I shared a little home tour as part of Life Made Lovely's Home Made Lovely series a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd go ahead and share the post here so that ya'll can see some of the progress we've made with our home so far.
We bought our first house in South Carolina this past August... a 1970's brick ranch. Instantly, we fell in love with the wooden floors and giant front windows, and we were eager to take on the challenge of creating a space that reflected our style and felt like home.
Both my husband and I like to keep things very simple, not too cluttered, and we are working on making our spaces as useful as possible. Usually we are drawn to neutral and clean colors for the bigger aspects like walls and furniture, but our love of interesting patterns, shapes, and textures comes out more in the decorating.
Come on in!
The first room you step into is my favorite- the living room.
It's a place for quiet jazz and relaxing reading. My 2-year-old daughter also thinks of it as her dance floor. So many happy memories are being made in this room.
The two tufted chairs in the window were passed on to me as a project. My husband sanded and painted the frames, and I reupholstered and tufted the seats. Almost all of the rest of the furniture in the room was acquired either for free or very inexpensively from Craigslist. Those hexagons on the wall were a gift from a dear friend for Christmas, and they are my favorite!
triangle pillow cover | book initial]
The living room flows into the dining room, which has recently become a multifunctional space. I enjoy being in this room so much that I asked my husband if I could take it over with my workspace. So now this is where I print and package my Etsy orders, paint, sew, and create when I have the time.
image that I found in a google search. I tweaked the colors a little bit, resized it, and had it printed as an engineering print at Staples for a few dollars.
Most of the bedrooms are still works in progress, but my son's room is coming together.
painting of the word "love", a favorite quote of mine, a camera printable that I found online, a drawing of my husband and I that my sister made for us for Christmas one year, a special love note that my husband doodled for me years ago ... Sweet, sweet gifts, memories, and reminders that I love to walk by every day.
here. And the striped wall is actually back in our laundry room, and it adds the extra little pop of "crazy" that I felt this space needed.