updates around the house

Oh, hey guys! I shared lots of home updates when we moved in and painted the whole inside (remember? here, here, here, here). Then I shared posts here and there (like this, this, and this one) of some new decor items I added in... but then it got quiet around here on the home-front. I finally have a few more things to share!

Our living room. We had our TV on a little sideboard, which ultimately was just too small—not that our TV is that large at all. It looked awkward to me. Then I added a little gallery wall over the TV to try and draw some visual interest around it, but then that just kind of got even more awkward. I knew we really needed some sort of media console to anchor the room. 

This is what it looked like before. Not completely awful, but "a jumbled mess of awkwardness," are the words I would use to describe this.

So the search was on to find a new home for our TV. I shopped around at some of my favorite local furniture/decor shops, but wasn't able to find just what we needed. I wanted something that had a weathered look to it, but nothing white—we have enough of that. Nothing dark wood either... it's a small space and I wanted to keep it bright, plus we have a lot of dark wood elsewhere throughout the house.

Our last idea we had after many unsuccessful shopping trips around town was to check out Haverty's. Sure enough, the perfect piece was right at the front. It's called the Hampton Place.

It's amazing how big furniture that takes up a lot of space can make a room feel so much larger. 

I mentioned on instagram that I got a Lulie Wallace painting. This is where it lives... right above our bar.

I don't know, this is random, but I included this photo anyway. I put this weathered bowl on our otherwise very formal dining room table, just to give it a nice balance of formal + casual. 

We also spray painted these guest room lamps orange. It's a fun change. This is how they looked before.

The last update I have is our porches! I mentioned Brandon painted them haint blue. I love the result... here's a little peek.


  1. Everything is coming together so beautifully! I love the airy feel of the living room. Such an inspiration! And, that haint blue :)

  2. Everything looks awesome! loving the way that media center transformed the space! I have been trying to decide on a Lulie Wallace for so long and I absolutely love yours! Also, I found an awesome shop online to finish them off with snazzy wide gold frames! The gold leaf and silver leaf options are favorites around our house! http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/

  3. i love the updates! everything looks great!

  4. Your house is so cute! This is great to see because my fiance and I just closed on our house in Savannah and I'm so excited to start decorating and painting! Also, great minds think alike- I think we have those exact same dinner and salad plates on our registry! :)

  5. i love that tv stand! it's perfect for the room. we bought our bed at havertys and i love it. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. That TV stand is perfect, it pulls the room together beautifully! Xo, Stephanie

  7. Oh my goodness, that porch! Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more!

    Southern Belle Inspired

  8. I love the chairs! And they recline! Where are these from?



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