House Tour: guest post by Stay at Home-ista)

Hi, I'm Jessica from Stay at Home-ista. I blog about life as a stay at home mom, which can cover a lot of bases! Mostly I focus on home design (you'll get to see the house below), food, and parenting
tips like how to survive long car rides:)

When Olga asked me if I would be interested in guest posting, I jumped for joy! It has been
a labor of love designing, building and now decorating this house, and I absolutely love to show it off.

My husband and I met in architecture school at Harvard, so when the opportunity presented itself to build a house of our own we jumped at the chance. Of course, that "jump" lasted 4 years from start to finish,
but now that it is done, I know every detail of the house and love every bit of it. Come on in.
That's the view from our deck. The view was the main reason we bought this property, it's just stunning to wake up everyday to see the San Francisco Bay, and sunsets over the Golden Gate bridge are beyond words. Also, part of the deal of my husband agreeing to live super-close to my family was that we could have a view. There you go.

Looking down the gallery towards the kitchen.
The Living Room with my favorite fireplace and mantle. Plus the TV hangs off the wall without wires, so cool.
The Dining Room is between the living room and the kitchen. I love how it's in the middle of the house, so when we host a dinner party and the kids excuse themselves early, we can still keep and eye and an ear on them.

The library is right off of the kitchen and play area, very convenient for mediating any disputes that may occur. And when I need to change a diaper, I just head to the Powder Room.
You need something to make that room smell nice:)

Then upstairs...
The nursery which opens off of the upstairs loft sitting area:
I made the heart art with my daughter to brighten up the space. To the right of the awesome decal, is the master bedroom.

We finally brought a little color in with some art prints above the bed.

Oh, I could just live in the master bath. There is marble everywhere, which gives it great texture, and the three windows bring in a ton of light. Quite the way to wake up in the mornings!

Thanks for stopping by! Please come visit me at Stay at Home-ista for more!


That was Jessica and her amazing house! Well I have to admit, what I like the most is the 
incredible deck and  the view from that kitchen! I could stay in there all day cooking! 
What do you think? What did you like the most?

Thanks for making this possible! Spread the word! 


  1. Και τι δε θα έδινα για ένα μπάνιο σαν κι αυτό!

  2. Well Jessica you've done a great work with your home!!!The dining room is very beautiful and luxury!!And the coffee table...magnifisent!!!I will defenitely check your blog!!!Great guest post Olga!!xx

  3. What a beautiful home! I love all the finishes she picked for her home especially the marble kitchen counter, the marble in the bathroom, the marble subway tiles and the basket weave tiles in the bathroom. And that view from the kitchen is absolutely stunning! Nice tour. Thanks Jessica for sharing your lovely home with us!


  4. I will agree with you Olga, I think the kitchen view is amazing!

  5. το σπίτι αυτό με ενθουσίασε γιατι είναι λειτουργικό, λιτό, και φωτεινό.
    Ολγα θα σου στείλω mail γιατι θέλω να με βοηθήσεις σε κάτι.(σαν ειδική που είσαι)

  6. I've seen Jessica's kitchen before - it's just so gorgeous. I love all the marble and what a view. It's lovely to see the rest of her amazing home !

  7. The house is awesome, but my favourite part is the living room and I like art prints in master bedroom a lot :)

    thanks for sharing Jessica

  8. Άποψη και στυλ, όλα μαζεμένα σε ένα σπίτι...Well done Jessica...I'm in love with your view <3

  9. The view is magnificent! Big windows, open spaces, it's so calm!! I like that you choose different sofas! Great post!

  10. That is a gorgeous house. And designing it yourself must be so satisfying. We want to do that, but it's gonna be awhile since we need to move out of Georgia first.

    And, this really made me homesick. I miss the bay area...

  11. Such a great set up. Nice view. Big windows. Plenty of room. What more could you ask for? Great blog by the way. I found you through my good friend Kori, Blondeepisodes. I have recently started a blog and trying to make new friends in this community but it is not as easy as it looks. Come stop by my blog and tell me what you think, I would appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!

  12. Amazing home Jessica! I love it!!!

  13. Μας έκανες πάλι να ζηλέψουμε Όλγα. Πραγματικά υπέροχη κουζίνα για να μαγειρεύεις. Εγώ μπορεί και να έκαιγα το φαγητό χαζεύοντας τη θέα. Η δε κρεβατοκάμαρα ακόμα καλύτερη. Φαντάσου να ξυπνάς κάθε πρωί και ν΄αντικρίζεις όλη αυτή την ομορφιά και κάθε βράδυ πριν κοιμηθείς να χαζεύεις φώτα κι αστέρια να λαμπυρίζουν. Μαγεία! Great home Jessica and magnificent view. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Aχ Θεοδοσία μου! Το San Francisco είναι αυτό που βλέπεις από τα παράθυρα της κουζίνας. Αν ποτέ μου πήγαινα Αμερική εκεί θα ήθελα να πάω! Ομως τώρα που το καλοσκέφτομαι... μήπως αυτός είναι ο λόγος (όπως προανέφερες) που οι Ελληνίδες είμαστε καλές μαγείρισσες; Χαχα!

  14. There is nothing like a view of something, and that one has it all.



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