House tour #1 Aug. 10th

Oh my, I am so excited to finally be able to share this stage of the house!

Today is exactly one full year since we began this process – today was the day we were marking where the house should go.  I just have to start with how proud I am of my Jared.  He is no doubt one of the most determined and hard working men I have ever met in my life, and I am so happy to call him all mine!  He is no doubt turning a shell of a house into my absolute dream home.  Although we have our tired days and our over it days, we are having so much fun building this home together.  This is where we shine as a couple – I dream it, he builds it.  I am hoping to be able to share all of the monumental stages with you guys on here and give some tips on how you can get this same look.

Let the tour begin….

The Foyer

This is the place we get to welcome all of our guest! All the walls in this space are shiplap, and yes they will be painted white – shocker! The handrail will be the classic stained wood + white combo. This view is from the front door looking straight back to the back porch. On the left is the master bedroom and the second door is the half bathroom, and to the right is the living room, kitchen, and dining room.

The Master Bedroom

The master bedroom will be simple and nothing but neutrals – you’ll just have to keep check on the progress to see this room. We are finding the balance of masculine and feminine in here (it’s his room too ladies).  I am so excited about this space.  We are going classic in here with some bold trim and decor style.  Its our oasis, so we do not want trendy.

The Master Bathroom

The master will be our bright, clean, and cozy retreat. The master bath will be marble, marble, and some more marble. I have to have cozy though, so to warm up the space there will be deep navy his and hers vanities on each side of the window. Accented with bright, shiny nickel fixtures. The opposite side of the room is the soaker tub and walk in shower – this is where the marble tile magic is going to happen.

The Half Bathroom

This little room is the guest bathroom – I’m taking a step back in time with the tile selection for this room with a miniature black and white octagon tile with a custom design. To make this room a statement room amongst the white in every room, the paint color will be a deep green (like an old school chalk board, but darker). The vanity will be an antique sink dropped in an antique piece of furniture.

The Living Room

This space will be the “formal” living area of the house. Over the fireplace Jared is custom building a cabinet to hide a TV with trifold barn doors that can be tucked away in the sides of the cabinet. This will allow the room to have functionality while still giving me the chance to decorate and create a more desirable focal point for the room. The ceiling has been finished after the picture was taken in this room.  All of this wood on the ceiling will be painted the traditional ceiling white.  The wood is just there to give extra character and texture.

The Kitchen

This is by far the room I am most excited for. Oh how I miss all of my kitchen goodies. The plan for this room is white shaker cabinets custom built to go all the way to the ceiling – this will make the ceilings appear so much taller + it gives me so much extra storage. The wall cabinets are going to have black leathered granite counter tops. The center of the room will have my big island with two copper pendant lights centered over it and the counter will be a marble like quartzite. To the right with all of the windows will be the dining area with an entrance to the front porch and a HUGE farmhouse chandelier.

The Upstairs Foyer

The upstairs Foyer will just be all white shiplap with the contrast of the stained wood flooring.

Guest Bedroom 1

This room is one of 3 guest bedrooms.  I am going soft and neutral in this space with tan, grey, and blush.

Guest Bathroom 1

This bathroom is connected to the first guest bedroom.  There will be a free standing tub under the 2 windows with an old fashion curtain rod that goes all the way around.  The walls will have subway tile as a chair railing and the floors are just amazing! (we are picking all of these up tomorrow, so tile photos will be coming)

Guest Bedroom 2

The second guest bedroom will be a simple black and white color scheme.  The bed is an adorable black metal bed and the bedding will tie the whole room together. (Lawrenceburg Florist has these quilts 50% off right now!)

Guest Bathroom 2

This bathroom will match the guest bedroom 2 with the black and white.  I have exciting, bold plans for this small space.  The first picture ^ will be where the toilet and vanity will go, under the windows.  The second picture is the walk in shower.  The shower will have 4×4 white subway tile with black grout; the shower floor will be matte miniature black tiles; and the main floor will be the show stopper, matte black large hex shape tiles.  the wall will have a tall version of a chair rail with the cutest black and white buffalo check wallpaper.

The Keeping Room

Now we are back downstairs on the back side of the kitchen.  This space is the keeping room.  This will be where our family spends most of our time as the hang out spot with a comfy leather couch and a TV hung on the wall.  I am designing this space to be comfortable but with modern clean lines to keep it high design.  The accent shiplap wall in the first picture will be painted a bold dark charcoal that almost looks navy at times, and the rest of the room will be a clean white.

The Mud Room

The mud room is on the backside of the keeping room.  This picture is walking in the exterior door beside the garage.  From this view you can see into the laundry room to the right and straight ahead and looking through the keeping room into the kitchen/living space.  This room will have a combination of traditional and farmhouse.  We just bought the cutest patterned tile for this lower level I am standing in (pictures to come). The upper portion will just be continued hardwood from the rest of the house.  The steps to the right lead up to the final guest bedroom above the garage.

Jared finishing up the stairway from the mudroom into the guest bedroom.  This shiplap has been completed since the picture was taken.

Guest Bedroom 3

This space is more like a bonus room to us for now.  It can be an office, a future play room, or another guest bedroom.  This space will be painted a bright neutral to keep the space from feeling small with an extra-large black metal modern light fixture.

Guest Bath 3

This bathroom will have a subtle marbled tile floor with a traditional vanity (dark walnut stain and marble countertop).  The shower will be the show piece for this space.  We found some grey glass subway tile on sale (spirit fingers!) that will cover the walls and the floor will be a petite marble herringbone mosaic.

We are about to get to the really good part of the house! I would love for you to keep checking back for more updates on the progress, and hopefully I can show more detail in the design process for each room with both design details and my inspiration.  Even the top designers have to have some form of inspiration for each space.  Our house is going to be a cohesive blend of traditional, modern, and farmhouse.

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What it means to me -Matthew 7:8 

Tonight God gave me words to share with you on this site outside of the pretty accessories and updates at the shop. This verse. This verse has been a profound verse in my life, especially during college continuing to today. Scripture in the Bible is amazing to me because verses and passages can mean and contain so many different things to so many people. Matthew 7:8 is one that just reiterated this in my heart. I have always taken this verse with a -physical- expectant heart. I expected to receive something from God whenever I asked, just like the verse says. For example, you want a new car, you ask for a new car, you get a new car. For me personally, when this verse first became profound in my life, I wanted a relationship/boyfriend/husband.  So I began fervently praying for that man to come into my life. (Not to mention I had a particularly handsome one already in mind). During this period of my life I have never prayed and talked to God more in my life. I had faith God would bring me the man of my dreams if it was in His will for my life. Speeding forward, God DID give me that handsome fella I prayed so hard for! Therefore, I began to really see this verse as asking for things in prayer and you’ll get them if it’s God’s will (which is still totally true). However, tonight God spoke a different word into my heart. This verse goes beyond what I thought. Matthew 7:8 is telling us just how accepting, forgiving, loving, and companionate our Heavenly Father truly is. “For everyone who asks, receives. ” This is telling us that for EVERYONE  with a genuine and receiving heart asks God for forgiveness and salvation will receive it! Yes that is right, EVERYONE! No matter what kind of person you have been in the past, God’s unconditional love will accept you and forgive you. “Everyone who seeks, finds.” ANYONE, looking for a relationship with Jesus will find it. He is everywhere in the world. I believe we overlook Him and take for granted those small things He does in daily life. He isn’t just there for the big stuff y’all. Starting today take time to notice those small blessings, I know it will make our day so much better (& I’m talking to myself here too!). “And to everyone who knocks the door will be open.” This sentence goes right back to saying ANYONE who knocks on Jesus’s door for a relationship will have that door opened so quickly. Inviting him into your heart doesn’t have to be a long process. Knocking on his door to invite him into your heart isn’t like knocking on a door here on Earth. There is no waiting for Jesus to finish what He was working on, to get up off the couch, to walk all the way across the house, to decide if He knows you, and to even decide if he wants you to come in. The moment you “knock” and pray to him for that relationship, for that salvation, He is opening that door immediately. That moment you are new. That moment you are safe, saved, and forgiven. Jesus saves! Once you walk one day with him in your heart you will realize you can’t handle another day without Him. We simply do not have the strength or perfection to do life on our own without Christ. 

Matthew 7:8 might speak something completely different into your heart, but tonight while my mind was restless God gave me these words to share with what Matthew 7:8 means in my heart. I pray this verse stays in your heart and mind so you are able to share what it means to you (or my thoughts on it) with someone else. I so many times miss opportunities to spead the good news of Jesus Christ with others throughout the day, but I’m so glad I listened to Him to share this with you guys tonight. 

Christmas Table Scape 

The Christmas table, now that can bring on some stress to the holidays. This year it can be so simple even for those in a rush. For our display we just took 2 laterns and curled/draped some of our favorite go-to garland around the lanterns and mugs. + lay around some of your basic red ornaments to add something extra and bring in some Christmas color. Place matching serving pieces around the table for a home style meal. 

When it comes to the place settings for the guest we put out our new sweater mugs to cozy up the set and get the guest ready for post dinner hot cocoa. For that special touch, add an extra ornament or in our case a mini santa, to the place setting for your guest to take home from your dinner party. 

Market Finds Sneak Preview

We have had one exhausting day at market searching for new items to bring into the shop, but we had success. Another one of my goals for the shop is about to be fulfilled. We will now be carrying soft home decor: pillows, rugs, and bedding. (Note: not all pillows are pictured) + we’ve got some show piece light fixtures coming to the shop. The best thing about this company is it is the factory that supplies the largest portion of Restoration Hardware’s product line and we get to have the small town price. These will be perfect to add special cozy touches to your “farmhouse” or it blends perfect with traditional pieces in everyone’s home; not to mention they are ideal for wedding & Christmas presents. Attached are some examples of the new product line. 

Oh and how can I forget… we have the comfiest & stylish couch and accent chairs on the way! 

Call, message, or email us for preview pricing or preorder! We are starting with a standard line of neutrals + Kelly green, but here is an example of the style/quality on its way. Jute rugs available in 8×10, 5×7, and 2×3 + not pictured surprise rugs in 5×7 and 2×3quilts + shams available in full/queen – army green & navy ** special order king**

Hand embroidered comforter set available by special order. Y’all, the detail is amazing. More full/queen quilts + shams. Grey and white are on their way. ** all quilts available for order for king beds **

Feeling extra girly for P R O M season 💕🎀

Nothing makes you feel more girly than a little touch of pink! Flower crowns are not just for a snapchat filter, but you can have your own. We would love to make you one for a special occasion or even just that perfect selfie. I love the chance to create something new and out of the box every now and then. I’m also loving the large traditional corsage that’s perfect for prom. 

The flower crown shown is just $35.99 + the corsage is $17.99 {custom bands available}

Call 9317623722 or facebook message to order!

S A L E! Yay!

This Friday & Saturday only! All dried goods [excluding boxwood & salal wreaths] will be 30% off! These boxwood branches and salal stems are my favorite! They add a touch of color to any room without the mess of fresh! Come in this weekend while supplies last!! 

**G I V E A W A Y

Starting today I will be giving away a salal (magnolia) wreath on April 9th!  Watch for the picture of the wreath itself with instructions!