House Tour: Cashiers

There’s no place like the mountains for a festive holiday getaway. This unbelievable Cashiers escape is the kind of place we’d like to spend a white Christmas in — or a warm summer day! We hope you enjoy the tour! 
Thanks for taking time out of your busy holiday planning to visit us today!

Source:  Atlanta Homes Mag

We feel compelled to tell you about the ridiculous shoe sale at Saks. Jimmy Choo, Manolo, Prada, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Brian Atwood, Giuseppe Zanotti, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, etc. etc. — All. On. Sale. It’s too good not to share. Hope your holiday shopping is almost finished. It’s time to get a little something for yourself!



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Things We Love: Pocket Doors

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If there’s any room divider that we love, it’s the pocket door.
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Reminiscent of an era gone by, the pocket door adds that cozy, cottage feel to any home.

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Either fully opened and tucked away for later use, 
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Or slightly open so the beautiful details add to the room.
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Pocket doors are a great way to add interest to a room, 
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Or close off a space while keeping an open feeling.
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They are the perfect place to add a splash of accent, like a bold color.
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This mirrored design is so pretty we might want to keep it open all the time!
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This open-weave design adds privacy while maintaining the space’s airy feel.

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These great black doors really set off the room. 
The pocket doors at the Beaufort house are one of our favorite features. We’re working on sanding them back to the original wood for that coastal feel. We’re heading down there today, so we hope we have a long-overdue update soon!


Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you all have a wonderful afternoon!

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Beaufort Update: The Demolition Continues!

 No, I had not been drinking when these pictures were taken. The only thing I can figure is that little hands were grabbing at my phone as I was snapping away… Mom and Dad’s bathroom and closet have been ripped out, and things look promising!
 We hope we can improve upon the harvest gold fixtures. 

This is the doorway from their bedroom into the bath. The smaller doorway will be closed up to give a longer wall for placing the bed. Here’s a design lesson: Sometimes trim that coordinates with the attached bath is not a winning idea!
 Ignore the yucky fixtures — this is our “Portajohn” during construction. But we are so shocked to see that this closet underneath the stairs looks much more spacious than we thought it would converted to a half bath.
 Some fun remnants of the past in the upstairs bathroom. Do you think we should revert back to one of these pretty wallpaper patterns? 😉
One of the previous owners of this house way back when embezzled money from the bank where he worked. Legend has it that he stashed the cash somewhere in these walls… Will and Daddy can’t find it.

 It was hard to get a good shot of the upstairs bath, but it has opened up so much. 

 Once this wall is knocked down, little Will is going to have a great bedroom — much bigger than we expected!

 Fortunately, there was no need to demo the late-afternoon view… When we start feeling overwhelmed we have to go sit on the porch for awhile and remind ourselves that this really is going to be great — one day!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fabulous Monday!

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Beaufort Tear Out!

The tear out in our Beaufort house has officially begun! Woo hoo! We think the kitchen is already looking better!

The beautiful green linoleum (if you want to see the original before click here!) was stripped to reveal a stylish harvest gold pattern.

Weirdly, now that everything is gone it looks smaller somehow…
 We have been assured it isn’t!

  On the flip side of the kitchen, taking the floor and appliances out of the future mudroom made it look huge! Now we’re just crossing our fingers that the Historical Association approves our new window/French door scheme in the kitchen and mudroom.
 The pea green carpet has been removed from the downstairs master. 
 The floors can’t be salvaged, but it looks better already all the same, don’t you think?
 The downstairs master bath has been ripped out. See ya later harvest gold tile! Bathtub and wallpaper to follow…

 The space where the buckets are is going to be a pretty butler’s pantry, and the bathroom will be extended into the current closet.

We think the biggest change was ripping the carpet out of the living room. We were relieved that these floors will refinish beautifully!
Here’s a closer look. 
Do you think we should keep this furniture? Haha. We were told the orange chairs were purchased with our love of the color in mind! 
 Can you imagine that a half bath is going to fit in here? We’re thinking this is the opportunity for that fabulous wallpaper and/or tile that we can’t afford in a larger spot.
 On another note, Will’s mom’s birthday was Friday, and we thought this made the cutest birthday party table. The boxes were filled with cute paper plates, chicken salad, broccoli salad, fruit, deviled eggs and two different flavors of bite-sized brownies — we had to save room for cake, after all!
I wish I had taken a picture of the whole table because it looked like one big present!
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great start to the week. Thanks for visiting us today!

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