I love looking at other people's homes. My home doesn't stay the same for very long since I am always changing things ups a bit. Here are a few pictures of our home. Some are new and some I pulled from past posts so not all these rooms look exactly like this now. I told you I change things a lot.
For a little history about our house. Mr. Savvy and I designed and built it in 1995 doing much of the work ourselves while working full time jobs. This was the only way we could afford this house. We lived in our first ranch style house for twenty years. We moved in this house six months after starting construction. Many things have been changed over the years. The wood flooring was installed several years ago and we had the kitchen updated, too. All the colors in the house and outside have changed of course along with the ever revolving decor. The Tennessee field stone on the outside was added a few years ago. That was a huge change. The roof was a greenish gray when we built, but had to be replaced over a year ago after having hail damage so I switched to a brown to go better with the colors in the rock. Also the garage doors were a standard white door and we switched to the custom carriage house style doors.
Crepe myrtles in bloom in the summer.
Come on in!
I still love this horse sign that I bought from Ethan Allen when it went on sale.
Antique French vaisselier replaced the bookcase.
breakfast room is to the right of the great room. Mr. Savvy just recently added the beadboard wallpaper and trim and I painted it. I love this change.
We had our kitchen updated a few years ago. When we built our house I had a totally white kitchen except the walls were wallpapered. We had white cabinets, white counters and white linoleum flooring. Yes, it was bright and white because our first house had a dark galley style kitchen so I went complete opposite on this one.
You walk through the breakfast room to the sun room. we added on ourselves several years ago. (Summer look 2012)
This is where I spend most of my time blogging and watching tv.
The laundry room was updated this year and it makes it so much nicer to do laundry in.
Let's venture over to the other side of the first floor to the master bedroom. This is the most recent update.
New French style mirror.
powder room which was recently renovated and featured in Cottages and Bungalows magazine is between the sitting room and the master bedroom in a little hallway that runs between the sitting room and great room.
guest rooms done in a nautical style using a mix of vintage and new. The framed Navy shirt over the bed was Mr. Savvy"s.
Guest room makeover May 2013
This is the other guest room on the front of the house. I am always changing out the bedding. I just can't help myself when I spy some new pretty bedding like this from the PB outlet. You can see more of this room here.
Well, I think that about covers everything except the bonus room which is off limits. It would make your eyes hurt so I won't do that to you.