Our next guest in our “At Home With” series is Susan Hutchinson. Susan is here to share a little bit of her gorgeous home (and adorable kiddos!) with us. “I share a cozy little 1948 cottage with my husband Parker, 12-month-old twins Marie + Henry, and 12-year-old furry baby Billy. We’ve been here a little over 2 years and in that time have put a lot of love into this home. We have lovingly restored much of it to its former vintage glory, along with kitchen and basement renovations…all before the twins were born of course! Our living room is where you enter, and I love that it has an open and spacious feel for a home of its era. It gets beautiful light all day long, so we find ourselves in this room often during the day. We also use it as a formal dining room for celebrations and holidays by setting up a long table.It can accommodate quite a group! I love to sit here in the fall and winter especially with a wood-burning fire and a good book.” “The sofa was my grandparents and has great sentimental value to me. Every time I sit there I think about how I also sat there as a baby, and now my babies do. My favorite find has to be the cowhide rug, which we lovingly call ‘Herman’.”“Our banquette / dining nook is tucked into the corner of our kitchen and is where we eat most of our meals. We love it! We still have to add a backsplash in the kitchen, and we’ll get to it someday. But for now the space is very functional for our family.”“My office is open to the living room, and it provides the perfect vantage point when the kids are playing there. It is the most feminine and frenchy room in the house, and it’s all mine!” “My obsession with 1948 permeates many aspects of my life. If I could have lived in any era, it would have been that one. I continue to learn that many items I’ve loved and collected are linked to that year! For instance, the polaroid land camera on our mantle was first introduced then, and the Royal typewriter I recently acquired and display in my office was made in the same year (which I only learned after the purchase). I enjoy mixing modern pieces into our decor (although the acrylic table was big in the 40’s). I think that keeps it fresh.”
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, Susan! You can stop by and say hello to Susan over at her blog Fleurishing. xo.