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Spring Open House: Erin from Sunny Side Up

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I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! It’s gorgeous here in Virginia {hooray!} and we’ll be enjoying the pool and barbequing this weekend while finding some time to relax at home. I am so excited to share today’s Open House. I’m a huge fan of Erin’s organizing skills and have enjoyed her blog Sunny Side Up for several years now. They recently built the prettiest new custom home and we’re thrilled to have her here today to give you all a tour!



Happy Memorial weekend friends! I was asked to join 11 Magnolia Lane’s Spring House Tour! So exciting! I always love peeking into the beautiful homes they feature. If you’re new to my blog hello and welcome!

I’m Erin. I live in sunny San Diego and I’m passionate about organizing, home design/decor and being mom to my three beautiful kiddos. I’m also passionate about cherry ice chapstick but that’s beside the point. :) My husband and I finished building our custom home about a year and a half ago. Hard to believe it has been that long! I have been slowly decorating the house one room at a time and love putting my stamp on the place. Here is a tour of the rooms I have shared on my blog so far! Some of them are ready for Spring. Some of them are just ready for a chair.. or rug.. or anything. Ha! All in good time. We are definitely a work in progress around here. :)


A peek of part of the front of our house. I combined everything I loved when I designed our home and it turned out “Craftsman Coastal.” At least that’s what my architect calls it. :) I just added plants and spruced up the front porch for Spring!



Come on in!

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This is our entry on the other side of the front door.




And a view of the formal living room you see when you walk in the house. Which is funny because there isn’t much “formal” about me. But long story.. we ended up with a formal living room. :)




In these most recent pictures we just have a rug and a table in this space.


The couch just came and everything else is coming soon!


It’s not very Springy yet but will be in a couple of months. :)

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This is our formal dining room. I have big plans for the walls in this room!


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