Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Newlyweds first home ( Before and After )

This is my niece and her husband's home in LaGrange, Georgia. They have 
been married less than a year. You will enjoy the before and after pics and see how busy they have been painting and decorating their new home in their spare time.

They were so fortunate to find such a charming home they could enjoy for a long time and have room to grow as a family with a nice yard in a nice neighborhood.
The front door was originally green and now is a striking red color.  I love the character  and personality the older style door gives with the three small window panes. I believe the house was built in 1929.
This is the before pic when my niece and her husband bought the house.
The after pic shows her personality and colors and styles popular today. I am crazy about your bird pictures. Pretty basket and buffalo plaid pillow too.

Love the aqua painted wall color. Hardwoods floors are so nice and pretty. Their house is roomy and has a bath and several bedrooms upstairs.
Original sunporch before. Pic below is the after photo.
Re-purposed sunroom now her office. Such a cheery room to work in.
Hallway before.

After. Love the new rug bought on the internet! There is a half bath on the left where you see the red door.

This is the half bath mentioned above. I don't have the after pic but you can visualize the wallpaper border gone and a new wall color.
Master bedroom after.
Master before.
The master bedroom is long and I like the way Lauren made a separate dressing area with a curtain divider!
Kitchen after painting. Notice the chalk board wall.

Kitchen before.

I understand there are so many plans in the making for this room but that time will come. They are coming up on a year of marriage soon. I think they have done quite a lot in a short time don't you?

Back den before.
Back den after. I love the Georgia map and the pillow with their wedding date. You can view her bridesmaids luncheon last September here . I also like the paint colors. Stripe rug ties everything together and so stylish! The before pic is below.

I think they did a great job painting don't you? I bet they need a break from all the painting.  Did you notice the 1950's stereo console and albums? My eye went straight to it.  I must know the story on this. Was it Dustin's or in his family?

Sorry the light is this room is hard to photograph. All the pics were made on either an iPhone or iPad.
Their yard has GREAT bones! That means great potential and the foundation is there! Lauren, it will come. It just takes time and work. It's too hot now but in the fall you and Dustin will get it together.
So true.  I love this in your kitchen.
Look closely at the attached carport.  It has a cathedral ceiling and even a darling chandelier! Can you visualize a spring or fall party here spilling out in the back yard. Great shade trees and fenced in.
Cute thrifty find for storage at the back door.
Dining room before.
Dining room after. Love the stripe walls. That was a lot of work. The table is sentimental to me because it was my mother's. My mother would be so proud her granddaughter is enjoying it. I like how she took a traditional table and added new chairs to update the look. Brass chandy was painted white.
Lauren and Dustin you have transformed the house to make it your own. It is darling. Thank you for the tour.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sister's Road Trip!!

My sister and I had a great time visiting her two daughters last week. Jennifer's loft apartment in Atlanta was our first stop. Located close to downtown her loft apartment is convenient to her work and was a fun place to spend the night. I would describe her loft as sophisticated and chic. The picture above is the entry way.

This is another entryway that looks into the kitchen. Love all her mirrors! The white IKEA wall unit provides additional storage and is a striking focal point.

I love all her appliances. Great counter tops and cabinets, too!

Aren't the lights interesting?
All the pics were made from my iPad. I couldn't resist! Just enjoying myself visiting, the pictures at first thought, were to show my family. Then I realized how neat they would be to share on my blog.

Her loft is around 1300 square feet.

Wish I had gotten a better picture of Bella, her cat.  I love the brick walls and high ceilings. So many great textures! Did you notice her shoes?

I made a picture of the beautiful church you see out her window but decided to omit it because the street signs are prominent in the picture.

Her bedroom and adjacent bath. Great wall color. I didn't get pictures of the guest bedroom and bath and they are very cute.

Guest bedroom.

Guest bath. My niece has only lived here a short time but has done so much. She is really enjoying her job in Atlanta as a chemical engineer with a great company. I am so proud of her. I think she misses her dog and will be looking for a house with a yard soon so she can have a place for Cooper.

It was neat to drink coffee out of her Anthropologie cups the next morning. They were so cute I had to make a picture!
Thanks, Jennifer, for allowing me to share your loft apartment.  I love your style! It was  a great visit.

Next post, sister's house in Lagrange, Georgia!

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