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!

formal entry

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. 🙂

dining room table decor

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



But for now while I’m working on other spaces, just the table top decor changes often. 🙂

I decorated our family room first and it feels good to have one room close to done! This is where we spend all of our time.









Our kitchen and family room are all open with a dining nook on the side. I clearly love white and grey! It’s the perfect backdrop for any and all color and makes it easy to change decor on a whim. Which was the goal because I tend to do that often.


Butler’s pantry – our food pantry is in the door on the right. Organized pantry post coming soon!





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My blog friends all know that I’m a terrible cook and really not a fan of the process. I try for my family, but if it were up to me that little chore would be banned and my kitchen would remain spotless forever. 🙂



stained hand rail


Just off of our family room/kitchen is a dutch door (right up there with cherry ice chapstick!) that leads to my office/kids’ homework/craft room. I knew we would spend a lot of our time in this room so I wanted it close to the main living spaces. I also knew this room would always be a mess (and it is!) so I love having a door to close and hide everything.

organized  office with built-ins


I took this picture soon after we moved in. It hasn’t looked this clean since. 🙂 I have some fun plans for this room! Coming soon to a blog near you.



Our powder bathroom. Clean and simple always appeals to me. The wallpaper was love at first sight.



A new mirrored tray and tulips gave the room life!
green target geometric rug

Main floor laundry room. You can see more detailed pictures here.

plantation shutters copy 2

white and black laundry room

pull out dirty clothes bins copy


The laundry room is right next to our mudroom. I went to my happy place designing this space!



inside lockers

You can find more details on how I organize my mudroom here.

laundry room rug

My kids’ rooms are all upstairs so I wanted a laundry room close to their rooms. My goal is to one day have them all doing their own laundry. Just like the decorating, that is a work in progress.

pull down laundry rack

school house pendant
Detailed laundry room pics here.

organized toys

I have fun plans for my kids’ playroom but for now I’m just thrilled to have this space organized. One of my organizing goals for this year!

yellow playroom hutch

drawers for kids toys

organized toys and games

You can find more details on my playroom here.


I haven’t taken pictures of my master bedroom or bathroom yet, but here is a peek of my tub. My favorite spot to hang in the evenings after the kids are in bed. Calgon take me away! (Dated myself there didn’t I?)


I took this picture of our back yard a few weeks ago. This yard was the reason we bought our lot and decided to build. It was our dream to have room for our kids to run and play and to give them a bit of the small town childhood we had growing up… but in a big city. 🙂 We’ve been working on this space a lot lately and pics of our outdoor furniture are coming soon!

Thanks so much for sticking with me on my house tour! I’ll be sharing more of my home on the blog (lots more decorating and organizing in store!) so subscribe to my e-mail list (on my sidebar) if you don’t want to miss a post. I’d love to get to know you. 🙂

Thanks Amy and Christy for having me today! Such an honor. xo


Isn’t her home gorgeous? Thank you Erin for sharing it with us today. Be sure to hop over to Sunny Side Up to see more from Erin.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


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  1. Great feature. Absolutely adore Erin!! I have so much fun following along with her girls, as they remind me of my two at that age. Her home is beautiful, timeless and classy.

  2. Amy thank you again for including me in your Spring Home Tour! I feel so honored to be a party of it! Enjoy your weekend sweet friend! xo

  3. HI Erin you have a gorgeous home and I’m so glad I discovered your blog here on Pinterest. I’m trying to do something similar in my mud room could you tell me what the measurement of you room is either with cabinets figured or not figured in? Thanks and look forward to hearing back.

  4. Sheri Lydick says

    Hi Erin! Absolutely stunning! I am working on updating our beach home in the Outer Banks and just LOVE the color palette in every room!! I seriously want to replicate your entire color scheme in our beach house! Do you mind sharing the colors that you selected for the walls / ceilings / trim? Also, because of the salt water and heavy traffic, we are exploring flooring options that are tile but look like wood. Do you have experience with this type of flooring material? Thank you so much!

  5. Can we get more photos of the exterior? Thank you!

  6. Erin,
    I love the color on the exterior of your beautiful home, could you please share that with me. Also, the color of the laundry room cupboards and the playroom? Very Lovely Home!

  7. What is the exterior paint colors? Would you share please?

  8. Hello!!
    What is your gray paint color??

  9. What is the exterior color??

  10. Gorgeous! Can I also have your contact for the bathroom wallpaper, I just love it!
    Thank you!

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