I can’t tell you what an honor it is to have my home featured here at Debbiedoos.
My name is Amy. Today I am sharing our
Southern Traditional with a Vintage Twist home tour.
And my blog is Atta Girl Says, where I share ideas to make your home lighter and your heart brighter.
I’m pretty sure that Debbie’s was the first blog to introduce me to the concept of virtual home tours. (And it was through one of Debbie’s home tours that I connected with one of my best blogging friends, who just happens to live about 5 miles from me here in North Carolina! I recognized her neighborhood and sent what I’m sure sounded like a stalker email asking, “Hey do you live…”)
So, if you think you recognize my neighborhood, drop me an email. I won’t think you’re a stalker.
We moved into our dream home 2 1/2 years ago, and living here has really sparked my creativity and awakened my love of decorating. Because while it was a move-in ready home, there’s always something else we can do to make the home better reflect our personalities, our personal style and our lifestyle. Home is always a work-in-progress.
Speaking of work-in-progress, that currently describes the front yard and the front porch, which is why I can’t show you a current photo of either right now.
But I will show you last fall’s Halloween front porch — a little spooky and a little fun for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.
Come on in, and let me show you around.
If I had to describe my style, I’d say it’s traditional, eclectic vintage — with a few French touches thrown in here and there. The entryway, which gets changed a lot, depending on the season, pretty well sums up my style.
I love painted furniture and this buffet in our foyer was the piece that started my love affair with painting and inspired me to go into business painting furniture. I’m also a sucker for vintage pottery and mercury glass. If it’s shiny, I can’t look away! (And do you see my little dog in the photo above? That’s McCoy, who is named for my favorite vintage pottery!)
The entry leads right into our dining room.
Right now, it’s still sporting summertime decor (though the wine-and-cheese party has long been over).
But here’s a glimpse of last year’s fall tablescape.
Now, let’s head into the heart of our home: our kitchen.
We eat most of our meals here, when the table is not covered with Legos or homework or craft projects. (Its current state!)
But I do like to dress up the table for different occasions. If you like my burlap and utility cloth placemats and napkin rings, you can find out how to make them here. They’re no-sew!
Our kitchen, breakfast nook and keeping room are one large space, and we spend most of our time here. These are cozy, well-used rooms, filled the things we love. And they’re not always neat as a pin.
Look closely, and you might see some Legos in the keeping room.
I love decorating the keeping room mantel for different seasons.
Last year’s fall rustic chippy wood mantel was one of my favorites. I just love aqua and mason jars.
Next, we’re going to head to one of my favorite rooms in the house. But it might surprise you…
It’s our recently renovated laundry room and mudroom.
We designed and added the built-in storage, so this room is much more functional than it once was.
We can also take a peek in the powder room. It’s tiny, but elegant.
You’re fancy company, so I’ll invite you to have a seat in the living room.
To be honest, we don’t spend much time in this room. But I love having a formal living room when we throw parties.
And it’s one of my favorite spaces to decorate at Christmas.
Now, let’s head into our master bedroom and sitting room, one of the first spaces we finished in the house.
It all started with those Farrah Fretwork curtains from Target and those gorgeous French chairs, which I bought at a local consignment store. (Oh the perks of living near the High Point Furniture Market.)
Let’s head upstairs now.
This is my son’s room — the room that sold us on this house.
What little boy wouldn’t love a bedroom and playroom like this?
The mural, which was here when we bought the house, even features the Tar Heels, my alma mater. Good thing it wasn’t Duke or N.C. State. Boo!
My office and craft room is also upstairs…
but I’m still working on it. In fact, I’d love it if you’d weigh in on some fabrics I’m considering for the space.
We also have a guest suite upstairs...
Otherwise known as the inlaws’ room when they visit.
The guest bedroom is another work in progress. I had plans to decorate it completely in shades of aqua and pink, but a new furniture find had me rethinking that combo.
So, you’ll have to stop by Atta Girl Says to find out what I have planned for this space.
Thanks for dropping in and touring our home. And thanks for Debbie for giving me the chance to show it off.
This home truly is our dream home, but not for the reasons you might think. Square footage and decor don’t matter nearly as much as the memories we share here.
Thank you Amy for having us today! Just beautiful. I want to play in your sons playroom too:)
Hop on over and say hello to Atta girl Amy.