2.05.2014

a tour of our first home

I just realized I never shared many photos of our home in Charleston.  We lived in a condo that we absolutely loved.  It was the perfect place to get our start as a married couple.  We're now looking to buy a home in Beaufort.  While we're excited for more space and a yard, we will always miss this condo and the view we had there! 
Brandon and I share a very coastal, updated traditional, laid back, yet chic taste (ok, you got all that?).  Our home has (had?) a lot of earth tones, mixed with fresh, more modern pieces.
I love mingling classic southern pieces with feminine touches. 
Our dining table came with me from college.  I revamped it by staining it dark and adding two different chairs (the wicker ones).  If it's up to me, the first furniture purchase we will make once we move into our new home will be a big reclaimed table.  This one is small, but it worked for us.
I loved our gallery wall because it included meaningful pieces - a couple of engagement photos, a drawing of Tillman Hall on Clemson's campus, and two Rhett Gallery pieces (a painting of the Beaufort River and one of the sandbar during The Water Festival).
 
One of our favorite things is this antique bar which belonged to Brandon's grandfather.
The painting on the table below (of the Heron) is a finger painting done by my talented Aunt Mary Ann.  Yes, a finger painting.  Amazing, right?  Artistic ability runs in that side of the family and I'm amazed at their talent.
 
The book on the bottom, "The French Cat" is absolutely fantastic.  If you're a closet cat lover like me (not very "closet" anymore), then you need it.  There is a "French Dog" version too.  Love.  I snagged the William Shakespeare book at an estate sale for just a dollar or two.
Our master bedroom kind of got pieced together.  It was never quite done.  We bought the king bed and mattress when we got married, but truthfully, the bed is a little big for the room and a little big for the rest of the furniture we own.  That's a project I want to tackle sooner than later.  We need a bigger dresser and nightstands.  I want to use distressed white furniture in our room to contrast the dark bed.  Baby steps...
 
One of our nightstands has a framed drawing that my wedding gown designer did of my dress before it was created.  That's so special to me.  The painting next to it is a print of one of Claire Elsaesser's works.  She's amazing.
...and our guest room.  Not much going on there, but it gave a pretty soothing vibe.  
This is the view I already miss!
 
Goodbye, little condo!  You were good to us.

36 comments:

  1. I'd be sad to see that perfect condo go as well - but on to bigger and better! I love how you styled everything - especially the living room with the built in TV!

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  2. Love your taste in decor and styling. I'm sure your next place will be equally stunning. What a view, though!

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  3. your little home was so adorable, and I don't doubt the new place will be even more fabulous. Thank you for sharing! If you dont mind my asking, where were you able to find the seagrass looking end table between the two chairs in the living room? I love it! congrats on the new adventure :)

    -Katie
    katiezabriskie@gmail.com

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    1. The end table is from TJ Maxx. I see that line there and at Homegoods all the time!

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  4. Love the way you styled your antique bar and a big fan of all the neutral colors with the touch of coastal modern. Good luck finding your new home! It's always fun to decorate a new place :)

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  5. That finger painting that your aunt made is amazing - does she sell her work?

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  6. What a gorgeous condo!! I love the earthy/sea colors you used

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is stunning. I kept loving every picture! I love the colors and the furniture pieces are stunning (the buffet in the dining room). The bed is gorgeous - can't wait to see what you do with it in your new bedroom (although I think it looks great the way you have it). Congrats on the move. Maybe a coffee table book of condo pics should reside in the living room in Beaufort :)

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  8. You have great taste and style :-) Curious what condos those are because the view is lovely!

    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! They complex is called "The Peninsula" on James Island.

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  9. I LOVE this! Have we talked about how almost all of my friends and I all lived here for the second half of college? I can't wait to send this link to all of them so show them how awesome you've made the space look!

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  10. I love love love that antique bar! How special that it was Brandon's grandfathers. That view is breathtaking. I'm sure you'll find the perfect home in Beaufort. Can't wait to see pictures of that house when you're all settled in!

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  11. Your home is gorgeous! All of the neutrals and blues are so serene. I love all of the tiny details that you chose that are important to you (especially the bar cart and your wedding dress sketch). And that view is certainly one to miss!
    xo

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  12. How perfect! I love every little detail in every room! I can't imagine leaving such a perfect little place! Cheers to the next adventure though! xo

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  13. I love your bed! We bought a king mattress more than a year ago and STILL don't have a frame for it. Where did you get yours?

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    1. Well thank you! It's Drexel Heritage - purchased at Southeastern Galleries in Charleston. I believe it's called the Postobello Collection.

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  14. I love the decor and style of your home. It looks so serene and peaceful a perfect reflection of low-country style. I am sure your new home will be just as beautiful.

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  15. So beautiful! I love posts like these.

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  16. I love all of the little details! That bar is absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Oh wow, your condo looks amazing - I really like your style! I'm sure your new home will be beautiful too though! :)

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  18. I absolutely love your style! I really loved the two chairs at the dining table and your lamps in your master bedroom! Can't wait to see what you put together for y'alls new house :)

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  19. what an adorable home! you're right, that view is amazing!

    jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  20. I am a big fan of coastal decoration colorwise. Your space looks so classic and comfortable!

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  21. I am in love with how you decorated the space! Can't wait to see what you design in your fresh new space. We are currently waiting for house to finish being built and I love to see other spaces for inspiration!

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  22. I NEED that cat book!! And your home looks (looked?) beautiful! Very elegant, modern and southern chic.

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  23. So pretty! You have great taste!

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  24. What a gorgeous condo girl!! But had no doubt with your stylish touch that it would be ;)

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  25. Your style is absolutely impeccable! I love your bedding and the light on your nightstand in the master bedroom. Where did you get it? Love it!

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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  26. So beautiful! As I was reading your design aesthetic I was agreeing to each one! Where are your blue striped curtains from?

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  27. Beautiful! Can't wait to see your {future} space and how you decorate that! P.S - How is Winston? We haven't seen that little boy in so long! Hope he's doing well :)

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  28. what a gorgeous condo! and those words described the style perfectly. can't wait to see what you do with the next place! we are already struggling over here with combining our tastes into one apartment!

    www.itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  29. Loving this! Also loving all the regular postings. Its the first thing I check at work in the morning!

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  30. I loved your home tour! We are in the same boat. We are approaching our one year wedding anniversary and are now looking to sell our condo and purchase a house. Like you, I also love my condo, but now it's time to move onto a bigger space.

    Best of luck house-hunting!

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  31. Love the condo! My Husband and I are relocating to Charleston and I would love any suggestions you might have on where to initially rent. If you get a second and could email me that would be great!
    Thanks,
    Allison
    maryallisongouin@gmail.com

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  32. Love the condo! My husband and I are relocating to Charleston in the next few months. Do you have any suggestions on where to initially rent? If you get a second and could email me that would be great!

    Thanks!
    Allison
    maryallisongouin@gmail.com

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