Welcome to our home! We have lived here for just over a year now and are slowly making this house into our own. When we purchased the place, it was dark, sad and dirty. It has come a long way from when we first moved in. We put a fresh coat of white paint in almost every room and it has brightened up the house so much!
Andrew moved into the house with just an air mattress a couple months before I did. We slowly started purchasing furniture like our dining room table and chairs, new mattress and sectional. The house is so big and a couple rooms still remain empty!
My Style: I love blending vintage and modern pieces. I would use words like bold, industrial, and boho when it comes to the vibe of our home.
Inspiration: Most of my inspiration comes from Instagram! I love following other home decor bloggers working with a tight budget. I am also a treasure hunter and when I fall in love with pieces, I simply find a way to make them work in our home.
Favorite Feature: I love all of the french doors in our home (We have three). Most people want an open floor plan, but the doors are beautiful and make it so cozy. They also keep our fur children from destroying the place while we aren’t watching them!
Biggest Challenge: We have a double parlor and the one adjacent to the living room is empty! It’s a weird space with a large bay window, and I haven’t found the right furniture for the room, so it’s absolutely empty.
Proudest DIY: We refreshed our kitchen on a shoestring budget ($500), and it is nowhere near my dream kitchen, but it looks SO much better than when we first moved in. We painted the entire room, the cabinets, replaced the light fixture, switched out the stove, and bought new hardware. I have to say, I am also super proud of the shelves we made for nightstands in our bedroom!
Biggest Indulgence: Our sectional in the living room was a pretty large purchase (for us), but a good sofa is always worth the investment. It’s a piece you can use for years to come.
Best Advice: Don’t rush furnishing and decorating your home! Take your time to find and source items that bring you great joy. You don’t need a lot of money to make your house a home. Be patient and find items that speak to you! Also, don’t think too hard about decorating! Just listen to your gut.
Hallway: Paint – Behr Polar Bear White Eggshell, Black shelf – Thrifted, Coat Hooks – Hobby Lobby, Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted, Accessories – Home Goods, Light Fixture – Goodwill
Living Room: Paint – Behr Polar Bear White Eggshell, Sectional – Blended Furniture Market, Dusty Rose Pillows – Shop Counting House (look alike here), Green Velvet Pillows – Wayfair, TV Stand – Overstock.com, Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted, Coffee Table + Mid Mod Chair – Thrifted, Grow Light – Soltech Solutions, Wool Knit Blanket – Etsy, Curtains – Home Goods, Curtain Rods – Bed Bath & Beyond
Dining Room: Paint – Behr Polar Bear White + Limousine Leather Black Eggshell, Dining Table – Blended Furniture Market (look alike here), Dining Chairs – At Home Stores (look alike here), Wine Sideboard – BCP, Round Mirror – Home Goods, Curtains – Home Goods, Curtain Rods – Bed Bath & Beyond
Kitchen: Paint – Behr Polar Bear White Satin + Limousine Leather Black Satin, Island – Target, Backsplash Stickers – Stick Pretty, Vintage Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted
Spare Bedroom/Office: Paint – Behr Black Evergreen Eggshell, Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted, Linen Bedding – Target, Desk – World Market, Ansel Adams Art – Hand Me Down, , Throw Blanket – Home Goods, Chair – TJ Maxx, Bench – Home Goods, Brass Lamp – Home Goods
Master Bedroom: Paint – Behr Polar Bear White Eggshell, Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted, Linen Bedding – West Elm, Bed Frame – Wayfair, Curtains – Home Goods, Curtain Rods – Bed Bath & Beyond, Dressers – Hand Me Downs, Ansel Adams Art – Hand Me Downs (Get prints here), Chair – Thrifted, Bamboo Stand – Thrifted, Shelves – DIY, Black Velvet Pillows – Wayfair
Spare Bedroom Two: Paint – Behr Black Evergreen Eggshell, Rug – Thoughtfully Thrifted, Chair – Thrifted, Dresser – Thrifted, Bedding – Target, Clock – Blended Furniture Market
MORE HOME DECOR INSPIRATION HERE:
- A Modern, Moody, Victorian Home at Christmas
- How to Dry Oranges for Holiday Decor
- A Modern Christmas Mantle
- Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Decor Lover
- Beautiful, Modern Christmas Fireplace Mantle Decor
- Thanksgiving Tablescapes: Unique, Modern & Moody Fall Place Settings
- 10 Gorgeous, Black Home Exteriors
- How to Keep Your House Clean when You Have Dogs that Shed
The hardest part for me about this house is knowing we have to sell it in just over a year when Andrew finishes his medical residency! We have put so much work into it, and I will be so sad to leave it behind. That said, a new chapter will await us next year, and it will likely come with another big project (depending on where we land)! We aren’t sure if we will rent or buy next, so I’m embracing the unknown and enjoying every bit of this pretty, Victorian home while I can.