First Friday Home Tour Featuring Happy Happy Nester

Good morning home tour loving friends!
Today we have a very special California home to visit. Bathed in sunlight and filled with bright colors, I know you are going to love Janine's lovely home.  I'm going to share pictures and Janine is doing the talking today. 

Northern California open concept home tour. kitchen, granite, plantation shutters.

We live in the East Bay of San Francisco. Our home is conveniently about 30 minutes from the city and about 3 hours from Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and an hour from Napa. We adventure on the weekends  and after 6 years of calling Northern California our home we still haven't visited some areas and towns.

We are an active family of four; our children are ages 14 and 16 and they keep us busy most days. Biking, walking, and hiking are big in our area since the weather is pretty moderate year round. We do get a brief touch of the seasons but summer weather starts around May and goes until September.

window seat, Northern California open concept home tour

Before we bought our house in Northern California we used to live in Seattle, Washington. We went from a newly built two-story home to a 1960 Ranch style one-story home. We have done a fair amount of renovations and we started with the kitchen, living, dining, and family rooms. We opened up the kitchen to the living and dining room. We tore down a few walls and pushed the ceiling up in one room. You can sum up our California style as a Pottery Barn home.  My style is light, cheerful, and not too fussy.

Northern California open concept home tour, white slip covers, white mantel, large windows

The family room used to act as a storage room for all the overflow of furniture and home decor.  It was a room we rarely used and now it is a hub of kid activity.

Northern California open concept home tour, Pottery Barn style, white slip covers

Our living room entertainment center was naturally stained wood and we had it painted to lighten up the room. The windows throughout the house were the same wood stain, and we had them painted as well.  The floors were a light oak color as well and we opted to darken them up a bit as well as refinish the surfaces. 

open concept living, white built ins, Pottery Barn style, slipper chair, yellow and gray decor

Our bedroom is  a lovely quiet oasis from the rest of the house. It came with a gas fireplace that is viewable from the bedroom and the bathroom. The previous owner remodeled and added the master bathroom. They installed the gorgeous white built-ins in the bedroom and throughout the house.

Pottery Barn style, open concept home tour, beautiful vignette, blue bottles

We have loads left to remodel and hopefully some day we will have the time and money to tackle this never-ending project. We love all that we have redone and thoroughly enjoy the new open floor plan. We have a happy nest here in the Bay Area of San Francisco.

open concept home tour, master bathroom, Pottery Barn style, white interior, apothecary jars

I hope you all enjoyed Janine's gorgeous home as much as I did.
You can visit her beautiful blog, Happy Happy Nester for more loveliness. 

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  1. What a lovely, bright , airy home.
    I love all of the soft yellow and white.
    Thank you Stacey and Janine for sharing this lovely home with us.

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  2. It's so bright and cheerful. What a gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Janine's home is gorgeous! So light and airy! And I love her color scheme, relaxing and serene! Thanks for sharing her home with us! :) ~Rhonda

  4. Stacey, I love your home tours! Janine's home is beautiful and I love all the touches of yellow! The built-ins in the master are a great idea! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Janine's home is spectacular! Love the yellow, such a happy and brilliant home. Thank you, Stacy for the royal home tour!

    Happy weekend~

  6. Her home just says, "sunshine!" Thanks for sharing this lovely tour.

  7. A very happy, bright, and beautiful home!
    Thank you for the tour:)

  8. Love Janine's home! She and I connected a few years ago and I adore her. I still get compliments on the cute tea towels she sent me. :) Lovely home and lovely lady. xoxo

  9. What a lovely home,
    I been blogging for 6 year, I love to see lovely homes decoration
    some of the blogger they not post any more I miss them so much
    I'm glad I found you blog and follow you
    Thank you for sharing this lovely tour.

  10. What a gorgeous home! I just adore all of the soft and happy colors Janine used. I grew up in Northern California and miss all of that wonderful light.

  11. lovely lovely home! Thank you for sharing.

  12. So beautiful! I love all the light streaming into this house!

  13. So pretty...all the way around! Of course, my favorite picture is the one with the banner on the fireplace. I am a banner junkie and that one is outstanding!!

  14. Very pretty and inviting home. I love the color combinations!

  15. Beautiful home! I love all the white and how everything feels so bright and cheerful!

  16. Such a pretty home. I love all of the cheerful touches of yellow. The memo board with the polka dots and flower is especially cute!

  17. I like the casual, welcoming vibe of this pretty home. And the amount of natural light! Wow.

  18. Stacey,
    Another beautiful home in your series of First Friday Home Tours... Citrus colors are not usually my favorites, but Janine's touches of yellow throughout her house seem perfect with the white and natural light. I love the SMILE pillow on the bed.


  19. Beautiful home and what a fabulous part of the country to live. So much beauty. Thanks for sharing this lovely home with all of us.

  20. Hi Stacey, what a lovely home tour. Bright and cheerful and so summery. THanks for sharing. Lots of inspiration here for sure. Happy weekend!

  21. Another beautiful home Stacey. I love this series!

  22. I love every inch of this gorgeous house. Enjoy your week, Stacey!

  23. This is a gorgeous home! I love the pops of yellow. I am about to move into a new place and have thought about incorporating yellow into my decor but wasn't too sure how to go about it. Seeing this house helped me have some more ideas.

  24. What a lovely and bright home, so my style!! Love it looks clean and tidy and at the same time cozy for the whole family.

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  25. love it.. so light and airy..

  26. What a lovely, bright, and airy home Janine has. It must be quite different from living in Seattle! I can say that because that was my home all my life before moving to sunny South Carolina. Thank you for this series Stacey. Home tours are one of my favorite things.


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