Updated Home Tour

6.17.2013

 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.

Foyer



To the left is the sitting room. I think I will be painting this room a new color soon.

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.







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.






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.



You can see more here and here.

Garden Guest Room

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 pretty new bedding like this from the PB outlet

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.


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59 comments:

  1. I don't think you ever shown us your deck! I wondered if you had a deck/patio, porch - what out back.

    tina

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  2. Gorgeous home tour, Kim! I love all of the custom features you all added over the years ... never realized that you all were on 3 acres!

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  3. Tina, the deck is nothing to look at. I did share it a couple years ago after decorating it somewhat for a summer link blog party. Our back yard is in horrible condition right now since the grass died and was overtaken by weeds. It needs lots of work.

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  4. What a gorgeous home. Love those stools in your kitchen...they work perfectly for the style of your place.

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  5. Your home is always lovely and I remember following along with some of these changes.

    You have a beautiful home that has much love and care poured into it and that is always evident in whatever you do :)

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  6. WOW - I found so many subtle ideas that truly set off your rooms. Your home is lovely and you are an industrious, creative and talented team. Thanks for the tour!

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  7. Hi Kim, I loved seeing your home; what a wonderful accomplishment you and your hubby made by building your home. I just can't get over how incredible it is. You have such a incredible gift for decorating-it looks like it should be on the pages & cover of a magazine.
    Hopefully, when hubby finds his dream house(within the next year) we will have nicer finishes. Love your place!!!
    Have a great day.
    Noreen

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I could definitely come spend some time in your home!

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  9. Kim, your home is beautiful! My first time looking at the outside, it's truly as gorgeous as the inside! I love your style.

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  10. I loved seeing this recap of all of your adventures. Mr. Savvy is as handy as you are creative! And I really love it when one of your rooms pops up on Houzz! Can't wait to see what you think of next...

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  11. It's beautiful Kim. I love that you keep updating everything, so it never feels old. I'm fascinated that you added the stone to the front of your house, and changed out the garage doors. I'm sure it made a huge difference in the appearance. I never think to do things to the outside of the house. Our bedroom layout is so similar to yours. It gives me a lot of good ideas, if I could ever find the time! Thanks for sharing your updated home with us.

    Debbie

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  12. It was fun getting a new tour of your beautiful home Kim. I love seeing all of the updating.

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  13. I love home tours too and I especially love seeing your gorgeous home! You have so many wonderful treasures displayed and such lovely vignettes. Wherever did you find that sheep painting? I love it! My husband's uncle is a sheep and cattle rancher...would love something like that in our home! (My husband spent summers working and playing at the ranch.) Thanks for giving us an update!! LOVED it! :)
    Julie

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  14. Kim, you have one of the most gorgeous homes, inside and out, in the blogosphere! Thanks for the tour, we will never tire of looking into your home for inspiration!!!

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  15. Your home is lovely! So comfy and cozy and elegant!
    Nancy

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  16. Luv all the little bits put all together Kim. Beautiful!!!! I am always so inspired by your home.
    Happy today!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  17. Oh wow, Kim! What a great tour! This could have been about 20 posts... all in one! Your home could and should be in a magazine!!!!
    Hope some day to see it in person!

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  18. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I've so enjoyed the tour of your most gorgeous house. It's so beautiful and I can't believe it but I know you'll be changing something up soon.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Kim - Your home is gorgeous - inside and out! I'm sure the fact that you all built it makes it even more special to you and your family.

    Judy

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  20. Kim, your home is so beautiful and obviously loved. I love a good home story and how it evolves. I want my home to grow with me like yours has. My new home, that is. You don't have any unfinished rooms. Lucky you!

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  21. What a fun tour! It's just lovely, Kim -- I love that you're fearless about changing your looks!
    xo Heidi

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  22. Still traveling but wanted to pop in and say Hi, Kim. It is as beautiful as always...and I love how it is always changing and evolving. I am off and running- xo Diana

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  23. What a gorgeous home! You certainly have a talent for putting things together.. loved it! take care, maryann

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  24. Kim it is always a treat to tour your beautiful home! Your landscaping outside is just as beautiful!Yes I know all about changing things around ;-) .
    xx
    Anne

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  25. Love every inch of your home!!!!...every time I think that you have accomplished the "perfect beautiful room"...you make a change and make it even more beautiful!...But I do have one question....where's Bailey, the furniture model???!!!

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  26. Your entire house is absolutely stunning, Kim. Not many can pull off the decorating feats that you have by constantly updating, changing, and doing most of the work yourself. Kudos my friend. I agree with Yvonne...you should be featured in a magazine!

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  27. Lookin' good, Kim! And loving the color and farmhouse look.
    Brenda

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  28. Your home is so lovely and filled with personality, Kim! Thanks for sharing it!

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  29. Oh, Kim, what a lovely, lovely home. So many fine details, so much time and effort and TALENT put into it. Thanks for showing us around...

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  30. Kim, I just love your home....it is absolutely gorgeous.. and decorating is beautiful. God bless!

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  31. I love every single detail, Kim! You have no idea how in love with that yellow table and chairs I am. I think you should bring them to me...immediately! Just beautiful!!!

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  32. Kim You just keep flooring me!! what a Gorgeous Home that you made look so Inviting and Welcoming
    I love your style you know that. It's Beautiful
    Lisa

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  33. Kim..your home is beautiful...you are such a talented decorator...but I have to say I really miss the red check panels in your eating area...I know you moved them to one of the bedrooms but I loved them near the table...love the buffalo check dust ruffle too!!

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  34. Love your home Kim~and of course, my favorite is the sunroom!! Such a great house tour !! Going to have to do one of these sometime too!!

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  35. Oh Kim, I think your home is my favorite in all of blogland. I love it all so much and it amazes me that every change you make, makes it even better. I wish you lived close by and could give me advice. Thanks for this WONDERFUL tour. XO, Pinky

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  36. Kim,
    Your home is beautiful inside and outside. What a beautiful tour you have given us. My favorite room is your sun room. I just would be out there all day long. It is just so cozy and pretty.
    Kris

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  37. Beautiful! I have to ask...where did you get all of your antlers?

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  38. LOVE the tour, Kim! Your master bedroom is perfection!

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  39. Kim, Thank you for graciously opening your home for an updated tour. It is beautifully built and decorated. You and Mr. Savvy are quite a talented team.

    While I love painted furniture, especially your dining room china cabinet, I really LOVE the antique French vaisselier with its burl wood.

    And of course, I thoroughly enjoy all your extra bedroom makeovers using PB outlet bedding. I discovered there is a PB outlet in San Marcos, TX and its on my list to visit this summer.

    Judith

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  40. Just a beautiful home. I really love the exterior too!

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  41. Your home and land is lovely Kim, and I know from reading your blog how often you change things! Kudos to you and your hub for doing so much while working too. Love the garage doors, I would love to do that someday. I would love to paint my front door a different color every season, hmmmm...
    Jenna

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  42. Each room is gorgeous...and has such a great feel. You've put a lot of hard work and effort into each detail and it shows!

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  43. Kim....beautiful home....you and your husband have done a fabulous job! I love all of your special touches throughout!

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  44. Your home is just gorgeous - thanks for the tour!

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  45. It is gorgeous, Kim! I just love your home. You have such a great style

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  46. Kim,
    Your home is beautiful and I love your style. Hearing about the history of your home was fun.
    Karen

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  47. Very lovely exterior! Such a labor of love that you and Mr. Savvy have accomplished! Sometimes I ask myself, "Now why did she change that?", but you always come up with something equally as pretty!

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  48. I always love walking through your house. You mentioned building it yourself when you both had full time jobs. Do you have a full time job right now? I always wonder how you have the time for all your paint changes and room redos.

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  49. Beautiful home, Kim-know the joy your receive from decorating it!
    jemma

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  50. Loved seeing an updated tour of your lovely home all in one place, Kim!

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  51. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us blog readers. You're an inspiration!!

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  52. Your house is beautiful ---where do I start? okay so what I love best about your house is all of the classic elements. Beautiful plates, buffalo check and plaid. No matter what they never go out style. enjoy your home!

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  53. Your home is beautiful. In one of the first pictures at the bottom of the stairs there is a chest with toile scenes on each side on the cabinetry doors, is that painted or is that a fabric. I love toile and this chest is beautiful.
    I also love your sun room - I love sun filled spaces. Thanks for the tour! Patty

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  54. Hi Kim, Your home is warm and welcoming. You've done a wonderful job and I'm sure your house guests feel at ease and always welcome.

    leslie
    www.4aroundthetable.com

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  55. I enjoyed visiting your home. You have beautiful taste! Thank you for sparking some inspiration in me to make some changes in my home. Sometimes we need to see an example to help us think in a different direction. Thank you!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  56. I am in love with your home Kim. It is such a beautiful and welcoming place. Thanks so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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