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Our Townhouse


Welcome in...all of the pictures you see here are the "befores". Our home is new construction so we needed to wait a year before painting...and I like to put out all the decor at once for that extreme makeover feel. Stay tuned for "afters" within the next few months.

I love our vintage style adjustable light over the kitchen table.

Everything  here is from IKEA--couch, ottoman, media stand, book cases.

Close up of the book case decor...I am always adding and switching things around.

Hobby Lobby birdhouse. I was going to paint it but I like the pop of color.

Find of the decade--gorgeous down pillows at Marshall's--$10 on clearance!

One of the many cute vases I have collected and showcase in the book case--this one is from CB Outlet.

My clearance finds at HomeGoods. Magazine rack (above) and shabby chic wooden box (below).


Table and chairs from IKEA

Ikea vase, Wal-Mart soap dispenser, CB ceramic bird.

Total price $15.

My adorable, kitchy S&P shakers from Ebay! How perfect! They ARE my dogs!

I love this cute trivet I got from CB Outlet!

View of the powder room--love it!

Retro/kitchy sign above the powder room door. Its in a hall with 3 sets of doors. This helps guests pick the right one.

Our dining room set is the Madison collection from Crate and Barrel.

Up close view of the table runner--a fabric panel from IKEA that I cut to size.

Another great CB Outlet find! I am going to transplant my orchid as soon as its back to health!

Matching votive holders on pillar stands.

This is a piece of my Great Grandmother's china that I inheirited--an inspiration for my planned dining room makeover. While its not necessicarily my style, there are elements I love! The grey and purple combo and the unique shape of these plates in particular.


My awesome Crate and Barrel vases!

Spring (above) Fall (below)


Close up of my gorgeous embroidered throw pillows--a Target clearance find!

My lamp from Urban Outfitters. Lampshade from target.

Finial was from Home Depot and painted to match.

Foyer from below

Foyer from above

Plant shelf in master bedroom. The lighs are from IKEA, plugged into an outlet that is connected to a dimmer switch--for setting the mood. Mirror also from IKEA and jewelry armoire from Target.

Bedroom Furniture from CB--not too fond of it but we'll have to keep it for a while. Bedding is Calvin Klein.


Guest room--bed from IKEA.

Cutest chandelier ever from Ebay! OMG how perfect!

 Below are pix of our refinished hall bath. This is Ryan's bathroom, but also the ones any guests would use.