The rain isn’t helping the outside painting much, but you know the old saying… Some days, though, don’t you wish you could control the weather for a couple of hours?
Alexa Hampton’s Hampton’s House via Architectural Digest At any rate, we hope to have a few things planted in the yard to increase the curb appeal.
Highstreet Market As of this moment, the only thing we’ve purchased is the weeping rosemary that will hang out from underneath the brand-new fence and trail down front of the raised concrete that encloses the yard.
Today we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak into what the Beaufort living room is going to look like. We found this great photo and used it as somewhat of an inspiration for the feel of the living room.
This isn’t everything, of course, but here are a few items we’ve been working on that we think are going to be absolutely essential in the room!
This Currey & Company driftwood chandelier is HUGE, and is going to be that perfect, chic yet down-to-earth element that the room needs.
So, last Monday we told you all about the house we bought in Beaufort, NC, and showed you the downstairs that needed just a hint of work… Now it’s time for the upstairs!
The stairs need a few coats of paint and a little sisal. This staircase is going to be expanded to include the current attic (phase 2 renovations!) — future playroom/third floor bedrooms — and access to the widow’s walk.
This is one of the upstairs bedrooms, with the stairwell to the top porch. We’re going to cut a doorway, make a hall and convert this into a beautiful master bath!
This is the old bathroom, which will soon be ripped out — including the walls — to form a part of little Will’s new bedroom.
Upstairs guest room.
This very attractive “office” will the be the second half of little Will’s bedroom, complete with a pair of snazzy, nautical, built-in twin beds.
The old “Carolina room” (Florida room in North Carolina, perhaps?) will be a snazzy new upstairs bathroom, complete with washer and dryer. And don’t worry: All the wrong-sized windows will be replaced!
Here’s the upstairs master! We love how light and bright it is.
Here’s the best part!
The view from the widow’s walk is truly spectacular.
More from the widow’s walk…We can’t wait until next week to show you a little bit of progress. The tear out has officially begun!
We hope you all have a great start to the week. Thanks for visiting us!
So, first the mice. Will is now eight months and one week old, and, needless to say, he has a lot of stuff. Loveys, blankets, stuffed animals, toys, books… We’re up to our ears in baby gear. But, as of yet, I haven’t quite been able to figure out what is going to become his special, favorite, have-to-drive-three-hours-back-to-the-hotel-because-we-accidentally-left-it toy. Now I know. Sweet, sweet Mon from Splendid Willow sent him the most precious little mice from her fabulous store. I am not just saying this. Those guys have not left his hands. They’ve napped with him, eaten with him, ridden in the car with them, and, yes, been in the sand with him.
Ahhhh! Sand nose dive!
Sweet, sweet mice.
Man is this guy glad to be in bed and away from those little hands… His brother (and his pants) were unavailable for photo as they were having a bath 🙂
This isn’t a live shot, but this is his brother. Hehehe. I would want to hold onto him all the time too!
So we came home from a lovely weekend with Mom and Dad at the beach to find…
What?!!! A sinkhole!
Yup. Here it is.
Will was trying to see how deep it was with his rake. It didn’t reach, so we’re thinking about 8 or 9 feet. Isn’t that wild? We have it covered with an upside-down wheelbarrow for now until we can get it under control. Home ownership, huh?
No sinkholes in this beautiful place setting from Phoebe Howard. A little inspiration for your Monday! How was your weekend?
If there’s anything we love, it’s a gorgeous coffee table book. So we were so excited to find designer and decorative painter Leslie Sinclair’s new book, Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors. Through her work, Leslie proves that fine finishing can transform a room.
The designer stumbled upon this paneled look on a trip to France.
The gorgeous finish on these cabinets is sealed so it is more durable than paint. That’s always good in a space where things tend to get a little messy!
The plaster finish on the walls and cabinets is finished to enhance the old world charm of the room.
The stencil inside these coffers was created using brown paint and a tea stain.
The finish on these cabinets beautifully complements the 17th century stone countertops.
Simple plaster with no other finishes can be so starkly lovely.
The metallic stenciling over the plaster here dresses up the look. We’re loving having Leslie’s inspiration for our Monday morning.