Favorite Room.....12th and White


Hello friends, I'm Courtney from 12th and White and I am so thrilled to be visiting you here at Savvy Southern Style! I'm honored to be joining Kim on her beautiful blog!

My favorite room in our home is our living/dining room. We have lived in our 50s ranch for just over a year, and the open layout, charming details and hardwood floors sold us on the home. This room is the one I had the strongest "vision" for when we were purchasing furnishings. We went from a tiny 800 square foot apartment to this home, so I was blessed to be able to purchase items specifically for this space, since we simply didn't own much.

My vision was a neutral, sophisticated and comfortable space with vintage touches. I love to create an elegant look on a budget, so our furnishings were all bought from discount stores or on Craigslist.

The built in shelves were blue, and I painted them white to freshen them up. They are constantly changing and evolving. I love finding unique items, whether vintage or new, to display here.

I love mixing vintage finds with new pieces. The chair is from TJ Maxx, but the amazing antique shipping trunk is from one of my favorite vintage stores. It holds my collection of antique trophies.


I like to describe my style as "clean cottage," so to keep all our white furnishings from getting too stuffy, I added a bricklayer coffee table for industrial lines.

This room gets great light from a large window, which we dressed in all white sheer drapes for softness and privacy. I love how the space is so open and airy.

I found our dining set on Craigslist and a friend and I repainted it white. We switched out the existing light fixture for a French-style chandelier and I added ironstone platters, a vintage frame, boxwood wreath, and a trumeau mirror to fill out the wall space.

Right off the dining area is an equally large space that leads to the kitchen, which is perfect for serving. One of my favorite finds ever is this vintage white church pew – I love it!


Across from the pew is our serving buffet, which I found on Craigslist and had painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.

One of my very favorite things to use in my home is architectural salvage. Old windows, corbels, molding, doors, shutters, etc. are all over our house. I think they add so much character and interest to a space!

Thank you so much to Kim for having me here! I hope you all enjoyed touring our living and dining room! It's always a work in progress, so stop by the blog to see what's new!

Thank you, Courtney for sharing this space with us. I love all your salvage, too.

If 12th and White is new to you I hope you will get comfy and pop on over and tour some more.

Miss any past favorite rooms? See them all HERE.

I'm off to the Country Living Fair today.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Just stunning! I love your relaxed elegant look! AND I am wild over your beautiful mix of light and dark neutral colors!
    Another winner Kim, thanks!

  2. Nice to meet your Courtney and your gorgeous living room and dining room...I think I have scrolled up and down several times looking at your gorgeous vignettes of wonderful vintage finds...I am definitely a happy new follower!!!...Great, great feature here today Kim...Have fun at the Country Living Fair...wish I was there...but I have a date with a guy and a softball field.

  3. What a beautiful room...it's filled with so many pretty things!

  4. Beautiful! Courtney has such a great style, and of course I love the way she weaves in some terrific vintage pieces.
    Mary Alice

  5. Beautiful! I could definitely live in this room! Love the gray walls!

  6. Beautiful home and love all the vintage chippy things. I will have to check out Courtney's blog!

  7. What a darling room! I love the console created out of the old french basket!

  8. What a beautiful home....I love all the collections you have of different vintage finds..it gives it charm!

  9. I was just on her blog last evening admiring her living room. Beautiful mix of vintage and new... light and dark, Courtney.
    Thanks for sharing another stunning room Kim.

  10. Courtney, Your home is gorgeous. I love the mix of vintage, painted pieces and natural wood. it keeps your room very interesting. love all the texture and mixes of shades of white and browns in your room. You really have the gift of styling!

  11. Thanks for the introduction. I have already visited Courtney's website and gotten some fun ideas.

  12. Simply elegant, Courtney! I think the only furniture I have ever bought brand new was our living room furniture and that was 20-something years ago. Everything else came from yard sales or from the newspaper (before Craigslist, lol) Even my newest couches were hand-me-downs from my big sister! haha. Love what you did with everything! Thanks for sharing, Kim!

  13. Congratulations on your beautiful new home. The decorating is done with style, comfort and class.
    I love the white colors with the accents. Catherine

  14. I love how Courtney has decorated her living and dinning room! Everything looks so pretty with the perfect amount of vintage blended in! I love her trumeau mirror!

  15. Oh I just love your home, Courtney and how you have furnished and decorated it! I keep scrolling back and forth looking at everything over and over. Everything is beautiful. I am running over to your blog now!

  16. Everything looks beautiful! Love both of your styles!

  17. You did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Wow! I can definitely see why they are your favorite! They are very beautiful!

  19. Great style. So elegant and artfully put together. I want to look at your blog, Courtney. You have lovely taste.

    Is the basket on your coffee table available somewhere to purchase.?t is a perfect size