The house with the “Blue Arched Door” is one I point out to visitors as we walk to the beach or I stop and take a picture of it when I run by. It was one of the very first photos I shared on Social Media- I even guessed what the color of the blue door is. So when Marybeth the now owner of the “House with the Blue Arched Door” sent me an email saying that she is a reader of my blog and would love to meet me. I said “Yes! Can I come see your house and take photos??” And oh man I am so happy that she reached out, she brightened my day in every way. I was actually surprised that her charming New England home was built in 1920! I really thought it was a new build that was made to look authentic to the area. Marybeth has lived in this Blue Door Home with her husband for about a year now and she for sure put her sweet touch on it. Let’s take a tour why don’t we??
Right when you walk in is this charming vestibule, I would love this!! I think newer homes need this feature. Stops the cold air from blowing into the home and is a spot to pile all the coats and shoes as guest enter. They even have a little built-in bench with storage.
Marybeth use to own an home decor shop in Texas, filled with vintage and new pieces. So her home is filled with great finds and charming unique pieces that tell their story. And I love how THIS jute rug keeps everything light and simple.
I love the mix of of modern and vintage- I just wanted to stop and ask here about every single piece and where she had collected it from.
She even mixes new pieces that look vintage like that wood wine rack you can find HERE
This little sun room is one of Marybeth’s favorite spots. She and her husband sit here every night and eat dinner, watching neighbors walking home from the train station.
A painting of all their homes…she needs one of the blue arched door too! THIS is the Etsy site that hand painted these, they were a gift from her cute daughter.
Their dining room is a great space, I love her unique dining table….I am sure it holds a lot of great stories. And the mix of THIS modern chandelier is a nice contrast. That funky little happy sheep is one of her favorite pieces of art- “She makes me smile back every day!” I can see why! Painted by Kim Daniels.
She made their kitchen island out of an antique muffin tin for the base and a second hand table she found on the side of the road! You will find Marybeth making granola in here that she sells to local shops ion Fairfield. Lucky her it always smells like an oatmeal cookie!
That kitty cutout that leads to their basement and kitty litter is just the cutest thing ever!! It is Mary Engelbreit inspired.
This little corner in her kitchen got some temporary wallpaper in the cupboard so she could take off the cabinet doors and make it open shelving. Find the exact temporary wallpaper HERE.
And hello show stopper! Yep, that is a vintage fridge door hanging on her door- charming much?! I really want the entire fridge in my kitchen.
This is the cozy family room- that has a nice view of their pool. And notice that jute rug again? It is so soft and I love the look so much. She says they had it in their other home and had to do it again. Also jute rugs can have such mixed reviews- even the SAME rug can shed a lot in some homes and not a lot in others. I am sure traffic and getting a good batch of rugs has a lot to do with it. Marybeth said she doesn’t have a problem with this rug shedding. Find the just rug HERE.
PS- that trunk that says “New York” can you imagine where that has been??
Now we are upstairs this is a room she turned into an office for her hubby.
Around the corner is their master bedroom that has a perfect spot for the bed and then fun nooks around the corner to their bathroom.
Claw foot bathtub is on my wish list someday! Notice that tiny little starfish, I just appreciate those little touches of charm so much. Little pieces of happiness and memories.
And another “washroom” down the hall- with the cutest doorknob.
Up on the 3rd floor is the cutest bathroom- I know there is a name for it! Leave a comment below if you know. Water closet? Anyways I died when I saw it! This is for their guests to use when they spend the night. We talked about wallpaper ideas! I couldn’t help myself. I picked some! Vote on your favorite!!
Seriously how many photos have her kitty in it? So photogenic. I think if I had a cat I would want her in every photo!
Down from the water closet is this guest room. Marybeth found that “Motel Guest Only Helendorf Inn” at an antique shop and it was actually the exact hotel she and her hubby had their honeymoon!! I would say that was meant to be.
THANK YOU Marybeth! I personally had so much fun meeting you and am so happy to call you not only a blog reader but now a friend!!
And you need to see THIS coastal home just around the corner if you missed it!