Monday, April 25, 2011

Guest Blogger: Chris "A Dream House For My Wife"



Greetings fellow turquoise lovers! This is Erin’s husband, Chris. I can’t help but smile every time I get to say that now! Imagine my surprise when Erin asked ME to be a guest blogger on House of Turquoise. Being my first time ever blogging I decided I would attempt to piece together Erin’s dream house using the awesome images she has shared throughout the years here on House of Turquoise. I will start with the exterior of the house. The above image many of you will recognize as Martha Stewart's home (it’s sad that I know this, but I’ve come to terms with that), and the element we will take from this is that turquoise trim and that weathered shingle exterior you can find most perfectly in the Hamptons. Erin would flip out to have a house like this! The next key to Erin’s dream home, a comfy outdoor space with a view of ever expanding turquoise waters like the one pictured below (more here.) I can just picture Erin sitting out on that dock in the chaise lounge with a pina colada in her hand!



Now lets move on to the interior; starting with Erin’s dream kitchen. If you’ve been following House of Turquoise closely, you should already know this one… An exact replica of the kitchen below (more here.)



On to her dream bathroom… We will take elements from three different images to piece together her bathroom. Starting with the shower below (that must be curtained by the flamenco shower curtain from anthropologie, Erin has wanted that since I met her). The keys to the shower; BIG, lots of showerheads, and dreamy turquoise glass tile. …And the icing on the cake for this bathroom? Her own cozy vanity space to sit down and do her hair and makeup!




Finally what dream house would be complete without a bedroom. And the keys to the bedroom, as pictured below; a turquoise tufted headboard and closet big enough to park a semi in! I’m pretty sure a closet of this magnitude and grandure would sell Erin on the house alone!




...and with that, I’d like to thank you all for reading! Also, thank you Erin for asking me to do this and for bringing turquoise to my life; hopefully one day I can give you your perfect home as a sign of my gratitude for everything you’ve done for me! Have a great day everyone!

51 comments:

plumbing said...

Very relaxing atmosphere. I'm not actually into turquoise colors. It is only now that I've learned to appreciate them.

eclecticrevisited said...

oh, Chris, this is such a sweet post..I hope both you and Erin find or build that dream home the two of you can share and grow together in...
lovely ideas and pics...
wishing for the best for the two of you..
maureen

Judy said...

I love that you are the guest blogger. I'm sure together you can make all of your dreams come true.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow! How sweet is this????

This is so nice of you for doing this to Erin and o all of us. What a great surprise!

Gorgeous images... gorgeous!

I hope you both are having a wonderful honeymoon!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Ariadone said...

Well done, Chris and congratulations ( van harte gefeliciteerd ) with your wedding.
You found a lot of favorites, and I personally will visit you both in your kitchen, oh yes.
But now the question is : ...will you, as a man, be able to live in such feminime home ( referring mostly to the shower and the bedroom ) ...?
I do love your post a lot.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

Musette said...

Chris,

You are THE MAN! I think Erin was very wise to fall in love with you! No shame in knowing that's M. Stewart's house - that's a sign of your willingness to pay attention to what's important to your wife (and I'm sure she returns the favor). That, my dear, is one of the sexiest things a man can do!

Great post! Best wishes to both of you as you begin your married life together!

xoA

Emily said...

This is so sweet. Your husband knows you so well. :] That would indeed be an incredible dream home come true!

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

wish ur dreams come true...such a serene atmosphere..

123Dview said...

Very nice home! I just love the bedroom, kiddie room and the bathroom! The colors are so cool, relaxing and the furniture are so chic! Great post, check out also 3D Rendering

Sandy said...

What a wonderful post! I love your vision of your home together with Erin. I've come to love turquoise just because of Erin's blog.

cassy said...

I love the closet. What an amazing dream house. Thanks for sharing.

Heksedamen said...

Ha ha... I think it is so great that you know the exterior of Marthas house!!! Love that in man! The dream house would/will look amazing... and I would join in on that dock with a margarita or daquari ANY TIME... sigh! Thats the only thing I miss here at my cottage... the presence of water... (There is alittle creek down over the field... but it just aint the same!)
Hope to hear from you more often!

Hope you two had a fantastic easter, the first as husband and wifey and all :D

mustang said...

Nice to meet you Mr. Turquoise! Great post too.

Layers and Layers said...

so sweet ... and I do believe it is the MOST perfect house! Well done.

Candi @ Candace Rose said...

What a great post! Congrats to both of you! =)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

What a sweet man. Lovely dream home.

The Blonde Mule said...

Love this! Welcome, Mr. Turquoise!

--Kim

Cottage Coastal Store, Inc. said...

Love it all Chris! Great job ;) Enjoy Mexico guys....Kim

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

Oh I think I am going to have to fight you two for this one. Love that shower curtain. And it's so cute your husband did the post how sweet!

cindy said...

I am jealous that your hubby knows you so well...after years of marriage and my husband watching me decorate and design our homes, not a clue as to what I like! Your guy has a creative soul or else he would be clueless as well!

Best wishes to many years of happiness! Can tell you are off to a great start!

stylishserendipity.blogspot.com

Kathi said...

Congratulations Chris and Erin! I can see your dream house now! I'm sure it will just as amazing as these photos!
Best wishes in making each other's dreams come true!

Ilse said...

What a cute husband you are! I want that gorgeous house too thank you. Wonderful blogging Chris.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great job, Chris! That is so sweet that you would do a post for Erin! She is one lucky lady to have such a nice hubby, but I think she knows that. Congrats to the both of you on your marriage!
Best,
Gloria

The Remodeled Life said...

Very sweet post and I think that closet is now my official dream closet as well!

Anonymous said...

Dear son-in-law, we are so pleased to have you join our family. The both of you make such a perfect couple; both of you are so kind, caring, and creative and tremendously talented. Words cannot express how happy Erin's dad and I am for you both. Happy honeymoon!

Love, Diana

sealaura said...

Well done! I hope Erin got that curtain for a wedding gift, now I must have it too! Great selections on the dream house. all looks are just gorgeous.

congrats on the wedding!

Marisa said...

That was adorable. Good job, new husband!

sharmin said...

Awwww...what a sweet post! You did such a great job!

Merlin said...

That was SO FUN! Nice job and continue to dream, etc. May all your wishes come true. franki

Anna said...

sweetest.post.ever

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

What a sweet post! The images are gorgeous. Im so happy for you guys and I hope you are having a fabulous time!

debi@personalityispreferred said...

What a great post. Great choices. Happy for you both.

Lesley AKA Artsy Forager said...

What a wonderfully sweet post! So lovely that you know your new wife so very well and accept, even indulge her love of turquoise. As a newlywed myself, now I'm thinking of having my hubby as a guest blogger on my blog!

Britt said...

Cutest post ever. I am so impressed! Hope you are having a great time on your honeymoon!

stacystyle said...

Such a sweet and beautiful post! Erin, you are one lucky lady! I am so happy for you every day! xosk

stacystyle said...

Such a sweet and beautiful post! Erin, you are one lucky lady! I am so happy for you every day! xosk

The Hidden List said...

Dear Mr. Turquoise,
Do you have an older brother in his late 40's...early 50's?

Raquel said...

All I can say is shower curtain & closet! I want!

The Sterling Cherub said...

Awwww, this may be my very favorite post of all time on HoT! This and the wedding photos! And my favorite comment is definitely from your new MIL, Diane. *LOVE!*

Very well done, Chris, you did an amazing job with this post. I'd not seen some of these images before -- that dock is amazing, as is that bedroom, and the closet actually looks like a boutique! I love them all!

Question: Would you consider being cloned? Perhaps multiple times? Every nice, turquoise-loving girl needs a Chris in their life! I'm first in line ...

Best to you both,

Kimberly

Fröken-Fräs said...

Like the house much. Look this blog turcoise pics.... Hugs and congratulation from Sweden

http://acreativemint.typepad.com/a_creative_mint/

à la mode said...

That Giant shower is every couples dream! LOVE it!

http://jennaleelac.blogspot.com/

Emreen said...

Mind boggling pictures... Especially the second one is just WoW!! .... Love the kitchen and the bedroom too...*sigh*... !!

lizziefitz said...

I think it is safety say that Chris KNOWS you:) adorable.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Congratulations Erin and Chris. What and awesome turquoise dream home! May your life together be filled with love, happiness, and lots of turquoise!

Zion said...

I really admire how you go about and stick to your theme. It's really versatile. I really like the decor palette. It really shows what turquoise can do - the old with the new. Thanks for posting.

If you had time, I would love if you could check out my new blog, wwww.asouvenirformysoul.blogspot.com.

Elizabeth said...

Well well, Erin's husband, seems you've been paying attention ;)
Great to see you haven't picked yellow for example... :D

Christina said...

this is so so so adorable!! Chris I am so impressed by how well you know Erin! Your love for her shines so emphatically through your descriptions, especially the last line :) you are quite creative and eloquent with words, like Erin :) you make a great duo!! I can't wait to see the dream home you build together!

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