Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Home Tour

I'm finally giving you sweet readers a peek into my home. I know I've been promising this tour for about 5 months, but better late than never right? 
Luke and I moved into our precious little home in October, and we love it. It has creaky wood floors, high ceilings and loads of character. (Sidenote: When we first walked through the house, we said we wanted it within 5 minutes, we didn't have to talk about it or anything. We both knew!)
Our dining room. My favorite thing about the room is... the art, the chairs the table and the rug. I can't decide! The art is by Wostudios from etsy, to say I'm obsessed is an understatement. I stalked every piece that Destiny created for a month, and she had a sale one day, and I snatched this massive 6'x3' piece. 
Luke made me the dining table for a wedding present. I know, he's hot and he's crafty! The wood was salvaged from an barn and still has the original saw mill marks on it from 100 years ago.  The Eames chairs might be my favorite... I'm an architecture nerd as you all know, so any furniture designed by an architect and I'm in love.
Sweet tea vodka on my makeshift bar cart.. I do live in SC after all :-)
 Our living room is everything I love. Grey walls, ikat ottoman and all white upholstery. (What you don't know is that hiding under that pottery barn slipcover is Luke's couch from college... think red, maroon and green plaid. Heck yes.) The burlap skirted table is a DIY, blogged about here...You walk right into my living room, so I created a separation of space by having the skirted burlap be the division between living and entry space.
 
  Our entry wall is one of my favorite spaces in the house. I loved the look of a wall decal but just treated a 10' stripe on the wall to add definition to the entry area. We were already painting the room grey so Luke taped out the 10' stripe and pattern with painters tape and we just painted the grey areas. As renters, we wanted to add our design aesthetic to the space but still be renter (aka landlord!) friendly, so all we have to do when we move out is paint over with our leftover grey paint. 
 I love my turquoise lamps that are in the windows... They've been in every room in my house at some point :-) Curtains are ikea
 Ok so here's the deeds on the ottoman. About 4 years ago I bought the ikat ottoman cover for about $6 in the clearance bin at pottery barn outlet. I think the style ottoman that the cover went with had been discontinued. I shoved it in the back of my closet and promptly forgot about it. Well... we pulled it out when we moved and Luke said, Ummm I can make that. So we made a plywood box, and ssshhhhh, don't tell, but we wrapped the box with a queen mattress egg crate, and voila, instant ottoman!
My lucite nesting tables make me happy :-) 
$2 chair with my DIY chopstick art... a la Jamie. 
This is on the wall directly ahead of you when you walk in the front door, and I love looking at my leopard fabric everyday :-) 
P.S I have to give a HUGE shoutout to my bestie Anna, who took all these pictures. Thank you love, I couldn't have done without you :-) Its so awesome when one of your bff's is a professional photographer...

Whew... that's a lot of information and pictures in one post. I hope you lovelies enjoyed! Your support means the world to me and when I started this blog, I didn't at all expect all the wonderful friendships that I've developed and the creative inspiration that you guys give me each and every day! Love you all :-)
 

55 comments:

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Yay! Love it as you know :) And love you!!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

I absolutely love your home! My favourite parts are definitely those eames chairs and all the little decorative accessories that make a beautiful space feel like home.
Tiffany Leigh
thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

briannelee said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I love the art in your dining room and the ottoman you guys built!

Aleksandra said...

Beautiful home.

Viviana said...

Fabulous home! Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

I love your house! You've done such a great job! All your peices are so unteresting and everything really flows well!

GiGi Reed said...

So pretty. I love this. What great inspiration for the rest of us. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

That painting is a showstopper! Gorgeous home!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

Omg your home is GORGEOUS. seriously obsessed. So up my alley -- especially the eames chairs. Stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Ashley {styleash} said...

Your house is absolutely amazing. I love your entry way and your living room. Who am I kidding? I love everything.

sampenner said...

Your house is just fabulous! We def have similar tastes. I am adoring that rug in your kitchen! Such a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing with us dear!!

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Natalie said...

Your home is gorgeous, Eileen! Love how eclectic it is. And I can't believe you made that ottoman! And you musttt tell me where that leopard black and white fabric is that's on your $2 chair? I love it!

jessica {creative index} said...

So lovely! and I LOVE the dining chairs and the entry wall graphic!! I'm moving soon, and you've definitely inspired me! :)

Nat said...

Your house looks amazing!! I love all the little details! I can't believe your husband made your dining room table- I'm so jealous (mine is so not handy at all!). What is the paint color on your walls?

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Gorgeous! THanks for sharing!

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

Love it! Right up my alley!

Melissa @ Rooms said...

Looks great! Especially like your dining room...thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

Aaaaahhh!!! I have been waiting so patiently for this...your home is amazing. Love everything about the living room. It is so cozy and inviting.

Stephanie {a dash of GLAM} said...

Your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous home! I love all of the details you've put into it! Thank you for sharing :) xo

Mae said...

You have such a lovely lovely home! Styled it perfectly!
thanks for sharing it with us!
xx

Carly {a simple affair} said...

WOW I love every little detail. You and your hubby did such an amazing job-what a dynamic duo! The pops of turquoise are fabulous, and I love all of these DIY projects I never read about. So, so happy we finally got to see the reveal, and Anna did a great job photographing your home. xo

Emily | Recently said...

It's GORGEOUS Eileen! I truly can't decide which room is my favorite because you've done such a great job! :)

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

your home is GORGEOUS!!! That Sweet tea vodka bar makes my heart happy! :)

Alexa said...

Eileen! You did an AMAZING job. You are so creative...with the couch slipcover, that wall decal and I love the art in the dining room! It was so fun to go on this tour! :)

Paislea Elyse said...

woot! this is wonderful and i'm so envious of your home!!

drop by allister bee soon!

Dana Gastelum said...

OH MY GOODNESS GIRL! It looks amazing!! I love all of your accessories and fun colors!! Just beautiful!! :)

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty! The decor is beyond amazing! SO inspiring! We really want to spruce up our little nyc apt and this is right up our alley!

PS. We've a DORIS giveaway on our blog! Check it out, if you'd like :)

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Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

It looks great! I especially like your makeshift bar cart and the fact that it looks like there are stacks of books everywhere!

whitney said...

Beautiful!!! I'm in love with your living room and the way you separated the space for your entry as well. Taking notes to add a few similar ideas to my space. Swoon!!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Party at Eileens! So gorgeous and so glad you finally shared. xx

Virginia said...

you have a beautiful home!

alicia said...

love your home! so many beautiful touches and details.

Amy Collins {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Just found your blog - LOVE your home! I'm a new follower!

Mandy said...

I love your home! Thanks for sharing. It looks so cozy and inviting. I can't get over how cool the art is in the dinning room...going to have to check out that Etsy store pronto.

Mandy
Kini Style & The Klury Report

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Gorgeous!! You have serious style my dear! xox

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Your home is so pretty? Where do I even begin? Obsessed with your dining chairs, LOVE that graphic gray wall, and all the accessories you have out are perfection. Show us more!!! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Loving your home! Very chic. xo

Gawgus things... said...

You have a beautiful home! So, when's your next dinner party...?!

Emma xx

QT said...

Love what you've done to the house!

XOXO,

http://randomdetails-qt.blogspot.com/

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Eileen!!! I LOVE your home tour!! All of the details make a huge impact!! How sweet of your hubby to have MADE your dining table!!
The decal on the gray wall looks fabulous!! Thanks so much for taking us on a tour of your beautiful home!!

Katy said...

hey - missed this, I love what you've done. I LOVE Etsy for art. :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Again...gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Kimberley - Dream. Delight. Inspire. said...

Your whole house is gorgeous but I particularly fell in love with the dining room and the artwork. Stunning! x

Clementine & Olive said...

I just love your home! and just found your blog tonight!

Danie at Pasadya said...

That chair is just so awesome!! I love DIY!

SHERRY HART said...

Your space is so creative! I love how it came together and so many great details! Great job.

Robyn said...

Your home is so cute! You've inspired me to potentially add a little home tour to my blog. Thank you for sharing!

www.amodestlife.com

Michaela said...

Everything is perfection :)

Nicole Rene said...

Such a pretty house :) I love it all!!!! That chair is my FAVORITE.

Allison @ In the Queen City said...

Just came across this post... love it!! All these DIY projects are so great! You live in SC?? I grew up outside of Columbia! Thanks for sharing these pics :)

Lindsey Suggs said...

I just came across this post too. Your house is so fun and inviting! I love that leopard print fabric. I've just redecorated my dining room so I'm so into how other people have done theirs.

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Your home is lovely! Amazing that your dining table is home-made. Wow. Love all the patterns and textures in your pillows and textiles!

He Graces said...

I love everything about your home!! Ah-Ma-Zing!!

Carey said...

Amazing home!

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