5/14/14

A TON of new updates around the house

These last few weeks have been kind of nuts. Not only with some new things going on around the house (we're finally doing something pretty big with that huge empty room in the basement), but life in general has just been pretty busy. I'll update you all soon on the basement progress!

So I didn't really realize until a few days ago that I had totally skipped last week's decor post! What was I thinking, right?? ;)  Well since there has been no shortage of changes and updates around here, I thought I'd combine several updates into one giant post for you guys to sort of collectively share these past few weeks.
So get comfortable, grab a snack and a beverage, and let's get to it!

Remember when I painted the front living room/my office the same color as the kitchen (Clay Beige by Benjamin Moore)?  Well long story short, the color is the perfect "greige" and we sort of fell in love with it. Ever since I used it for the living room, I contemplated continuing it into the dining room as well.

Well I finally did, and we love it.


I always liked the gold/tan shade in the dining room (that color was throughout most of the house when we bought it), but I feel like this connected space looks best when the color continues on that wall behind the columns. It made it look more continuous and the color itself works perfectly with the decor in there.  I have something else in mind to add to the walls in there, so I'll for sure update with the details on that if I get brave enough to do it!

I wish I had a before shot of that exact angle above. I think I avoided photographing that area where the rooms meet for a reason while they were two different colors.  It just never felt "finished".  So happy with how that turned out!


 I think the new color really works well with all the furniture and accessories in the room...




If you follow these decor posts, you may have noticed something a little different in the living room/office...


I decided to add a pair of matching lamps to the Target end tables that I painted...


These are just the lamps from our family room that I did a little switch-a-roo with.  I think it looks so much better and balanced, but they're also super functional as well, as this room gets very dark at night. This is the only room in the house without an overhead light. I've thought about having it professionally wired for one and adding something fun in the future. I think it may even be wired for one with a box and everything underneath the ceiling sheetrock. Just because there is a dead wall switch right as you come into the room which may be set-up to go to it. Totally not sure. Sounds like something I should probably get checked out though. 
Anyway, it makes a huge difference in lighting the room at night so I'm happy with the change!

I also moved Lil' Fig next to the window so he would get better light. 


Meanwhile....


OH and speaking of figs...


Check out all the new growth on Frankie!!


This is majorly exciting because it took several months to figure out how to care for this guy. Fiddle Leaf Figs are no joke.  I had heard that they sprout new leaves in the Spring, but I wasn't so sure. After a year of having him with no new growth, this was a huge surprise! *For more info on how I care for my figs, check out this post.

When I was looking back at all the updates I could share in this post, I remembered another painting project I never shared!!



I continued the White Truffle (Behr) shade from the foyer throughout the upstairs hallway.

*For more on the white frames, check out this post.

I love how much it opened up the space and I think it will look much better as I continue the white "frame wall" all down the hallway throughout the years.

Here's what it looked like before...


Finally, I found some new patio chairs a few weeks back for our screened-in porch...

*If you're curious about the blue ceiling, check out this post to read more about it!
I love how little space they take up. I had this glass table out there since we moved in with no chairs.  All the ones I had found were too bulky or were crazy expensive for what they were. I found these at Ballard on sale, and I had a 15% off coupon which was awesome.  They're super heavy and much sturdier than they look. 


So happy with them! Having breakfast out there while Waylon runs around the yard is pretty much my favorite.

So that's my crazy huge home update post for ya! I hope you enjoyed checking out what's new around here.  We've got tons more going on around here too so there are definitely lots more updates to come!

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

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43 comments:

  1. Your home is absolutely stunning!! I love your posts and videos.

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  2. Can I ask where the white frames are from? There too perfect!!

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    1. Thanks! They're from Target- I have a post all about them that I linked under the photo if you want more ideas for places to get them :)

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  3. "greige", perfect! Love the chandelier and the gallery frames, where are the frames from?

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    1. haha :) Thank you! The frames are from Target, although I have a post about them (linked under the photo of them) if you want more info of places to get similar ones too.

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  4. Gorgeous pictures Tiffany!! Loving all of your decor! We definitely have similar taste!!

    Xo Ash
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  5. So, super random thought but ...

    Our house had a few 'dead' switches that didn't seem to go anywhere. Well, after paying an electrician an small fortune it turned out that the switches operated random top plugs in wall sockets in/near the rooms.

    So, like we had a room with a dead switch that didn't have an overhead fixture. Turns out the top plug in one of the wall sockets was connected to it. He told us to leave a lamp plugged in and turned on, and then use the switch to turn it on/off from now on.

    Just a thought. Maybe it will save you some headache.

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    1. We had that SAME experience in our bedroom! Although it has an overhead light/fan, we had a third switch that controls the top plug-in of each outlet on each side of our bed (for lamps I guess). Well, after discovering that, we tested every outlet in the living room for that (which would've made MORE sense to be wired that way than our bedroom since it has no overhead lighting) and it controls none of the outlets in there, top or bottom. :/ I actually almost mentioned that in the post! haha ;) But thank you for writing... seriously glad someone else didn't know about that either. We were so confused!

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  6. You paint beautifully!!! The way you cut in and coat…it looks professionally painted!

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  7. I love what you did! Your porch looks so cozy. I'd live out there if it was my house! :)
    The Grass Skirt

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  8. Beautiful! Very elegant, yet homely and comfortable. It must be a wonderful place to live and work in.

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  9. Oh Tiffany your beautiful house just makes me want to go blind and never see mine again haha, I'm trying to take some tips from though. Also, I thought I was the only person on earth ho put names on plants, my friends always make fun of me for that lol :P X
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  10. OH MY GOOODNESS TIFF, Hope you dont mind my abrev your name feel like were buddies I watch so many of your vids n Blog posts. :) Was wondering if you had a decorator for some of the rooms you have pictured. They are absolutely stunning!! Wish I could keep my home creme n Greige My kiddos would kill it in about 2 hours. Soo pretty tho!

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  11. Your home is just beautiful (and I imagine it smelling really good in there too for some reason. haha!) And I love those dining room chairs--every time you put up new home pics, I'm like, oh there are those eye-catching chairs again. Hi there chairs. :)

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  12. Very nice. I love your use of neutrals, your blog is such an inspiration!

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  13. Lovely post.
    Your house looks stunning!
    I love that chandelier above the table, the vines on the are gorgeous.
    TarteTanya

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  14. Love Love Love You home!!
    You're decorating eye is perfect!
    I love the colour schemes you always reach for!
    Beautiful!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly. 

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  15. Your home is so beautiful! I'm so jealous, hard work has definitely paid off! xx

    woodyxx.blogspot.com.au

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  16. This is so pretty ! you really have great taste, your house is lovely !

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  17. Your home is coming together so nicely and I am also pleased to see how well Lil' Fig and Frankie are growing. I rescued a Fiddle Fig tree a week ago from a local flower store. It is already a good size and I hope it will develop well. Following your tradition I named him Dobie and hope it motivates him to stay healthy and to grow fast. If it turns out that he likes the place I will buy two more to replace the 'Banana tree jungle' ... :). I really enjoy reading your posts.

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    1. ;) I swear naming them helps!! Glad to hear that!

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  18. Just LOVE your home posts. Could you tell me where you got the Star light fixture from?

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    1. Hi! Thank you! That one I got years back when we moved in our first house... I don't remember 100% (I've even looked back to find the order in my email but can't), but I'm thinking it may have been Shades of Light?

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  19. it looks really nice with the new paint color .. the other color looked a little muddy and dreary

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  20. where did you get that semi mirrored console in the same room with those target end tables?? the one where you moved the fig tree next to?

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    1. I got that years back from Ballard Designs- I'm pretty sure they still have them

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  21. I love that you painted the dining room "greige" too! It looks fantastic and creates a beautiful flow!

    You've probably already checked, but sometimes those "phantom light switches" can be to the electrical outlets, so when you plug in your lamps, you can turn them on at the switch.

    I LOVE all your decor posts. Maybe someday you'll want to do YouTube videos of your decor projects too!!

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    1. aw thank you!! Yeah we checked that first thing- We actually have a switch that does that in our bedroom. I think that's what it's meant to do, it just doesn't. It would really make sense to do that in there! So weird.

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  22. Love the new paint colors! I love how clean and light your house looks! And I don't mean literally clean which I'm sure it is, I mean the color scheme and style you have make it look so clean and open and airy! Love it! :)

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  23. Love your home! I'll be moving into a new house in June and am using yours as inspiration! We have such similar tastes and i can't wait to start some projects!

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  24. Your home is incredible, everything looks gorgeous xx

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  25. You have such wonderful taste! Gorgeous home!!

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  26. Every time you post a deccor's I cannot stop thinking how is that you maintain your house clean! My house is the size of your backyard and pretty simple and I can't. I think you must make a post of how to clean your house hahahaha.

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  27. Every time you post a deccor's I cannot stop thinking how is that you maintain your house clean! My house is the size of your backyard and pretty simple and I can't. I think you must make a post of how to clean your house hahahaha.

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  28. Hi Tiffany, I've just found your blog. Your home is so beautiful! You have an amazing taste!

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  29. Your house is really beautiful. It's the complete opposite of mine, though, I couldn't bear not having bold colors everywhere! (Mine would not win a deco award, but it makes me happy, haha!)

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  30. love your style! we definitely have very similar taste. i used to have the exact patio couch and chair and coffee table and i used to have the glass table almost similar but from pier one! love looking at pics of your home!

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  31. Great home remodeling projects, once again! We love seeing your house become a home! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas!

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  32. Hi, Beautiful home, thank you for sharing, can you possibly share what was the paint color that was previously on the walls, in the upstairs hallway the one you painted over with "White Truffle". Thank you

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  33. Hi Tiffany D - Your home is so beautiful and Waylon is super adorable. My dog is also a Golden Retriever and I treasure every moment I spend with him.

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