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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Sunroom at Bluestone Hill

Since this room is really more of a three seasons room, we haven't been using it much lately, but I decided to go ahead and put some greenery and a few pops of red out here for the holidays. On a sunny day, it actually heats up pretty nicely in the afternoon, but it was NOT sunny when I took these pictures and I had to wear a hoodie, one of my husband's hoodies over that, and gloves to take these. I take (pretty much) all my photos on Tuesdays and it seems like New England weather has conspired to always rain on Tuesdays now.

I cut most of our greenery from the woods, but I got the garland around the clock at Home Depot.

I made the table runner and placemats (above) with fabric from Jo-Ann's and the striped pillow (below) from a grainsack a few years ago:

I love the glow of a Christmas tree through the window:

Have a wonderful day! - Jamie

Source List:
Bluestone floor, doors, curtains, trim color - existing
Wall color - Wales Gray by Benjamin Moore
Table - Ballard Designs
End chairs - IKEA
Throw & pillow on end chairs - Target
Stockings on chair backs - local store
Metal side chairs - Joss & Main
Wire Vase - Aiden Gray
Runner and Placemats - I made
Chargers - IKEA
Cream dinner plate - Pottery Barn
"Noel" plate - Target
Glasses - Home Goods
Sideboard, mirror, everything on the sideboard except for wreath and orb - antique or secondhand
Wreath on Mirror - Target
Garden orb - Joss & Main
Chaise lounge - Ballard Designs
Knit throw - made by a relative
Cream knit pillow - Target
Red striped pillow - I made from a grainsack
Clock - Joss & Main
Side table - Target (I painted it, it was white)
France bucket - secondhand store
Presents are wrapped in brown kraft paper, tied with jute string
Greenery is mostly from our woods, around the clock is from Home Depot

Have a wonderful day! - Jamie

Friday, December 9, 2016

Our New Entryway and a Few Other Little Peeks

Last week we closed on our new home! It has been a whirlwind couple of months here so we are so excited that finally this week we really feel like we can start settling in. Our new home's interior is pretty similar to our last home so it may seem a little crazy that we moved as we start sharing pictures of our new home, but the yard and driveway situation is so much more ideal for our family and the amount of time that we spend outdoors. I have literally barely had time to sit down for the last six weeks so this post will be short and not have a whole lot of words but I wanted to at least share a few little peeks into our new home and then hopefully in the next week or two I'll actually have time to really sit down and go through some more before shots.

First up here is our entryway. Some of this new house has the original wood trim and some of it was recently painted white. The entryway was one of the spaces that had the white trim (yay!!!) so in here we just painted the walls White Dove and then we painted our Soft Surroundings chest with some Wrought Iron which we had leftover from several years ago. For the holidays we added our large boxwood wreath and topiaries and our wooden horse and stocking from HomeGoods. We temporarily have our faux cowhide rug in here because it's the only rug we have that fits in this space but it's still a little too big. Once I find something else though we will move it - most likely up to our master bedroom. I may just look for a smaller version of this one because I like the way the shape fits the angled floor space. It just is a little too large. Well, it technically fits just fine but visually I think it is too large.

Over on the right wall we added the HomeGoods bench that we used to have in our dining room and a new piece of art from Deann that I absolutely LOVE. I hung it in here the moment it arrived, I love the colors so much and the church reminds me of the one that we got married in! I actually switched it the other day with a piece in the kitchen and I think I like it even better in there because of how perfectly it goes with the kitchen cabinet color, and the piece I switched it with has a gold frame which coordinates nicely with the mirror. I took these pictures though before I thought to switch them. I am hoping to take some pictures of the kitchen and family room this weekend and as long as I do I will share them next week!

We added some other festive elements (I kept switching out the wreaths, I couldn't decide which I liked better). 

To the left of the entryway is our formal living room. I painted the walls in there Blue Note which I LOVE! Jamie used it in her back hall and I thought seeing how I loved it there it was worth trying in here. I'm waiting on some draperies to arrive next week and then I'll share a few more images of the room. I can't wait to share more pictures of this rug from RugsUSA. It is beautiful! I love the vintage look to it and the soft tones.

The two rooms that had been remodeled before the prior owners put it on the market were the kitchen and the master bathroom so we are won't be doing any major changes in there. We are just adding some little touches like these gold pulls and a new gold faucet. I am waiting on a few more of the pulls (that are supposed to arrive today!) and then we will take some kitchen photos. Here's a little peek though. I think the cabinet color is Lampblack. Although I eventually plan on painting them Wrought Iron, right now I am loving the color they are! Unfortunately I don't have any details on the backsplash or counters.

Here are a few before photos of the family room that is attached to the kitchen. As you can see it is VERY VERY similar to our old house - ha! In fact, so much so that I had zero interest in it the first time I saw it. However, after the house we were originally planning on buying fell through due to some major structural issues and our house was under contract and I had crossed of just about every other house we had looked at and we were running out of time, I decided to give it another look. It met so many of the other things on our list I decided it was rather silly to ignore this one just because of this room being so similar. 

It does have this bay window though which I love! 

That's all I've got time for right now but hopefully I will have some more photos to share next week!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! We will be back tomorrow with Jamie's sunroom all decked out for the holidays! It looks so amazing!

Source List:

White Trim - Existing
Walls - White Dove in Eggshell by BM
Gold Ring Chest - Soft Surroundings (painted Wrought Iron by BM)
Mirror - Soft Surroundings
Wreath - Painted Fox
Topiaries - Joss and Main
Trophy Urns - The Arrows Nest
Paperwhites - Savvy quite a few years ago
Horse - HomeGoods
Stocking - HomeGoods
Rug - Joss and Main
Church Painting - Deann
Bench - HomeGoods
Boots - Frye
Books - Vintage
Throw - HomeGoods
Gift Boxes - Target
Spool - HomeGoods
Pillow - Joss and Main
Skis - Birch Lane
Faux Cedar Wreath - Savvy years ago
Pom Pom Wreath - I made it a few years ago
Hooks - HomeGoods
Hat - Joyfolie
Scarf - Joss and Main

Cabinet Color - Lampblack (I think based on a paint can I found)
Pulls - Pottery Barn
Wood Cutting Board - Ikea
Marble and Wood Cutting Board - Birch Lane 
Marble and Wood Small Cake Stand - Birch Lane
Polka Dot Bowls - Painted Fox
Little Plates - HomeGoods
Boxwood Wreath - Savvy years ago
Bunny Salt and Pepper Shakers - HomeGoods
Painting - gift from family member
Mixer - Kitchen Aid
Backspash - Existing
Counters - Existing

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas in our Guest Room

Well, except for a progressive dinner we are doing next week, I think this is our last room to share of our old house! (Although if I get to it, I may do a round up of all the before and afters from the last three and a half years in a few weeks).

I thought the bright green boxwood wreath and garland from our collection at Painted Fox would look pretty against the black and whites in this room. This is our third Christmas with this wreath and it is one of my favorites!

We added one of our magnolia wreaths over to the desk area as well as our favorite skis!

We added some fresh creamy roses and some ornaments we found at HomeGoods last year mixed in with some wrapper paper we found there as well.

We got these paperwhites years ago at a local store (which unfortunately has now closed) and use them every single winter!

The crown ornament was from a year or two ago - I think maybe from Target?

The plaid deer was from Target last fall and was fun to use in this room this year against the dark walls! I hung a faux cedar wreath around him that I bought several years ago at a local store (that is now closed). The throw and pillows are from HomeGoods.

The snowshoes were an antique find from my mom a couple of Christmases ago.

Well, that's about it! I hope to be back Thursday or Friday with a post with a few photos of our new house.

Guest Room Source List:

Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Beadboard Wallpaper - Allen and Roth from Lowe's (then painted over)
Wall Color - Nightfall by Benjamin Moore in and Eggshell finish
Drapery Panels - Country Curtains Buffalo Check in Black 96" (one set)
Bed - Skyline Furniture about six or seven years ago (almost identical one here in White Duck)
Gold Trophy Vase - The Arrow's Nest (similar here and here)
Roses - grocery store
Black Velvet Pillows - HomeGoods (similar here)
White fluffy pillows - HomeGoods (similar here)
Rug - HomeGoods
Lamps - HomeGoods (similar here
Peacocks - Family antique
Roman Shades - Lowe's (they've since been discontinued)
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 

Trunk at end of Bed - Antique Shop in Asheville, NC 11 years ago
Striped Throw - IKEA
Desk - IKEA
Chair - Joss and Main
Mirror - Joss and Main
Small Frame - HomeGoods
White Sofa - Lee Industries about ten years ago
Pillows - mostly HomeGoods
Plaid throw - HomeGoods

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