Reader Design: Caitlin's Earthy Cape Cod

You guys, what a week! We've had a double whammy under our roof with our Colin getting diagnosed with both strep and pneumonia within days of each other. What the what?! Contrast that with the energy of my other 5 year old and our wild 4 year old, and I'm good and ready to get off this train. Grateful for restful nights despite our chaotic days, doctors who care, family and friends who pray, and a God who sustains us through the unexpected.

Fortunately, we've got the most peaceful, serene Reader Design to share with you today. With a subtle combination of earthy tones that blend one room into the other, it's a space that is as calming as it is inviting. 

Caitlin, from The Oak Tree, has been so gracious to share her home with us today and I, for one, am already feeling better about life after swooning over her space. :)

From Caitlin:

"My husband and I moved to Long Island, NY, in December 2013 and bought our home in April 2014. We used light earth tones throughout our house to make everything feel open and airy. Our dining area ties our living room and kitchen together. The two windows give the space some great natural light. The semi-sheer, ivory curtains help to keep the room light and bright while bringing in an interesting aesthetic. Originally, our dining table and chairs were outdated and did not match with the rest of our home. We painted the table legs and chairs white, re-stained the top of the table, and reupholstered the chairs. 

"We are constantly on the look-out for new additions to add to our space. We try to create a homey feel while blending in old and new. We love having pieces that tell stories, blend together, and all tie together beautifully!"

Love this idea and it's so beautifully carried out here!

"Our house is an early 1950’s Cape Cod that needed lots of TLC! We saw the good bones of the home and knew there was a ton of potential. We re-did the floors, updated the electrical, rehabbed the bathrooms, gave the kitchen a makeover, painted every inch of every wall, painted the outside, gave the staircase new life, and managed to put our touch on our home to give it our own unique feel."

Such a calming and bright kitchen! Hmm, this is giving me some inspiration for our own kitchen makeover...

Caitlin, thank you so much for inviting us in your home today! What a thoughtful, inspiring space you've created. You can follow Caitlin at @theoaktreeny on Instagram and fill up on more inpsiring home decor and DIY ideas on her blog, The Oak Tree!

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Thank you all for stopping by! Happy weekending! :)