One of my very close friends, Sandy Gibson, and her husband, Doug, are in the process of moving from Washington State to California. Sandy and Doug have been living in a home very close to where we live. I have always thought their home was very warm and welcoming.
Sandy was sweet enough to invite me to make a few photographs of her lovely home before the moving crew started packing this week. It was so nice of Sandy to let me take you on a little tour of their home, and I hope you enjoy coming along with me for a little visit.
Sandy and Doug hand chose the pendalum lights that hang in their kitchen area above the breakfast bar. Three lights hang in a tier effect.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Sandy loves to entertain and has hosted several get-togethers at their home. Like most homes, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen when company comes.
The top of the cabinets make a great display spot to showcase some of Sandy's many Longaberger baskets.
Sandy displays some of her lavender on top of a Longaberger basket. We hand picked this lavender together at the Sequim Lavender Festival last July. Great memory...
Next is a closeup of one of the doors in Sandy's breakfast buffet/hutch. I love the design on the doors.
Notice the beautiful river rocks in the sink? There was a young doctor who lived in my last neighborhood who had a decorator work her magic on his home. She placed some river rocks in the guest bathroom to cover the drain and give a little zen feeling to the bathroom. Sandy and I loved the idea and incorporated into our own homes. Don't you love to get ideas from home tours and open houses? I do...
The master bedroom is lovely...
More pretty baskets are displayed above the coffee bar near the den upstairs.
The baskets make a pretty grouping above Sandy's desk. She shared with me that she has had the needlepoint "Bless This Home" handiwork for many years. It was a special gift to her.
Sandy has a nice large workspace at her desk in her upstairs den area.
One of Sandy's favorite spots to enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee and gaze out towards the waterfront is the cozy bench in the bay window. The table and chairs is situated in front of a nice window that has a view towards the waterfront and quaint shop area of our Norwegian community.
Sandy and I were involved in a health and wellness business together, and she has displayed a couple of her awards on top of her bookshelf along with baskets and greenery. The next photo shows the den area and a peek into the coffee/wetbar. The table is a nice place to play a game or enjoy a nice cozy dinner or glass of wine while gazing out the window towards the waterfront.
These Longaberger baskets are great for storing game pieces. The framed "Welcome" sign was made by one of our very good friends in Florida, Ginger Wilson English.
I love the framed lighthouse artwork... This was a card that Sandy loved and put into a frame. Nice touch...
Nice view towards the quaint shops and waterfront.
You can see some of Sandy and Doug's upstairs balcony in this photo.
I love the large picnic basket in the photo above. Next, is a photo of the coffee bar/wetbar. Having a wetbar upstairs complete with a microwave and refrigerator is a nice feature. Great for snacks and popping popcorn for a movie night at home.
This is a lovely portrait of Doug's sister and niece.
Another special photo of display...Sandy and Doug's younger son, Brad, when he was a child.
Sandy loves candles, and her home always smells so good when you walk in the door. Very warm and inviting... Candles are a nice touch...
Like most moms, Sandy has kept little treasures made by her children in school. This piggy bank was made by Sandy and Doug's younger son, Brad.
Sandy loves to look out her window and enjoy the view....
Thank you for visiting the lovely home of Sandy and Doug with me today. Sandy was very gracious to host this home tour today at a busy time for her...preparing for her move to California.
Sandy, I wish you much happiness and love. Thank you for the wonderful friendship that we have shared over the past few years. I will miss you! The houses may be farther apart....but the friendship and love continues.... I wish you only bluebirds and butterflies always.... Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim