My Sister Lives in a Pinterest Board

posted by Momo Fali on February 21, 2012

My oldest sister has always had an incredible knack for decorating. She lives a few hours away and one time when I was staying with her, I actually got out of bed extra early just so I could surround myself with her pretty stuff. True story.

I visited her home this past weekend and, though I wasn’t there for a happy occasion (same city, different sister), I had that same urge. This time, I actually fought the desire to fill up my car with as much as I could grab. True story.

Her living room. Swoon.

See that white sofa? SHE HAS A DOG. A big one, who runs freely in the rolling fields surrounding her house. First born overachiever!

This is her mud room. What you can’t see is the gorgeous, heavy, antique door that marks the entrance. What you can see? That she has forced bulbs in February and I can’t grow plants in June when I buy them from the nursery already in bloom.

Doesn’t everyone have leaded glass over their kitchen sink? Oh, look! More bulbs!

A nook for when one of her guests picks up the guitar and plays. True story. It happens every time I’m there. Also, look at her phone! Who has a cute phone? Oh yes, that’s right…she does.

All I know is that I’m 40 years old and I still want to be her when I grow up.


  • Melisa

    I’m jealous! So pretty.

  • IlinaP

    I’m 43 and want to be her too. I need to find a way to decorate with dust bunnies and fleck of mud.

  • Amo


    I’ve got nothing but too many pets…

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    I will never understand how people like her and people like me exist in the same world. Amazing.

  • Tara R.

    She has created such a beautiful, welcoming home.

  • Zak

    Your sister is an overachieving beeotch.

    I mean, really.

    (I feel your pain, I also have an overachieving beeotch of a sister.)


  • Julie {Angry Julie Monday}

    Very pretty. A white couch would never survive in my house. I live in a Pinterest home…because I must hyperfocus on decorating and other fancy shiz like that, or maybe I read too many home decor blogs. I literally have an entire board devoted to my projects. I’m such a nerd.

  • Vicki

    I’m sorry you weren’t there under happier circumstances. 🙁 Your sister’s house is absolutely beautiful.

  • Liz

    I want to go with you, next time.

  • Joni

    She has always been so put together…I need a few lessons!!!

  • AlisonH

    I’m sorry about the circumstances, whatever they were. But wow, yes, she has a gorgeous house. And you know what? As the non-decorating little sister of a big sister like that, I so hear you!

  • Amie

    My favorite part is the tiny Mr. Krabs in the kitchen.

  • Liz

    HAH! Totally missed Mr. Krabs = ALL SORTS OF AWESOME!!!

  • Middle State

    I have a friend with a fabulous old house like that. I was there on Monday and she had blooming bulbs in little terrariums artfully placed all over the house. She is such a sweet person, so creative, that I can’t really hate her, but sometimes, you know, I do.

  • Kristi Gilbert (@therobotmommy)

    I want to be her too!! Does she have children?!? Really, tell me…does she have one child that tears through that room with blue paint on their grubby hands? If not, I’m send one of mine. Tell her to drape the couch in plastic.

    • Momo Fali

      She has three children, but they are all grown. I can attest that her house has always looked that good, even with dogs, cats, rabbits, AND A DUCK.

  • clarissa

    I am definitely jealous of her design skills!!! I am severely lacking in that department.

  • alaina

    I envy her plants.

  • meleah rebeccah

    AMAZEBALLS. I want to live there!

  • Brandi

    Oh my gosh! Yep, totally want her house!

  • Steph R

    Wow! What a beautiful home she has! Seriously its like looking a my Pinterest board come to life!

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