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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trois Amours ~ Modern Jane

I'm wrapping up my Trois Amours Series with my three favorite things in my own home. I may bring it back again sometime but for now - that's it! It was so fun to see what things make some of my favorite bloggers love their home.
So to recap, the challenge was to decide what three things you love most. This could be:

•that one piece that finished off a room
•a great find or a steal of a deal
•a sentimental item
•or simply something that makes you smile when you walk into a room!

I took a walk around my home and decided that there were 3 things that stood out to me. Things that for whatever reason make me smile. Here they are in no particular order.

The first one is more a sentimental thing. At the top of the stairs, I have a gallery wall of photos that are important to our family. I love the cohesion of the black frames grouped together.


This one is my favorite.. my mom and dad at their wedding. Mom is wearing her "going away" outfit:)

The second is the soft blue cabinet in the dining room. I wish I had the before picture. It was once a terrible honey brown and I painted it. Sometimes people are surprised when they see it in the day, assuming it was white. I love the barely-there blue color and it's fun to mix up the accessories inside.


The third is my kitchen as a whole. It is my proudest DIY (with a lot of help). It was done on a tight budget, but I feel that the result is a great "bang for your buck". My brother built all the cabinets and I did all the painting myself. I chose simple finishes like crisp white subway tile and a pine countertop.


But of course, I added a bit of glam with two chandeliers and my favorite feature of all is the glass knobs on the cabinet doors.
So there you have it! It's so important to have things in your home that you love. I look forward to filling it with more items that make me smile. A huge thank you to the other bloggers who particpated in the series. You can check them out here:

22 comments:

  1. You home is so beautiful!!!! You are very talented, and I love the cabinet!

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  2. Your cabinet is beautiful. I, too love the soft blue color and the hardware. Love your kitchen too! Great job on doing it yourself.

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  3. I love your kitchen!! So clean and crisp.
    We recently DIYed ours, painting the current cabinets, adding a backsplash, and a new countertop (okay that part we didn't diy).

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  4. I love your home! The kitchen is beautiful. And the knobs make it so special (:

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  5. I am sooooo jealous. I am renting our home and currently live with icky oak cabinets. I dream of a white kitchen....

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  6. We have photos of our parents and grandparent's on their wedding days in our home, too. I Love them.

    And I'm madly obsessed with your kitchen. Gorgeous. Just beautiful.

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  7. This was such a fabulous series! I loved the peeks into people's homes (cuz I'm nosey like that)! I'm pretty sure those would be my Trois Amours, too! That picture of your parents is so too cute for words! (c:

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  8. I love your house! Those are all great picks. I love the family photos. You may have just inspired me to do the same.

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  9. I have really enjoyed this series! It really makes you stop and think about what's most important amongst all of your "stuff".

    And that dining room cabinet of yours is the stuff dreams are made of - I *love* it!

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  10. I love this! I love when things hold special meaning. It's so nice to look around and appreciate and love what we have.

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  11. I just discovered your blog through The Fabulous Design File.

    Love your kitchen, especially the chandelier and the crystal knobs. Even kitchens need some bling!

    The picture of your parents at their wedding is cute - your dad looks very mischievous :-)

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  12. You have such a beautiful home! I love the cabinet with the hints of blue, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Loved this series! And your kitchen is spectacular btw. Keep me in mind if you ever do it again :)

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  14. You have a beautiful home, and your DIY projects were amazing. great job! Fun series. :)

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  15. I just love your house!!

    You did such a great job!!!
    I love all your colors........my fav part is that built in on your porch!!! I just love that so much!!

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  16. kitchen is amazing. I think that is how I first found your blog (must have seen if featured somewhere else!) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  17. I looooooove your kitchen! I really think the counters turned out great and love the added little bit of glitz!

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  18. OMG! You did the kitchen yourself??? It's FABULOUS!!! I'm hoping to tackle mine this summer. Love the photo gallery too.

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  19. That hutch is so amazing. I bet you could sell it for a fortune! xo

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  20. i stumbled upon your blog from a blog and i'm glad i did! you have done some fabulous DIY projects! i am an interior designer by profession (part time now) -a wife - mom of one toddler boy and another on the way who LOVES coming across inspiring design bloggers! i hope to drop by again soon and feel free to do the same =)
    Sommer
    seasonsofsommer.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Jane! I commented on Made by Girl how much I love that touch of glam in your kitchen!! Your home is so pretty, and you have such a great eye for styling! Congrats on the post.

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  22. I can see why these would be the three favorite things in your home! The photo wall has sentimental meaning, the cabinet is beautiful, and that kitchen is to die for! (Well, not literally, but you know what I mean:)

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)