Pinterest Dream Homes: Guest Post from Colleen

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Back today with another Pinterest Dream Home post, this time with Colleen from Meet the Sullivans!

Colleen is so incredibly sweet and genuine, and mom to the cutest little guy, Owen. I only started reading her blog a few months ago, but it has quickly become one of my favorites! I love her candidness and peek into her real life, and her posts about San Fran make me a little jealous we don't live on the west coast!


Hello! I'm Colleen Sullivan, author of Meet the Sullivans! I am thrilled to be here today sharing my dream home with you and so thankful to the lovely Jillian for allowing me to be here on her fabulous blog while she is on vacation!

I am wife to Keith and mom to 18-month-old Owen. In a former life I was a kindergarten teacher, but for now I'm a stay-at-home mom (and loving it). We are not home owners, not yet. I know it will probably take us a few years longer to get to the point where we can buy a home (we made that choice when we decided I'd be staying home with Owen), and in our area (Northern California, just outside San Francisco) our first home will likely not be the home of our dreams -- not yet, at least! But a girl can dream... RIGHT?!

Our dream home is a family friendly space that welcomes playing and laughter, space to cook great meals and comfy couches for watching movies together. I would like the living space to be large enough for the parties we love to host, while also feeling cozy enough for daily living.  I love using Pinterest to collect all of my "dream home" inspirations. You can follow my Dream Home board here.

If I were to build one home out of what I have there, this is what it would look like:

Ever since I watched Father of the Bride as a little girl I have dreamed of raising my own family in a White Colonial home! I love the traditionally American bright white exterior and a creamy white entryway with dark accents on the staircase and flooring

An open, bright family room with built-ins for family photos, cookbook storage, keepsakes in shelving. Room for flat screen to be mounted, ideally with a sliding door to hide it when necessary. White on white kitchen with window seating around kitchen table.

I would love a little home office space right in the middle of all the action. It would be great to have a space (that is not the kitchen counter or table) for paying bills, keeping calendars, blogging, etc that is designated for all of that and from which I can work, but also have an eye on Owen or dinner simmering on the stove.


I would die to have a laundry room, period. Especially one as beautiful as this! I love the colors and that there is a door that leads outside. That way when we have lots of fun getting all messy in the yard we can throw Owen's clothes directly into the wash!

A master bedroom with a fireplace, a window seat reading nook and a seating area is perfection to me. I'd love to be able to just curl up in bed with the fire going and a good book -- if I ever had the time!

A master bathroom like this would just be a dream! I can't even tell you how much everything would be if we had double sinks. I don't totally love the marble on the floor, but the rest is perfect--especially the sunk-in tub and shelving.


Owen would be in heaven in a playroom like this! Check out the fort / tree house, rock climbing wall, cozy chairs, window seat reading nook and slide!


Love this dream home! That kitchen is just gorgeous, and so is that family room! Thank you so much for sharing Colleen! And if you don't already read Colleen's blog, make sure to head over and check it out!

Be back tomorrow with one more lovely lady!


  1. Oh wow, that playroom is amazing! Perfect for a busy little boy! I love all your dream house finds - excuse me while I go update my pinterest board now! :)

  2. Wouldn't the boys die for a play room like that!! My little monkey would love to climb all over that little fort! I love how open and bright the whole house feels, just gorgeous!!!! I picked the same kitchen for my dream home! ha I also love that little working space in the kitchen!

  3. Oh my gosh. LOVE your dream house Colleen! I totally want that kitchen and that playroom is SO fun!

  4. Gorgeous, Colleen! I'd move in in a second. Only thing is, I think I might have to move out of the Bay area before it's a possibility. :)


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