Jun 03 2014

Gorgeous Home Tour

Gorgeous Home Tour-

It’s always a pleasure to tour a beautiful home filled with inspiration. Maria Elena from Our Home Away From Home has a blog filled with wonderful diy and decorating tips. It is my pleasure to have her as my guest today. She is sharing her gorgeous home with us.♥

maria elenaHello Katherine’s Corner readers! It is such a pleasure to be here today. Thank you so much for having me Katherine.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Maria Elena and I blog at Our Home Away from Home.
I was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where my family still resides.


My blog is mostly about DIY projects and home decor.
We are a retired military family and after twenty three years of traveling the world, we were finally able to settle down in one place and build our dream home.
gorgeous home tour
Our home is simple, but “homey” and most important, a place to call home.
Come on in and let me show you around.
gorgeous home tour
living room

living room 2

library decor

dining room

bedroom decor


master bedroom decor
porch decoratingMy husband and I love to get our hands “dirty”, :) so, on any given weekend you will find us in the garage/shop building furniture, adding bead board to our porch or laying out tile.


garage shop

diy furniture
drop cloth ottoman
outdoor fanhallway alcove 
And when I have a little time to myself, I will be “hiding” in the craft room my husband built for me.
I love to spend time crafting and creating new things for our home, like seasonal decor, wreaths, drop cloth outdoor curtains and pillow covers. Lots and lots of pillow covers. LOL


craft room



door wreath

ourdoor curtains

diy pillows

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our home and life.Things change around here in the blink of an eye :) so feel free to stop by my blog anytime and see what we are up to.
Thank you again Katherine for having me here today.  It has been such an honor to be part of your blog!maria elena signature

Thank you Maria Elena for sharing your gorgeous home with us. Finding inspiration in Maria Elena’s post is easy to do. Where to start? Her craft room and library inspire me to change details in my ( often changing rooms). They are both in a constant state of “in progress”. :-)

The outdoor curtains, the wonderful diy furniture pieces, the little accents that add fun and style to a lovely home…… When you stop by her blog you will find even more to inspire you.

What inspires you in this gorgeous home tour?


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  1. the Painted Apron

    I would love to have a porch with curtains! Thanks for the wonderful tour, her house looks perfect!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Me too. She does have a lovely home. :-)

  2. Diana Petrillo

    Thanks for introducing us to Maria, Katie. She has such a lovely home and is a talented DYIer. That drop cloth stool is especially attractive. I’m going to have to visit her blog :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      My pleasure Diana, she has a sweet blog with plenty of inspiration, Hugs

  3. Angela

    I love Maria Elena and her beautiful home!! Such a lovely feature Katherine!!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Me too, it was a pleasure to share her home and talents . Hugs

  4. sujatha

    Elenas home is a beautiful place to live in.Everything fits perfect to the place.Love her craft room.Quiet and calm.Thank you for the opportunity to tour in.Thank you for the lovely post.Love sujatha…:):)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Sujatha, she does have a lovely home. I love her craft room too. Hugs!

  5. Lisa at Texas Decor

    I’ve been following Maria Elena for a long time now. Love, love her blog! She has such a beautiful home and is an inspiration to us all. :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Me too, her home is lovely and her blog is filled with inspiration. She is a sweetie, Hugs

  6. Julie

    WOW! Your home is so beautiful! It’s like something straight out of a magazine! I am in love with your craft room! So awesome! If I ever hit the lottery I would love to have an art studio. lol

    1. Katherines Corner

      Julie, my favorite is the craft room too. hugs!

  7. Karren Haller

    My goodness Katherine, what a beautiful post, she has really made her home such a beautiful place so comfortable, I love the kitchen area. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Karren she really does a great job. Her blog is filled with fun tours like this one too. hugs!

  8. Trevor aka The Burger Nerdt

    Very lovely house. Would kill for a kitchen that size and that garage is amazing. Thanks for sharing this. Cheers!

    1. Katherines Corner

      She really does have a nice home. Her kitchen is terrific. Hugs!

  9. Maureen

    The long wait to build their dream home certainly paid off. It’s lovely!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Maureen it really is. She has done such a wonderful job. Hugs

  10. Pinky

    Maria Elena has a beautiful home and spirit!!! What a great feature. I hope I can join this group soon. Right now I can’t even do apost cause my pics won’t upload:( OY!!!! LOVE her rooms they are all so spacious and beautifully decorated.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thinking of you and sending hugs

  11. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    I want to come hang out on the porch! It looks so relaxing! :D

    1. Katherines Corner

      That would be perfect!

  12. Cindy

    Such a nice home! Love Maria Elena’s craft room, such a great space!!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Cindy, it really is lovely. I think she has done a great job with all of it. I love the craft room too. xo

  13. Antionette Blake (@ambde)

    Wow, such a beautiful home – a true showcase. I love the “Red Neck Wine Glasses” with the birds and nests inside.

  14. KizzyDoll

    Such a really stunning home, I like it :) xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      me too xo

  15. Priscila C

    Beautiful home! hermosa casa Maria Elena! :-) i really like her neutral and soft color choices! i will definately check her DIY Ottoman, it looks gorgeous!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Priscilla, yes it really is beautiful. I agree with you about her colors. All warm and welcoming Hugs

  16. laurie

    Beautiful home, and I am green with envy over her wonderful craft room. it’s so bright and cheerful. laurie

    1. Katherines Corner

      Laurie, I know just what you mean. It is the perfect lay out. Hugs

  17. Kimberly

    Beautiful! Pinned. Thanks again! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Katherines Corner

      It really is worth pinning. Thank you my friends xo

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