7.07.2012

Home Tour

 I love looking at homes whether it is through blogs, magazines or even a home tour in person. My home doesn't stay the same for very long since I am always changing things up a bit so I thought I should update this home tour that stays on my sidebar.  Some photos are new and a couple I left that show seasonal changes.  Not all these rooms will stay like this for long. I told you I change things a lot.

Here is a little history about our home. The house is around 4000 square feet of conditioned space and we sit on three acres. 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 small ranch style house for twenty years. We moved in this house six months after starting construction. Yes, I said six months. 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 a couple years 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. A separate garage for hubby's car restoration hobby was added in the back several years ago. I 


summer 2011


Crepe myrtles in bloom in the summer.


Old shot to show garage in the back.

Vintage French buffet in foyer.



To the left is the sitting room.



Antique French vaisselier.

Across from the sitting room is the dining room with a mix of French Country furniture and the hutch I painted.






The great room/family room is on the back of the house and is the largest room with a 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows. We only have woods behind us so it is very private.







Breakfast room with vintage French farm table.

The breakfast room is to the right of the great room. Mr. Savvy added the beadboard wallpaper and trim and I painted it. I love this change.


Now let's visit the heart of our home. This is the view when we come in from our garage.


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. This island was black and I painted it recently in this green gray and love the change. You can see the tutorial of how I painted them here.



 A few years ago we had new door and drawer fronts made and then painted on site by professionals. We then added giallo ornamental granite and we installed the tumbled marble backsplash ourselves.


You walk through the breakfast room to the sun room that we added on ourselves several years ago. The deck did run across this far, but we couldn't see our pond without going out on the deck and I wanted to enjoy from inside. The walls and ceiling are real tongue and groove bead board that Mr. Savvy installed.










The laundry room was updated last year and it makes it so much nicer to do laundry in. Well, if it still was neat and clean like this it would. :)

Let's venture over to the other side of the first floor to the master bedroom that was just updated with fresh paint, new carpet and drapes.

find more info about the vintage farm bench here.

older night shot






Master Bath walls were painted last year and then I painted the cabinets.

The 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.

Let's go upstairs to see the guest rooms.

Farmhouse style guest room. This room was another project I did this year. It had a nautical vibe for a few years, but I was ready for brighter fresher room and added touches of farm house decor that I love.

spring 2014 look

Garden Guest Room

spring 2014
This is the other guest room on the front of the house. I am always changing out the bedding.

Well, I think that about covers everything except the bonus room/hoarding room which is off limits. It would make your eyes hurt so I won't do that to you.

If you want to see more just type in whatever room you want to look at in the search box on the sidebar and hopefully it will give you a list to choose from.



130 comments:

  1. Kim:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are staying cool.....

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  2. Your home is so cozy....of course I am madly in love with your sunroom....it is so my style...I see you are slowly lightening things up :)
    Kim...your photography is stunning...and I love that I can come here and always see something newly painted.....love that sentence "my home doesn't stay the same way for very long"....ya think:)

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  3. Beautiful! I always enjoy your projects.

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  4. Always love seeing your wonderful home, Kim. Can't wait to see what you're doing in the sitting room. I have an idea tho... Love all your everchanging decor ideas!!

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  5. Kim, If anything encompasses Savvy Southern Style, this is it. Your home is beautiful, classic, and timeless. I especially love your dining room and your risky yellow chairs! Thank you for sharing your home decor with us all.

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  6. Kim,
    what a lovely and warm home you have created. My favorite room is your sun room. I would just love to go in there to read my books.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ♥charlotte

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  7. You have a dreamhome, congratulations, your house is so beautiful, organized, lovely and cozy. I love it, can I move in with you?.. jaja

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  8. I love your house, Kim , and I love how you keep it fresh by always changing things around. You have such a gorgeous classic style.

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  9. I love it! My favorite is probably the many places you have to sit down! I am in the process of finding accent chairs now. I just think they make a room! Beautiful home!

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  10. What a beautiful home! I love the setting and the layout and the arches and especially the decorating. I don't know how you manage to get so much done when there are so many other blogs to keep up with! Thanks for the tour!

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  11. Oh how I love your house! It's so beautiful. And your kitchen is amazing. Nice bed in the first guest bedroom. That's the same exact bed that I have in my master bedroom. :)

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  12. Oh thank goodness you have a scary bonus room! It saves me from totally despising myself. Now if I could just get down to ONE scary room, I would be making some serious progress ;) I just love your home, Kim. It is absolutely gorgeous, and I love that it feels grand and beautiful, but cozy too. Beautifully done!

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  13. Kim your tour was fabulous over at my place. Everyday it still gets a lot of views! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. You designed and decorated a lovely home, Kim.
    Mary Alice

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  15. I thought I'd seen your whole house Kim but it was so nice to view it all together like that! Thanks for inviting us over. It's all so gorgeous! You have amazing style!

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  16. So beautiful, Kim. I always love seeing your home and having the official tour is wonderful! Look forward to seeing more changes. :)

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  17. Beautiful! The Sun room is my absolute favorite!!! I could live in there, next is your gorgeous kitchen and rest of the home. Great job decorating! Thanks for the tour! :)

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  18. such a beautiful home you have created, the fact you worked so hard for it makes it all the more special, really special.

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  19. Great tour Kim! I always love seeing your beautiful home and what changes are being made.

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  20. Kim its just beautiful. Please tell me you especially cleaned for this pics. LOL My house is an absolute wreck right now, as usual. I love each room more than the next. I don't think I have ever seen the English Hunt room, how beautiful. I hope it doesn't change too much. :) I know you and your hubby are vey proud of your hard work and it shows!

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  21. Thanks for the tour - I never get tired of looking at your beautiful home!
    -Shelley

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  22. your home is beautiful and i love the fact that you used a dresser for an end table in your bedroom!

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  23. You have a lovely home Kim!!

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  24. Your home is lovely and I really love the kitchen and sunroom. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with vintage nautical room.

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  25. What a simply gorgeous nest you've created! I love how tasteful for decorating is too. A stunning place to call home :) -Al

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  26. Kim, I love this post. your home is lovely. Curious... where did you score the barstools in your kitchen?? I need 3 identical!

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  27. That was fun to see again! I loved it the first time and just as much the second!!

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  28. I love your house, I always swoon when I see it!

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  29. LOVE your house, Kim!!

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  30. I'm pretty sure your bonus room is gorgeous too!!

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  31. So beautiful Kim! I love your home!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  32. Great tour Kim!
    Your home is lovely and I enjoy following all your changes and projects day by day.
    The sun room is my favourite! Oh, and I love your master room too... Well, it's all fantastic and shows your dedication.
    Congratulations! (Felicitaciones!) and besos from Argentina! Silvina.

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  33. Your home is always so fresh and pretty...nice to see it all together for this tour. Love the copper pots and guest room linens.

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  34. BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! Wow, what a lovely home you have! It's just lovely! I enjoyed the tour and reading/seeing all the changes you shared. :)

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  35. Love your beautiful home, Kim. I always see something new - and love that you change things out often. :-)

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  36. Kim, I just love seeing pictures of your home! Thanks so much for the tour. I'm lovin' the sunroom and I'm looking forward to future changes upstairs. Anne

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  37. Took the tour over at Debbie's but went around again. Your home is delightful! ~ sarah

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  38. I love everything!! Might seem silly, but the one thing I just noticed {after reading your blog for well over a year now} is your trim is white and your doors are black!! I really really like it!!

    Such pretty, elegant, yet cozy decor!!

    Thank you for continuing to inspire people like me :)

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  39. Beautiful home and inspirational!

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  40. Your home is like looking thru the pages of a great magazine. Gorgeous. Thanks for always having something fabulous to share.

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  41. Wow (picking my jaw up off the floor)...your home is beautiful, inviting and I definitely have several favorite rooms! With all that room and space to decorate and redecorate...you could have your own decorating show:)

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  42. I saw this before but it is always fun to see it again! Beautiful, Kim. You have done a great job there- xo Diana

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  43. Of course, everything is wonderful in your home but I really appreciate you sharing the parts you have done yourself! ~ Maureen

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  44. Kim I never tire of your lovely home. You have done such a gorgeous job on all your pretty rooms. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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  45. Kim, I am wide awake in the wee small hours of the morning. So happy I clicked over here for a look at what you have been up to. Enjoyed seeing your tour again.

    Loved seeing the sun room's new look!

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  46. Kim, I always enjoy seeing your lovely home, and your idea to create a link here is perfect.

    Everything and every detail is lovely.♥

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  47. Hi Kimmie! I just love your home = every inch of it.
    Be a sweetie,
    sheslia ;)

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  48. I love your home. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. kim kim..where do I begin?
    LOVE the yellow chairs, the laundry room quote would be a wonderful sign;)
    I LOVE so many things about your home. It is just beautiful. I know it takes hard work but the end results are so worth it.
    I am just now at 44 getting ready to make a house a home. I have never owned a home so this is a first for me.
    Truly beautiful...xoxo

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  50. I just love your home! So warm and welcoming!

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  51. Kim...loved your home tour on Debbie Doos and love it all over again!!!....Anxiously awaiting the new changes to the guest room!...

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  52. your home is regal yet so comfy, warm and inviting- not easy to do...

    Karen

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  53. Your home is always such a joy to see, Kim. It is so WELCOMING and beautifully done! Joe and I did MOST of the interior work on this house too, when we built it so it is bittersweet to be leaving it after 28 years! However, I just realized, our new home is laid out very similiarly to yours, but on a smaller scale! I can't wait to show you all. They did dig the hole so we are on our way! Enjoy your Sunday. We are off to T and D's again to help install the garage door opener. XO, Pinky

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  54. Thanks so much for the tour, Kim. I am such a huge admirer of your home.
    Laura

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  55. Lovely home!! I always love you blog! I have a question? How tall is your breadboard wallpaper? I've used the wallpaper on several projects and love it and would like to add to some rooms to give my ranch home some character. I love the height of yours! Thanks in advance for your time!! Sincerely Tonya B

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  56. Kim, I enjoyed looking through your lovely home again. My favorite spot is your sun porch. I am like you things are always changing in my home too. Thanks for the tour, it takes a lot of work to make everything picture perfect!!

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  57. Kim, you home is lovely! I love each room because they're so unique. You have so many amazing projects I remember seeing in each room. It's picture perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  58. It's nice to see your whole house like this. It's such a pretty place. Your sunroom is my current favorite!

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  59. It's SO perfect -- I LOVE your house!!
    Stacy

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  61. Kim, thank you for the tour. I just love seeing pictures of your home, so lovely. I have a question about you replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts.....did you go to a specialty store? I have been thinking about doing this but am not sure where to start?
    Andrea
    AndeM1@hotmail.com

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  62. All so beautiful Kim! I am trying to settle on a direction for our half bath redo. I always love seeing how much you change every thing up!:)

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  63. I can see why you spend so much time in your sun room...in that chair. I would too. Love your home. Also love the quote in the laundry room. So true!

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  64. Kim you have such a beautiful home. I know you enjoy it and keeping it decorated! hugs, Linda

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  65. Wow, just beautiful! Especially love the sun room, bathroom and bedroom...but it's all lovely!

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  66. Gorgeousness!!! I love your barstools, and the cow prints on the stairs with the barn light between them- so clever! Your sun room is so soothing and chic. I can tell no detail has been overlooked.
    Linsey

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  67. This was a nice tour and I could see the layout of how the rooms related to one another better...you have a very nice house!!! I love how the sunroom is looking, I think I may have missed a post or two in there. And the master bed and bath is my second fav! Nice job!

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  68. Kim, I enjoyed seeing your home tour on Debbiedoos and enjoyed it the second time around, too. You inspire me!

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  69. Kim, your home is lovely. Magazine worthy! Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Fran

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  70. Your home is beautiful! I love all the changes you have been making. I've been lightening up my house as well. I guess in these times where all you hear is gloom and doom, it's nice to have a cheerful home. I could really settle in and feel at home.

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  71. I enjoyed the tour just as much as I did over at Miss Doos. I also pinned the pic with the green stool. I have an old stool and I think it would be perfect in our mudroom bath just like yours.

    ~Bliss~

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  72. Your house is beautiful, Kim. I love all the recent changes you've made... especially the sunroom.

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  73. Kim - your home is fabulous and I loved it at Debbie's and love it just as much this time. I keep finding little favorite details every time. Like the nautical bedroom with those cute little dogs on the shelf and that fun little clock.
    Kelly

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  74. Lovely home, enjoy your blog and admire your abilities. Always something creative going on...love it!

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  75. Hi - Beautiful house! I love the mini antlers in the sitting room and the guest room's bird duvet.

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  76. You have a beautiful home! Thanks so much for sharing. Do you have the doors on the 1st level painted black & 2nd level white? I really want to paint my doors black but not sure how they will look in the bedrooms & if I want to paint the closet doors black. Not sure if my husband would freak out!

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  77. Thank you for the home tour; I enjoyed it very much. It looks so bright and welcoming. As for the sunroom, I can understand why you would choose to spend so much time in such a pretty space.
    -Karen

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  78. These are always my favorite kind of posts! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of your gorgeous home with us. Very warm and welcoming...and I LOVE your sun room!

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  79. And now for your millionth comment...I couldn't just pass by without leaving a comment, too! Your home is beautiful! The perfect balance of very well decorated, but not overly cluttered! Thanks for taking me on a tour! I appreciated every single bit! XO, Aimee

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  80. What lucky, lucky guests you have! Kudos on a great job all around!

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  81. OK so I'm a little behind on wandering around Blog land so just took the tour...
    Oh my, this home SHOULD be in a magazine, it is just wonderful and you have lovely taste in decor...wow, just love everything thank you so much for the tour!
    Terry

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  82. You're home is just perfect in every way. Seriously love it all!

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  83. Wow so beautiful and inviting thanks for the tour :)

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  84. Kim...your home is beautiful! Inspiring throughout...I was especially drawn to the Sun Room. Like opening the pages to a magazine.

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  86. I've been visiting your blog almost weekly and linking up and this is the first time I have discovered your home tour. Your house is beautiful, you have some lovely design ideas and have created a gorgeous home to live in. What lucky guests to come and stay, I think my favourite guest bedroom would be the one with the white sleighbed and checked red curtains.

    My favourite room is your blue sunroom its just delightful and I could easily sit there all day blogging too.

    Lee

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  87. From the outside, your home would surely leave a great impression! With very good landscaping and paint color combination, this is an eye-catcher! And the well-maintained roofing is one of the stand-outs, too! The same can be said for the interior. It takes a lot of hardwork, and savings to have and keep a home like yours, Kim! Congrats and cheers! :)

    [Sharron Folkes]

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  88. What a beautiful home! I loved how you have decorated....casual elegance! Warm and inviting which to me, is what a home should be! Lovely, Thanks for sharing. Toni

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  89. Southern style, Southern charm! I,so, enjoyed the tour. I think that I should do some tidying up and let you in for a peek at our home. It was abandoned for five years and is now our "pride and joy!"

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  90. I thinks we all have a "make your eyes hurt" room. That is our family room downstairs for us. There are three computer desks. One for each of us, it looks like NASA control :)

    You have a beautiful home and have added so much charm an character to the exterior alone! Not to mentions the pretty insides :)

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  91. Oh my goodness Kim - your house is simply STUNNING! Thank you so much for sharing, I found SO MUCH inspiration!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  92. Kim your home is absolutely beautiful!! I could sit here all day looking at the pictures and finding new details I didn't see the first time!! Beautiful Beautiful!! ~ Lori {Vintage Charm Restored}

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  93. Omg...how fabulous that home tour was! We have so much in common in terms of our likenesses. I was much attracted to the drapes in your home...always loved that fabric in the dining room. Curious about your red/white buffalo check in the guest bedroom. I selected one where the white is very tea-stained in color. I am looking for a cleaner check...do mind sharing where you got yours or the brand or name? I love the rock on the front...added rock to a concrete wall in our backyard a couple of summers ago and redid our kitchen in cream white with a black island and similar granite. I love your backsplash...wish I could say the same about mine...also tumbled marle, but a very different look and not feeling the coordination of color. Once sealed it looked different. Anyways, thank you for sharing and I'll be sure to stop by regularly. Found you thru a pin on pinterest!
    Denise (The Rusty Gate Antiques and Vintage Chic)

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  94. Ahhhh! I drive by your home all the time! So classic so southern! thanks for sharing!

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  95. Beautiful, especially the kitchen and sunroom. We also designed and built our home 33 yrs ago. It is a ranch style. I was 6 mo pregnant with my first helping to stand up walls.

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  96. Love your home.......Just took the tour AGAIN...My Christmas decoractions are down and Ihave to reinvent some decorating..looking for ideas! Happy New Year!

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  97. Hi Kim
    You truly have a lovely home, and that is so neat that you have had so many visits. I think we all
    like to see how others live and how they decorate,
    cause you get some great ideas like that......
    even if you just take away one think you can incorporate.
    I am in search of ideas to redo now that the Christmas stuff is about down. My friend gave
    me a terrarium for christmas and I love it but am trying to decide what to put in it other than plants of course!! lol

    Take Care and Thanks for giving us a peek at your house, loved it!
    Blessings, nellie

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  98. Just took the tour....so comfy...beautiful home. Thank you for sharing! Pamie G. www.ourhillcountryretreat.blogspot.com

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  99. What a gorgeous house. And I love the fact that a lot of it is DIY! You and Mr. Savvy are very talented. Very inspiring!

    Nicole at The White Pear Tree

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  100. All the rooms are beautiful. Love the foyer
    with the old buffet.

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  101. Beautiful! Your home is a feast for the eyes!

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  102. Kim I could move right into your house!! it is decorated to the nines and is my personal style!1 I do love the addition of the Tennessee stone it looks beautiful and your home each room has character and it doesn't look staged it looks lived in You are really an Inspiration...Lisa

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  103. Hi Kim, your home is beautiful! I, too, wondered if you would share the source for those awesome barstools? Would love to get some for my kitchen. Also getting ready to stage my home to downsize, so reluctant to buy for the current home, but I think I could find a place for those in the new home. :)
    Thanks and keep up the great blog! ~Mary

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  104. I love your home. Reminds me so much of my family in Savannah.

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  105. I love that it's the kind of home you notice something new and different every time you look at the photos! (Nothing to do with your shopping!) :) It's truly gorgeous and your passion for creating such a wonderful home is inspiring!

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  106. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it on the tour!

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  107. Kim, your home is beautiful. The sideboard in your foyer...to die for! Thanks for sharing your home with us today.
    Marie@Interior Frugalista

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  108. Your home is so beautiful and I am loving the farmhouse details to the bedroom. Take care, Laura

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  109. As always, your home stands out so beautifully. Love all the farmhouse accents, I want to stay in that farmhouse guest room, I'll be there on the 10th. Does that work?

    Teresa

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  110. Your home is so beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I never tire of your home and I gain some inspiration every time I visit.
    I hope you don't mind but I have 2 questions...
    Would you mind sharing information about the 2 lovely pictures on the wall in the "red guest room"? And, where did you find the great bar stools in the kitchen?

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  111. YOur home is beautifull.

    I liked, angie

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  112. Very pretty master bedroom. I like this chair way more than the wicker one. I'm trying to redo our master bedroom so it's always fun to check out other peoples rooms.

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  114. I found your blog yesterday and I am hooked I LOVE your style! I am now a fan and will check often to see what other pretty things you create

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  115. Your home is stunning. I just recently came across your blog and I love your style. Amazing!

    http://ourhousenowahome.blogspot.com/

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  116. Hi I'm a little behind with seeing your tour...
    So delighted to take a peak while having my latte...You have some beautiful rooms! I think my favorite little surprise was the little red wood table. The pop of red was so charming it makes that room!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
    A beautiful February to you..
    xo
    Gail
    CasualLovesElegance

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  117. Beautiful home and Miss Bailey is a cutie too!
    Judy

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  118. Kim, I can never get enough of touring your home so came back:) I just love your style and you have the BEST EYE of anyone I know. And, I am sure it is even BETTER in person. Hope you and Mr. Savvy have a very nice Valentine's day.

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  119. Hi Kim! I just found your blog! A little late to the game! Lol I absolutely love your home! All your attention to detail is amazing! I would love for you to visit my new blog when you have time! Thanks for the inspiration!! Xo, Kathy www.thedailynest.com

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  120. You have a great sense of style and have created a lovely home. So soothing!

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  121. I absolutely love your home. Thanks for your blog.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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