House Walk-Through: Downstairs

You might have seen some of these pictures in my post “The List” but I wanted to share some more details for those who don’t get to drop by in person that often.

Welcome to our home!

Front Door

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This wreath (and it’s twin) hung on the doors to the church for our wedding.  My sister helped me make them; the flowers are made of paper and from Hobby Lobby (and yes almost three years later they still carry them!).  See more about the porch details here.

 

Living Room

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The living room is painted in Sherwin Williams ‘Rainwashed’.  We hired a friend who is a contract painter to do most of the downstairs before we moved any furniture in and that was such a good move!  It was easy for him with no furniture to work around and he did such a better (and faster) job than we ever could have.

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The massive sectional is an Ashley piece that we found way discounted at Unclaimed Furniture, a local furniture outlet.  It’s brown microfiber and holds up really well to the dogs (and they are rough!)  So far it’s been easy to keep clean.  I claimed the reclining chaise lounge and Matt sits in the full recliner next to me 🙂

 

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This end table is from the Threshold collection at Target and we bought it in desperation after several water-cup-vs.-Chloe disasters with the TV tray that used to be in its place.

 

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The leather recliner is a handed down La-Z-Boy that Matt says we shall never part with.  He is a lot less inclined to sit there now that he has his sectional recliner so we’ll see ;).

 

Kitchen/Dining Area

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I really really really wanted dark espresso colored cabinets when were picking out the finishings for our home.  But they 1) didn’t match the dark ‘Ubatuba’ granite we loved, 2) the dark hardwoods to go with them would have been so dog/dirt/kid unfriendly, and 3) dark cabinets are really trendy right now and who knows how long that fad will last.  So we chose this classic maple color instead and long-run I think I will love it.  I still sigh a little every time I see a kitchen with dark cabinets but I like the maple the more I live with it.  And it was certainly worth it to get to keep the granite we love. ::swoon::

 

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The Jamison (our floor plan) doesn’t have a formal dining room and honestly we love it!  This year we hosted two Christmas dinners, a community group get-together, and a Super Bowl party and I love how the openness of everything allows for tons of people to fit in and all be together.  There’s not an inch of wasted space here!

 

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The table and chairs are hand-me-downs from Matt’s gracious grandparents and have served us well.  I’m keeping my eye out for something a little bigger with more seating though so we shall see.  That rug (which is more green in person) is from Rug and Home, a local outlet place here is SC.  I have no idea what brand it is, only that it was a steal and it’s super soft (and easy to clean!)

 

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There is another long blank wall here in the dining area that I plan to turn into a gallery wall.

 

Hallway

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It’s a hallway.   Other than paint (SW rainwashed, same as living room) and some art, there isn’t much to see here. 🙂

 

Half Bath

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This little guy has so much potential!  It’s still a boring builder-beige box right now but it has good bones and I have big plans for it.

 

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It has the same high ceilings as the rest of the downstairs, with a funky slope from being under the stairs, so I’m trying to plan around that in the design.

 

Laundry Room

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Sophie and Chloe live here, and crates are not cute.  While I am extremely grateful they aren’t in my bedroom any more, I’m hoping to add a little color/design to this room to make me smile.  And more covered storage!  Since I’m the one who spends the most time in here (besides the dogs) I think that’s allowed!

 

Master Bedroom

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The walls are Sherwin Williams ‘Silvermist’.  And this room is huge!  Even our king-sized bed looks a little dwarfed in here.  I’m on the hunt for some great used dressers/storage to refinish and beef things out a bit.  I also want to add chunky crown molding to cozy up the 9 foot ceilings in here.

The floor mirror was a present from Matt for my birthday, it’s from the Martha Stewart collection at Home Depot of all places.  I looked at hundreds of mirrors and hands down this was my favorite and at such a good price.  Of course it has the obligatory doggy nose prints all over the bottom from every time Chloe sees herself in it 🙂

 

Master Bathroom

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The master bath is Sherwin Williams ‘Sea Salt’.  We opted for the larger 5 foot shower instead of a garden tub and it’s awesome.  We actually get a lot of light through the little glass block window.  I want to keep a beachy fresh feel in here and hope to add some more décor soon.

And that concludes the downstairs tour!  Stay tuned for upstairs next week!

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