Updated House Tour!!!


I cannot believe that this past weekend marked 8 months in our home!! It’s crazy how quickly time is flying. Although we still have a lot left to do (almost the entire 2nd level, basement, add wainscoting to dining room, paint foyer and living room, etc) I wanted to recap the projects that we’ve tackled thus far through an updated house tour!

Entryway

When you first enter our home, you are welcomed into our foyer. I love the two-story entry!

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Dining Room

The dining room has become one of my favorite transformations. Click here to see how far this room has actually come. I am still on the lookout for the perfect server to go the back wall.

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Living Room

Our living room sits in the front of the house and gets the most amazing sunlight! Lots of fun projects coming this summer in this room!

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Family Room

If you ask Mr. H what his favorite room makeover has been so far, he’d say the family room. Remember him tearing down the old built-in in the corner?  I am also sooo glad there’s no more stucco on the walls! Click here to see more on this transformation.

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Kitchen

We were so fortunate that the kitchen was in great shape when we moved in! Just a few decorative touches and the space feels like a continuation of the family room.

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Powder Room

Now THIS is where my hands got really dirty! From tearing out old fixtures to patching walls, I pulled out the stops in this room. Click here to read more on one of my favorite weekend makeovers.

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Laundry Room

I actually really enjoy doing laundry in our new laundry room! It’s so bright and cheery 🙂 Thanks, mom, for helping me organize the space! Click here to read more.

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Master Bedroom

I painted the vaulted ceilings!! I know that this may not sound like much of an accomplishment, but 5’2″ me is proud! I am loving the way this room is coming together. It’s been such a wonderful place to retreat to at the end of a long day. Not shown is our en suite master bathroom which is home to the most relaxing soaking tub you could imagine. More touches in this room coming soon!

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Guest Bathroom     

Haven’t done much here yet– simply accessorized with some old favorites from our former apartment. Is is so nice to give guests a space of their own. Click here to see progress on our guest bedroom which is currently being made over!

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Back Yard

Serene, private, oasis = three words I’d use to describe our backyard. We love entertaining out here. Whether we’re roasting s’mores in our fire pit, reading in my natural garden canopy, watching the frogs and turtles in our pond, or keeping an eye out for a family of deer, you can guarantee that when the sun is shining that this is where you’ll find us.

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Oh that last picture? Yea, that was the  bear that visited us last fall.  Next outdoor project is a fence!!!

 

Ahh..having all of these photos in one place makes me realize how much we’ve accomplished! (Go us!) I can’t wait to get started on the rest of the house. Thanks for following me this far 🙂

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Spring has sprung!!

Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve made my first (of many, I’m sure) Homegoods run to deck the place out 🙂 I always luck up at this store…remember my amazing Homegoods find for my dining room? Get ready for pastels, flowers, and pops of fun!

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The family room is the center of our home, so I had to give our fireplace mantle a little TLC.

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For this Spring, I wanted to bring the outdoors in. I can almost hear the birds chirping!

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It’s amazing what switching out a few accessories does for a room. It makes it feel brand new!  

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New pillows and a few spots of Easter charm warms our living room.

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My favorite spring accessory didn’t come from a store…

photo (7)These little surprises just popped up in my garden 🙂

Happy Spring!

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Home for the Holidays 2013: Living Room Tour

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I hope you’re all enjoying my Home for the Holidays series thus far. So far I’ve shared our Family Room Holiday Decor, a yummy Christmas cookie recipe, and some of my favorite things in 2013 (they’ll make great stocking stuffers!)

Next up is our Living Room Tour!

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I actually think that this is the first time you are all seeing this room with furniture! Since we decided to keep our family room a bit more rustic and casual, we wanted to really make the living room vibrant. The jewel tones throughout the space are playful and add a bit of magic to the room.

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I love the elegance that pillared candles bring the a space– not to mention how romantic the soft glow is at night.
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Beautifully wrapped presents adorn our windowsill coupled with large colorful ornaments and lit garland.

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Our tree has a whimsical theme with colored balls, snowflakes, and icicles hanging from its branches.

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This decorated credenza is probably my favorite corner of the room and is home to some very special pieces that are close to my heart.
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How cute is this “Let it Snow” pillow? I just love it. And what’s funny is that the moment I placed this pillow in the chair, I noticed snowflakes start to fall outside. By the time we were done decorating the room, our lawn was covered in white!

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These little guys were given to me by my mother 3 years ago. She used to collect nutcrackers when I was growing up and would display them every year on our mantle at Christmas. Now that I’ve been given a few of her favorites, I have a piece of “home” with me during the holidays!

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And of course, we can’t forget the romance at Christmas. See you under the mistletoe Mr. H 🙂20131209-200921.jpg

The nutcrackers continue along our back window and keep watch over the room at night.

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And we can’t forget Santa! He’s peeking through in the corner.

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Finally, our cozy couch sits below our banister which has been dressed in garland, ribbons, and pearls.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our living room tour! Next up will be the dining room (which you can see a sneak peek of in the photo above).

So how is your decorating coming along? Are you still adding the final few touches?

Happy Holidays!

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