Our First House

Finally, the long awaited first home tour! We bought this home five months ago and since then we have worked nonstop to bring it back to life. Before, this house was dirty, dingy, and in serious need of renovation. Now, this beautiful home from the 1950s is beautiful, comfy, cozy, and I love it. It just needed a little TLC.

While choosing our interior design, the most important thing for me was highlighting all of the house’s natural light. This was easy to do by picking light but soft colors, and adding a touch of gold wherever I could. I wanted a touch of Charleston and the beach in this Midwestern home.

I’ve linked all of the paint and finishes we used, as well as similar hardware and fixtures from around our home. Nothing was gifted, and we purchased everything ourselves. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions please let me know!

the front

the front entryway

Walls: Sherwin Williams White Heron (Satin)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Front Door: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze (High Gloss)

the dining room

Walls: Sherwin Williams French Moire (Eggshell)
Trim: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Google Nest Thermostat

The table and chairs are family heirlooms from my grandma. We are hoping to reupholster the chairs soon!

the kitchen

Walls: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Satin)
Trim: Sherwin Williams Dover White (Semi-Gloss)
Google Nest Protect Smoke Alarm
From Our Place Always Pan in Sage
Williams Sonoma Olivewood Recipe Box
Williams Sonoma Signature Stainless Steel Utensils
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Flour Sack Kitchen Towel
The buffet is a family heirloom from my grandma.

the living room

Walls: Sherwin Williams White Heron (Eggshell)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Google Nest Hub
Samsung The Frame TV
Target Threshold Shelf Floor Lamp
Article Ceni Pyrite Gray Sofa and Ottoman
Ruggable Malileh Heriz Saffron Rug in Size 6×9

the downstairs bathroom

Walls: Sherwin Williams Salty Dog (Satin)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)

the back porch

the first bedroom

Walls: Sherwin Williams Jovial (Eggshell)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Ikea Fjallbo Shelf Unit

the second bedroom

Walls: Sherwin Williams Navajo White (Eggshell)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Chairs and loveseat are family heirlooms from my grandma.

the master bedroom

Walls: Sherwin Williams White Heron (Eggshell)
Trim & Doors: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Hampton Bay Rockport Ceiling Fan, 52in. in Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Target Threshold Aruba Linen Blackout Curtain in Gray
Casper Glow Light
Casaluna Heavyweight Linen Blend Quilt in Dark Gray
Capello Digital Mantle Alarm Clock

the upstairs hallway

Walls: Sherwin Williams White Heron (Satin)
Trim: Sherwin Williams Extra White (Semi-Gloss)
Built-in: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze (Semi-Gloss)

the upstairs bathroom

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