our house tour + festive bits are my fave

December 18, 2012

One of the very first posts I wrote on this blog was about how much I loved sneak peeks on Design Sponge and yesterday my home was added to the list of homes featured. Wowee! Seeing it published was definitely a pinch me moment. Here’s a bit of an extended tour plus a few festive bits.
Melanie Blodgett Home-6
PicMonkey Collage
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You can see more photos plus read about the sources right here on Design Sponge.

And since it’s only a week until Christmas, here are three quick ways to add some cheer to your home:
1. Repurpose your coat rack as a stocking holder
2. Add earmuffs (mini poms + pipe cleaner) and scarfs (ribbon) to toy animals
3. Use a white paint pen to write a joyful message on your window

stockings and toy animals from Land of Nod, small mountain painting by Paul Ferney, bicycle print by Justin Hackworth

images by Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography


  • On December 18, 2012 , Cyd said:

    Loved seeing your sneak peek! They’re one of my favorite features, too. Coat rack as stocking holder = genius.

  • On December 18, 2012 , Corrie Anne said:

    Haha. I love the earmuffs on the zebra!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Sharon Garofalow said:

    Omg! This is gorgeous! So awesome to have your house featured. I’m totally stuck on the wreath on the giraffe. That would stay up all year in my house.

  • On December 18, 2012 , little kitchie said:

    GORG. your home is incredibly beautiful!!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Sarah said:

    Oh your home is so amazing! I love all the little touches, and the wall colors.

  • On December 18, 2012 , The New Diplomats Wife said:

    i love the earmuffs on the animals, too cute, i would have never thought of that!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Michelle - Little Paper Dog said:

    The green chair against the white bedspread (featured on Design Sponge) makes me weak in the knees. Thanks for the gorgeous extended tour!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Joy said:

    This is so exciting! I love the clean simplicity of your decor. And that Orla Kiely wallpaper in the bathroom is just so fun!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Jenna said:

    Congrats on being featured at Design*Sponge! I found you from that, and I happen to also live in Denver so I loved seeing my town representing! 🙂 Also, what color is your living room painted? I love it!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Emily said:

    Love those festive creatures! So cute! Happy holidays!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Casey said:

    Looks great! I just got those triangle curtains for ashers room!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Lisa said:

    AMAZING!! I’m in love! Can you come to Idaho and decorate for me!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Karen said:

    Your house is so beautiful. It came together perfectly!

  • On December 18, 2012 , ginger from the style of being said:

    Ha ha! The miniature earmuffs are the best. I suddenly feel like my toy room is in serious need of some festive decorating.

  • On December 18, 2012 , Haley Kjar said:

    Oh beautiful home!! The perfect balanced of crisp and clean, with it being lived in and loved. 🙂 The accent wall in your boys nursery is awesome. And the 3 different sofa pieces in the living room are perfect together…I want to do that in our front room! It’s in need of a face lift. 🙂

  • On December 18, 2012 , Lena said:

    EEP–how exciting! And it looks spectacular!

  • On December 18, 2012 , Laura said:

    Um – ADORE the earmuffs on the animals!,

  • On December 18, 2012 , Katie said:

    eeek! that is amazeballs! so excited for you! your house is gorgeous!!

  • On December 19, 2012 , Christi said:

    It’s beautiful, Melanie! Love the clean, bright style!

  • On December 19, 2012 , lyndsay said:

    love your pad! sooo cute and fresh and clean! especially love beck’s room! cutie madness! teddy only has one half of my room, a half-room… which i’ve decorated his “side” of the room…but when he moves into his own room one day i can’t wait to jazz it up so hard! ^__^

  • On December 20, 2012 , Lexie said:

    Aww! I remember when it was just you and your husband in law school in an apartment! Now look at you! 🙂 🙂

  • On December 21, 2012 , Jackie said:

    congrats on Design Sponge feature! your home looks lovely. (I think I might buy a white paint pen tomorrow:)

  • On December 21, 2012 , Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle said:

    Beautiful images of your home. I love the sophisticated simplicity. Also love the white paint pen idea. Happy holidays! So glad i found your blog.

  • On December 22, 2012 , maggie said:

    loved seeing your home on design*sponge! sneek peaks are my favorite! it is a lot less creepy than peeking into your neighbor’s windows!

  • On December 23, 2012 , Karrie Kaneda said:

    Just perfect!

  • On December 28, 2012 , Jocelyn said:

    Where did you get your sofa?! I love it!

  • On January 7, 2013 , viv said:

    LOVE it! Your living room pieces and the color of your nursery walls and the orla kiely wall paper are my fave! That’s a lot of faves, but your house is just that good!

  • On January 7, 2013 , Monica Lee said:

    Melanie! So glad I accidentally called you today (again, sorry about that!) BUT it is fabulous to catch up on your blog AND you home photos have inspired me to A. clean my house B. throw everything I own away. My husband will be thrilled.
    Fabulous shots of your home!

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