this is a tad overwhelming…
so much fun stuff to share. With that, I thought the best place to start might be HERE, my home. It’s a small place with big character and it says a lot about the way I think. I’m planning to keep all my copy short so I won’t drone on about where I got this and that, but I’ll pull out a few of the highlights as a taster of what’s to come! I thought it would be cool to show you before and AFTERs. I moved in about a year and a half ago…still work to do (ALWAYS!) but here’s the latest:
This fireplace, the slightly higher ceiling (downstairs) and the honey colored angled wood floors are the reason I bought this townhouse. The kitchen had a fluorescent light… I’m just sayin’. Ewww.
The bathroom is small and the lighting was a Home Depot special!
Bedroom was desolate. No character what-so-ever. It was all about the downstairs…and even that required some serious imagination.
The Living Room… So much better. A little decadent I must admit but I love it.
This is my dining area…way too much, too many great deals and projects to talk about in this photo but I love the combination of the stainless table top with the aged benchs and the glass lamps. Modern and rustic. Those antlers are on loan from my dad.
This was a challenge…you know those small half baths under the stairs. Strange angled ceiling, vast wall of nothing-ness. This was the solution, cool marble mosaic covers the wall (from Floor and Decor – so similar to the Ann Sacks I really wanted) and I installed distressed white wood on the ceiling. Also – love these sconces from West Elm.
Chalkboard paint. It’s a signature of mine these days I think. I can’t seem to get enough of it. I also replaced the fluorescent light with this gorgeous fixture from Restoration and then covered the ceiling in some VERY cool cedar that I had left outside for about six months. Completely transformed.
Quick detail of the kitchen shelf. These are framed old patterns from Country Garden on Industrial.
It’s hard to tell but one of the smartest things I did upstairs was install bead board on the ceiling with beams. TOTALLY changed the perception of the height. The ceiling and the two floor to ceiling mirrors really open up the space. It is a quaint sanctuary.
I had this built for my previous home. It is 8 ft tall and about 7 ft wide. We had to cut it in half to get it up the stairs but so well worth it.
Little details… great tree stumps, one for each side of the bed. Yes, I stole them from a neighbor who cut down a tree. I love the natural touch they bring into my bedroom.
Bathroom. Easy changes here. Popped in a frosted glass door. Details of white linens and a little stool and voila! Spa… (or at least as close as I’m going to get~!)
I turned the second bedroom into my “dressing room.”
Console table/Desk from Target, replaced the handles with these gorgeous pulls from Anthro.
Detail of the handles on the doors to my closet… LOVE. And a small detail of stationary.
photos by styleSWOON