Southern Living Showcase Home {part 1}

There is a Southern Living Showcase home currently giving tours in Nashville! I went to see it over the weekend and it is gorgeous, if you live in Nashville you should really go see it this week (it's off Granny White near Maryland Farms) I was very impressed with what I saw. For those of you who do not live in Nashville, no need to worry, I have prepared a virtual tour for all of you.

This is part 1 of the tour. We will start with the main floor:

Exterior Paint: Softer Tan, Sherwin Williams SW6141

Dining Room: Oyster White SW7637

2 things that blew me away about this room were the antique mirrors on the far wall and the base of this table. It is carved wood and made to look like aged driftwood.

Here is a close up of the mirrors. This is the part of the tour I like to call "where's Waldo Sarah"... I even dressed like Waldo too. You like the booties we had to wear?

Butler's Pantry

Here is a close up of the cabinet detail:

Moving on to the Kitchen now:

Kitchen: Silver Strand SW7057

This is a close up of the back splash tile

This is the informal dining area. You can't tell in this picture but that table is amazing. It is painted with a metallic paint and then distressed.

Here is a close up.

Living Room: Oyster White SW7637

This Patio had the most amazing concrete floor. It was stained, and then stained with a pattern to imitate a rug, then the whole thing was sealed, (I wish I had a good picture). I think that is a brilliant idea for an outdoor space since a rug would have eventually molded over time.

Master Bedroom: Faux Finish

Master Bathroom: Filmy Green SW7190

These mirrors in the master bath were made from reclaimed frames and refinished. You would have never know they had been re-used. Frames were made by Belle Meade Framers

Powder Room: Magnetic Gray SW7058 base coat. Faux Finish on top.

The paint on these walls is incredible. It looks like wall paper. It is really intricate and interesting, but soft enough not to be overwhelming in the small space. I also love the detail of the sink being painted to coordinate.

Study: Worldly Grey SW7043

The Study had an amazing antique clock on the wall. It was reclaimed off of a building outside of Chicago by Garden Park Antiques.

It took up the entire wall, floor to ceiling.

Laundry Room: Oyster White SW7637

And that concludes part 1 of the tour, stay tuned for the upper level.

Simple Halloween DIY Wreath

We are getting closer to Halloween and so it is time to decorate! Although I love fall decor, Halloween is a little tricky for me. I tend to like more of the "cute-festive" Halloween than the scary and haunted house decorations that some people gravitate toward. With that said, let me present to you my new DIY Halloween wreath!! It is super easy to make (trust me, I made it in one afternoon while watching football at Matt's house) and a lot of fun too!

How cute is that? Now, lets get started.

Here is what you will need:

1. Wire wreath. (you can get this from a craft store) Mine was 12"

2. Orange fabric (1.5 yards)

3. 1.5" wide black ribbon

4. fabric siccors

Step 1: Cut the fabric into 1 inch thick strips that are about 4-5 inches long.

Step 2: Simply tie the strips in a knot onto the wire wreath.

Just keep tying...

Once you have covered  the whole whole wreath this is what you will have:

Step 4: This is the only tricky part. Pick a spot to attach the black bow and spread the orange fabric apart in that spot. You need to make an open spot in on the wire to tie the black ribbon. Once you have a spot on the wire open, simply tie the ribbon in a bow (this can take a few tries to make a pretty one)

Then just hang it on your door and have a Happy Halloween :)

you like my little War Eagle flower pot?

Wreaths for Fall

One of my favorite (and easy) ways to decorate for any season/holiday/party is by using wreaths. Most of them are inexpensive and can even be home-made. Here is some fall-wreath inspiration for you:

Or you can go a little more conservative with the pumpkins. I love this burlap bow

I love this fall wreath made by Emily from Jones Design Company. It is made from coffee filters dyed in warm fall colors. I am planning to make one of my own (maybe for spring)

Here are a few for halloween:

I made a halloween wreath of my own this weekend.... so be looking for that tutorial soon to come. :)