We are happy to welcome Jessee Maloney to the blog today to share bits of her home with us! “My home is new construction, I know that’s not every ones taste but its a perfect fit for us. My husband and I lived at his fathers for three years to fix our credit and save up for the perfect home. My daughter was born during that time and it started to get very cramped. Plus I was getting super antsy to decorate, build and just have a home that was truly OURS! We were about to just settle and get whatever home we could find, but then we found out about a brand new community not far from where we were. It was right at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and the houses were classic on the outside and super open on the inside. We walked through the model, fell in love and signed a contract within a week. Since it was built from scratch, we were able to choose exactly what we wanted in the house. From what color the outside was (light gray, dark gray shutters),what color the hardwood would be, and even change the floor plan a bit. The four months it took to build also gave us time to pick out exactly what we wanted for inside the home. We weren’t rushed, which means everything was bought with purpose, not just because we needed something fast! It’s been three years and i am still in love with every aspect of our home. We’ve added a bit since we moved in, but all the original pieces are still here and are still perfect!” “Most of our decor is a little unusual. We have a bunch of faux deer heads on the wall, and toys everywhere. I have an entire shelf dedicated to my Doctor Who collection and there is a plush toilet in the library. If something makes us smile, then we want it in our home. I am a stay at home mom who also runs my own business, so I am here all day, everyday. It’s amazing to be surrounded by all the things we love, it makes it so much easier.” “My favorite find in this space is our knock off Eames chair! My husband and I found it in a thrift store right after we had just moved into our first place a little over a decade ago. It was marked at $200 and we were so upset we couldn’t afford it. We knew it wasn’t a real one, but it looked amazing and comfy. As we were walking out someone came over the speaker saying all furniture was 50% off for the next hour! Well, that we could afford, sorta. So we went and grabbed it and stuffed it in our car. It’s one of the few items that has traveled with us from home to home for the past 11 years. Sometimes it was too big for the space, but we didn’t care.” “One of the nice things about living out in the country a bit is you get more space for your money. Plus it’s quiet. Our main level is really open, most of the rooms only have two or three walls and the only doors are the bathroom’s and the ones going outside. It was a huge selling point for us. Even though the rooms are completely separate from each other, they are still each unique and have a purpose. The living room is where my daughter plays and where our TV and other entertainment is. The dining room is where we eat most nights and its set up perfectly for entertaining. I won’t lie, I sew in there a lot too because the table is huge and perfect for cutting fabric. There is a room that’s open to the kitchen too, I call it the morning room/kitchenette. There is another table in that room too, when people come over they like to hang out around it. I think because its more casual. Our favorite room is the library. I believe the builders meant for it to be a formal living room, but we have no use for that! We do a use for a room to store our books, display our collections and showcase my art collection. It’s actually the first room you see when you come in the house and It truly defines us. It’s always changing and I’m always adding to it. I love it!”Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Jessee! You can find Jessee at Art School Dropout or on Instagram! xo.
At Home With Jessee Maloney
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Aaahhh, those bookshelves and wallart!!! Perfect! <3
This is the first house tour I actually saw myself in, the library & all the collectables & the modern/esque house in general, just amazing. I am saving this one for when I’m in my own home 😛
Chris, I don’t mind sharing at all! The wooden geometric pendant over the white table is from Restoration Hardware. I bought it on super sale at one of their outlets last winter, so I’m not sure they still make the wood ones. But I do know they still make a metal version! I’ve been eying it for the 20′ area above the front door.
As for the mobile in the corner, I made those pieces out of polka dotted paper straws and thin wire! 🙂
I love the geometric pendant lamp over your round white table! Do you mind sharing where you found this jewel?
I’m also admiring the smaller geometric mobile-type pendants you have strategically dropped from the corner of your living room ceiling. Are those wood, metal, other material? Did you happen to make them or find them? So fun!
Dying. This is basically my dream home. I want to see a close up of the Doctor Who collection!!!
I’m having a nerd heart attack right now. This house is a dream.
I think this is my favorite home that I’ve seen here so far! It has a great personality 🙂 and it feels so livable. I love, love, love the library!
It’s a beautiful house – honestly, there is TOO much stuff and how can someone possess so much material goods?! As much as I love thrift shops and neat finds, one must enjoy the stuff otherwise it looks like a hoarder. That’s my 2 cents.
Love this house!
I’d prefer a newer home too, especially if it’s a new construction at a good price! People say that older homes add character, though your home is the perfect example that’s not always the case. You’ve added plenty of character to this new home! Well done! 🙂
I have the exact same mid century hutch as in your library! I use mine as a tea station in my dining room, but I’ve been considering swapping it for a true buffet. I do love the piece so much & I love the idea of using it to display a collection – I might just have to pull a collection of something together.
Truly beautiful home.. Thanks for sharing!
That bookshelf is everything.
LOVE the floors! Their home is so open, airy, and fun. 🙂
Thank you!! I made it. 🙂 were HUGE Douglas Adams fans!!
It’s by artist Robin VanCalkenburgh and her shop is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/therunnybunny !!
Wow, I love this space! Where is the couch from?
Hi!! Love love the Douglas Adams FISH print!! Where is it from?
Thanks! It was a cut n sew fabric panel from spoonflower: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/107242
What a lovely and inspiring space! I love the really cute and artsy details. That area with the mismatched frames is absolutely swoon-worthy. So beautifully quirky ♥
Love this fun house and all the eclectic collections!