Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shopping my own home

I am notorious for not unpacking. It is one of my dirty little secrets... we can go on holiday and two months later the items I don't use daily will still be sitting in the suitcase on a chair in my closet. My most embarrassing evidence of this trait is the 4 boxes of random office items/books and papers that are STILL fully packed up in a corner of the basement from our last house (which we moved out of 4 years ago!!!). Not cool, but on my giant to do list these things usually rank near the bottom.

I made a little personal pact with myself that I wouldn't pull these shenanigans with all the stuff coming home from Lexington. Mainly, the more stuff I took over there the more I realized I could use a little more fluff and filler in my own house. But also, why stuff such fun, beautiful stuff in bags in the basement? 

So I've been a busy little bee, feeling like I just went on a mini shopping spree! No major changes, just little additions to add some warmth and color for Fall.
Think I found the new wall color for in here!! Can't wait to get it up on the walls.

The sheets have all gone back to warm, cream linens. I LOVED the crisp contrast the navy bedding had for Spring/Summer but want the familiar, softness of all white for the coming Winter months.
This $30 clearance TJ Maxx mirror went from one foyer to another. As many of you on instagram know, I am thrilled to bring in the pros to finally finish up our stairs with wood. I think we've made a wise decision, after nearly two years later we just aren't making it happen. I am hopefully they will be done before Winter.

The mirror picks up all the blues from my 'ship wall' (which has grown by 2 since this photo!). Once the foyer is 'done' I think it *may* just be my favorite part of the house. I was sold on the house 15 seconds after walking in just because of the foyer, it has always made me so happy to walk through the door every day.

I just have to share my funny little guy photobombing my shot! He's perfected the innocent look, but I know he was being a rascal.

Stay tuned later today for the winner of our SaSea pillow giveaway!!


Kris Vogelsang said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love your style.
~Cricket Acres Studio

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

you ar not alone...i still have boxes from when we moved into our house 7 years ago!;) love your home.

Holly and Sean said...

Kim, bless you for making me feel so much better about my slacking!!

Kris, thanks as always! You're comments are always so sweet~ said...

Sooooo beautiful!!!!!! Love the branches on the walls, so unique. And the little pup, how cute;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jeanette deBoer said...

I absolutely love your ship wall. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

We had the hardwood on our stairs professionally installed this summer and it was worth every penny, and only took a few days! We absolutely love it :) Can't wait to see the reveal of your stairs/foyer!

Brie said...

This made me smile to realize I'm not alone - I HATE unpacking so much and I too will leave my suitcase unpacked for a month upon returning home. It drives my husband batty! :)

Jenna said...

Oh man, I'm SO bad at unpacking too! Love the little changes...your home is beautiful as always.

Comeca Jones said...

I love the changes! dont you love it when you can change your space with things right from home!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

I'm a hopeless unpacker but my husband hates the packing to go so we each take care of one end of a trip. suits me.

Love your foyer also. those ship paintings are beautiful

have a lovely weekend

Anne Boykin said...

I love your foyer too - your whole house for that matter! Beautiful!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I have long loved your ship wall and when the stairs are refinished you may spend even more time in your foyer.

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