Aug. 16, 2018

Things to do in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor and greater Northern Colorado

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 There's always something fun to do in Northern Colorado! Bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates on events, shows, farmer's markets, festivals and things to do with kids in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley and greater Northern Colorado.  

 

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Aug. 12, 2018

Just Listed! 2149 Scenic Estates Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

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I struggled to write a description for this beautiful property in Scenic Ranch Estates. Words don’t do it justice, let alone when you add in the 500 character limit from the MLS!

 

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Scenic doesn’t begin to describe this beautiful 6 acre estate, listed at $825,000 in Fort Collins.

 

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Professionally landscaped lot with fenced pasture for horses and farm animals, as well as 211 acres of private open space along with a community riding arena and trail!

 

 

 

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Embrace country living without sacrificing the elegance of a new construction home with top of the line features including hardwood floors, granite, six burner gas cooktop, dual ovens, professional grade stainless steel refrigerator and freezer and walk in pantry.

 

 

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The master suite features a beautiful soaking tub and walk in closet.

 

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Pleasant surprises around every corning in this elegant and unique home, like this beautiful barn door, make it a delight to tour. Call 970-659-5197 to schedule your private tour.

 

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Click here to view full listing details: 2149 Scenic Estate Drive, Fort Collins

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 10, 2018

A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in Fort Collins

 

Our rustic powder room remodel is finally complete! Despite a few setbacks and surprises at various stages of the project, everything came together beautifully and we couldn't be more happy with the results!

 

I am in love with this reclaimed barnwood vanity. One of Roughing it in Style's own signature designs called the Iron Mountain Vanity, it has the kind of rugged beauty that is at once both entirely unique, yet very in style right now in rustic Colorado homes. Truthfully, pictures don't do it justice so you might need to stop by my house to see and touch in person. 

 

A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

The century old wood sourced from barns in the Midwest, features saw marks along with a beautiful grain and patina that you'll only find on heirloom wood like this. The varying hues from board to board, and rough texture of the wood are paired with hand-hammered, antiqued pewter hardware that is equally stunning and completes the outfit like jewelry. Dings and imperfections add so much character, as well as feeling of history that we never could have found elsewhere for this project.

 

That's the really neat thing about the reclaimed wood products that you'll find in the Roughing it in Style showroom. The wood has already seen so much life. Though the pieces are new, the wood has history and adds a feeling of significance to the rooms they furnish. Bringing it into our home for the first time wasn't the beginning but rather a continuation of the story.

 

Roughing it in Style - A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

Like the historic wood, the craftsmanship with which this piece was built harkens back to an earlier time. Not constructed with wood glue like so many products these days, the open cabinet doors show the grooves used to fasten each board together with nail or screw, like furniture used to be. Solid, sturdy, and sealed in a thick coat of lacquer, this vanity promises to last for years into the future, even with daily use by our two little kids. 

 

Roughing it in Style - A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

A vanity like this demanded to be paired with a beautiful sink and faucet that could hold their own. I knew immediately that we needed to go with a vessel sink as I couldn't bear the thought of how much wood would be cut away with a drop-in style sink. Glass or porcelain were out of the question, but I went back and forth between copper and stone for the material for the sink. It took finding just the right one to make my decision.

 

Chiseled from natural Galaga marble, this vessel sink from MR Direct offers a contrast to the color of the wood while being it's match in beauty and rustic charm. The stone feels earthy and unique, yet somehow obvious now that I see it all assembled. It's as if the wooden countertop was telling me it needed a marble sink to reconcile the stone countertop that you might expect to find in most powder rooms. The tie-in with the stacked stone backsplash is better than what I pictured in my head as I was designing this bathroom. This sink was meant for this powder room, it just took me a minute to stumble upon that answer.

 

Roughing it in Style - A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

I paired it with a simple, but stunning faucet in antique bronze, also from MR Direct. We've been working on changing all of our hardware in the house to an oil rubbed or antique bronze finish, so deciding the finish for the faucet should have been easy, but I was actually a little nervous about how the antique bronze faucet would fit in with the pewter in the rest of the bathroom. The hardware accents on the vanity as well as the light fixture and towel ring, all from Roughing it in Style, feature a hammered pewter finish. However the smooth lines of the faucet and a dark matte finish aren't trying to compete or conform. It stands on its own and the harmony is perfect.

 

Roughing it in Style - A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

The first step in this renovation was putting in new floors and painting the golden oak trim white. I will write a separate post about that process so I'm not going to touch on that too much right now (follow us on Facebook to be notified as soon as it's live!). Once the floors were in, it was time for a beautifully rustic stacked stone wall to be installed. Truth be told, this isn't how I originally planned this project when we had just started talking over ideas. You could say the vanity from Roughing it in Style upped the ante I guess, because once we found that we were all in on the rustic. 

 

I wanted to offset the rich, chocolatey brown of the vanity with a lighter, cooler palette for the stone accent wall. After talking it over and sending some pictures back and forth with Amy from Western Stone and Tile, she helped me decide on this beautiful, natural stacked quartz featuring gradations from light to dark grays alongside subtle honey browns. The stone has the perfect balancing effect on the darker wood of the vanity and floors.

 

Roughing it in Style - A Rustic Powder Room Makeover in our Fort Collins home

 

I have to give a shout out to Dan Kelley, handyman extraordinaire, who installed all of this for us- the stacked stone wall, vanity, sink, faucet, as well as a couple (dozen) more projects around our house. We couldn't have done this ourselves! If you're looking for a handyman in the Fort Collins area, he's your guy.

 

Since the day we moved into our home over two years ago, I have been looking forward to remodeling this powder room. From the golden oak floors, to the golden oak vanity with laminate countertop, to the white backsplash that didn't match anything, this half bathroom just didn't reflect our style whatsoever. On the main-level, this powder room is a space that our guests use when they come to our home and we wanted it to turn it into a thoughtfully designed space that reflects our personalities. 

 

Cheers to a successful project and one less (huge) item on the to-do list!!

 

 

 

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Aug. 8, 2018

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Update in Our Fort Collins Home

 

I never thought I'd say this, you guys, but I love my kitchen!

 

And no, we didn't move! We finally got around to the updates that took our 90's kitchen from dated-golden-oak-palooza  to lovely, farmhouse charm. I knew going into this project that it was going to be a huge improvement, but I didn't realize the full impact and thought that later down the road when money allows I might still want to do the full-tear down project. But I don't think so now. The kitchen is officially my favorite room in our house and I am so in love and excited to get cooking in there!

 

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I'm posting the before pictures at the very bottom of this post because I'd hate for them to be the first thing you see. We'll get there, but for now you'll just have to take my word for it: It was bad. 

 

The biggest updates that we completed included new hardwood flooring throughout our main-level, adding trim to the island and peninsula, and having everything painted. I'll talk about the floors in a different post coming up soon (so like us on Facebook so you see it as soon as it's live!) so I'll focus more on the other, kitchen-specific updates in this post.

 

 

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I've mentioned Shade Brothers' Painting before as they painted the exterior of our home last year. Finally having them back out to finish up the interior was a great experience, and after completing the enormous diy painting of a cabinet in our upstairs bathroom myself, I have a very deep appreciation for the ease of working with them and the professional, beautiful job they did. The finish on the cabinet upstairs that I did myself doesn't even come close. 

 

I had selected a crisp white for the trim throughout the house and wanted the cabinets to match, so selecting that color was easy. However, I knew I wanted a contrasting color on the Island, which is a trend I am seeing everywhere right now and am obsessed with! I selected a warm, light grey so the contrast is somewhat subtle, but it ties in perfectly with the dark countertops, grey tile-backsplash, and stainless steel appliances that we already had.

 

Dan Kelley from 20 for $20 Handyman Service was great to work with and was able to fill in the gaps between the other contractors we hired for for this project. He helped me design and install the trim on the cabinets, installed the new Pfister faucet, and completed a variety of other jobs  around the house. It's actually kind of dangerous having his number programmed into my phone because now every time there's something that I don't want to do myself, he's just a text away! 

 

Speaking of that faucet... 

 

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Yeah I know- it's pretty.

 

We've been updating the hardware throughout our home over the last two years and added cabinet pulls in oil rubbed bronze a few months back. At the time, I was hoping that adding the new hardware would give the kitchen enough of a facelift to tide us over, but that obviously didn't work. I picked the pulls up at Lowes and love that they are very simple yet rustic.

 

This faucet on the other hand, is anything but simple. It's called the Ashfield 1-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet. It's commercial grade, yet features elegant detailing, and is one of only a few faucets available in this lovely rustic bronze. Pfister also offers a tuscan bronze, which is more like the oil-rubbed bronze finish that you see in the rest of our home. It's lovely, but when I saw the rustic, speckled finish I was in love! The look is vintage, rustic and modern-farmhouse all at once and is basically a work of art. The deep, rich bronze and browns also really coordinate with the dark countertop and backsplash in a way that no nickel faucet could ever compete with.

 

It's weird to say that I don't even hate doing the dishes anymore because I'm so enamored by this faucet. I'm full of phrases I never thought I'd say today!

 

 

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Dated in appearance, yes, that was the main thing we were looking to resolve. However, I was also getting frustrated with what felt like a deficit in usability to me. Likely partially due to the fact that I have kids who like to play in and rearrange cabinets, this kitchen has felt so disorganized and chaotic to me since we moved in. I can never find anything! And as a Realtor, looking at modern, functional kitchens in beautiful new construction homes for clients has been almost more than I could bear!

 

 

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Knape & Vogt to the rescue!

 

I had to include the picture above showing four empty cabinets, because those were jammed full of the most disorganized pot and pan disaster you've ever seen. What used to fill up all four of those cabinets now fits into one with this wonderful pull-out Pot and Pan Caddy organizer. I actually installed it myself and it was super easy.  The hardest step is finding the patience for your drill to charge (note that I'm using a regular old screwdriver).

 

I'm getting a kick out of the fact that people now have to ask me where our trash is. For the longest time we had one of those big stainless steel, step on trashcans that was functional to an extent, but was so obvious it was like we had it on display and held so much trash that my kitchen always smelled like diapers. So no, I don't miss it.

 

 

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Installing the WUSC Series Pulll-out Trashcan was easy too, although a few more steps since I picked one that you attach to the cabinet door. Well, mine had the additional step of modifying a shelf inside the cabinet which I didn't take into account when I took measurements. Turned out to be a pretty easy fix- I sawed it in half so the trash can pull-out could have one side of the cabinet, and the neighboring cabinet that is connected on the inside still has a shelf and is unaffected. Knape & Vogt also sells trashcans that pull out separately from the door, but I love the one-step access and the soft-close feature! I also love having the trash and recycling both right next to my sink where I do a ton of prep-work. 

 

While the paint, floors and faucet were a huge transformation in the appearance of our kitchen, these organizers have had the biggest impact in how our kitchen actually feels. My kitchen now feels like I can actually cook in here. It feels like I can find things. It feels like a custom kitchen that was built just for me. And not to be overly dramatic here, which I admit that I can be sometimes, but it makes me feel like a better mom because I now look forward to getting up in the morning and making my family waffles in this kitchen. This is how all kitchens should feel, isn't it?

 

 

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And because no kitchen should ever be complete without pictures of adorable little kids eating watermelon, I have to give a high five to Colorado small business, Sage Ranch Company that made these beautiful rustic frames. Distressed white handmade frames hanging from rustic black chains couldn't match the finishes in my new kitchen better. Adding pictures of my kids in the breakfast nook was the finishing touch the kitchen needed to make it feel like it was ours and it feels so nice to have this project done!

 

Okay, here come the before pictures, brace yourselves!

 

 

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Yeah, it was a little orange!

 

 

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Aug. 3, 2018

Just Listed in Old Town Fort Collins! 301 Peterson St Unit 205, Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

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Embrace the Old Town lifestyle in this well maintained two bedroom condo just steps from Library Park, and walking distance to the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza. Cozy and clean, this condo is move-in ready.

 

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Updated bathroom, fans, light fixtures and interior paint. Appliances, doors and laminate flooring were also recently replaced. Laundry in building. HOA includes hot water baseboard heat. Perfect for a first time home buyer or investor!

 

 

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Call 970-682-2453 to schedule your private tour.

 

 

Aug. 1, 2018

Just Listed! 4355 Winterstone Dr, Fort Collins

 

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This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home in Sunstone Village, Fort Collins is listed at $468,000. 

 

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Move-in ready and no HOA! This spacious, well-maintained home has new paint inside and out, as well as updated light fixtures, backsplash and stainless steel appliances! Two pellet stoves and a fireplace keep this spacious home as cozy as can be.

 

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Enjoy the convenience of being walking distance to shops, library and restaurants at Harmony Village without sacrificing privacy! Mature trees and privacy fence make the backyard an oasis complete with patio and pergola. New driveway in 2017!

 

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July 28, 2018

Just Listed! 9884 Mulberry Way, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

 

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Vaulted ceilings and elegant, recently refinished hardwoods welcome you into this beautifully updated five bedroom home. An open kitchen with large custom island, granite countertops, abundant cabinet space, pantry and stainless steel appliances sits across from a cozy living room featuring a beautiful brick fireplace with updated craftsman mantel and surround. All three bathrooms feature granite countertops.

The main level bedroom is traditionally used as an office, but is conforming with a closet.

Soak in a large jetted tub upstairs in the master bathroom, before retiring for the night in your spacious master bedroom.

New carpet throughout the home. Roof, gutters, several windows and furnace were replaced in 2016. Large three car garage is a car enthusiast's dream with epoxy coated floors, workbench and newer garage door openers. Unfinished basement includes a rough-in for a bathroom and is ready for future expansion.

Let the sounds of nature engulf you as you relax on the back patio surrounded by mature trees and landscaping shaded by a retractable awning. Just a short walk to schools and amenities like shopping, restaurants, park and rec center, this home offers the utmost convenience in a private, country-like setting!

 

 

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July 26, 2018

On Becoming Fort Collins' Newest Certified Home Staging Expert

 

"Wait, I thought you already staged homes!?" and "I didn't know you needed to be certified to be a home stager!" are two of the responses I got from friends when I mentioned that I was working on my Home Staging Expert Certification earlier this summer. And I can completely understand where they were coming from. I have been doing home staging for our clients since before I was even a Realtor. And a home staging certification isn't the same as a Real Estate license which you have to obtain before you can stage homes and give staging advice. Even though I have been working with clients to stage their homes already, I wanted to continue my education and become more knowledgeable in this area of my work. To whatever extent there were gaps in my expertise, it was time to fill them in. 

 

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Many studies over the years have shown that real estate listings that use a home stager sell more quickly and for a higher price than those that don't. Although I don't think that home staging stands alone, we've had great results implementing home staging concepts along with professional photography, our extensive marketing plan, and a well-priced listing. While not every home we sell requires a home staging consultation and many of our clients are very savvy doing research online and "staging" their homes themselves, most of our listings benefit from a few little  adjustments to help present the home in the best possible light. The purpose of home staging is not to camoflauge negative features of a home and should never be utilized to hide damage that potential buyers deserve to know about. What home staging does, on the other hand, is help ensure that rooms are arranged for their best use so that buyers can picture themselves in the home, and to help bring out the best features of each room. 

 

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Home staging is also different from interior design. I love designing and decorating, but the focus of interior design is on maximizing the appeal to the current owner, whereas home staging is focused on maximizing the appeal to the largest possible audience of new potential owners. When interior designing might mean hanging up pictures of one's family, home staging might mean taking those family photos down and in exchange for more neutral art work. When interior design might mean painting an accent wall to coordinate with the owners favorite textiles, home staging could mean repainting that wall to better suit the overall palette of the house and complement the hardwood floors or the tones in the fireplace stone instead. Staging also doesn't mean decluttering and depersonalizing a space until it becomes sterile and unwelcoming, but instead to strike a warm, inviting balance of strategically placed decor to highlight the accents and show off the highest purpose of each room. 

 

I did find that many of the concepts I learned in the course were ideas that I had pieced together through extensive reading on home staging over the years as well as what I've learned from touring homes with buyers about what they notice in listings. Yet, it was wonderful to finally have all of that information in an organized manner and now be able to explain the concepts more comprehensively to my clients. I also found a few concepts that had a new perspective from what I've traditionally practiced and am excited to give them a try going forward. No matter how long you've been in real estate or how well versed you are in home staging, I recommend all realtors to complete this course to "fill in the gaps" like I did!

 

 

To learn more about the certification process, visit HomeStagingExpert.com

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July 20, 2018

Emily Harper's Pink and Navy Nursery

 

I think interior design is sort of like a love language for me. I'm not always the best mom, I don't make every meal from scratch, and sometimes work means that I don't get as much time with them each day that I'd love to. But when I design fun and pretty spaces for my kids, they always have a little piece of my heart with them even when I'm not, whether they're in their playroom with their babysitter, or down for a nap in their bedrooms. This is my way of giving of my time and energy to them-- my gift of service. 

 

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There is something so special about having a baby girl. Whether it's because she's my girl or just because she's my baby, I'm not entirely sure, but her brother is getting so big and independent that it's hard to think of him as my baby anymore. But she is my sweet baby girl. I have so much fun dressing her, buying her sweet little earrings, and combing her soft wisps of hair into little pigtails. I love that she tries to put bows in her own hair and says "pretty" when she successfully balances it on top of her head so that it doesn't fall off. Every time I hear her sweet little voice, I smile.

 

Those are the things that matter. Our relationship and those sweet moments that only we get to share. I write about the design elements in this room, not because it's perfect or because these material things are important. I do enjoy decorating and seek out blog posts like this to gain ideas from other like-minded moms and designers. I also feel called to use this platform that I have in this blog to support small businesses and shine a little light on some really great hand-made products, so I'll talk about those more than some others you might see in the photos. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm a little obsessed with etsy and supporting artisans and their little shops. My favorite elements in this room are no exception.

 

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There was no way any girl of mine wasn't going to have a pink room from floor to ceiling, but I wanted a strong accent color that would add a bit of a modern edge to the space. I love navy, and while it was somewhat of a challenge to find navy pieces that worked with pink or included both hues, at the end of the day I'm very happy with how it turned out.

 

The biggest project was paint. I selected a light pink for the walls, with one accent wall having subtle stripes in alternating glossy and matte paint finishes- a very subtle effect that didn't show up in most of the photos. I used the same pink, along with some left over navy paint from her brother's room to stencil a butterfly medallion on the ceiling around her sweet little pink chandelier. This was the first time I've attempted a two-tone effect with a stencil, which I was inspired to do after seeing some great tutorials on the Cutting Edge Stencil's blog, although I've worked with their wall stencils on several other projects and love how easy they are to use. 

 

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When I was little I shared a room with my sister, Molly. While so many things have changed since then, the fact that she is an incredible artist isn't one of them, because she always has been. These beautiful paintings, the Emily Harper name print with ballet slippers, the ballerina bunny and beautiful floral letter "E" were all designed by her and painted by her hand with watercolors. They are an absolute treasure. Hand-made gifts from someone you love are just about the best gift you can receive in my opinion! Molly does primarily commissioned, custom work and can be contacted for orders on Facebook (click here to go to her shop) and you should definitely "like" her page so you can keep an eye on the great art she is constantly making!

 

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One of the highlights, the name sign above her crib came from the shop Oodles and Co which designs custom name signs like this one in a variety of fonts and finish options. White was the perfect color for this room to pop against the pink walls, yet still be a very soft and feminine touch. I can't believe how beautiful it turned out and what an accent it is to the room. I framed it on both sides with paper flowers that I found at a craft store- actually they were a part of a wreath I found at a craft store which I dismantled and painted the leaves navy so that they would coordinate with the Pink and Navy Color scheme. Of course Emily can't read yet, but I've told her enough times that it says Emily Harper that she knows and points to the sign saying "Emmy Hopper" when I put her to bed. 

 

I learned that pink and navy aren't a popular color combination for a nursery while I was searching for pink and navy crib sheets. It turned out to be quite a task, and after hours scouring all of the typical children's stores I started to think I should give up on this color scheme and go a different direction. Finally stumbling upon the etsy shop Thursday Afternoons Co was a stroke of luck, as she was able to make me exactly what I wanted, and actually had more than one option for custom fabrics that would fit the pink and navy nursery I had planned. This talented shop also sells a variety of other beautiful handmade baby items like bibs, hats and these beautiful bows you see on my Emily in this post. 

 

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Speaking of bows, did you know that for a little girl there is no such thing as too many bows? Of course, she needs simple solid colors, like these lovely clips from Thursday Afternoons which coordinate with any outfit, but she also needs a variety of different shapes, sizes and patterns! And if your girl is anything like mine, you'll need a half dozen at least of every kind because some will be lost when she pulls them from her hair and flings them from the stroller before you notice. I waited on putting all of her bows on this holder until after the photos because I'm not sure the world is ready to see just how many she really owns. Believe it or not, bow clutter had started to become a major annoyance in her room, with the little vases meant to contain them always seeming to have more bows on the outside than in. This little barrette holder by Little Birdy Finds was a great solution, but also a really sweet addition to her room. I love the natural wood which breathes a little bit of contrast from the pink and navy, and complements the natural colors in her rocking unicorn from Pottery Barn. 

 

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Of course, there is so much more than just dressing her in girly outfits and giving her a princess room. I think most parents embrace the opportunity to relive the parts of their childhood that they loved. One of our favorite things to do together is to sit in her little teepee and read. Oh how my baby girl loves books! We could read for hours, and while our choice in books might not always be the same, she is just like me in this way. Her scrunchy nose smiles and squeals of joy as we turn pages pointing out animals and making their sounds bring out the kid in me, and I feel her laughter in my soul. This lovely ballerina bag with a real tulle skirt has been a fixture in her room when it's not being used to tote books back and forth from the library. The pictures honestly didn't do it justice, so you'll have to check out the shop (click here) to see how pretty it is!

 

 

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Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Beautiful custom paintings by Molly

 

Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Nursery Name Sign

 

Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Pink and Navy Crib Sheet

 

Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Ballerina Tutu Tote

 

Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Wooden Cloud Bow holder

 

Pink and Navy Nursery Design for a Little Girl | Interior Design for Kids, Children's room, Nursery Design, Interior Design | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor

Pigtail bow set

 

 

Fort Collins Realtor Joanna Gyrath, Homes for sale, buy and sell, 3% commissions

 

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July 13, 2018

Just Listed in Old Town Fort Collins! 1113 Maple St, Fort Collins

 

 

Embrace the old town lifestyle in this charming home within walking distance to downtown Fort Collins and city park. This one bedroom, two bathroom, 1,040 square foot bungalow in Tennyson Heights is offered at $325,000.

 

 

Old Town Fort Collins Home For Sale | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath

 

 

Character abounds, from exposed brick in the kitchen to a ladder style staircase leading to an open, A-frame loft which could be used as a second bedroom. A lovely tile backsplash gives an updated feel to a spacious kitchen with clean white cabinets and durable wood-look flooring.

 

 

Old Town Fort Collins Home For Sale | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath

 

 

A fully fenced backyard features a spacious deck which is great for entertaining. $1,000 landscaping credit with acceptable offer.

 

 

 

Old Town Fort Collins Home For Sale | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath

 

 

We will be holding an open house on Sunday 7/15 from 2-4 pm. Hope to see you there!

 

Click here for full listing details and photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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