Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dream Home Series: Our Favorite Exterior


Design: Ashley Gilbreath | Photo: Laurey W. Glenn


We are so excited to be starting a bi-weekly Dream Pinterest Home series! Every other week, we'll feature our favorite pin of each area of the home. 

We're kicking off the series with an exterior favorite!  This classic Southern home was restored by Ashley Gilbreath. The home was built in 1910 (a favorite time period of ours for homes) and Zelda Fitzgerald even lived here!



We love the wrap around porch (perfect for rocking and lemonade), the charming railing, and classic white finish. Most of all, we love that when Ashley originally found the home, it was in need of A LOT of TLC (see above before photo). We love nothing more than an old rusty beauty brought back to life! Ashley did such a great job restoring the home to it's original esthetic, while still updating and modernizing it. There really is nothing like the charm of a classic home set in the picturesque landscape of the South.



Be sure to check the blog in two weeks for our next Dream Pinterest Home series post! 


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Reproduction Fridge Round-Up

There's nothing like the charm and nostalgia that a vintage fridge can add to a kitchen! However, many "true" vintage appliances come with their own issues like lack of shelf space, energy efficiency, and the need for constant upkeep/repairs. 

But no need for despair, for we have found the perfect solution...reproduction fridges! These vintage fridges are making their way back into the home, but with all the fixings that a modern household desires.

We love how these look and function! Elmira's offer plenty of storage space, the option to customize left/right door swing, AND they come in this gorgeous shade of yellow (as well as a variety of other colors!)


Option 2: Smeg

These Italian fridges have our hearts! Not only are they the epitome of a classic 1950's fridge, but they also offer adjustable shelving, a variety of sizes/colors, and are extremely energy efficient.




If your looking for a fridge that will stand the test of time, we found it for you! Not only does Heartland produce this gorgeous refrigerator, but also a matching dishwasher and range. These are so classic that we can definately see these making an appearance in Downton Abbey. 


Option 4: GE Artistry

GE has really upped their game in recent years and now offers an Artistry Line featuring this fridge and matching appliances. We love that it offers a homage to vintage appliances, while still offering a modern, clean look that would easily fit in in any home regardless of your style!


Option 5: Oranier

These state of the art German fridges aren't available for purchase in the US yet, but we are crossing our fingers they make their way across the pond soon! This fridge offers AUTOMATIC defrosting (why haven't we thought of that yet?!), egg containers, and an insanely amazing freezing capacity.


Which vintage reproduction fridge would you choose? Leave your choice in the comments below-we'd love to know which fridge would be the most popular!




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Friday, March 16, 2018

Colorful Boho/Mid Century Space on a Budget



A gal has got some faith when she comes to me...a minimalist with an all-white and neutral home...for help in creating a colorful, boho, mid-century jungalow in her home! Britney and Charlie were in the process of building a home when she reached out for help in making an odd L-shaped living space feel cohesive and have a good flow to it. 

Britney and Charlie picked out their favorite wallpaper, and instead of spending a fortune to cover the entire wall, we framed in a section that we could have fun with and that would balance out the off-centered window. They owned a couple skulls that we added black-painted branches to for some pop! 

The painted pony wall helps balance out the other bold elements in the space as well as anchors that side of the room. 


The copper pipe curtain rod plays off the floating shelf line and that grid-patterned curtain was more perfect for this space than I imagined! 

It was Britney's dream to incorporate two of these hammock chairs that she loves so much! So a bench under the large window seemed the perfect fit for this relaxed, unstructured space! Since this room was built to eventually have a wood stove, we designed a window seat that her husband could build and could be moved and adjusted for when the fireplace is put in someday. At that point the window seat can also be used to store firewood in the cubbies. 


We all sat in the hammock chairs after hanging them, and we came to the conclusion that EVERYONE needs a hammock chair! They're amazing!!

I came across this sweet blue pendant at the Restore one day and I can't imagine a more perfect fixture for this space! We layered one of Britney's favorite paintings behind it. 






The plan is to make a driftwood chandelier to go over the table, however this light came in handy when we were unable to find driftwood in the winter!

These medallions were out of the bargain bin at Target. In order to give them some personality, we taped them, and spray painted sections of them with Britney's favorite color. The project took about 20 minutes start to finish and we had all the supplies! 


Testimonial...
"Having Vanessa design the space was truly one of the best decisions we've made! I was so intimidated with trying to find a way to balance Mid Century with Bohemian in new construction! Even though Vanessa's style is not my own, I have always loved her styling abilities and believed she could figure out my crazy! We love our home so much, down to every detail, and are so thankful for Vanessa's HOURS of work and the passion that she poured into our space. When Jana and Vanessa styled our home after months of prep, we literally got to watch our dreams come to life. It truly couldn't be more perfect!" - Britney

Sources
Wallpaper from Chasing Paper

Pillows
Plant Stand
Floor Lamp

Credenza
Settee

Macrame Pendant
Rattan Chair
Metal Tray Coffee Tables

Blue Area Rug
Curtain

Hammock Chairs
Bar Stools

Dining Chairs

Floor Mirror

Thrifted:
Brass side table
Blue Flower Pendant

Vintage Markets:
Baskets
Rounded Mirror
Rattan Pendant




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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Minimal Christmas Home Tour



With each year, I seem to pull out less and less decor from my Christmas boxes. But I always find a place for a few of my vintage ornaments.

We've been enjoying our "finished" house for the past year, and are starting to get the "project" itch. However we have really fallen in love with this house! And it's been so nice to live in a "finished" home. 

When planning out my holiday decor, I envisioned presents wrapped in MATTE black, natural, and muddy blues and/or pinks. I couldn't find what I was looking for...but luckily found this amazing blue floral paper at a local florist shop. It looks amazing with the black!

I was determined to have these little white clay stars...and had no choice but to MAKE them! I'm not a "crafty" person, so it was a challenge for me, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out! 

That painting was a commission by a very close friend of mine last year. Still drooling over it!


My old cabinet is still the perfect piece for this room and has been for so many years! Although it used to have amazing original robins egg blue paint on it, I eventually worked up the courage to paint it Benjamin Moore's "Black Knight". 

I DIED over these pillows from Jamison Fry Co (a vendor at our Laurel, MS market last month). You know that feeling when you realize you've made an impulse buy? Well that feeling never came, and these are going to be cherished in my home for years to come!! 





I just repainted my table the most amazing color! I was drooling while I was painting! It's called "Vermont Slate" by Benjamin Moore. Very appropriate name since it's a pretty colonial blue, but with a touch of green that warms it up just enough for me! 

My island is also "Black Knight" by Ben Moore. 


I'm still so very in love and content with my kitchen. There is nothing I would change, and it feels so good to finally be at a place where I am content with my home and not on a constant quest to make it my dream home. I believe everyone can get to that point, but it takes some serious study and perhaps some real hard work!

The light over the sink is a vintage find from ebay. The dome light over the island as well as the pair over my dining table are vintage as well. 

If you don't know the story behind the stove, I'll give it in a nutshell. It belonged to my husband's great-grandmother. When an uncle offered it to us, it took some serious determination on my husband's part to get it working again. Thank goodness for Youtube! But I love it and it works so well for me!

That gorgeous painting back there is by the talented Shane Miller! He picked out the most perfect colors...don't you think? Check out his other amazing pieces @shane.artistry.



More of our homemade clay stars. I just picked out a recipe from Pinterest...so so simple! Stringing them was not as simple ;-)







I'm hoping to post a Christmas Home Tour Part 2 very soon, with more photos of the exterior and entry and maybe even a kids room project if I can get to it! Hoping you enjoyed the photos and can use some of the sources! 

Merry Christmas!!
xo,
Vanessa

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