stephmodo: Real Life Home No.6

Real Life Home No.6

• 24 April 2011

I'm delighted to share another "real life home" for your viewing pleasure...may I present the home of Amy McGee of San Clemente, California. As I uploaded these gorgeous images of Amy's home today (taken by fab photog friend Elizabeth Harris), all I could think about is how much I wanted to walk through her space in person. The home is incredibly lovely, full of light, thoughtfully furnished, and above all, tranquil. I have a strong inkling you will appreciate this peek into Amy's home as much as I do.

She confidently layers rugs, mixes rustic with contemporary, and pays attention to small details. Amy enjoys shopping at secondhand and antique stores in hopes of finding that perfect accessory to compliment the new, larger pieces of furniture in her space. It turns out we subscribe to the same philosophy of saving up for what we really love, and selling things along the way to speed up the process. Thatta girl!

p.s. this little girl's room shown above is absolute perfection, no? I can't stop staring at it and studying every.single.detail.

Links to previous "real life homes" are included after Amy's home tour below.

For those of you just tuning in, this series showcases living spaces decorated by people who are not formally-trained interior designers; people who mix new finds with antiques and secondhand pieces from Craigslist (or the like). People who have figured out, on their own, what looks and feels good in their living space.

Real Life Home No.1 - Cherilee (mid-century modern)
Real Life Home No.2 - Maria (white kitchen love)
Real Life Home No.3 - Kirsten (whites + woods)
Real Life Home No.4 - Emily (clean + ecclectic)
Real Life Home No.5 - Lynne (whimsy + details)

all images by Elizabeth Harris Photography


  1. have i told you how i love this series? i do, i do.

    the house just filled mine with fresh air.

    well done, as always. xoxo.

  2. I adore the pendant over the island. Beautiful home...

  3. this home is gorgeous! and i love this series. more, please!

  4. i love amy's house (and blog). I had my carpenter copy her mantel! i loved it so much. :)

  5. Shut the front door! Amazing. Wondering if there is any info on what the perfect paint colors are?

  6. I am also loving this series! It's so inspirational to see beautiful "real" homes. I too am hoping Amy would be willing to share her sources (and paint colors)! Oh, and that gorgeous flower lamp... I'm in love!

  7. thank you so much for all of your kind words. i was so nervous about putting pictures of my house out into the world so thanks for making me feel good :)
    to answer a few questions...

    the room with the zebra rug's paint color is:
    rocky coast by sherwin williams

    the kitchen and family room paint is:
    tin ceiling by sherwin williams

    master bedroom and my girls' bedroom paint:
    silver sage by restoration hardware.

    ceramic flower lamp:
    antique from:
    the shop carries beautiful french antique furniture and accessories.

    thank you, again! amy

  8. LOVE this home so much! Refined, fresh and crisp - full of love! Wonderful!

  9. I love this house! It looks so comfortable and full of life in a very livable way.

  10. gorge! thanks so much to you both for sharing!

    and thanks, amy, for the paint colors - I'm in love with that Rocky Coast... and just bought a new house - it was meant to be!

  11. So beautiful and what a great series!

    Could anyone let me know where to get the pillows or fabric for the pillows on the linen couch? They are perfect!

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. I, too, love this series. And this home is so lovely. Her blog is equally delightful.

  13. I love this series too...makes everything seem accessible and doable. I really think I could move into this one though!

  14. sigh.
    can this be my house?
    can I be a forever house guest?
    can amy decarate my digs?

    love totally jealous and in love,

    post script: don't forget, animal prints work everywhere and with everything!!

  15. How do I find out what paint that gray color is on the top photo?! I need that in my bedroom!
    If there is a way or anyone knows email me

  16. So gorgeous!! I love that girly room, with those beautiful paintings.

  17. Oh I'm so glad you are all loving this series...I am too. It's a great excuse to sneak a peek into pretty living spaces.

    Amy did an exceptional job with her space...I'm so inspired.

  18. This is officially my favorite house ever! Amy has the best taste. I love how she edits her spaces. Every detail just makes sense. This house needs to get published ASAP .

  19. Amy's home SO SO Beautiful! Her home is her heart and soul, her husbands heart and soul and her babies hearts and souls. It is an experience to see and is truly magical in person.

  20. Oh, my, this house is just gorgeous! I can't stop staring at it. AND, I was wondering -- I am doing an inspiration post for my daughter's room (actually my 2nd inspiration post), and I would love to include that photo at the top with the adorable twin beds and perfect palette! Would that be okay with you? I would include a link back to the post and credit of course. Please let me know. Also, if there's any chance you happen to know what the paint color is on the walls there, I'd love to know (and share)! :-)

    Just beautiful!



  21. Does anyone know where Amy Mcgee got those adorable twin upholstered headboards??? These are perfect for a girl's room!


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