This is probably going to be a looooong and picture heavy post, but a lot of you have asked questions about our new house and I’m excited to share them 🙂
Of course like any new home we have our hopes and dreams of doing all sorts of things to make it our own…and hopefully some day down the line that will happen. Most of you know we searched for over a year and put in close to 30 offers before we found our house. Our realtor Courtney was AMAZING…if you would like her info let me know! We love it because we got to stay in Connor’s same Elementary school and we’ve got lots of good friends who live in the same neighborhood.
Okay, so first off let’s start off with the entry way. The before photos are all the listing pictures.
The style was nice, but we aren’t really “Tuscan” style people and the faux brick reminded me of the Olive Garden.
We retextured all the walls and painted them a nice clean white. We used Sherwin Williams “Westhighland White”. The new fixture is from Savoy House.
Eventually I’d like to put an entry table or mirror from like these from Wayfair.
The living room was all brown and it doesn’t have any natural light or windows except what is coming in from other rooms. So we really wanted to brighten up the space. We used “Westhighland White” again and we just love the way it turned out. We had a great painter and builder for our fireplace remodel. If you want their information and live in the DFW area, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to give it to you!
New ceiling fan is from Savoy House. Our fireplace remodel was done by Brian and Melissa Bellows. Everything turned out great! We covered up most of the brick and restructured the built-ins to fit the TV. This is the furniture we had in our last house. Eventually I’d like to get a sectional or some accent seating for this room. Also, I’m not sure how to place framed photos because of the panelled wood….so we’ll see.
I think a couple of these chairs would look great in this room. They are light and we definitely could use the extra seating.
This room is sort of like our catch-all room right now. I have a desk and chair and that’s pretty much it. I’d love to do some sort of chalkboard wall or gallery wall above the desk. That would look really fun!
The kitchen was a dark brown and the walls were heavily textured. We re-finished the walls and painted them “Natural Choice” by Sherwin Williams. The cabinets are “Westhighland White” by Sherwin Williams. Painting the kitchen white opened it up so much!
I love this kitchen fixture from Savoy House. Someday we would LOVE to put a barn door where the kitchen enters into the laundry room to cancel out the noise that comes when you wash clothing.
I absolutely LOVE this hutch. It used to be black and I finally opened up my china that was in the original boxes from our wedding 15 years ago to put in there. LOL!
The colors weren’t really us. We removed the doors going into the kitchen to create a better flow and replaced the chandelier to something more modern from Savoy House. I wanted to go really bold in here because the rest of the house is white. We chose Sherwin Williams “Peppercorn” for the walls and painted the entire wall, trim and all.
I love the look of this room now. We don’t have anything in it yet, but hopefully some day and I’ll share with you how everything turns out. I know we want light furniture in here because the walls are so dark.
We just cleaned up the walls, retextured them, and painted the cabinets white. It really freshened up the space.
The bedrooms all stayed pretty much the same. We still have a lot we hope and dream to do, but unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. We are taking it one small project at a time.
We are also pool owners now. Neither one of us have ever had a pool, so this is new and we are learning how to take care of it. I think we are going to really enjoy it in the summer time 🙂 Especially since summer in Texas lasts FOREVER!
We are so happy here and thankful for our new home after a long journey. We know God had the perfect timing and the perfect home for us. I look forward to sharing with you all my design and decor ideas in the future.