This is where we call "Home Sweet Home."
Victory Chateau are vintage apartments in the heart of the Cultural District of Fort Worth. Settled in a charming neighborhood within walking distance of boutiques, antique stores, dry cleaners, yoga and dance studios, bakeries and even downtown.
Our place is cozy and quaint and we are so happy here! We want to take you on a tour as we promised we would...
Our home is on the first floor, on the very right, with the big white windows.
Come on in...
The front entrance leads you into the family room, full of light with big windows, and enticing comfy couches recently piled high with throw pillows we made ourselves. Notice the white lamp in the corner... it is the one Ben surprised me with for our Anniversary.
The picture below does not do it justice but we've featured our brother in-law Bryce's art that he gave us as a wedding gift. His art is contemporary and unique and we love it.
This area of the room deserves more attention and in time will get it. We do love our panther that is also a vintage lamp that we discovered at Montgomery Antique store.
Our living room leads into our dining room. The mirror on the wall and the rod iron radio bench that we re-upholstered were once Grandma Snarr's.
We love the vintage features of our home... the six panel doors, glass door knobs, built-in shelving, vintage stove and hardwood floors. Our dining room has become a place to display all of our travel souvenirs and pretty things. The Rooster painting is one that we found on our trip to the Dominican Republic; we put a gaudy silver frame on it and now it is a bold piece of art that stands out.
Ben grew up with this candy machine in his bedroom. We've filled it with skittles and it has become a big hit with our guests! I'm not sure why there are baseballs in the bowls but I guess that is what you should expect when you have a husband absolutely obsessed with baseball!
This closet off the dining room stores anything and everything... Thank goodness for some closet space!
From the dining room you enter the kitchen, my favorite place in the house. The old stove adds so much charm to this space!
The side door leads to a little walkway along the house and there is some room for us to one day plant some flowers and maybe even some vegetables. The map on the wall has been backed by a cork board so that we can put pins in all the places we've traveled to and Temples we've attended. We hope to fill this map with more and more pins! The sign above the door: "happy: delighted over a particular thing; cheerful & willing." Of all the words in the dictionary, "happy" is the one I want to describe my home.
Grandma Snarr's handmade rug. What a talented woman! We love it so much we want to use it, even if it that means wearing it out... so it sits under our sink, much better than having it boxed up where we can't admire it.
As you can see, we use every inch of the counter we can! The thermos dates back to before I was born; my father used to take it to work with him. The picture dates back to Ben and I on a date, eating sushi, before we were married. The juicer is used for pretty decoration and of course, fresh squeezed orange juice-- it is the only way to go!
Yes, that is a voodoo doll toothpick holder... we like quirky, silly stuff like that.
Remember my birthday gift last year? The metal bird we discovered at an antique store has found its perfect place, hanging above our stove.
We collect magnets from places we've visited or lived, thus the reason our fridge is covered with them!
The hallway from our kitchen leads to a bathroom and our bedroom. We love our bathroom, especially the purple tiled floor! We are in the process of decorating this room and hope to make our own shower curtain. Stay tuned for the "after" pictures.
Our bedroom is full of windows and a back door, which we have blocked since we don't need to use it. We have two closets, one for him and one for her. We've hung our Zebra from Africa that we inherited from Ben's late Uncle on the wall behind our TV. Since we can't paint the walls it is a great addition to the room.
Now that you've had a virtual tour of our place, you are more than welcome to come see our place and more importanly us in person!