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Friday, December 9, 2016

Our New Entryway and a Few Other Little Peeks


Last week we closed on our new home! It has been a whirlwind couple of months here so we are so excited that finally this week we really feel like we can start settling in. Our new home's interior is pretty similar to our last home so it may seem a little crazy that we moved as we start sharing pictures of our new home, but the yard and driveway situation is so much more ideal for our family and the amount of time that we spend outdoors. I have literally barely had time to sit down for the last six weeks so this post will be short and not have a whole lot of words but I wanted to at least share a few little peeks into our new home and then hopefully in the next week or two I'll actually have time to really sit down and go through some more before shots.

First up here is our entryway. Some of this new house has the original wood trim and some of it was recently painted white. The entryway was one of the spaces that had the white trim (yay!!!) so in here we just painted the walls White Dove and then we painted our Soft Surroundings chest with some Wrought Iron which we had leftover from several years ago. For the holidays we added our large boxwood wreath and topiaries and our wooden horse and stocking from HomeGoods. We temporarily have our faux cowhide rug in here because it's the only rug we have that fits in this space but it's still a little too big. Once I find something else though we will move it - most likely up to our master bedroom. I may just look for a smaller version of this one because I like the way the shape fits the angled floor space. It just is a little too large. Well, it technically fits just fine but visually I think it is too large.





Over on the right wall we added the HomeGoods bench that we used to have in our dining room and a new piece of art from Deann that I absolutely LOVE. I hung it in here the moment it arrived, I love the colors so much and the church reminds me of the one that we got married in! I actually switched it the other day with a piece in the kitchen and I think I like it even better in there because of how perfectly it goes with the kitchen cabinet color, and the piece I switched it with has a gold frame which coordinates nicely with the mirror. I took these pictures though before I thought to switch them. I am hoping to take some pictures of the kitchen and family room this weekend and as long as I do I will share them next week!


We added some other festive elements (I kept switching out the wreaths, I couldn't decide which I liked better). 












To the left of the entryway is our formal living room. I painted the walls in there Blue Note which I LOVE! Jamie used it in her back hall and I thought seeing how I loved it there it was worth trying in here. I'm waiting on some draperies to arrive next week and then I'll share a few more images of the room. I can't wait to share more pictures of this rug from RugsUSA. It is beautiful! I love the vintage look to it and the soft tones.


The two rooms that had been remodeled before the prior owners put it on the market were the kitchen and the master bathroom so we are won't be doing any major changes in there. We are just adding some little touches like these gold pulls and a new gold faucet. I am waiting on a few more of the pulls (that are supposed to arrive today!) and then we will take some kitchen photos. Here's a little peek though. I think the cabinet color is Lampblack. Although I eventually plan on painting them Wrought Iron, right now I am loving the color they are! Unfortunately I don't have any details on the backsplash or counters.





Here are a few before photos of the family room that is attached to the kitchen. As you can see it is VERY VERY similar to our old house - ha! In fact, so much so that I had zero interest in it the first time I saw it. However, after the house we were originally planning on buying fell through due to some major structural issues and our house was under contract and I had crossed of just about every other house we had looked at and we were running out of time, I decided to give it another look. It met so many of the other things on our list I decided it was rather silly to ignore this one just because of this room being so similar. 


It does have this bay window though which I love! 



That's all I've got time for right now but hopefully I will have some more photos to share next week!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! We will be back tomorrow with Jamie's sunroom all decked out for the holidays! It looks so amazing!

Source List:

Entryway:
White Trim - Existing
Walls - White Dove in Eggshell by BM
Gold Ring Chest - Soft Surroundings (painted Wrought Iron by BM)
Mirror - Soft Surroundings
Wreath - Painted Fox
Topiaries - Joss and Main
Trophy Urns - The Arrows Nest
Paperwhites - Savvy quite a few years ago
Horse - HomeGoods
Stocking - HomeGoods
Rug - Joss and Main
Church Painting - Deann
Bench - HomeGoods
Boots - Frye
Books - Vintage
Throw - HomeGoods
Gift Boxes - Target
Spool - HomeGoods
Pillow - Joss and Main
Skis - Birch Lane
Faux Cedar Wreath - Savvy years ago
Pom Pom Wreath - I made it a few years ago
Hooks - HomeGoods
Hat - Joyfolie
Scarf - Joss and Main

Kitchen: 
Cabinet Color - Lampblack (I think based on a paint can I found)
Pulls - Pottery Barn
Wood Cutting Board - Ikea
Marble and Wood Cutting Board - Birch Lane 
Marble and Wood Small Cake Stand - Birch Lane
Polka Dot Bowls - Painted Fox
Little Plates - HomeGoods
Boxwood Wreath - Savvy years ago
Bunny Salt and Pepper Shakers - HomeGoods
Painting - gift from family member
Mixer - Kitchen Aid
Backspash - Existing
Counters - Existing






Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas in our Guest Room


Well, except for a progressive dinner we are doing next week, I think this is our last room to share of our old house! (Although if I get to it, I may do a round up of all the before and afters from the last three and a half years in a few weeks).

I thought the bright green boxwood wreath and garland from our collection at Painted Fox would look pretty against the black and whites in this room. This is our third Christmas with this wreath and it is one of my favorites!

We added one of our magnolia wreaths over to the desk area as well as our favorite skis!

We added some fresh creamy roses and some ornaments we found at HomeGoods last year mixed in with some wrapper paper we found there as well.




We got these paperwhites years ago at a local store (which unfortunately has now closed) and use them every single winter!

The crown ornament was from a year or two ago - I think maybe from Target?


The plaid deer was from Target last fall and was fun to use in this room this year against the dark walls! I hung a faux cedar wreath around him that I bought several years ago at a local store (that is now closed). The throw and pillows are from HomeGoods.


The snowshoes were an antique find from my mom a couple of Christmases ago.





Well, that's about it! I hope to be back Thursday or Friday with a post with a few photos of our new house.



Guest Room Source List:

Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Beadboard Wallpaper - Allen and Roth from Lowe's (then painted over)
Wall Color - Nightfall by Benjamin Moore in and Eggshell finish
Drapery Panels - Country Curtains Buffalo Check in Black 96" (one set)
Bed - Skyline Furniture about six or seven years ago (almost identical one here in White Duck)
Gold Trophy Vase - The Arrow's Nest (similar here and here)
Roses - grocery store
Black Velvet Pillows - HomeGoods (similar here)
White fluffy pillows - HomeGoods (similar here)
Rug - HomeGoods
Lamps - HomeGoods (similar here
Peacocks - Family antique
Roman Shades - Lowe's (they've since been discontinued)
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 

Trunk at end of Bed - Antique Shop in Asheville, NC 11 years ago
Striped Throw - IKEA
Desk - IKEA
Chair - Joss and Main
Mirror - Joss and Main
Small Frame - HomeGoods
White Sofa - Lee Industries about ten years ago
Pillows - mostly HomeGoods
Plaid throw - HomeGoods



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lillie and Lola's Christmas Rooms


I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We shared on instagram last night that we closed on a new home earlier this week so later this week we will have a post up with more details on our move and hopefully at least a few photos! For now though I have a couple last posts to share of our last home. Today I am sharing Lillie and Lola's rooms and then tomorrow or Tuesday I'll have our guest room and then hopefully by then I will have had time to work on a post about our new home. 

So for today we have Lillie and Lola's rooms. First up is Lillie's. For her room we hung some snowball garland that I think we got at Target (it was a few years ago so not positive) and then aded some pom pom wreaths that we made a couple of years ago as well.  Then we added some ice skates that were mine when I was a younger. 


I took these photos over a span of three days due to a bunch of other things we had going on so things like the skates got moved around.


We hung her polka dot stocking we got at PBKids last year (or maybe two years ago?) on her dresser and then added some little trees we got at Target several years ago and a silver wreath wreath we got from Joss and Main last year.

Over by her desk we hung a mitten garland we got at Target several years ago and some little yard Christmas trees we made when the girls were little.





My mom made Lillie this stocking for her very first Christmas! Lola has one in her room too. They make me smile every year when we pull them out of the Christmas bin. 




One of my favorite things we did in Lillie's room this year was to hang the big pom pom wreath around her unicorns neck and then add a fuzzy stole we got from Joyfolie several years ago when Lillie was tiny and a little crown from there last year.












And now onto Lola's room! In her room we added some cozy throws, her polka dot stocking, another pom pom wreath and then some fun gold and pink nutcrackers we found at HomeGoods several years ago and a fun little truck and VW van we found there last year.














And here are the source lists for the non-holiday items in their rooms:






Source List for Lillie's Room:

Wall Color - Graystone by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wallpaper - Portraits from Wallpaper Direct
Bed - Overstock and we changed out the fabric
Bedding - Chic White from Beddy's 
Antique Style Ruffled Duvet and Shams - Land of Nod
Pom Pom Bedskirt and Shams - Country Curtains a couple of years ago
Bunny Pillow - We made it
Black and White Pillows on Bed - Target
Rug - HomeGoods
Chair - The Loft furniture outlet in Williamsburg
Pink Tufted Poof - Land of Nod
Little Girl Pillow - Land of Nod
Black Velvet Pillow - HomeGoods
Black and White Throw - Ikea
Heart Garland - Target
Tall Dresser - Joss and Main
Trophy Urn - Arrows' Nest
Horse Bookend - HomeGoods
Mirror above Dresser - Pottery Barn close to ten years ago
Standing Lamp - from a consignment shop years and years ago
Drapery Panels - Ritva Panels from IKEA (96") 
with Pom Pom trim from JoAnn's
Shades - from Lowe's, they are now discontinued
Bunny Desk Chair - Pottery Barn Teen
Desk - Pottery Barn Kids
Chandelier - Restoration Hardware Baby and Child (over seven years ago)
Heart Shaped Pin Board - Target
Heart Shaped Marquee Light - Target
Dog Tape Dispenser - Target
Silver Chest - TJMaxx with pulls from HomeGoods
Little White Round Table - Target years and years ago
Lamp on Table - HomeGoods
Piggy Bank - Gift years ago (from Target)

Books - American Girl
Polka Dot Jewelry Box - Target
Chest with Stuffed Animals - HomeGoods
L on Desk - Michael's 
L on wall - Micheal's
Bunny on desk - thrift shop
notebooks and pencils - HomeGoods
Sound of Music posters - Movie Market 
Metal Boxes next to desk - HomeGoods
You Are My Sunshine Print - Dear Lillie (sold out)
This Little Light of Mine Print - Dear Lillie



Source List for Lola's Room:

Wall Color - Glass Slipper in a matte finish by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in a semi-gloss finish by Benjamin Moore
Wallpaper: PiP Birds in Paradise in White  -  Ordered online from Decorate to Go 
Rug - RugsUsa
Bed - Pottery Barn Teen
Bedding - Beddy's Bedding
Pig Pillow - Live Sweet Shop
Hello Sweetie Pillow - Live Sweet Shop
Desk - Joss and Main with knobs from HomeGoods
Desk Chair - Pottery Barn Kids
Lamp on Desk - HomeGoods
Little Chalkboard on Desk - HomeGoods
Dog Tape Dispenser - Target
Garland - Made from leftover Wallpaper
Oversized Wooden Sign - Dear Lillie (we carried this sign in the fall, it is not currently in stock)
Shelf with Baskets - IKEA
Puffin Hard Cover Classic Books - HomeGoods
Crown - H & M
Aqua toolbox - HomeGoods
Gold Polka Dot Lamb - Live Sweet Shop
Trophy Vase - The Arrow's Nest
Tulips - Trader Joe's
Drapery Panels - IKEA Ritva Panels with pom pom trim from Joann Fabric's attached
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 
Deer Painting - I painted it using pink paints modeled after a canvas with a brown deer on Joss and Main
Blank Canvas - Michael's
Wooden L - Michael's
Heart Chalkboard - HomeGoods
Basketball Hoop - We made the backboard and stained it with Provincial by Minwax and then attached a rim that we ordered from Dick's Sporting Goods
Pom Pom Garland - We made last Christmas
Wood Frame - Michael's 
Rhino Head - Target (sold out now but similar ones here)
Heart PinBoard - Target
Pink Unicorn - HomeGoods



Have a fabulous rest of your weekend!


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