev’s office is off of the living room but connects also by a little up and over stairway into the kitchen. It is painted the same gray as in the dining room. The sunporch is off the office as well. We have a little couch in there because I usually sit on my laptop on that couch when he is doing work just so I can be near him. The art on the walls are actually t-shirts that kev has designed and have had printed for various things. Some we printed our selves on our screen printing press and some that were professionally printed. Then the other pictures are of my office (hehe well art room) I love bright colors so I love the purple. I also love the odd egg shaped window in that room. Its one of the bedrooms that we just made into my studio space. We have 3 bedrooms upstairs total.

and that’s our house!

  1. Oh, I’ve been wondering where you found those beautiful plates! I am SO buying some when you put them in the shop! Good luck with your race and show!

  2. Cecilia •

    Your home is so beautiful. You are so inspiring! Congratulations on your show and best of luck! Mine will be in less than 2 weeks. πŸ™‚

  3. Ok, I have complete and total house envy! Your studio is beautiful! Good luck with your show, it’s such an exciting feeling knowing your work is in a gallery and such an accomplishment!
    ps- I love your letterpress letters, If I had that, my cats would totally destroy them

  4. Your house is amazing! I love that green in the kitchen!!! Good luck on your show today.

  5. tiffany •

    Your place is fantastic! I love all the colors and details.

  6. Hi Jen! Just wanted to tell you I have been following your blog for a month or so now and I look forward to reading it every day! You’re house, art, style, fashion sense, and attitude is all inspiring. Also, I’m totally buying those plates!!!

  7. Hey, I’m completely in love with the colour of your studio and with the shape of its window.. it’s just amazing!!!! Good luck for your show, I bet it will be just great!

  8. Thanks so much for posting these pictures! Your house is great…I love all the paint choices.

    I just had my last day of school on Tuesday…enjoy your summer–teachers earn every minute of it!

  9. You know what’s best about your house? It’s you guys. Thanks for sharing <3 On a side not you might want to update your etsy store soon (lots of people on the West Coast would like a JenLovesKev creation to wear on their head) :]

  10. It’s really cute! All of the rooms kind of go together … It really reflects your style.

  11. What a relaxing yet creative environment to come home to. I’m a fan!

  12. Jen these photos are amazing!! You have a great eye… seriously! Want to come to Iowa and decorate my house?

  13. I LOVE your house. The colors, the collections, the pics, the feel, everything. I am going to use these as inspiration if you don’t mind.
    Thanks for the pics!

  14. Jen, Where did you get the fabric for your living room curtains? I am looking for a black & white fabric like that to do my living room curtains and would love to know where you got it. Thanks!

  15. okay seriously jen, WOW!
    you have the BEST house…that is exactly what i would lovelovelove for my house to look like when i ‘grow up’ (aka: when i get a house of my very own) you should be so very proud because it is sooooo gorgeously decorated. definitely doesn’t look like a 100 year old house.

    i’m blown away, honestly.

  16. Wow, I am beyond impressed. The studio is my fav, love that shade of purple!

  17. Hi Jen, I just found your blog not to long ago and really enjoy reading it. I just love the color of your kitchen! Green is my favorite color. I have been a bit of home improvement and I really want to paint vertical stripes in our small bathroom. Thank you for sharing your home with us πŸ™‚

  18. Adorable! What are you doing teaching? You need to go into interior design. (PS I love your blog name! Mine is Mama loves Papa.)

  19. I want to live in your house!! It is fabulous!!!!

  20. um…it’s totally, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  21. Gorgeous! I love that egg-shaped window too. πŸ™‚

  22. What a beautiful home! I especially love your kitchen. The green is gorgeous with the white cabinets and black & orange accents. Well done!

  23. Wow! Your house is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

  24. I am beyond impressed. Gorgeous.

  25. Oh my gosh your home is so so gorgeous! I love all the wall colours.
    Working in architecture it is so nice to see some colour. I get so sick of all clients wanting cream walls with gray floor tiles – snore!
    But your place is lovely πŸ™‚

  26. I LOVE your kitchen color! I also love the wall of randomly placed photos, I have one of those in my apartment and plan to recreate it in my condo.

  27. I feel like you stepped inside by brain and pulled out my visions of exactly how our dream house will look (whenever we finally have one…lol). I love your color choices, particularly the green in the kitchen and the gray in the living room and dining room. And those birch trees on the wall behind your bed and your studio space? I’m drooling. Seriously πŸ™‚

  28. Wow! These pics are beautiful. I feel like you have added even more amazing touches since we saw your house at the beginning of the year. You have a much more sleek and modern sense of style than I do but I absolutely love it…if I weren’t such an antique junkie than I’d want you to design my whole apartment! The colors and all the little details are amazing…and I honestly think you are such a jack of all trades! And yes I am posting this at almost 4 in the morning….can’t sleep…but that’s what your blog is great for!

  29. your home is so lovely and i love all the art work! nicely done!

  30. milly •

    lovely…love the lime green paint

  31. LOVE your home! It’s so pretty… I love how you balance bright colors with neutrals!

  32. Oh wow, I was in love with your bedroom before, now I wish I could transport your art room to my appartment, I’d love a room like that (and window!)

  33. Senda •

    I love your house!!! Absolutely everything.
    Saludos desde España!

  34. Oh my Jen, your house is beautiful. And since you are a LOTR gal too, I know I’ll be coming back everyday! Nice to meet you.

  35. […] modern twist (decorations and furniture) set against the old charm of the house. That is why I love our house so much now- it’s going to be a hard house to leave if we decide to move for […]

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