Things We Love: Attic Living

South African Cottage

Big, open rooms are great, but it’s all those unique nooks and crannies, the imperfect spaces, that really set a home apart. Playrooms, bedrooms, living rooms. We think they’re all better with a cozy attic feel. Sloped ceilings, exposed beams… There’s so much to love about attic living!
Blue Creek Home

Jessica Helgerson Design

Irene Turner Interior Design

Coastal Living

Charles Spada Design


house to home

Jane Marsden Design


my home ideas

Elegantly Eclectic
Thanks for visiting us today! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a $100 Rejuvenation gift card!

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2. Visit Rejuvenation and let us know which light you’d love to see hanging in your home! 


House Tour:Belk Farm

Do you ever just have one of those days? I mean, of course you do. Well, WE had one of those days yesterday in a big way. It started with a rather large check being sent to the wrong address and being deposited by some random stranger and ended with… Deleting the last 100 comments on our blog. That’s sad because we love y’all and all your sweet words make our day! Fortunately, we did realize that they are all in our email so your giveaway entries are saved! Shew! But, if you haven’t entered to win $100 REJUVENATION GIFT CARD, don’t forget to do it! (Click here for rules.)
On to the real news of the day… This awesome Belk Farm tour. 
My hubby Will sent this to me via Garden and Gun, and I totally fell in love.
We love the simplicity of this kitchen. The open shelves, the simple, white china…

The island that can easily seat a large family for casual dining.
But, then again, what’s a farmhouse without a farm table? We think the tolix barstools and chairs add continuity here.
This simple flax bedding is perfect for the farm. No muss, no fuss and looks even better with a hint of a wrinkle.
No farmhouse would be complete without a few animals. These goats are adorable! Plus, we love the idea of a bunch of little ones brushing their teeth side-by-side before running to play in the great outdoors.
The crispness of these white towels against the rustic dark of the wood is truly one of those pleasures in life that take your breath away with their utter simplicity.
We’re sure we’ve mentioned how much we’d like to have our very own chicken coop. Plus, you can’t get up with the rooster if you can’t hear it crow!
This is so picturesque. Talk about the perfect place to watch your corn pop up in rows!
What a magnificent view! Add a cup of hot tea, a good friend and some sweet little ones splashing around and this is the perfect day. Oh, goodness. Give us the simple life…
What’s your idea of the perfect retreat?

Source: Garden and Gun

Gift Card Giveway!

 Today’s the big day, everyone! One of our very lucky friends is going to win a $100 gift card for the fixture of their choice at the fabulous Rejuvenation. 

 We wish we could show you the gorgeously rejuvenated hallway and adjacent rooms where we hung our precious fixture. Only, you know when nine months of a renovation have gone off without a hitch, that happens to be the exact time that: Things. Fall. Apart. In the grand scheme, it isn’t that serious, but the tile in the bathroom was wrong. (On so, so many levels!) So the entire suite had to be put on hold because the tear-out created dust, dust, dust. And, as we all know, dust and art don’t mix well. And… the electricity was off so that no one got electrocuted during sconce installation.

At any rate, finished space or no, we adore the fixture there. It’s the perfect mix of old-world feel with a modern twist — and just a touch of black! The brushed nickel top blends beautifully with the bathroom fixtures. And, don’t worry, when the doors are replaced and the second-floor porch finished, we will have corresponding knobs! 

1. FOLLOW US,  JOIN OUR EMAIL SUBSCRIBER LIST or LIKE US on Facebook FOR ONE ENTRY EACH.  If you’ve already done all those things, just let us know in your comment, and we’ll give you credit 🙂
2. Visit Rejuvenation and let us know which light you’d love to see hanging in your home! 
That’s it. Easiest 100 bucks we’ve ever made!
If you want more chances or to see some other variations of this cool pendant, visit our blog friends:

                                                                              Calling It Home 

 So, here’s what we’d do with ours… You know, if we were eligible. We love these galvanized planters. So chic!
 There’s no such thing as enough when it comes to coffee table books.
 The ’70s have never been cooler.
 We love the yacht feel of this lamp!

 This end table would spruce any look.
 Love. Love. Love.

An essential for those hand-crafted summer cocktails. Don’t forget to enter, and good luck, everyone! Gift card or no, we hope each of your days is a winner!

**NOTE: We accidentally deleted the first 100 comments on here, but no worries! We have all your entries saved in our email 🙂 Sorry… Multitasking and comments don’t mix!


One Light, Four Ways

 We are so excited this week because we have the awesome opportunity to work with Rejuvenation and three fabulous bloggers to design a pendant light and then use it in a room we are working on! The even better news? Next Monday, when we reveal the design of our light, we are also giving away a $100 Rejuvenation gift card for YOU to use on anything your little heart desires! Yay! If you aren’t familiar with Rejuvenation, they are the lighting arm of the Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn family, and are stuffed to the gills with incredible lighting!

 We have this tricky little hallway in the Beaufort house that we need the perfect fixture for… So this couldn’t have come at a better time!
 Just to orient you to the space, the hall is in between the upstairs (soon-to-be) master bath…
 And the upstairs master bedroom. The entire area is that great spatial white color that we are so excited about, so we’ve narrowed our pendant colors down to something in the chrome, aluminum, stainless family, glass, frosted glass or maybe some sort of cool lantern look that will go with the age of the house.
It’s all ready and waiting for just the right light. We’re pretty excited about the reveal because this hallway is very important. It leads to the second-floor porch, so it’s sure to get tons of traffic. We’re hoping by next week the cardboard will the gone, the pictures will be hung, and, most important, we’ll have a chic centerpiece in the form of the perfect light. So, what would your vision for this space be? Something shiny? A dull steel? Glass? So many great options!
Here are the other blog friends we’re working with on this fun One Light, Four Ways project:
Calling It Home 
We’re betting their spaces look a little better in the “before” photos… But, the good news it, that means we’ll have something even more surprising to reveal! 
We are all four using the Baltimore Pendant and designing it in a way that looks good in our space. Here are a few options that we think are great! But there are so, so many great looks it’s hard to choose just one!
We shouldn’t even tell you guys this because we’re creating competition for ourselves, but, since we’re friends, we felt obligated to let you know that Rejuvenation is giving away this gorgeous Blenko lamp on April 30. All you have to do is Like them on Facebook. This lamp is the PERFECT blue for the Beaufort house, and, you might like to know, retails for a mere $590. (See what good friends we are?) We’d say to let us know if you win, but we’re pretty much planning on being the lucky ones. We think we’ll use it in the living room 🙂

Traditional Home
Here a few beautiful hallways for your viewing pleasure!
Structures Building Group
We hope ours is looking as spruced and fabulous as these soon!
Opal Design Group
Australian Decor

Tim Barber Ltd


Thanks for visiting us today, and don’t forget to check back next Monday for our $100 gift card giveaway! We know we could use some amazing lighting from Rejuvenation! Wishing you a Monday that is bright, bright, bright!

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