Our House

Thought I would continue sharing some of the images I took back in August/September of our home.

The exterior of our house has come a loooooong way… just take a peek at how it used to look, here. I like it even more now that some of the plants have started to grow in. (Don’t mind the giant weed next to the stair case…)

See those architectural arches in the corners near the roof? I cheated and bought those from Pottery Barn. They were meant to be large book-ends or home decor, but they were much cheaper than a matching pair of actual vintage ones.

This is our family room, where we hang out most of the time, as the television is on this room. It’s very rarely “camera ready” so I don’t often take pictures of this space.

I bought this table fairly recently from Country Roads Antiques, and sold my black Pottery Barn table that used to be here. I was growing tired of having so much black furniture, and I loved the legs on this table. The top is a bit rough and weathered (not in a pretty way) so I have been waxing it and trying to decide what I want to do with it.

These last few images are of the front sitting room. I recently smoothed out the drywall (and ceiling) in here, filled in the recessed box above the fireplace, and painted this room SeaPearl. I like the change, but I do miss the stripes a little. The walls were in desperate need of repairs, and I didn’t paint them myself (the old owners did) so I decided it was time for a change. It’s growing on me more and more. I’ll have to share some updated pictures soon…

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cathy - April 3, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Gorgeous honey !!!! I so love seeing your house xo

Sadie Olive - April 3, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Thank you Cathy! Love you! xox

Monique - April 3, 2013 - 4:12 pm

An amazing transformation..You have exquisite taste~
It’ a dream~

Sadie Olive - April 3, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Thanks Monique!!

Jody - April 3, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Beautiful photos of beautiful spaces! I love the exterior transformation and also the legs on your new table :)

Sadie Olive - April 3, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Thank you Jody. :) Did you notice the mirror I picked up from your shop? I love it!

Rita Cobb - April 4, 2013 - 6:43 am

Sara,
I love your home and everything you’ve done to style it – always have! Sorry to see the stripes go – I even pinned the image of your corner next to the fireplace on Pinterest, I was so inspired. A couple years ago I took down a border in my kitchen and painted a darker hue stripe in its place, and would love to do my laundry room in light shades as yours.

Your work is beautiful!
~Rita

Sadie Olive - April 4, 2013 - 8:11 am

Thank you Rita. :) I think a laundry room would be perfect with subtle tone on tone stripes.

Angela - April 4, 2013 - 12:23 pm

You have created such a beautiful home! I love the restful palette and neutral tones. Very elegant x

victoria - April 4, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Your home looks lovely… so soothing to the eye…and comfy too.

Hugs
Victoria Silva

katey - April 5, 2013 - 5:56 am

Your home looks so lovely!! The before picture of your exterior of your house is unbelievable. Never would recognize that! Way to go!

Melinda - April 5, 2013 - 11:57 am

Oh how I adore your home and style Sara!! I love the table you picked up from CR. That has been one of my favorite places to shop for the past 18 years!
I can’t wait to see your living room with the new paint.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Jen @ RamblingRenovators - April 5, 2013 - 7:43 pm

There is such a serenity and peacefulness to your home. So beautiful!

Kim - April 17, 2013 - 12:06 am

Love, love, love! The outside looks amazing (so sweet & charming). and WOW, what a transformation! It’s hard to believe that it’s the same house. I often wonder what the old owner would think if they were ever to drive by… I’d be so bummed if I were them knowing that my old house looked like THAT -when it could look like THIS! I love your understated (yet elegant) sense of style, your beautiful decor and the wonderful way you mix old with new. You must share pictures of your home with us more often! It’s truly inspirational… :-)

Lauren - April 18, 2013 - 9:35 am

Your house is simply beautiful. I’m obsessed with the smallest little detail in one of the pictures above….that blue striped, grain sack-looking coffee mug! Where did you find that?? I NEED a couple of those in my life!
Thanks for inspiring with your beautiful blog!

Sadie Olive - April 19, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Thank you! Lauren – I bought that mug on Etsy from a shop called “Clam Lab” (if I remember right?).

Leslie - April 25, 2013 - 7:40 am

you have such a truly unique style! Love it!