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The Happily Eva After Home Tour: Pt. 1

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After thinking long and hard about it, I’ve decided to let my wonderful readers way inside my life– inside my home, to be exact! Today I’m taking you on a tour of the downstairs of our house.  This house means so much to our family– it’s the first home Kyle and I have owned together, I designed the entire thing myself, and Marlowe was even born upstairs in our bedroom!  This home has become such a large part of who I am, and what inspires me daily.  I wanted to let you guys get to know me a little better by exploring the space I live in with the people I love!

These pictures are meant as a scroll through experience, and obviously there are too many sources to credit– but if you have specific questions about certain pieces I can try to answer them! And make sure to check out Pt. 2 of the Home Tour featuring the upstairs which will post on Monday!

 

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  1. kristi says:

    nice! thanks for sharing!

    02.17.16Reply
  2. Beautiful!!

    I tell people all the time that it’s possible to have a family home that is comfortable and yet has style. This is a gorgeous example of that.

    I’ve just painted my own foyer a dark blue. I adore it. It’s the first time I have used that much color in my home. I love the contrast of your brightly colored pieces against the rich blue.

    That dining room wallpaper!

    Looking forward to seeing the second part of the tour.

    02.17.16Reply
  3. Joanna Clarke says:

    I really love the office, it’s not easy to have a dark color like that in a room and pull it off. You really have an eye for decor! Love the color accents in there and I basically want to curl up in front of he fireplace of your living room. Haha! The natural light in your home is beautiful and that is a must for me.

    1. Where are the hummingbird decorative pillows from? I have a slight obsession with birds 🙂

    2. I love Marlowe’s high chair with the small footprint.

    3. Is the office wall with memorables a cork board or chalkboard wall? Love that idea of putting up things like that in such a unique way.

    02.17.16Reply
    • Hi Joanna!
      The hummingbird pillows (I have a thing for hummingbirds) were actually from West Elm two years ago! The high chair is a Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair, and the office wall is a magnetic wall! It was a leap of faith feature that I ended up LOVING. I actually have a tutorial feature on the magnetic wall if you search on the blog. I believe it went up in June last year.

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  4. Annie says:

    Beautiful!!! Love all the detail and textiure. Can you share where the rope/ knotted lamps are from?

    02.17.16Reply
    • Thanks, Annie! The rope lamp was Pottery Barn, but I looked for it recently and it is no longer being sold there. I believe Anthropologie had a similar one at one point also!

      02.17.16Reply
  5. Rachel says:

    Your house is beautiful. What color orange did you use in your living room?

    02.17.16Reply
    • Hi Rachel! The orange accent wall is Benjamin Moore “Autumn Cover”

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  6. Lucy says:

    Love the Freddy Mercury photo!! Where From?!

    02.17.16Reply
    • Hi Lucy!
      Kyle and I are huge Freddie fans! There is an amazing gallery in NYC called the Morrison Hotel Gallery that is filled with incredible concert and musician photography. Check it out!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  7. Vicky says:

    Beautiful Home! I love the mix of Masculine & Feminine with a touch of whimsy. Sophisticated -but kid friendly. Thank you for sharing!

    02.17.16Reply
    • Thank you, Vicky– that is definitely the vibe I was going for!!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  8. Megan says:

    I recently started following your blog and love your writing style and outlook on life. Your home is so beautiful! Who is in the large framed picture above the fireplace? Looks like Freddie Mercury.

    02.17.16Reply
    • That’s so nice, Megan! Yep, it sure is Mr. Freddie Mercury– we love him 🙂

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  9. Deanna says:

    So in love. My favorite room is your dining room. Where is that glorious wall paper from? I love how you threw the turquoise chairs in for a pop of color with such classic style.
    So beautiful. Fantastic job. Extremely inspiring.

    02.17.16Reply
  10. Ashley says:

    So fresh, cozy and filled with personality! Cannot wait to see the upstairs.

    02.17.16Reply
  11. Andrea says:

    I love it! All of it! I think my very favorites are the cozy breakfast nook and the bookshelves. I feel books are less appreciated these days when they’re beautiful to display and probably more important than ever.
    Thanks for sharing!

    02.17.16Reply
    • Agreed, Andrea! I’m a HUGE fan of reading and keeping lots of books in the house. I grew up with big bookshelves in our family room and I wanted to replicate that for Lowie!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  12. Morgan says:

    So beautiful!

    02.17.16Reply
  13. Steve says:

    Looks very nice

    02.17.16Reply
  14. Donna says:

    Thank you for letting us have a glimpse into your beautiful home!! So tastefully done . So full of personality !

    02.17.16Reply
  15. Rocio says:

    I love the wall paper in the dinning room, and the retro feel that the chairs bring. The Living room area looks comfy yet very chic. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    02.17.16Reply
  16. Lena says:

    Your home is so beautiful! Very ‘you’, if that makes sense coming from a stranger haha. I love house tours, so I can’t wait for Monday’s part 2. I actually DID a house tour part one on my blog (http://www.latelylena.com/2015/10/home-sweet-home.html), and I have my part two scheduled for sometime in the next few weeks!

    02.17.16Reply
  17. Courtney says:

    Lovely home! Words can’t describe how much I miss our first home.

    02.17.16Reply
    • Thanks so much! I know, the first home is a special and sentimental one 🙂

      xoxo

      EAM

      02.17.16Reply
  18. Jenn says:

    Hi. Your house is so beautiful. I’m a new mom and found your blog so helpful.
    Could I know where you got your living room chairs and kitchen clock?
    Thanks.

    02.18.16Reply
    • Thanks, Jenn!

      The living room chairs (I think you mean the room with the Orange wall and bull’s head) are actually vintage mid century modern chairs I found at an antique shop in LA. I would go on somewhere like One Kings Lane to find great vintage pieces at a discounted rate. Or even Overstock?

      The kitchen clock is from CB2!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.21.16Reply
  19. Sara says:

    I love that your home is a “home” – looks comfy and cozy, trickled w color and photos and happiness. Love it! Question – I have a 1.5 year old little guy, Ryan, who we have had to sweep a lot of our favorites away from – books on coffee table, glass votives w candles, things we love having about our home because Ryan loves to play w them and we were afraid he would obviously hurt himself if he broke them. It’s like welcome to our living room! There are no end tables, candles, flower vases or lamps…..baby proofed! Are you able to keep all your breakable a and things out? I can’t wait until my living room has all our favs back in it :). Thanks & LOVING your blogs….

    02.18.16Reply
    • Hi Sara!

      That’s definitely a tricky one– and I’m a little spoiled because Marlowe has always been surprisingly responsive when we tell her not to touch things (boys are SO different with this!! ha!) BUT one trick I’ve found with the table objects/decor is to get a big tray and make your gorge styled arrangement of all your objects, books etc. Then during playtime you can move the whole tray to a higher surface so sweet Ryan can’t get to it– and move the tray(s) back afterwards. That way Mom and Dad can enjoy their styled space during the After-Bedtime-Party! lol! I also use heavy coffee table books in our living room and in my office that are impossible for Lowie to move but still pack a design punch!

      As for the side tables? I say bring em back! Just get little foam corners for the edges. Aside from the corners there really isn’t too much damage he can do to himself with those, and the effect the flow of a room so much! I’m all about adjusting but not eliminating the things we love just because we became parents! You deserve to love the space you live in

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.21.16Reply
      • Sara says:

        Rock on! Just dusting off the end tables – they are making a comeback!

        02.22.16Reply
  20. Haydee Mora Ramirez says:

    Beautiful! The Perfect Balance Of Feminine & Masculine. You Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice Style Because You Have A Child. The Dining Room Wallpaper Is ??. And On Your Mantle, It Looks Like Your Family Photos Are At A Queen Concert! Love It!!!

    02.18.16Reply
  21. ac says:

    Your home is gorgeous and love your style. Would you be willing to share the navy paint color/brand in your office? I am having such a difficult time picking out a navy color for my dining room and think I would like to sample your color selection on my wall. What finish did you use (matte, lacquer, flat, eggshell, etc.)? I am interested in navy lacquer, but don know how bold I want to be. Currently, I have granite by Benjamin Moore in dining room, so am willing to go dark but am having a difficult time finding a navy that isn’t too dark.
    Thanks much!

    02.18.16Reply
    • Hi!

      The paint in my office is Gentleman’s Grey by Benjamin Moore. I feel in love w the color and my hubby thought I was crazy until he saw the finished room! It’s sort of sexy-masculine, but isn’t too dark in person. The finish is eggshell.

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.21.16Reply
  22. Greg Fillmore says:

    Hello Eva,
    Thanks for sharing insight with pictures of your home.
    That is something very personal.

    A persons dwelling, as well as for you with your family is a reflection of who the three of you are as a journeying unit, add an ‘ed” and it is united, like the jet plane, funny what you can do with words.
    Seeing an appreciation for the past both traditional as well as the modern, in a subtle way, shares that you with Kyle, are on the same page in terms of maintaining a balance of design needs, that reflect who each of you are.

    Its neat to see that, seeking balance, where you spend the quality time as a family.

    Although that grey wallpaper, I am wondering if any characters from the Avatar films will be added, it reminds me of the jungle on that imagined planet! 😉
    An art room and a den work for me, with a model train room being a strong preference.

    Learning about geography, history, politics, economics, science, starting with trains.

    It will be neat when I find her, a woman to chart train miles with, as well as dream of the stars together.

    Eva, kudos to you with your husband, a balanced team. 🙂

    Greg Fillmore

    02.18.16Reply
  23. Betsy says:

    Hi Eva!
    I love your home, thanks so much for sharing! Glad Marlowe is feeling better as well! That navy color is everything and more! We live in a smaller house and we do not have a playroom. Do you have any suggestions on a chic way to incorporate kids clutter without looking like a toy store?? Thanks so much!

    02.18.16Reply
    • Hi Betsy!

      Yes, I certainly do! I feel that even if you DO have a playroom it’s important to get that clutter under control! I recommend a bench with underneath basket-storage situation. You can either do a built in to a wall (in which case you can make the top of the bench removable too ) or you can just buy a simple bench and storage baskets to go underneath! There is an example of this in Marlowe’s playroom which will be up on the blog tomorrow morning! 😉

      02.21.16Reply
  24. Leslie says:

    Just gorgeous…enjoy ???

    02.18.16Reply
  25. Mary says:

    What a generous post, thank you for sharing. May I ask where did you find your awesome large kitchen clock and darling family room tray with elephants? Thank you!

    02.19.16Reply
  26. You have a beautiful home, Eva! I love the contrast in the living room area, it’s stunning! You have great taste!

    02.19.16Reply
  27. v says:

    Hi Eva,

    LOVE your house! Where is that kitchen clock from?!

    xx

    V

    02.22.16Reply
    • Hi V!

      The clock is from CB2! Although it is a few years old– I hope they still have it!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.26.16Reply
  28. Nour AlGharabally says:

    I’ve fallen in love with your home through snapchat. I’ve even screenshot some of your feed trying to recreate some things. Thanks a lot for sharing!! You have a lovely home.

    xx

    02.22.16Reply
    • What a nice compliment!!! On Snap I probably show not enough of my home, too much of my kid, and WAY too much of myself without make up. I hope the Snap-iverse forgives me. Hahah.

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.26.16Reply
  29. Robin says:

    I so enjoy your blog and I just love your home! I love the neutural tones with the pops of bright and brilliant colors! I was just wondering where did you get that awesome grey and white floral wallpaper in your dining room? It’s just eyecatching. Thank you so much for sharing your home, ideas and your precious Marlowe with us. Your blog is great eye candy for me!

    02.22.16Reply
    • Thanks Robin!
      That wallpaper was from Walnut Wallpaper but I don’t know if they still have it. I hope so!

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.26.16Reply
  30. Sarah Armstrong says:

    I love that your bookshelves and mantel are crammed – like mine – with books and framed photos that make you happy. Some people call it messy or overdone, but walking into the living room and looking at a visual reminder of my lovely life lifts me up every time.

    02.23.16Reply
    • Hahaha yeah I am not one to cut down on “memories”, that’s for sure! I also have a mother who compulsively sends me silver frames. Not a bad gift to receive! 😉

      xoxo
      EAM

      02.26.16Reply
  31. Nicole says:

    Where are those great photo coffee table books from!?

    03.01.16Reply
  32. Leslie says:

    Eva,
    I LOVE your Mid-Century Modern style as well as the play with color! Where did you get the two bright side tables flanking your mantle? I’ve been looking for something delicate but also bold & sturdy!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Leslie

    03.01.16Reply
  33. Despina says:

    I am crushing on your home!!!!!!!! Thanks for letting us in….

    03.03.16Reply
  34. Julia Nagle says:

    Hey Eva,

    I just started reading your blog and I love it. Thank you so much for all of the great tips and tricks! Where are the black and white ceramic vases in your living room from?

    05.03.16Reply
    • Thanks, Julia!
      The vases are by Robert Siegel Studio

      xoxo
      EAM

      05.04.16Reply
  35. Jennifer LaCivita says:

    Beautiful home! What kind of side table (steel frame, wood top) do you have next to the off white Kensington/chesterfield sofa? We have the same couch and have been having trouble finding a side table that is tall enough to compete with the arm rolls.

    09.07.16Reply