Monday, September 19, 2016


One of my favorite designers/bloggers/authors shared a ton of before and after pictures of her most recent home - that she is currently selling.  I was so inspired and pinned every single one of the photos under my "DREAM HOME" board.  One of the main reasons I felt so drawn to this house was this feeling that it was so liveable , yet still 'decorated' - and when I say decorated, I mean decorated.  ugh - it is just amazing!

Here is the link to Lauren's entire blog post - below are some of my favorite spaces.

She said they have a front yard vegetable garden - ahh... too cool -

Entryway - check out that antique olive oil jug, and custom made floating entry table -

Each space is uniquely decorated, but it all flows so good together and from room to room -

Here is a closer view of the custom made entryway table - leading into the dining room -

Love this single brass pendant - with the horns in the background -

This kitchen left me with absolutely zero much gorgeousness!  Love how she used the single smaller light pendants versus can lighting.

A closer shot of the range view -

This lighting is everything - along with those chairs.  I wonder if these chairs were bought like this, or re-done?  Either way, they are amazing.  I love a space that is clean, simple and understated - no fuss.

If you have a chance, check out her entire blog post (link above) - seeing the before and afters together are so inspiring.

So, if you are like me - you look at a home like this and see the before and after shots and think - okay how can I make my house look like this?  Well, here are my takeaways from these photos -

1. Her home is organized, simply stated, clean - no clutter.  Keep things de-cluttered.
2. When it allows for it - keep windows clean - with no window treatments.
3. Consider painting trim a color different from white.
4. Paint all walls white.
5. Collect as many pieces as you can - and incorporate into your home design.
6. Go with what you like - not what you think is 'in style', etc.
7. Consider what you want your overall vibe of your house to be - then incorporate this vibe throughout the spaces, allowing for unique pieces here and there to identify and separate the rooms.


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