My house is a constant work in progress, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Check back often for updates.
I am elated to have finally purchased our first couch. You can see the hand-me-down couch we started with here. I can’t get over the detail on the brass coffee table I found for $30.
I scoured the internet for the vintage brass letter holder below after seeing one in Bouchon Bistro on our trip to Las Vegas.
Sources: Couch | Rug (9×12 no longer available) | White Console: Custom | Bar Cart | Black Console (not pictured) | Coffee Table: Vintage | Faux Taxidermies| Hooded Chairs | Curtains: Ikea | Black Pillows: Z Gallerie Black Whisper Pillows | Sofa Pillows: DKNY from NM Last Call, H&M Home, and Ross | Vase | Wool Throw: Anthropologie | Sequin Throw | Serge Mouille Style Floor Lamp | Custom Silhouettes: Disney World | Wall Paper: Catherine Martin for MOKUM | Candlesticks:
The entryway door was originally white. It took some adjusting after we first painted it to realize the door was in fact closed at night.
After searching high and low for a black glass chandelier, I had one custom made from a seller on Etsy. Little did I know until it arrived from Italy that I would have to wire it and assemble it myself… Worth it.
Next up, a Roman shade to replace the blinds.
Sources: Rug: Home Goods | Plates: Mikasa Reggae pattern | Custom Chandelier
Our dining set was passed down from Anthony’s parents. See the 90’s glory that used to cover our chairs here, before my mom and I recovered them.
The Martha Stewart book is signed and was a present from my sister for my bridal shower. I purchased the Mast Brothers Cookbook at South by Southwest 2014, when they were doing a book signing at a local Austin restaurant.
The alphabet chest is one of my favorite pieces in the house. I thought I might tire of the green stripes I painted in our archway, but I still love them!
A few of the plates are antique stores and thrift stores, a couple are from Anthropologie, a couple more from Gracious Home, and the translucent green glass one is from my friend Caitlin’s wedding. I intend to continue to add to the montage.
The ombre barstools were a quick-fix DIY.
Sources: Dining Table and Chairs: Vintage | Mint Green Curio | Alphabet Chest: World Market | Malachite Box | Green Velvet Pillows: World Market | Plates: Vintage and Anthropologie | Jonathan Adler Mr. & Mrs. Muse Salt and Pepper Shakers | Mirror, DIY gilding | Zebra Print Cowhide Rug | Jadeite Mugs: Vintage | Ceiling Medallion | Beaded Tassel: Zara Home | Glasses | Serving Bowl | Chandelier: gifted to me, painted
Other than paint the cabinets, swap out the hardware and hang crown moulding, the kitchen hasn’t been updated or decorated. I’ve got big plans for the the future though. New countertops, backsplash, and lighting may come in the next year or two, and new appliances sometime after that. New flooring is on the dream list.
Sources: Rug: Overstock | Sconces: Anthropologie | Chandelier: Vintage
The laundry room was the first to get painted. It, like every other room, started beige. The cabinet was moved from the guest bathroom and extra crown moulding from the kitchen filled the gap.
Sources: to come
Our bedroom is about 30 percent complete, and the pictures below are out of date. Updated photos coming soon.
The DIY ticket-stub-filled-lamps have been wonderful for corralling tickets from all sorts of events.
Sources: Headboard: World Market | Safavieh Rug | Nightstands: Ikea, painted | Letter P Wall Art: Restoration Hardware, painted | Curtains: Overstock | Copper Curtain Rod: JC Penney
Anthony had the patio furniture when we got married, but it was sun-faded and weather-worn. After sanding, staining, and a coat of polyurethane, it looks new! See the restoration process here.
Sources: Furniture: World Market | Rug: West Elm | Pillows: Pottery Barn, Target, and Lowes | Fire Column: Restoration Hardware
Sources: Shower Curtain: Anthropologie | Shower Curtain Rings: KMart | Hand Towels: Home Goods | Mirror: Found and DIYed | Milk Glass Tray: Estate Sale, vintage Fire King Relish Tray | Marble Prints: DIY | Plates, from top: Linea Carta for Anthropologie, Terrafirma purchased at La Terrine, and Rae Dunn
The guestroom is still very unadorned, and has very recently gone through some changes I need to photograph. The first picture was how it looked almost immediately after I moved in.
The second photo, is more recent:
Since the photo was taken, I have painted the walls grey, added white curtains, and purchased matching nightstands. Hoping to add art soon. I’ll get an update up soon.
Thanks for looking around!