Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dream House: Oksana from Order Matters

Today I'm excited to share Oksana's dream house with you.  Oksana's blog is called Order Matters.  She is a busy mother of three small children, as am I.  I love her blog because she has great tips on how to bring order to all areas of your life.  This week she has had some great posts on back-to-school issues, including packing the dreaded (to me, at least) lunch.  She also designs beautiful and organized spaces.  Go visit Order Matters and say "hi" to Oksana.


Thank you so much for hosting me today on your blog, Suzy! This is such a fun feature, I am delighted to share some of my dreams.

This post is truly just a guilty pleasure because I am so blessed to have a home and, most importantly, a loving family with whom to share it. It is fun to imagine having more space, more customization, or impeccable decor.

This pale-yellow shingle-style home with black shutters and fun roof lines grabbed my attention some time ago. It is traditional, but not stuffy. It would be quite cozy inside.

The kitchen is and always will be the centre of my home. So, it would be spacious and well lit. It would have an island (never ever had one!) and plentiful storage. I would love a breakfast nook in a light-filled space like this kitchen:

We entertain a lot. It would be nice to have a large dining room with enough seating for everyone in our extended family. Don't you love these chairs?


And to help with all the entertianing, one needs a butler's kitchen, right?! :) What would it be like to have a room like this? All this extra storage space for china, crystal, silver, and linens.

Wouldn't it be amazing to have a home theatre? Movie night, anyone?

Perhaps, a little pool in the back of the house. I can see some kids' birthday parties here and smell the BBQ.

A cozy living room, welcoming to all:

It would be nice to have an office to myself, a place where I can quietly do my work.

I adore Sarah Richardson's design work. Since I am dreaming, it might as well be Sarah decorating my master bedroom.

And the master bathroom while we are at it.

Given my obsession with organization and closets, I can't help but include a dreamy walk-in closet. I am totally swooning over these scalloped light fixtures.

I am dreaming of a very special laundry room! Like this one. Holy moly! It makes me smile.

And maybe a little craft room. Imagine the possibilities: my kids and I doing a project or wrapping holiday gifts here.

My kids don't have a playroom. I think they could put this space to good use with some friends:

And again, the organized one in me craves a proper mudroom. It would have dedicated cubbies and hooks for the kids and their gear. And plenty of additional storage.

Who wouldn't like an outdoor room with a fireplace?

My dream house would have a beautiful garden. Something from the pages of Martha Stewart Living.

Thanks for coming on the dreaming journey with me. It has been loads of fun.

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Cassie Bustamante said...

that exterior is perfection! love love love it! and oh the outside fireplace! those are all just beautiful choices. dreaming is so fun!

A room with a view said...

I love the laundry room and craft room and a movie theatre would be an absolute luxury - amazing pics!

Oksana @ Order Matters said...

This was so much fun. Thank you for hosting me, Suzy.

Fashion-isha said...

Oh Oksana that was lovely! I love that home office!! It's so 'me'! And the playroom is fabulous too. Isn't it fun to dream and be inspired? And so excited to check out this blog in future too!

Holly Gruszka said...

My favorite is the exterior shot - I love it! But of course, a butler's kitchen too! And I would really love to have an office and playroom one day - both of those were so beautiful and colorful. Great dream house tour Oksana!

Kellie Collis said...

What a marvelous home! Every room is perfection! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

the cul-de-sac said...

I love all of your choices. You have excellent taste! :)