Monday, July 18, 2011

Home Tour- Hazardous Design

Hello, a' la mode fans! I was so excited when Shelli contacted me about welcoming you all over to Hazardous Design for a little home tour. My husband, Chris, myself, and our two little pups moved into our dream home on Hazard Ave almost a year ago.'s not quite our dream home yet, but someday it will be. We're in the process of renovating it room by room. 

Soon after moving in, we removed overgrown shrubbery that had completely obstructed the front of the house. We are currently in the process of replacing our roof. We'll finish that project off next spring with synthetic slate on the mansards. We're also planning to repaint. Do you have any exterior paint color suggestions?
Come on in...
Welcome to our foyer. I already painted the inside of the doors glossy black and polished all of the brass. We also installed a new chandelier.  One of the projects on my "to do" list is to remove all the wallpaper and ask my husband very, very nicely to hang white, floor-to-ceiling square paneled molding. 
The rug is from Burke Decor. The chandelier is from Pottery Barn
One of the doorways in the foyer leads to our home office. This is now one of my favorite rooms. Since this was the only room that wasn't plastered in wallpaper, it was also one of the fastest, easiest, and least expensive rooms to transform. All it took was a week off from work, a bunch of joint compound, a couple gallons of paint, lots of caulk, new lighting, and new french doors. 
 Our desk is actually a dining room table. You can find one like it and our curtains at West Elm.
The desk chair is available at Advanced Interior Designs. The chandelier is from Restoration Hardware, and unfortunately no longer available.
Dog, not for sale :)

The home office leads you into our family room, which is our next big project. This room will FINALLY be getting new furniture, lighting, and grasscloth wallpaper. 
I. Can't. Wait. to get started. 
Our kitchen is at the back of the house. Um. Yeah. It is pretty bad. In fact, it is awful.
But it is a good size, so it has potential to be amazing someday when we finally get to it. 
Now imagine it with white cabinetry, new appliances, a subway tile backsplash, marble counters, and a center island. It isn't looking so bad anymore, is it? 
Off the kitchen is our mudroom which recently underwent a mini makeover. It is amazing what a difference fresh paint and inexpensive peel and stick tile can make! When we eventually gut and remodel our kitchen, the mudroom will get a complete overhaul along with it. 
Behind that beadboard door in the mudroom is our powder room. This tiny little space just underwent a major transformation. Let me tell you, it is so nice to have a working bathroom on the first floor again! 
The wallpaper is Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon. The mirror is an antique store find. Lighting, faucet, and hand towel are from Restoration Hardware. You can find the sink at Renovator's Supply.
Follow me up the back stairs to our master bedroom...
Our bedroom has also undergone a facelift since we moved in. Down went the old wallpaper and wallpaper border, and up went new lighting, crown molding, and paint. 
Our bedding is by Dwell Studio, and the headboard is from Ballard Design. Dog, not for sale :)
Thanks a' la mode readers for visiting my home today! If you are interested in seeing what any of these rooms looked like before we moved in, or watching our progress as we work through the rest of the house, be sure to stop on by and see us at Hazardous Design

Thank you for having me today, Shelli. 
This was so much fun! 


  1. This looks amazing! You´re doing a great job renovating your house! I´d paint the house a soft grey hue, it would look very chic :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)

  2. Great tour!! Carrie, I love your home and your style is amazing!! And, I can't wait to see the grasscloth paper go up - that is going to look fantastic!!

  3. Loving your powder room and mudroom. Beautiful wallpaper and mirror and everything in the powder room. And how I wish I had a mudroom. Thanks for taking us on a tour of your home!
    Oksana @

  4. I read Carrie's blog in hopes her good tastes rubs off on me! :)

  5. Wow, I love her home! It is just beautiful :)

  6. Love Carrie and her blog! She and her husband have been working so hard on their home and it is definitely paying is gorgeous!

  7. carrie has done such a fabulous job in her home so far! that powder room and office are both amazing! and i love the exterior style of the home, too.

  8. Thanks for having me over today, Shelli!

  9. What a beautiful home full of lots of character! Wonderful feature, Shell!

  10. Carrie, you already know I'm a huge fan of your house...but this is the first time I've seen the entry and I *love* it! That cute chandelier is so perfect there! Great feature, Miss Shelli!

  11. Love love love Carrie's home!!! This post is a great way to showcase all the hard work she's put into the place! Love!

  12. LOVE their home! That office is totally to die for!

  13. I love Hazardous fun to see her gorgeous home all in one place like this. Thanks!

  14. PS. I just love the powder room wallpaper and mirror.

  15. Gorgeous home...and of course the light in the office is no longer available...because the second I saw it I knew it was perfect for my dining room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Beautiful home Carrie! You've got such great style, I really love all of it :)