One of the marvelous things in today's world is how easy we can connect with people from all around the globe. This blogging trip of mine has allowed me to create blogging friendships with amazing people from countries like Canada, Mexico, Spain, India, and, as in this case, Chile.
Today, I want to celebrate all the beautiful work my friend Angélica has put into her home, all the work she chronicles in her blog: Decora y Adora.
Angélica lives in Santiago de Chile with her husband and five kids in a 500 square meters (5,381 square feet) modern brick house, where she has brought style and function by mixing old and new, decorating with beloved travel treasures and by adding lots of DIY projects to the mix.
The home is surrounded by green areas that Angélica has kept pristine.
But, let's go inside... The foyer is that starting point where you begin to appreciate the gorgeous wood and art work that's carried throughout the house.
The Living room opens up with it's delicate white palette that lets the ceiling with the striking wooden beams take center stage.
A wall of cubbies hold the many treasures they family has collected during international trips.
Delicate elegance is brought to the dining room with a big leaf wallpapered wall.
The Kitchen has ample space to accommodate the whole family nicely.
The contiguous breakfast room is where the family enjoys their every day meals. A painted chalkboard wall creates the perfect canvas to decorate for the seasons, write the dinner's menu or where the kids can let their imaginations go.
The laundry room sports the same materials seen in the kitchen, its clean lines and easy to take care of elements.
Each and every room in this home is bright and inviting. The master bedroom is no exception with a big wall of glass that opens up to enjoy the backyard.
Hand crafted Chilean rugs are the element that bring warmth to many of the rooms.
The kids rooms are full of life and creativity. This teanage bedroom showcases many of the talents Angélica has. From making the cute heart garland on the dresser, to the stencil for the polka dots on the wall, to the bed's upholstered headboard, she does it all!
Another girl bedroom full of charm and DIY's. :)
The boys share an elegant man-ly space...
And have their own work zone.
One more of the girl's room with such a gorgeous view.
The library, not far from the master bedroom, is the man cave. A Nordic style was given to this room.
The kids have their own space too. The play room, the area hang out, play video games...
Or show off their talents throughout music.
The transformation of her studio was one of Angélica latest projects and boy oh boy, I'm loving it!
She gave herself a beautiful storage space for her supplies.
But, not only that, it's her space to create, sew, do paper work and lots more, it's her craft room.
The home also has a big gym that Angélica brightened up by painting the brick wall white.
You step out to find a beautiful outdoor space...
Where the family gathers to enjoy their Summers with a game...
A bbq or family meal...
While enjoying the swimming pool!
All I have to say is Wow, what a gorgeous home!
I hope you have enjoyed the tour.