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The House…Where We’re At


September 10, 2010

Last weekend while visiting with friends in Knoxville, a rather good acquaintance {that’s you Bielen!} reminded me that I hadn’t posted any house updates recently and she was wanting to see more progress on our little house. With that in mind, here is a little update on where we stand and what’s coming next:

The Master Bedroom
All is complete–yes, you read that correctly–it’s DONE! We finally found the perfect artwork via ZGallerie for the  one blank wall and hung the subway prints last week… I love how they incorporate the overall “style” we were wanting for our bedroom and I am so excited with how this room turned out… it’s calming and relaxing and definitely fits both of our personalities, as I was trying to leave it a bit masculine so Jeff wasn’t sleeping in flowers and damask 😉
The new subway prints on the right

The Living Room
My, my, my… we have made some headway here! We stumbled upon the most perfect armoire at our fav local furniture store, Nadeau, and brought it home immediately! We will be using this for a linen closet since we don’t have one and I am so happyto have some extra storage on our main floor. My Mom was also kind enough to let me steal have my great-grandmothers tone-on-tone yellow damask arm chair–I am in love with it and it means even more that it is something that has been passed down in my family. In addition, we added a new coffee table via PB, a new zebra arm chair for a little dramatic flair via Pier 1, and an assortment of decorating accessories from all over the place. We need to add a few side tables, a sofa/console table, a floor lamp or additional lighting, and some prints/paintings/pictures on the walls and then our formal living room will be complete!

still deciding what to do for this little nook

The Main Floor Half Bath
More progress in this little space–a canvas on the back wall, a new floral arrangement for the storage shelf, and a new simple rug to blend the elements together. Now, all I need is a towel rack, a simple sawgrass basket to “hide” the toilet top, and this room will be knocked out as well. Not my favorite room in the house, but it’s a guest bathroom and it gets the job done–haha.

The Upstairs Small Guest Room
Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the happiness of my heart right now. I have worked my butt off on this room and it is really coming together. Jeff and I reupholstered the headboard ourselves and transformed it from white wicker to gorgeus khaki dot print for $58, had the room painted a color called Ocean Air via Benjamin Moore, and dressed the bed in the Sienna Paisley Print duvet and shams via PB. We bought these 2 yet-to-be-hung prints at ZGallerie and touched up my childhood white wicker with a fresh coat of white glossy spray paint. Now, I am on the hunt for the perfect nightstand lamps, sitting chair for the corner of the room, and some decorating accents before calling this cottage bedroom complete.
Before the bed got upholstered
And now, complete with bedding!

The Upstairs Full Bath
Yes, we had the bathroom repainted again. After the horrid turquoise catastrophe–seriously, what was I thinking–we went back to basics and had it painted Chocolate Swirl via Behr from Home Depot. The color goes perfectly with the tile bath, the bathroom vanity mirrors, and then I used chocolate raw silk draperies as shower curtains since the tub is oversized and taller than a normal shower curtain would accommodate. I brought in some hydrangeas for heighth, a relaxing candlescape, and some new silver bath accessories and muted rugs to keep the “sereneness” flowing… all is left is to find some artwork to display on the walls and find 2 perfect tiebacks and we’ll have another room checked off the list.
So there you have it… all our hard work thus far. Trust me, there are plenty of rooms that are still in dire need of some TLC, but we’ve made a good bit of progress since we moved in way back in March and Jeff and I are both really happy with the way our first little home is coming together… just takes time, patience, and money–none of which I have ample amounts of at this time! Hope you enjoyed my little house update!
  1. The house is absolutely beautiful!

  2. It looks GREAT! You should feel very accomplished! 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    WOW I love every room! You have done an amazing job. My favorite is the upstairs full bath and your bedroom. Everything looks great and flows well together.

  4. Miss V says:

    Swooooon I adore your home.. and now have the itch to decorate mine..newly moved in and am always hunting for the perfect this or that…if only I had unlimited funds and time! Great work lady!

  5. Caroline says:

    It looks wonderful! When are you coming over to help me???

  6. Marian says:

    Your bedroom is perfect!! I absolutely love it…as well as the rest of the rooms. You sure do have an eye for interior design my love!!

  7. This is soo super cute. my husband and i are in our first home and trying to decorate on a budget is fun but can be a bit challenging too! Love the homey feeling you have going on!

  8. CMae says:

    YOur home is just lovely. It's so nice of you to share your home with us fellow bloggers. I want some yellow. In our bedroom but I feel like I change my mind daily on decorative ideas! Have a nice weekend!

  9. Jess says:

    I LOVE it all!!! Your bedroom has the same color scheme as our new office…what color is the paint on the wall? I might copy you 🙂

  10. Jess says:

    Also, where did you get your curtains? I have been looking for purple curtains that aren't too girly!!!

  11. Sonja says:

    OK. Seriously. Can I come live in one of your bathrooms?! hahaha or can you come decorate my house for me! You've done an amazing and beyond beautiful job!

  12. Nicole-Lynn says:

    Everything is looking great! Love the bathroom!

  13. Kerr says:

    I think all the rooms look great! I am impressed, I wish I had the motivation you do. I need to paint but can't bring myself to get on task.

  14. Meredith says:

    looks great!!! I love what you did with the head board, at my parents I had my bathroom done in aqua and brown, now at my place, I need to still paint the bathroom, kitchen, hall, staircase, oh boy, I'm WAY behind!!! 1.5 yrs and counting, you're making me feel guilty.

  15. Girl you've been in your house a quarter of the time that I've been in mine and yours is AMAZING I really need to get my butt in gear! LOVE the master bath and bedroom! Plus that PB duvet in the spare is too die for!

  16. Rachel says:

    Beautiful!! It looks like it came out of a magazine! So proud of you 🙂 AND I'm totally in love with the grey and yellow room–my fav color combo! You're fabulous.

  17. Liz says:

    My goodness, you have been busy!! Everything looks GORGEOUS!! Girl, you have style….love, love,love it ALL! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

  18. It looks fantastic! I cant wait to start decorating my house! Your master bedroom is gorgeous. I'm obsessed with grey and yellow together!

  19. your house is precious! I really do love it 🙂

  20. your home is so GORGEOUS natasha!!!! it has a very warm feel to it with all the personal touches you've made. i like the contemporary styling of your bedroom, and those chocolately colored walls in your upstairs bath. i love your house, i would totally live in it, haha.

  21. Kelly says:

    Your home looks great. I love the bedroom!

  22. Oh, Natasha everything is looking fantastic!! I love the half bath! That artwork is gorgeous!

    I love everything that you've done so far! Absolutely beautiful, lady!


  23. WOW! That all looks wonderful and I absolutely love your master bedroom…just my style and I love the prints!

    Liesl 🙂

  24. Rachel says:

    Everything is looking great!! Had so much fun on Saturday! Including our last minute trip to Sweet Cece's!! Love u!

  25. melissa says:

    I could not be more in love with your house! Each room is just gorgeous! You've done more in a few months than I've done in 2 years!!!! So beautiful! I don't know what room is my favorite – they're all so gorgeous. I particularly love the colors you chose for the walls.

  26. WOW! It looks great! I love the master room — what a great retreat.

  27. I love all of the wall colors, and the master bedroom looks GREAT! Loving the shelf with the frames and letter "S" – seriously, it all looks so good!

  28. Karah says:

    I love your house. Its all so cute. Love the master bedroom!! You have done a great job.

  29. I love your decorating style! I'm about to paint my bathrooms and have been trying to decide on paint colors TOO long. I love the colors you chose for your bathrooms! I need something dark like that. What paint colors are they?!

  30. Nicole-Lynn says:

    Your house is coming together really nicely! Love it all!

    I just painted our bedroom and bathroom that blue Ocean Aire color from BM! How funny! Love it!

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