Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It takes an Auction to Raise a Home

This is my Sister (Below). She's two years older than me and lives in her first owned home with her British Hubby. They both work in an industry that means insane hours during its peak season. We're talking 7AM-9PM Monday-Saturday. It's rough on them both.
{^Jocie on Left, Me on Right}

Naturally while this schedule is in place, elegant Friday nights full of friends, appetizers & cocktails are on a temporary hiatus. Though this does nothing to stimulate their social side, it has done wonders for their home.

Months ago, they discovered a Friday-night Auction a short-distance from their office. Instead of losing out on all weekend activities, they've found themselves an entertaining pit-stop in this event. They go almost every Friday night, for which I make fun of her by tell her she's turning into an old married fart, to which she snaps and says "don't even start, do you know how exhausted I am and how much I'd rather have time to go out to dinner or something on a Friday night?" Then I shut up.

But really, their home has been the winner in this game. I went to a Brunch there last weekend and snapped a few iPhone pics while I ate:

{^The dining room- so many colors and textiles, I love. She informed me they just got new chairs as of a week ago, can't WAIT to see.}

{^She has always found a way to decorate with keys, no clue why. It has always been her thing.}

{^Color, textiles, food... harmony!}

{^Gray walls and cabinetry embellished with monochrome ceramics?? Oh no you di-int! Perfect.}

The antiquey vibe is totally my Sister. The Contemporary vibe is totally her husband. And the blending of it all is totally them. I just adore it!

Have a grand Thursday ♥
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21 comments:

Katie said...

Your sister's house is gorgeous! Looks like a perfect blend with plenty of personality.

Kate Sparkles said...

Just beautiful!! It looks like her home stepped straight out of a magazine ( or a Pinterest board!)

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Agree with Katie & Kate! The decor is amazning...I love the keys, & those moss balls (the green balls, those are called moss balls right? Or am I just making that up?).

& I thought about having a eyeliner brush to go with giveaway, but I didn't know which to get...Recently I got the MAC 208, um yeah it doesn't do anything for me, only because I suck at makeup. I can't to see your post now.

xo SARMIN

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June said...

You both are so pretty!! Her and her hubby's work schedules sounds gruelling!! :(

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Erika said...

Gah! I love it all! Obviously good taste in decor runs in the family...both you and your sister have beautifully decorated living spaces! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I can't see much of it, but what I can see of the table tells me I love it! You and your sister both seem to have a great eye for decorating. And you two look SO much alike. Both beautiful! I know your parents are proud!!

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

You two look so alike, you're both gorgeous!
Your sister has really love style, her house is so beautifully decorated!
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Jax said...

I never thought of that before. Auctions to get good deals is a great Idea. I'm going to see if there are any local ones here. If my social life gets mad, I'm going to tell it to blame you ;) hahaha

Val said...

What an adorable home!!!

drollgirl said...

their place is FABULOUS! i just love it!

and the hours they work?! TOTALLY BOGUS! I'D DIE!

Tina said...

oh my gosh i love her style! its so cute & i love how its the both of them together, clearly THEIR home. but i wish they didnt work so much so they can relax together lol but their hard work in their home has definitely paid off!

Elle Sees said...

that looks like a west elm snowglobe!wantttt

TheDollsFactory.com said...

Looks super great
have a nice and stylish weekend darling
come and say Hi, we could start a stylish friendship
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Bravoe Runway said...

Your sisters home is beautiful and she definitely has great taste in home decor! Have a great weekend Caitlin and thank you for kind comment today :)

Raven said...

you and your sister are adorable. Gorgeous. love this. but those work hours...eek! Happy hour does WONDERS!!!

Kara said...

Your sister's house is goooooooooorgeous!!!! Dang!

Holly Lefevre said...

Gorgeous! Both of you and the decor!

Leia said...

Looks like beautiful interiors runs in the family!

Slamdunk said...

Whoa you and your sis have great taste Miss Caitlin.

Harriet said...

I love that they've found a way to make both of their preferences work... I think sometimes one person takes over, and the other person isn't really represented in their home. Love all the color in the dining room!