Feature Friday: The Chronicles of Home

I know I say this just about every Friday, but you are really going to love this one!  I know, I know, there’s so much talent out there in blogland and so many folks who love their homes and want them to be the best they can be. We are not alone with our home obsessions and it’s so fun to see others who have worked hard on their homes and it shows so much.   Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home is one of those bloggers, the ones who take DIYing to heart are not afraid to jump in and do whatever it takes in order to get something done.  I love that there are so many other women out there like me (like those of you who read my blog!), we love our homes and strive to make them home, sweet home, a place to kick back and relax.  Jennifer has a keen eye for style and details and she has a wonderful design esthetic.

Hailing from the Boston area and after looking at and falling in love with several houses along the way, Jennifer and her hubby didn’t fall in love with their house at first sight, but something about it really drew them in and they decided to go for it.  It’s a beauty of a cottage style home and wait til you see what they’ve done with it the last 5 years.  Originally built in 1954, with a 1980’s kitchen add-on, they have totally renovated this home into a real showplace and cozy, casual residence.

chronicles of home exterior

Jennifer shows before and after pics of the exterior of their house and of course, this is the after with that beautiful rock wall that her hubby built rock by rock.  I love stone wall exteriors and this one is so quaint and gorgeous.  Totally makes the house and wow, what curb appeal now.

living room 3

Inside, Jennifer’s keen eye for design has built a beautiful living room that anyone would enjoy. It’s traditional, yet warm, welcoming, and casual at the same time.

living room 2

Her choice of fabrics add a lot of texture and vibrancy to the room.

living room

Doesn’t this just pull you into this room?  Love those built-ins too.

dining room

The dining room with wainscoting on the walls that was added by them as well.

kitchen3

Their 1980’s kitchen got a complete overhaul by shopping at Home Depot and doing most of the work themselves.  Instead of ripping out the old dark cabinets, they updated with white paint, new granite countertops, backsplash and floor.  What a difference it makes!

kitchen4

This is one gorgeous kitchen now.

kitchen

They also added glass front doors to some of the upper cabinets to really update and lighten it up.

kitchen island

I love how they wrapped that bar area with beadboard all the way around to the built in storage cabinet.

kitchen and breakfast

Which ties in with the beadboard in the breakfast nook. Love those pretty neutral drapes!

breakfast nook

What a sweet room this is with those big windows. I’m a sucker for windows and light.

guest room

The guest room is cozy and comfy as well.

guest bath2

Soothing tones of grays and white in this guestbath are just stunning.

guest bath

Another bathroom got a nice update too.

master bedroom bed

The master bedroom has a pretty wall treatment with moldings and her colors of blue and orange are bold and beautiful.

master bedroom side table

Lovely room

master bedroom

The dark tones on the dresser are a nice contrast to all the light and bright fabrics and walls.

master bath vanities

What a master bath! Love the seamless shower and that vanity, be still my heart.  Along with the backsplash glass tile, wow it’s gorgeous.

master bathroom

Love the updated tiled shower. You can see that this couple has been busy the last 5 years or so. It takes a lot of work to do all of this.

playroom

She even has a cute playroom for her 2 girls.  Love this space!

screened porch

And of course, we can’t forget the screened porch.  Porches are always at the top of my list and this one is stunning.

porch side table

She refurbished lots of 2nd hand pieces to get this look, including painting an old wicker round side table in gold.  How pretty!

screened porch2

I especially love her choice of green and white fabrics.  This is one cozy porch.

screened porch3

Check out that wall all open to the trees. I know they have to love this space and use it often.

Thank you Jennifer for letting me share your beautiful home. It’s obvious that you and your hubby are quite the DIY team!  Job well done on a completely inviting home, stop on over and visit Jennifer, you’ll love her blog.


- Rhoda


Comments

  1. Mary Alice Kenley says:

    Stunning house! I LOVE your Friday posts.

  2. I love your Friday features too. This is a good one, I love their screened in porch.

  3. Beautiful home, inside and out. Love the rock wall and what a bright, cheerful home. Never saw this blog before but will certainly add it to my favorite list now.

  4. Wow! Jennifer and her husband did a remarkable job. This home is beautiful and inviting. I am going right over to check out her blog.

  5. Jennifer, your home is charming. I love the outside and what you have done. Every room is so well done and loaded with charm! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rhoda you’re so right, I love her! The name of the blog struck me right off the bat and every photo inspired me..gorgeous home. thank you for these posts! I’m off to ‘follow’ The Chronicles of Home ox

  7. Beautiful home! Great choices.

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  9. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I need her golden touch!!! Beautiful.

  10. Hi Rhoda :) I just adore Jen and her talents. Her sweet home is a treasure and I was so happy to see her featured on the I DID IT page! Have a great weekend!!!! xo Kristin

  11. SO WELL DONE! Amazing house, Jennifer, and thanks for posting Rhoda! I really enjoyed it.

  12. What a comfortable looking home. I love the double mirrors and lights in the master bath.

  13. Sure wish I had her taste and creativity. Beautiful home. Pulled me right in :)

  14. She has an amazing design aesthetic and mixes all the right fabrics….Many of which look very familiar ;)

  15. Did you see from her Sept. 11 post that the house is for sale? Or at least it was then. I can’t imagine it’d be on the market long.

  16. You found my dream home in this one, Rhoda. Perfect outside and inside!

  17. what a beautiful home! the kitchen is stunning with all of those glass cabinets.

  18. Looks very nice and you’ll need those textures and bight colors during the long winters. I lived in Acton. Burnt more candles there than anywhere else!

  19. Hi!!!

    The house is just beautiful!!!!

    From the outside appearance, (which, I LOVE!!) I fell in love with this house and then to see the inside was such a treat!!!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful house!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Pam

  20. Hi there, I’m new to your blog and I absolutely love the idea of your friday features! I hopped over from Jennifer’s blog and I’m so glad I did. Her home is just too adorable!

  21. I love Jennifer’s style! She is not afraid to tackle any project and charm and character ooze out of everything she does!

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