House Tour: Dans le Townhouse

So I’ve had some fabulous house tours stowed away to share and I’ve been in a blogging rut. I decided to just throw one out there today and I tell you, it is Fabulous!!!  Tanya and her “Handy Hubby” author the blog Dans le Townhouse. The blog consists of fabulous design style, amazing DIY’s and great inspirations for new projects. They have done a fantastic job. Check it out for yourself.

House Tour - Hallway Table

Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Living Room Sofa NEW AFTER

Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Living Room NEW Close-up AFTER
Dans le Townhouse_New Pillow   Crow Pillow
Dans le Townhouse_New Pillow With Chair
Dans le Townhouse_New Pillow Wide Angle
Dans le Townhouse_Tablecloth_Distance
House Tour - Dining Room
Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Kitchen AFTER
Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Kitchen Table AFTER

House Tour - Half Bath After

Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Stairwell After

Dans le Townhouse
Dans le Townhouse_Bedroom Art Tweak_After
House Tour - Main Bath Vanity Close Up
House Tour - Main Bath Towels
House Tour - Main Bathroom After

House Tour - Office II
Dans le Townhouse_Black White Painting
Dans le Townhouse_DIY Desk Complete_Good Lighting
Dans le Townhouse_DIY Desk Complete_Straight On (1)
Dans le Townhouse_Ikea Hack_Expedit Angle Shot

House Tour - Guest Bedroom
House Tour - View into Ensuite
Dans le Townhouse_House Tour_Guest Bath AFTER
House Tour - Ensuite After

Things of note:
I have a minor obsession with mid century modern furniture mixed with modern traditional pieces. (much like her living room. traditional sofa meets mid century chair)
My heart skipped a beat when I saw her flawlessly mixing styles.
I think her Expedit hack is AWESOME!!! (said in a singing soprano)
Most of her art is done by her. It’s just beautiful!
She has an incredible assortment of DIY’s on her blog. From DIY canvas art, to installing a herringbone backsplash and upholstering a vintage chair. I’m telling you, she does it all.

DIY Book Cover

This book cover was inspired by one that I purchased at Barnes and Noble.

When I got it home it only fit on my smaller books and I was currently reading a larger one. Not wanting to wait for my next book. . . I made one myself. (The best part-I only used scraps that I already had!) Here’s how it turned out.


I started by sewing the batting to the top layer. I did this so that when I quilted it, it would stay in place.
I drew the quilting pattern with a pencil and a ruler. I didn’t want it to be super perfect so I just eyeballed it. I wanted it to look like a homemade, done well, kind of project. (if that makes ANY sense)

Then I just sewed as closely to the line as I was able.

The fabric that acted as the stripes on the front, were ironed along the edges and stitched down the sides to the front piece of fabric.
(the piece with the quilting pattern on it)

I wanted a ribbon for a book mark, so I lined it up on the inside.

Inner flap or “pocket” that will hold the book in the cover.

I sewed the “pockets” to the fabric that will be the inner lining of the cover.
Once I had the stripes sewn to the front and the pockets sewn to the inside (or back) I flipped them so they were face to face and sewed around the edges, leaving a few inches to all it to be flipped right-side-out.
Then iron down that unsewn portion so it’s even with the sewn edges.
Top stitch the entire edge. This gives it a clean finish as well as completely sewing it shut.





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