Sunday, December 9, 2012

This is Where I Live....

in the Memorial Area of Houston, Texas

view from inside the double front doors, across the corridor into the
living room.
these pics were taken by me, and are far from wonderful.

looking to the right side of living room

antique piano bought for my daughter when she was about 11,
I love the sun shining through the branches.

view into back garden area (where a whole lot of work needs to be done).

view into one corner of walk-in wet bar, showing the ONLY Christmas
decorating I had done, the candies & the red napkins...:)'s

the bar is just inside the front door to the right, so directly across the
corridor from the living room and next to the formal dining room
(where major work is now being done on the lighting)

the home has the best floor plan for a 1-story house I've ever seen, you don't have
to walk through any room to get into another room, it's glass all across the back and you
have a beautiful view to the property which is about 1+ acre.

it's so funny how one day you look at something and it seems in need of a facelift,
a new look...when before you thought it was wonderful.
the face lift stage is where I am now.

more images to come.

Merry Christmas, my friends



Sandra said...

On the contrary, I think the photos of the antique piano are splended.

Entertaining Women said...

Face lifts come and go. You've created a beautiful home here. Merry Christmas preparations! Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Face lifts come and go. You've created a beautiful home here. Merry Christmas preparations! Cherry Kay

Kathysue said...

Marsha, from what I can see you have a beautifully appointed home. I know what you mean about a facelift, I am at that stage too. I feel as if my home needs a little freshening up. After the first of the year I might dive in and tackle a few things. But, for right now I am enjoying the Holidays!!
Merry Christmas,


Your house is just as Splendorosa as you are!! I love the decor, and can't wait to see it all decked up for the holidays. The piano is gorgeous! In 2011 we face lifted our home and this year 2012 we did some more and decorated some more..a home is never finishes, I always tell myself. Come by my house! Big hugs,

Jeanne said...

(¯`•´¯) Wishing you
¸.•´. .¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) .a love - filled day...
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ¸¸.•¨¯`•`ღ Enjoy!

Blessings and have a beautiful Sunday
I love all of your postings.
Love Jeanne

Wild Oak Designs said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

LPC said...

Splenderosability incarnate!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marsha, I absolutely love the open concept. It makes a home flow so beautifully! My BFF has a 5000+ sq. ft., one story, all open, and the flow is so wonderful for entertaining. Love your home!

Acquired Objects said...

Marsha your home is beautiful! You should be very proud of what you've created. Hey I thought it was so beautiful I pinned it. The downstairs of our home will be under going a major facelift in January and I can't wait!

Happy Holidays!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Marsha, your house is beautiful! I love those candlesticks on the console table in the entry and the bar is wonderful. What a great entertaining feature. And the views to the outside are fabulous.

helen tilston said...

Hello Marsha

Like your readers have said, to me it looks perfect, welcoming and beautifully appointed. The light is spectacular as it dances on the antique piano.

Don't make too many changes!!!


Nella said...

Marsha, it is no surprise that your home is lovely! I love the open concept and the layering of acquisitions over time....what timeless decorating is all about. The piano is gorgeous! Christmas decorating evolves, I think over the entire season! Thank you for coming to visit...N.xo

Splendid Market said...

What a beautiful piano, and incredible light. It looks more than "pretty good" to me, enjoy it!

simone antoniazzi said...

Wow Marsha, it is absolutely stunning....I can't stop looking at your photos.

I love the views of the gardens, the walls and the's an amazing space.

I guess when we move home, we always look for improvements and potential but you definitely have a great foundation to work with!! XX

Ron said...

Your home is beautiful and the views amazing!

The enchanted home said...

Am I looking at Arch Digest or the home of the most glamorous woman in all of blogland? Stunning.....somehow not surprising, I just knew you had to live in a really fabulous home and my premonition was right on the the volume of the space, looks like a peaceful happy space. Fabulous Marsha, how fun to see it!

Designs By Pinky said...

Marsha, your home is exquisite!!!! Just the type of space I would imagine you living in. I hope you share your Christmas decor!!! XO, Pinky

carolyn bradford said...

I always knew your home would be as beautiful as you are! The best thing about this post is that you showed it to us! I love seeing into your life! You are such a wonderful example to me! Thank you for all that you do!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Your home is absolutely stunning. I love the piano and how the light hits it too. Beautiful.
Happy Monday.

cindy hattersley design said...


Your lovely living room looks just like you polished perfection! My house is in need of a major face lift as well...I love your console...everything is quite lovely!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Marsha...your home is beautiful! So glad we got to see it.

Veronica said...

Dear Marsha

I can just picture you there in that gorgeous home of yours, both glam girls! Loved loved your photos, nothing wrong with them!!! Totally pinworthy indeed! Look forward to seeing more...

Sending love


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Your home is absolutely lovely--just like you! Hope it brings you much joy over the holiday season!

linda said...

your home is gorgeous!!!!!