I’ll get to the pretty eye candy soon, but here’s a little home update for you. We are at a big decision making point with our house where we can’t decide whether to do some bigger renovations to make us want to stick around for a while (which would ultimately price us out of our neighborhood since we have one of the larger homes—and I say “larger home” lightly because most in our hood are around 900 – 1200sq ft., whereas ours is about 1800 or so.) 

Or…. we want to hit the road and move on to the next house. 

We’ve been looking at homes here and there over the past six months. We’ve met with a home builder and walked across home sites thick of bugs and brush. We’ve looked at some new builds and some major fixer uppers. And then we keep coming back to our old brick bungalow and remember the reason we fell in love with it—the location. And it’s sweet little charm. It’s such a walkable area and less than a mile from downtown. Close to Brandon’s work, too. Oh, and we have great neighbors! 

But the kicker is that if we do some more renovations, we’re at a point where anything else we put into the house will not be money we recoup when we sell. That’s okay with us if we feel like we’ll stay here for a handful of years at least. So we met with a contractor last week and are waiting to hear back on the estimate and extent of the work. 

Meanwhile, I’ve been going crazy on Pinterest envisioning design plans and assessing our overall interiors style. I’m always always searching for inspiration and I found a bunch of it in J. K. Kling Associates. Woah! So many pretty things I’ve had on my pin boards were from this mother-daughter design team duo and I didn’t even know it. Today I’m sharing some major lust-worthy images of work they’ve done. 

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  1. January 24, 2017 / 2:48 am

    gorgeous!! the market in charleston is tricky. when we lived there we wanted to live in a good school district for vi — but we didn't want to be far from downtown, so we ended up on james island. the schools have similar ratings as mount pleasant schools and the homes arent as expensive as mount p. you have quite a few years until your little one goes to school so i say live it up near downtown while you can! love those interior design pics! xoxo

  2. January 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

    What an incredible design duo! Cannot wait to check out their portfolio. I am in LOVE with that bathroom wallpaper…

  3. January 26, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Tough call! Making major renovations to your place and then realizing you've outgrown it in a couple years might be really disappointing. But if the location is great and you're so close to Brandon's work then that is a super hard decision! We love James Island so far! We've only been here for 4 days (HA) but we are loving the slower pace and small town feel but still so close to downtown! Plus you can get way more for your money on James. Our neighborhood still has lots left over I think and its such a gorgeous colorful fun neighborhood! Great prices for Marsh lots too! p.s. those pics are so dreamy! Love that canopy bed!!!

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