I Didn't Lie; I Omitted The Truth (Home Update!)

Okay okay.
I have a confession to make.

I've wanted to say this for a while now, but I was nervous.  So I acted like it didn't exist.  I did this because of the way that this potential home purchase worked out.  No bueno.  It was complicated and frustrating and we lost a lot of money on it.  But in retrospect, all worked out very well.

Ian and I were once bitten twice shy, and this made me so reluctant (even under contract) to share the news or even let myself get really excited about the new house.  It was when we were under contract last time that they found structural issues that required lots of expensive fixes. 

Blogger friends from this brunch, remember when I mentioned that Ian and I had an appointment that afternoon to see a home that had just come on the market that morning?  This is the very one!  We knew it was perfect and that it had to be OURS.  We submitted an offer the following day (Monday).  On Wednesday we found out that we were one of 3 parties that submitted offers on the same day.  Thus begins a bidding war of sorts.  Long story short, we didn't come in with the highest bid, but the folks that did could not agree to some of the sellers' requests.  We could, so we were the frontrunners. 

At this point, inspections have been done, appraisals submitted, repair requests agreed upon and executed.  Our closing date is next Wednesday (!!!!!!).  Tomorrow Ian and I will go shopping for furniture.  I've been working on some decor ideas, what do you think?

Formal Living Room


Casual Den

My objective is to purchase large neutral pieces (sofas, bedding, curtains) and then accent with color (rugs, pillows, decor).  I am no interior decorator ... and I still have to take into consideration Ian's decor opinions ... but I think these at least will give us a good start.  Please share feedback you may have!


  1. i'm obsessed with your bedroom choices! love the pops of color in the pillows and rug!

  2. Congrats on the house!!! I bet you're 'jump up and down' type of happy! Love your decorating ideas--especially the sticking with neutral, classic pieces for the 'base' as you'll have so many more options over the years :)


  3. All looks beautiful! you dont need any's great!! Congrats on your new home :)

  4. GORGEOUS! I'm so anxious to know which one!! SOOOO happy for yall!

    And too funny that you have to take his decor choices into consideration! ;)

  5. First, I LOVE your blog!! So cute! Also, I really really love some of your choices for the rooms! Would you mind tell us where you found them? Congrats on the new home!

  6. T: Thank you! So your question is a good one. I made the boards on Olioboard ( and didn't pay too much attention where the items were coming from, just picked out colors/styles that I want to look for here in Charlotte. So I'm not too much help there. :) Definitely check out Olioboard, it's a great site!

  7. Yay!!! This the post I have been waiting for!! :) So excited for you April! And I love the designs!

  8. eee! So excting! I can't wait to see what you decide to do ! All your ideas are fabulous!!!!

  9. OMWORD! SO happy and ecstatic for you! You are going to have so much fun decorating!


    You won something BIG, huge actually, from little ole' me!

    pugs and kisses!

  10. Yay!!! So exciting! Very happy for you guys and love your decorating ideas!

  11. I am really excited for you! That looks like a great backyard. Your decorating choices look so pretty.


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