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Our Home…The Before and After Tour

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September 26, 2011

Ask and you shall receive! I had loads of comments and messages asking for a home tour of our little cottage…a lot has changed since the 1.5 years ago we moved in–my how time flies! Though my before and afters aren’t as drastic as hoards of homeowner DIYers out there, it’s crazy to see just how many little details {and a lot of paint} go a very long way. Check out how our house looked when we bought it here.
Note: The before pictures are when we bought the house in January 2010 and the after pictures are as of September 2011.

Our master bedroom…my favorite place
 My side of the bed…bookshelf with some of my favorites–coffee table books from our travels, my seashell jewelry box from my grandparents when I was little, and countless books and pictures
 Jeff’s favorite…the TV 😉
 Every girl MUST have a full length mirror in her room!
 The master bathroom…still work to be done, mostly art on the walls
 Le toilet…obviously nothing glamorous
 The kitchen and dining room…my favorite room and I’m obsessed with the paint color
 The buffet…cocktail concoctions galore! {for everyone, but me right now}

 My refrigerator…I should’ve taken a picture to let
you see how organized it is–OCD people!
The foyer into the house…the armoire is one of my favorite pieces!!
 The oppostite side of the entryway looking into the formal living room
 Formal living room…
 Where Jeff spends most of his time…the downstairs family/man room

 I’ve started my fall decorating…little pieces here and there, but more to come!
 The little crafting nook {or food area for football season eating}…and yes, those are the moss letters from our wedding! I just had to use them somewhere

 The main level guest bathroom
 The upstairs full bathroom

 The small guest bedroom
 {notice the painting that needs to be hung ASAP!}
 Larger guest bedroom…see all the closet storage that has now been moved
to make way for the contractors starting this week!!
And the office AKA the new nursery! This room is in for the biggest transformation and I am really excited about it…different paint and new furniture, addition of beadboard to the bottom half of the walls, built-in bookcase and custom closet design–can’t wait to show off lots of before, during, and after pictures!

It may not be the perfect home, but it’s the perfect home for us and we couldn’t love it anymore…it’s got our personalities wrapped into it and suits our lifestyle perfectly–even better, it’s great for entertaining, too! Much more work to be done in the coming years, but I hope you enjoyed the fun little tour and showed you a bit more into our home and overall style.
And P.S. though I know some of you will ask where certain items are from, before you email or comment, to be honest…it may just be easier to check the pages of the Pottery Barn catalog and website first 😉

  1. Vicky says:

    Your home is so pretty! I love all the details and how "homey" it looks. The color choices are great too! Thanks for posting these pictures. Gave me some ideas 😉

  2. Michelle says:

    Looks amazing!! You've inspired me to keep truckin along with our new home! Can I ask where you purchased the "Gathering Room" sign! 🙂

  3. GORGEOUS and homey! Good call on the kitchen and master bedroom paint color! You've changed so much since you've moved in! I can't wait to see the nursery!!!!

  4. Café Moka says:

    Wow, I'm in love with your house! Love the decor!

  5. Faith says:

    i just love your house! absolute perfection! you've done such an amazing job decorating!!!

  6. Caitlin says:

    I LOVE your home! It's so cute and has so much character! Looking forward to seeing what y'all have in store for the nursery!

  7. Mrs. H says:

    So cute! Where did you find the round black pedestal table in your downstairs family room. I've been looking for one for our kitchen!

  8. Your home is beautiful! You have the exact same taste in decor and furniture as I do! Can't wait to see the pictures of the nursery! Congrats again!

  9. Shari says:

    Your house is so cute! I love your bedroom. Great minds think alike. I just bought that West Elm duvet and I want to decorate with lots of fun pillows. I'm looking to your bed for some ideas since my colors are grey + white. 🙂

  10. I love your home, you did a great job decorating! I really like your style a lot and everything looks great together. I especially like that wall collage in the family room, super cute!

  11. Caroline says:

    Absolutely beautiful! You've done such a great job!

  12. Raquel says:

    Omg you have a beautiful home!

  13. I just love your home. Everything about it. It is decorated so perfectly! And I love the outside. That is exactly the kind of house I want to live in soon!

  14. BeckyJo606 says:

    Your house is so darling! I think it's the perfect house to come home to after a long day! 🙂

  15. Kristin says:

    Love your house! Great job on decorating!

  16. Lindsey says:

    your house is amazing! you have such an amazing eye natasha!

  17. Your house is gorgeous!! Love your master bedroom and man cave gallery wall!

  18. I love it all, N! Soooo cute and seriously we have the exact.same.taste!

    Question – need the paint color of your kitchen please! Want to do my office in that color! I have all black furniture! Would make a nice accent!

    Thanks dear! Xoxo

  19. Nicole says:

    Love all the homey colors!! Definitely like what I want someday!

  20. oh, i love your home! so cozy AND chic-exactly what a home should be 🙂

  21. RAW says:

    You have such a pretty house! I love your master bedroom.
    Thanks for sharing the pics 🙂

  22. Lindsay says:

    Your house is adorable! Thanks for sharing. The colors are so classic. Love it!

  23. CMae says:

    The yellow guest room is my fave!!!!!! 🙂

  24. Shana says:

    I love love love your master bedroom! I seriously wanted to go look at paint swatches after seeing it! I am loving the baby updates too 🙂 Can't wait to see what you come up with for the nursery!

  25. Heather says:

    It looks great! The master bedroom might be my favorite too.

  26. Rachel Gray says:

    So so cute! Can't wait to hear about the nursery plans!

  27. Kayln says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!! Such a cute house, you're a great decorator!!!

  28. Jamie says:

    Your home is BEAUTIFUL! Can you come decorate mine? 😉

    Can't wait to see what you do to the nursery!

  29. Tricia says:

    Oh my goodness…every room is just adorable and so put together. I'm jealous. I still feel like each space in my house is just at the 50% completion stage…so frustrating. Gorgeous home!! 🙂

  30. Saying I do says:

    absolutely gorgeous and so neat!! I'm very jealous – my house is still in shambles as we buy furniture and I try and figure out my decorating style.

  31. Love your master bedroom! So pretty. You have such a darling blog.

  32. Visiting via Touch of Gray. You have a very lovely, warm home. Following you now.

  33. LuLu says:

    Where did you get your dining table? I am thinking of going witha bench.

  34. little b says:

    Natasha, I have a dumb question – What do you do with your throw pillows at night? My parents never had them when I was growing up – I use them now on my own bed because I love the look but I wind up just throwing them on the floor before I get into bed every night. Do you have a more organized way to do it? Also, did you get yours all at one store or mix-and-match until you found a combination that you liked?

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