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Southern Accents Showhouse Flashback

January 21, 2013

Do you remember this Southern Accents Showhouse in Fort Worth, Texas?

Satisfying Spaces

I toured this home back in 2009. I thought it was beautifully done. I can’t believe it is now 2013 and the house is still for sale. Here are some images to help jog your memory…

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

Satisfying Spaces

For more information on this home go here.


January 11, 2013

I love this space.


Have a great weekend!

Home Goals

January 4, 2013

Our home is about twenty-five years old. It was built in the 1980’s and needs a lot of updating. We have replaced white carpet with wood flooring, painted over the orange sponge wall treatments, removed some wallpaper and replaced some light fixtures as well as resurfaced the pool. Needless to say I think we have accomplished a lot but, there is still more we would like to do to make it feel like it is really our home.

1. Remodel the kitchen. We are not sure which direction we are going yet but, it is fun doing the research!


2. Remodel the Master Bathroom. I really like the look of wood flooring in bathroom but, I am not sure how practical it is in the long run.


3. Remodel Pool Bath and guest bath downstairs. I think the pool bath is a great place to do something fun and different.


I like the idea of the guest bath being more serene.


4. Paint the brick on the exterior of the house.


5. Work on the library.


6. New back porch tile and pool decking.


7. Acquire art. They don’t have to be originals or expensive.


Clare Elsaesser

8. Landscape improvements.


9. Tackle the Master Bedroom and create a relaxing retreat.


10. Keep it clean and organized! (Ha,Ha)

Do you have any projects you want to get done this year?

Kitchen Inspiration

January 1, 2013

We put the Christmas decorations away today and things look bare. I am already on to another distraction, the kitchen renovation. It may be awhile before we are able to do anything but, I am enjoying scanning Pinterest  for great ideas. When we renovated the lake house I knew I wanted to go with clean lines, white cabinets, and marble…



In our current home I am not sure what I want to do. The house is traditional so I sometimes feel like we need to go a warmer direction…





Or we could go with gray cabinets…





Or we could just go with old reliable white…




What do you like?

Living Room Before and After

November 7, 2012

It is so difficult for me to share these images with you. ;-) After pining just about every beautiful home on Pinterest TWICE, you start to have massively high standards for your own home. The living room is by no means finished. We need window coverings and I would like to do something different with the cabinet doors since they are dated. My photography skills are lacking but, I am going to get over myself and share some shots with you.

MLS Before photo…


MLS Before Photo…


We painted the orange walls, ripped out the white carpet and had wood flooring installed. We also replaced the fan with a chandelier. The furniture is what we had to work with and is enough room for family or friends to sit and visit.

The fireplace had pink marble tile surround and a brass cover as you see here…

Since we are taking a break from spending money on the house, my husband sanded and painted the marble to get rid of the pink and then he painted the brass cover with Annie Sloan paint. I think it made a huge difference in the room.

Another shot from the stairway…

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you are having a great week!

How Early is too Early?

November 5, 2012

I know I am supposed to be excited about Thanksgiving and I am but, I am ready to get the Christmas decorations out and start decorating. I think I am more excited than usual because we are in a new home that I have never decorated for Christmas so there are all kinds of fun possibilities. I have really been enjoying these images on Pinterest for inspiration…

When do you put up your Christmas decorations?

Have a great week!

Painting the Brick

September 5, 2012

With fall approaching and the promise of cooler weather ahead, my husband and I are really excited to get to work on the exterior of our new (old) home. We are planning on reworking all the landscaping and would like to paint the brick and trim on the house. I am sure when our house was built in 1987, the Chicago brick was in style  but, now it just isn’t our style.

We had the brick painted on the lake house and we were so happy with the results. Now all we have to do is decide on what color to use for the brick, trim, and doors. You would think it would be a simple task but, it took me several paint samples to find the right color before. I think this house will need something different from the BM Gray Mist we used on the lake house. I would show you a picture of its exterior but, my hard drive crashed a few weeks ago and I hadn’t backed up my files. I lost three years of pictures. It was a little sad and I learned my lesson.

Here are some exteriors that are inspiring me now…

Tone on Tone

Cote de Texas

Things that Inspire



I am really excited to improve the curb appeal of our home. I am starting to obsess over garden ideas and am so in love with Loi Thai’s blue and white gardens over at Tone on Tone. They are simply stunning.


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