At Home With Janae Hardy

At Home with Janae HardyLiving roomToday we are welcoming Janae Hardy to the blog to share her beautiful home with us!

Dining roomGold couch!"We moved into this home about a year and a half ago. Location played a big part of it. For me, it is all about the neighborhood, the house comes second. In our town we have just a handful of neighborhoods that have older homes with character. The neighborhood we live in is really great for walks and it is close to the park and downtown. Most people who move to that area are seeking out that style of older home, and there is an appreciation there. I love that. Another perk to having an older neighborhood is that the front porches are big. My husband and I have a theory that front porches started disappearing when the television made an entrance into society. We love our front porch. Each evening we like to swing on our porch swing, wave to passersby, catch up with neighbors and let the kids play in the yard. 

Janae HardyLove this yellow couch!At Home with JanaeMantle"My favorite part of the house is the large living area. The kitchen and the family room are connected. I am able to cook and let the kids play. I also love that we have lots of windows. Light is everything to me when it comes to a home. I am able to have lots of plants and nothing beats light streaming through. I love white walls as well. The light will just bounce off the walls making everything feel light and airy.

Cute gallery wallAt Home withKids roomPlant lovePurple ceilingDecor details"We haven't been in this home very long, just under two years. I'm always editing our home. If I find a new piece, then an old piece comes out. My husband made me promise that if I buy something new, I have to get rid of something. This approach keeps me accountable. When you go to thrift stores or estate sales often, you have a tendency to bring too much home and the house gets overcrowded. My husband loves the minimalist look, so I try my best to keep the house how we both like it. I also want the kids to love our home and feel like they are a part of the space. So keeping things colorful and vibrant is my way of doing that. My little girl loves making art and decorating her room and she has become quite good at it. I want to foster creativity in all my kids and I think it starts in the home. I hope our home evolves to accommodate that mantra." 

Thanks so much for sharing, Janae! You can find more of Janae here. xo

Credits// Author and Photography: Janae Hardy

  • What a beautiful home! Absolute stunning décor! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I’m loving the throw blankets in the basket. Such a great idea.

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  • I must find or create that big calendar! It’s awesome! Very colorful and unique home! 🙂

  • Thanks Hayley! We found those dollhouse pieces at a yard sale and they’re our favorite!

  • I love the brightness and colors. Such a fun and loving space.

  • I have some of those doll house furniture pieces! The little green table, round side table, blue living room furniture, armoire, dresser, sink, bathtub, toilet, and cast iron stove! So cool seeing it here. I’ve never seen it anywhere else.

    You’re house is beautiful.

  • I LOVE that gold curlicue lamp with the pink shade! It’s adorable!

  • Hi Patrice, great point! I have never thought of that! I’m sure that is true! 🙂

  • Thanks! The playhouse is by Plan Toys and the books are from a thrift store! 🙂

  • Such a gorgeous home! And THOSE PLANTS! So many different and unique plants! I die!

  • A very beautiful house. Well decorated & it is indeed also a very beautiful home 😉 love it…

  • Where can I find those wooden playhouses? They are so different! And I love the covers on those classic books. Where can I find these as well?

  • Your home is beautiful. It made me smile with the yellow coach. It is bright and open. I love the white paint. I so agree with good light as same reason I purchased my place and yes to plants! Always enjoy seeing and reading about someone who loves their home. Thank you.

  • A charming home, so full of character!

    Jenae, I always theorized that big front porches disappeared when air conditioning came on the scene, especially when central air conditioning became a staple in new homes. Air conditioners arrived around the same time as tv, so maybe there’s something to both theories.

  • what a beautiful space, it makes me so cheery with all the sweet decor!

  • This house is adorable, I absolutely love the calendar!

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  • You have such a beautiful home! I love all the plants and pops of color! It’s so inspiring!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com/

  • So cute! I love the pops of colour and how it embraces the past while staying modern.
    xoxo Aimee
    http://bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com/2015/06/ootd-boho-romper.html

  • I love this space; it just feels so happy!! She’s so right about it being bright and airy, but there’s still so much color and character. Also I’m dying over how much I love that couch and accessories.

    -Molly

    http://www.modcircus.com/

  • I have never wanted to live in the midwest before for any reason other than vintage shopping…but the houses and the light and the thunderstorms I keep hearing about are maybe changing my mind. This home is so pretty and bright 🙂

  • Love how this home looks so refreshing. The white walls and the colorful accents everywhere are just so fun to look at 🙂

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  • I love that massive calendar and that gold couch!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • So much love and color in this space 🙂 I also really like the part about fostering creativity in kiddos and I’m with ya sister! Beautiful home.

  • Gold sofa is very interesting and glamorous! I actually kind of love it 🙂 I love actually all the colors of this home.

  • Love the gold and yellow tufted coaches! Also like how nice and bright the living room is.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

  • That yellow sofa is so great!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • I love your room ideas. It’s as simple as taking your favorite things and arranging them in a new way. This is inspiring. I think I will have to do this with my house.
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  • SO beautiful!

    I have a beauty,fashion,nails and lifestyle blog,so if you want you can check it out!I always follow and comment back:) http://beautybyfiora.blogspot.com/

  • Loving the yellow sofa, complete with all those fun cushions! And I’m also loving all the garlands 🙂 I think I’m going to have to adopt that rule of getting rid of something whenever I buy something. My house doesn’t even have a front porch, but now I’m dreaming about everything I could do if I had one. Reading outside. Drinking a warm cup of something outside. Even doing homework outside! That’d certainly be a lot more fun than doing it inside 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • The color wheel, shades in this house make me so happy. Thank u all involved, lol!

  • Literally the cutest cozy corners I’ve ever seen! Love all of it! For 2 years only, she’s definitely made a beautiful home 🙂

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com

  • Janae,

    Your theory about front porches is the same as Ray Bradbury from Fahrenheit 451. You have to read it.

  • Love the fact that her home has so much personality! Really like the white chairs on the dinner table.

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  • I’ve never seen a gold sofa before! How interesting and fun!

    Casey
    http://thedistrictfox.com

  • Love the massive calendar, haha I need this, I’m always loosing track of the date!

    www.ajourneywithjo.com

  • I love that you have a porch! when I buy a home I want that as well… 🙂
    Beautiful yellow couch too!
    Xo, Belen
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  • This is adorable! I love the whole personal vibe that the photos capture, and I adore the chairs on the dinner table, they just add a homely vibe to the place!

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