Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My Parents' House (Spanish Mission Style)

Hey guys! Checking in from my parents' place in Florida. Thought you all might want to see their house. (sorry for the crappy quality pictures...these are just from my iPhone)

My parents moved to the gulf coast of FL from PA last summer. They live in a Mission Revival-style home. I must say I was pretty impressed when we pulled in their driveway. Their house has a lot of charm that goes along with that style of home--including clay roof tiles, arched doorways and windows, tiled floors, and stucco walls. 

I'm totally diggin' their brick driveway laid in a herringbone pattern. Isn't it sweet? And yes, I'm loving the fact that I'm in flip flops down here 24/7. Quite the change from the boots we've been wearing for months now.

Their front double doors make quite the statement. (and Mitch doesn't have to duck to get in this doorway!)

I'd love to refinish these doors by stripping them down and putting a clear coat of poly on them, or painting them. 

Right in the entry, there's an arched doorway. Someday it'd be nice to live in a home with tall ceilings and doorways. For obvious reasons, of course. ;) (I'd love to put an antique door on that hall closet...actually on all of my parents' doorways. They have the builder-grade hollow-core doors.)

Inlaid tile work in the entryway

Another arched doorway

This is my favorite room. I drink my coffee out here each morning and it's where I am right now writing this blog post. I would love to have a room like this!

Here's my family (excluding Finn and I) before most of them went to check out the Phillies at Clearwater (Spring Training). We're big Philly fans in this family. (My parents are on the left and my brother and niece on the right. The boys are having so much fun with their cousin Lucy!)

And just for fun, here are some images of homes that are done in the Spanish Mission style as well.

I really like this one--it's a good mix of styles. I don't think I could pull the trigger on one style (even if it were a specific style of home like a Spanish Mission home). I love a mix of looks and this dining room fits that bill: farmhouse table, vintage-style Tolix chairs, industrial/schoolhouse lighting, and of course the Mission-style tiled floors.

Here's another great mix of styles

That's it. Hope you guys enjoyed the little tour of my parents' home (I'd have included more pics but it's kinda a mess right now!) Enjoy your Wednesday! I'm off to do some thrifting!



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