Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Home Tour

Basically my entire Christmas break was consumed making my little space a home. I saved for months to buy furniture, and am proud to say I made it work on a fairly tight budget. I did everything I could do  myself including sewing pillows, rugs, and making a tv stand. The rest I either purchased out right or put on credit. One thing I didn't want to do was waste money on cheap pieces of furniture that would only last a couple of years. I made the decision to spend a little more on certain pieces that I hope will endure for years to come. 

Stepping through the front door, you'll find yourself in my office/living space. 

Desk and Chair- World Market 

Sectional: Haverty's . Table Lamps and End Tables: Target
The room took more of a southwestern turn when I found this amazing rug on sale at Pottery Barn. It brings so much color and brightness to the room and helps to separate the living space from other areas of the room. 
Rug: Pottery Barn

 I played up some of the colors and patterns of the rug by sewing some of my own pillow cases.

TV Stand: DIY. Terrariums: World Market

Vase Filler: Etsy

I love love LOVE my stainless steel table. I don't have to worry about scratches or dings like I wold with a wood table top, and it's proven to be a great work space for sewing and crafting. It's part of the mix and match collection from West Elm so if I ever get sick of the steel I can always switch it out for a more traditional top. 

Table: West Elm .  Chairs and Bench: World Market
The bench, I found at World Market. It's close to a perfect match for the table. As lovely and as comfy as the chairs are, the bench is where I tend to sit the most. 

Lou is settling in just fine here too. He spends the bulk of his time keeping guard on top of the couch and snuggling up for naps amongst the pillows. 

And then there's some playing too. 

Totally different feel in the bedroom. I wanted a more girly-chic look. I really debated about painting the back wall a light shade of gray. In the end I decided to keep it simple and use gray tones in the bedding and decor. I love that I can totally change the look and feel of this room by swapping out the pillows. It could me made more man-friendly by trading out the pinks and purples with neutral tones. I have hopes that I can use this same furniture for years to come. 

Pillows: DIY. Bedding: Anthropologie Night Stands: West Elm. Bed: Wayfair

  One of these days that big old mirror will be hung over the dresser where it belongs. 
Dresser: Haverty's. Mercury Glass Vases: DIY

All of the pillow cases (with the exception of the teal velvet) were sewn by me.  I ordered inserts from and spent an entire evening sewing them up. Most of the fabrics are Anna Maria Horner's from various collections.

Now you've seen it all, with the exception of the bathroom. I've still got a couple tricks up my sleeve for that room. Thanks for stopping by (;


Laura Parjanne said...

Such lovely colors you have chosen for your home and I absolutely love the tv stand! Ps. The dog is seriously cute

Kimberly said...

It looks amazing! My favorite things are your kirhen table and all the pillows you made! Love love

Rebecca Wagner said...

It looks so lovely:)
Lou is adorable!!


Sarah Gullett said...

Looks Great! I love the idea of gray bedding with girly pillows - great mix.

Danielle said...

Welcome back Katy :) Love your place, you have a great sense of decorating. Your place alone is gorgeous, so much light and big windows!! Lou is seriously a cutie. I have three dogs myself and the middle one plays like Lou - with her butt in the air!! Cute. Look forward to your next post


Denise Beres said...

Love the place!!! Can you post the DIY tutorial for the mercury glass vases!?!

The Crafty Novice said...

The place looks great! Especially love the office space, and placement of the wall art!

Rachel said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! You have such a fun style. Colorful and exuberant, but still very sophisticated and chic. I especially love the office/desk space. Looks like the perfect place to work. You did an amazing job!

Kayla and Landon said...

It looks so great! As a fellow college student, I LOVE seeing what people end up creating on a tight budget. I also admire how you wanted to buy furniture that would last a while. Awesome, and I can't wait to see more!

Vickie said...

It looks very nice. I love the picture of Lou smiling at himself in the mirror ! Too cute !

Natasha said...

The steel table top is wonderful. That last photo is my favourite.

Lee Ann said...

Great work! Love it all. Pinning!

Emily said...

Amazing! I just love the furniture you made, and the combination of modern, natural, and rustic elements.

Shon said...

Well done!! Congratulations for taking your time and putting together the space you wanted.

I think it all looks very lovely!!
I love the shots of Lou digging his new decor!! LOL

Klandestino said...

Love your home!

Klandestino said...

Love your home! Sweet!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

great space!! i love when you post pictures of your doggie - soo cute!!

Lish Hummel said...

I love the TV bench!!! And what a great idea as vase filler :) Hope your enjoying your new space!!!

takeshi007 said...

It is really nice to have a beautiful and attractive home and impress your visitor with your fancy home accessories and decorations.

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WMBG said...

great post!


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birdsandoxfords said...

awesome i love all the organization! I just finished a spring cleaning series on my blog!
-Deana, from BIrds&Oxfords

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I love that pup!

Meghan @ Simple Life Soliloquies said...

I'm a new follower & jumped to this post from your house announcement :) Just wanted to say I'm blown away that your TV stand was a DIY! My first thought after seeing a picture was "that must be the most expensive thing in the room." I'm so impressed you could accomplish that look without spending a ton!

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