Welcome, Kent!

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We welcomed our newest little in June – hence the lack of posting! I have so much to share and now that we are all sleeping a little bit more perhaps I’ll have the time and energy to. 😉

Above is a snapshot of when Edith met Kent for the first time and is one of my most treasured photographs. All the feels!

Coffee Table Makeover

A little living room update since my last update!

I really didn’t want to buy a new coffee table, but the one we currently use I got as a sophomore in college at a scratch and dent sale. Lets just say it has seen better days.

I’m constantly amazed at the power of a fresh coat of paint and this project was no different. Edith and I made a impromptu Home Depot run and after getting some spray primer and some paint, I was ready to tackle this DIY during nap time.

You’ll see that I initially went with a peacock blue. BOLD color choice from me and it only took about 3 hours after the second coat was on for me to realize I needed to bring the color waaaay down. So, we once again blindly chose a paint color and hoped for the best. It’s still quite the pop, but I think I like it! Which is good, because I don’t think I have the drive to paint this sucker again 🙂

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W.I.P. Update: The Living Room Built-ins…so close!

Ooooh how I love built-ins. This is our third house and we’ve installed them in each one. Nothing beats ’em. As you might remember from the initial house tour we started with a very sad, sparse media wall in our living room. It looked a little something like this:

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ImageToys everywhere, nothing to scale – it wasn’t all that great for being a ‘great room’.  We did a little furniture hunting to see if we could fill up that wall and we quickly realized anything that would even come close to the size we needed would be way too expensive. So we hired our buddy Mike and worked together to draft a plan for some custom built-ins. It took two weeks total, but they weren’t here all of those days. We picked to match the base trim color for a clean (bright!) look. We’re still styling them and mulling over the knobs, but are so pleased with the outcome!

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Love it all! Love the Edith photo cameo, love that toys are concealed and love that we get to use our buffet as an actual buffet in the dining area (you’ll see we also hung our antique yolk!) Ending on an unrelated note – Home Depot has one of my favorite vines, Wandering Jew, on sale for only $5 right now. I scooped up this bad boy along with couple others.

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Have a happy Monday!

Alt Summit, here I come!

SLCSummerTHIS girl just impulsively bought a ticket to the Alt Summer Summit! I’m super pumped…and admittedly a little clueless about what I’m getting into, but wahoo! My friend Katie of Three Happy Eaters planted the bug in my ear yesterday afternoon and by bedtime I had purchased my ticket. I’ve been wanting to go so I just YOLO’d and jumped in with both feet. I’ll be going with a focus on Morrow Studio and am just so eager to meet other creatives and get inspired.

Doing a little happy dance over here!

Mini Boden Spring 2014

The weather is really not helping my online shopping addiction. Thankfully, I have a legitimate reason to shop! Edith is turning ONE (insert sad face here) next week and we haven’t gotten her a single thing! I just came across Mini Boden’s Spring line and …be still my heart. Cutest ever. She’ll definitely be receiving something from this collection!

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Snow Day!

Our first ‘big’ (by Atlanta standards) snow since we moved here! Since I didn’t have to get into a car, I got to just enjoy the snow’s beauty. Stonewall is the only one who really wanted to venture out with me though. Edith and Huckleberry took naps instead. To be clear, once the dreamy snow has finished falling it’s going to be be sunny and 70, right?

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Wednesday Inspiration: Folk Fibers

Hello, friends!

I thought it would be fun to share artists, projects, sites and imagery that I find inspiring at least once a week – and what better day to do that than Wednesdays? (Trying very hard to not quote the Geico camel right now…)

logoIf you haven’t heard of Folk Fibers yet, you’re welcome. These amazing, hand-stitched, naturally-dyed quilts are the creation of fellow SCAD alum, Maura Grace Ambrose. Her passion for textiles really shines through in her work, and, in my opinion, successfully captures an essence of Americana through such a seemingly simple medium. Who wouldn’t want one of these? Beautiful. I’m not the only one who thinks she is pretty legit. Ambrose received the the 2013 American Made honoree award from Martha Stewart. MARTHA. STEWART. So, if you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind piece or just want to daydream about bundling up in one of these masterpieces, enjoy!

(All images are from her online shop – check it out!)

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Farmhouse Tour: Guest Room, First Floor Bath and Office

Hello and happy Monday!

We’ll be wrapping up the house tour this week! I’m pretty excited about that because, as it turns out, this little house tour exposes a lot of my insecurities of showing my nest unfinished and unstyled (my lack of photo resources isn’t helping, either). But, you have to start somewhere and it just wouldn’t be the truth if this all looked perfect. And on that note, shall we?

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We’re not sure what this room used to be, but because of the ceiling line (original roof line) and the boarded off window, we think this was either part of the 1875 structure or the 1920’s addition.

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Clawfoot tub detail. Looooove this guy!

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No one has taken a shower in here yet, but the tub is great! That board is a little piece Jay through together so I have a place for my wine 🙂

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Little foyer to laundry room, bath and office with built-in

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Come for a visit!

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View from guest terrace

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Chocolates and carafes – guest room necessities, of course.

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Oh, hey E!

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B+B and Morrow Studio headquarters! 🙂
Can’t wait to give this space some love. Think it will only take a few quick DIYs to get there.

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Birds eye view

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Craft hutch

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This hutch was the first piece of furniture my parent’s ever owned, making it a super special addition to the room. We called it the ‘candle hutch’ growing up because my mom would store her dozens (if not hundreds) of seasonal candles in it.

Cabin fever? Imagine if you got to call one of these places your ‘cabin’…

A friend sent this site to me, because clearly she knows me well! How cool is Circa? If you are drawn towards homes with a little history, you’ll appreciate it as well. So, so dreamy. Happy hunting!

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Farmhouse Tour: Exterior – Winter 2013/14

Hello and might I add, brrrrr.

I decided to pick the absolute coldest day to go outside and capture some pictures around the farm. The sun was deceiving useless.

While I thaw, take a look around the place! The farm encompasses a little over 3 acres and has the main house, a stable, a small shed and a barn (more like a workshop).

Here she is. It was love at first sight.

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Welcome!

Whenever Jay and I would talk about how we’d envision our dream houses, the exterior aesthetic was always the same – a white house with black french doors and a wrap around porch. Obviously this fit the bill.

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The drive leading up to the farm

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Front entrance and a Stonewall. The planters are existing from previous owner and will likely get a makeover in the Spring.

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Front view from the “driveway”. There is no garage making having a clean car a unique (impossible) challenge.

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Front view from gated pasture.

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Stable, shed and barn view from pasture.

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View of what we assume was a carriage port. This poor guy needs a lot of love!

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A doorbell of sorts outside the main gate.

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Juuuust wanted to document how ridiculously cold it is. Sorry, birds.

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Side garden. Primarily shade so will have to plan and plant accordingly in the Spring.

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Previous owners left an antique plow. Not sure if it was intentional, but we accepted the gift nonetheless.

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Front view of carriage port. Jay would like to eventually turn this into a car port.

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Ginormous Oak

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Stable and small shed

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View of the barn which is currently being used as our basement, attic and workshop

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The back of our house is currently construction zone as we rebuild the deck. More to come on that!

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View inside the 4 stall stable. The previous owner left us a ton of reclaimed wood which is currently being stored in here. Will be awhile before any animals get to call this spot home as it needs some work (and we need to figure out how to take care of livestock!)

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A little relic in the stable via Alma

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See that pile of rocks? Yeah, those were what was keeping up part of our house when we moved in. We promptly addressed that issue with a proper foundation and hope to repurpose those rocks on the outdoor fireplace that’ll be on the main deck.

                        Hope you enjoyed looking around the grounds! These photos are all I could take before my hands froze around my camera. Check back soon as we go inside (thank God)…