My sister has been married to Bruce for going on 10 years now and after initially moving in here and decorating the house, she’s been making some very nice changes. They recently got additional hardwoods installed and all the floor sanded and restained and it all turned out beautiful. They are looking to downsize in the near future, but will have to see how it goes with home sales since it's not looking great at this time. In the meantime, with all their kids out of the house, they can enjoy the changes for themselves.
As I’ve mentioned before, we usually have our family gatherings at their house, since they have such a nice outdoor porch and back yard to enjoy on these nice spring and summer days. So, I thought y’all might enjoy seeing their house. This is coming in the frontdoor. It was time to get the walls repainted too, so she decided to use my Whole Wheat paint by Sherwin Williams as her main color this time.
The foyer is flooded with natural light, so it really looks light here and you can see how much darker it looks towards the back of the greatroom. Renee loves decorating almost as much as I do and enjoys puttering around with it too.We didn't get this trait from our mom, as she could care less about decorating and changing things around. I'll show you a glimpse of my mom's kitchen in another post.
She’s going to be replacing the familyroom furniture in the near future too. And she’s been scouring Craigslist in Atlanta looking for some bargains and boy, did she score on a couple of deals recently. There are some great things on the Atlanta Craigslist. I can't believe how much better it is than ours in Birmingham.
She found this HUGE entertainment center in an ad from a store selling their furnishings and got this gorgeous piece, as well as the island that goes with it. If you’ve ever heard of Habersham, this line is very similar, although it is not an official Habersham piece, it certainly has the look. It’s in 2 pieces and she said they had a heck of a time getting it in the house. Had to haul it on 2 trucks. And the price of this beauty is amazing. $1,000 for this large and magnificent piece, a real steal if you’ve priced entertainment units lately. And it’s solid wood. It’s hard to tell in this pic, but it’s a soft beigy color with a little green undertone and has very nice distressing.
With their huge greatroom ceilings, this piece fits perfectly. She said it’s 9’ tall.
The detailing on it is exquisite.
Over the fireplace.
Looking back towards front door.
Greatroom looking into kitchen area and onto back porch.
This is a true open floorplan house with great flow for a party. The greatroom opens to the kitchen, which then connects to the livingroom and diningroom combo.
Several of you mentioned the backyard, here's the link to my Mother's Day post, which shows a lot of their lush backyard and pond. Click here!
Say hello to Buster, the Boston terrier. He’s a fun dog and loves to play tug o’ war. And he once got so excited, he peed on my husband. At least my hubby laughed about it.
Breakfast table looking into kitchen. There’s the island she also scored from the same sellers. She got it for $350, which I thought also was a great deal. Mom made her kitchen window treatments too.
Very pretty piece, it looks wonderful in her kitchen. If they do move, she’s taking it with her.
And this is Holly, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix and she is a real sweetie.
The diningroom is right off the kitchen. She left this room red, but I think I’ve talked her into lightening it up too, like I did with my red diningroom. She mentioned that she thinks she is going to paint over the red too. When she and Bruce got married, he had all this cherry furniture made by Kincaid. Very nice furniture, all solid wood, but it’s all exactly alike. Queen Anne Cherry. Too much of a good thing. It was in the foyer, greatroom, dining room, and master bedroom. All Queen Anne Cherry. She’s prepared him over the years, that she is going to get rid of some of it and bring in some new pieces, not so matchy-matchy, so now she’s finally getting around to doing that. They asked for my advice on some things they should change out. She just spray painted that brass light fixture to black and it looks so much better already. So, in case you have a brass fixture like this one which is in a lot of homes all over the country, here’s what it would look like painted.
Looking into kitchen. She’s going to sell the table and chairs, as well as the china cabinet and that wall is where the newly painted hutch will go. Anyone in the Atlanta area interested in a solid wood Kincaid table and chairs and china cabinet?? She’s going to sell it for a good price.
Livingroom chairs. She is tired of these chairs too and they will also be going.
Recognize this piece? Yep, we both bought this from the decorator a few years ago. She’s going to change her knobs to black too after she saw my piece.
So, that’s a little tour of my sister’s downstairs main areas. Hope you enjoyed seeing more of her house. They’ve been working hard on it and it looks great.