Home Tour – Germany House

Exterior -Gate

We moved into our rental house here in Germany back in May of 2013 and loved this home until June of 2015.  Here you can take a full tour. This is the 7th home we’ve lived in over the last 14 years so it is full of items collected over time and things bought out of necessity for this particular space. As a military family  home is a place that is always familiar. In a life of constant change my home is a  retreat. Even if the shell is different the contents are items that I have collected and carried with me from place to place. I don’t enjoy a lot of clutter so with each move I purge the unnecessary. I try to hang on only to items that are truly useful and beautiful to me.

The Kitchen

Read more HERE

Living Room

Read more HERE and HERE

Master Bedroom

Read more HERE about the first go round.

and HERE about the update.

Katie’s Room

Read more HERE

Will’s Room

Read more HERE

Man Cave

Read more HERE

Sewing Room

Read more HERE

Center Halls

Read more HERE and HERE

Comments

  1. Adorable house! Happy to see all of the pics in one place 🙂

    • Thanks Emily, I’m trying to get everything in order but of course when I go back and look at the old posts I want to rework those too! Work here is never done…

  2. Loving that “new” chair in the last set of pics! It’s all so nice Maggie; considering that it’s your 7th home, I am totally amazed at all the organization and great colors going on! That pink spool bed in Katie’s room is wonderful: my daughter had a white one that had been my Mother’s (and is now in our attic). And, as for the “Man Cave”….well, he is a lucky man!

  3. Excellent idea, Maggie! It’s very handy having it all easily accessible on one page. I really admire how you manage to make your house into a home in such a short time!

    I’ve been living in my place for almost three years now, and it’s still … unfinished. And not just unfinished, sometimes I feel like I just moved in and nothing’s in the best place for it, and it all feels not quite right. It is taking me so much time! I think it’s good not to go about making your home too fast, and sort of let it grow organically, but at the same time I’m worried I just might not have the knack for making my place really mine. 🙁

    • Thanks so much Alexandra, Because we move every two to three years I have learned to settle quickly otherwise I would never get the chance. I agree that furnishings and accents should grow organically over time but they must find their place quickly once we have a place to land so I have a chance to slow down and enjoy them. My advice to you would be not to over think things. Many people feel like once they decide on something it is forever so the decision becomes paralyzing. Choose things you love and move on. If you change your style later change the piece, No big deal. In my family we trade furniture all the time, what you have out grown or fallen out of love with might be just what the other needs.

  4. I’m very envious of your sewing room, it’s lovely as is the whole house!

    • Thanks Emma, I started with a small corner and worked my way up. It is nice to have a place you can get messy and close the door.

  5. You have a beautiful home Maggie. I love the mix of old and new and those butterlies in your daughter’s room- charming and fabulous.

  6. You have some amazing vintage finds in here! Love the chairs and table in the hallway, they’re gorgeous! Pleased to have found your blog too 🙂 xx

    • Thanks for stopping by. I have always been a vintage collector but moved to Germany two years ago I have been buying like crazy. The markets here are amazing and the mid century items (my favorite) are a bargain. We may be moving back to the states this summer so I have to stock up while I can.

  7. angie says:

    I was stationed in Germany and just got back to the states a couple of months ago. I loved it! Beautiful home!

    • Me too Angie. We moved to South Carolina in August and although I like it here, I truly miss Germany. Look for a new home tour soon.

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