tour of my in-laws’ house in Germany

Hallo von Deutschland!

We arrived [not without a few "Clark Griswold" incidents that included my son throwing up as soon as we landed in Frankfurt, Germany and me losing my cell phone!] one week ago and are having the best time.  As I said in my previous post, it’s been 6 years since I have been here and I forgot just how stunning and delicious Germany is!  While I thought I wouldn’t be posting until we returned next week, I am still suffering from major jet-lag and am full of energy when I should be sleeping.  So I thought I’d share a few snapshots from our bike ride+picnic today and house tour of my in-laws’ home in Germany.

bike ride in the countryside

bike ride and picnic in germany

bike ride and picnic through germany[click here for loose translation]

Also forgotten in those 6 years was how talented my mother-in-law is with decorating her house.  She has a knack for it and color coordinates everything seamlessly.

germany house_entry wayFront door+entry way

germany house_entry

germany house_entry way2

in laws house_view from front doorView from front door

germany house_dining area

Dining Area [never used]

germany house_table runner_napkin ringI have these same napkin rings and am stealing this idea!

germany house_living room2Living Room

germany house_living room windowThe majority of Germans decorate their windows and window sills with ornaments and plants.  During my walks around the neighborhood I spotted heart shaped ornaments hanging in most of the windows.

germany house_planters

germany_living room_candlesAlmost every surface in my in-laws’ house is embellished with some ornament or simple decoration.

germany house_hutchThis is one of my favorite pieces in the house.  Believe it or not, this hutch is only 35 years old!

germany house_fireplace2

germany house_curtain rod The walls and most of the ceilings are covered with textured wallpaper that is painted a crisp white.  Timeless.

in laws house_textured wallpaper

germany house_book shelvesMy mother-in-law covered her books in white craft paper and turned others around so the spines are facing the wall.

germany_looking into sun roomView from the living room into the sun room.

germany house_view to gardenAnd this is where I will leave it today.  I am sure I will still be jet-lagged tomorrow so I will share pictures of her garden.  Not only does my mother-in-law have a knack for decorating, but she also has one of the greenest thumbs!

I would have shared pictures of her kitchen, but it is such a tiny room that I cannot fit in there and take a good picture.  This is all I could manage…

germany house_kitchenI’m not joking, their kitchen is 12′x5′.  It is typical of houses this age.  She hates it.

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8 Responses to tour of my in-laws’ house in Germany

  1. Yes, she does have some serious style! Loving her living room.

  2. Mom says:

    Please tell Renate that I love her home. It is so warm and welcoming-I’d feel totally at home there – so when can we visit? Love you tons and bunches. – xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Jetzt habe ich wieder Heimweh!
    And you are right Germans decorate their windowsills with things and there are lots of hearts, silver, spinning flags.
    Looks like you are having a great time.

    • Amy says:

      I totally understand why you would be home sick. The country is simply stunning and the shopping amazing. I spent the entire afternoon shopping for decorations to bring back home. We are having the best time.

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