The Raleigh Room

This post is going to be really picture-heavy, so sorry it it takes 15 minutes for you to load this post!  I just had a hard time cutting down on the number of pictures, because they are all so blog-worthy!  Two weekends ago I headed down to Savannah to visit the Tar Heel with his mom and soon-to-be stepfather.  You know them better on the blog as Mama Kay and Timbo Slice (or Timmy Buffet… or Tim Diesel).  We had an AWESOME time and we actually got a lot accomplished, including starting and– finishing the guest room!  I have decided to call our guest room “The Raleigh Room” because it is now home to my favorite Raleigh prints including the Skyline picture the Tar Heel shot for me a few months ago and the NC State Fair poster he printed for me for my birthday.  I chose the colors black, white and lime for our guest bedroom.  I’m not sure why, but  I just love that color combination.  For our master bedroom I plan to decorate in light blues, whites/ivorys and pale coral hues.  That room will be a bit more beach-y,  so naturally it will be called “The Wilmington Room.”  Hah, cheesy, I know!

So here are some shots from their visit to Savannah and pictures of our Raleigh Room!!  I also have to add that the furniture in the room was actually my grandmother’s set (My MaMa!!), then it was given to my mom when she was a little girl, and now I have it.  My dad actually refinished all of it before my parents gave it to me, and it turned out AMAZING.  We have even had several neighbors come over to see the guest bedroom.  Our Landlord’s wife saw our furniture the day after we finished the room and she quicklly spread word down the whole block about how awesome the furniture looks!  I am so excited and proud of this wonderful family heirloom we now have in our home! 

Also have to add that Mama Kay and I recovered the little white lamp with the black and white fabric.  We spent forever on it, but it was a no-sew project and I will be happy to share our technique with you if you want it.  It was completely off the cuff, and I think we did a great job!!  I am so excited she loves to do crafty things as much as I do.

On to the pictures….!

Christmas in Savannah

So the Tar Heel and I are not technically spending Christmas in Savannah this year, but we decided to head down together over Thanksgiving break to set up our first Christmas tree and decorate a little anyway.  We initially decided there wasn’t much point in doing that, but the Tar Heel changed his mind after seeing my supreme sadness when I spotted my light-up reindeer antlers while putting away the boxes and realized I wouldn’t be able to wear them while decorating our tree.

We had so much fun setting up our  tree, and I think it turned out lovely!  We were rather minimal with all the Christmas decorations seeing as how we won’t be there, but I think it was worth it.   The Tar Heel also used his photography expertise to take our Christmas card photo!  It turned out amazing and I can’t wait to share once they are mailed out.

Tis the Season… :)

Mini mudroom

I have always loved a nice mudroom.  Apparently mudrooms are more prevalent in southern homes, but I think every home needs a little mudroom.  It’s the entryway area where you toss hats, scarves, boots, mail, etc. 

We fell in love with this display at Pottery Barn recently, which got us inspiried to do a slight variation that is a little less bulky for our entryway.


Since we will soon be living in one of the quintessential Southern cities, the Tar Heel and I decided to arrange a little makeshift “mudroom” of sorts for the entryway at our home in Savannah.  While we are still missing a cute bench with storage underneath, our mini mudroom is well on it’s wait to fruition. 

(Sorry for the poor iphone quality pics!)


This old house

Hello everyone!  What a busy, eventful weekend we have had at the Everett/Soon-to-be-entirely-Gurley House here in Savannah.  I had to take the Tar Heel to the doctor twice in one weekend and he has been one sick guy for a few days straight.  Fortunately he is on the mend and is feeling much better.  But I have to say, seeing someone you love so much feeling so terrible is seriously heartbreaking.   I’m not sure I can allow the Tar Heel to get sick anymore because it makes me feel so bad!  Just kidding, mostly.

Since we were home for the majority of the weekend, it allowed me plenty of time to spruce things up a bit. We did catch both the NCSU win over Georgia Tech (yes, neighbors in Savannah, that annoying girl with the blue cts flying NCSUcar flags was ME!)  and my Tar Heel’s team (you know, the Tar Heels) won their game as well. 

I have been so excited to get down here and make our little house in Savannah a bit more like home for the Tar Heel. Even though I am not here yet, I want him to feel at home here and I truly believe making it aesthetically pleasing helps.    So far, my biggest challenge yet has been our kitchen.  ANY advice from the interior design/domestic engineers out there who can help make a floor this hideous more bareable, please share!!

I love how our living room has turned out.  The beautiful flowers on our temporary (will be moved to the sunroom) coffee table that the Tar Heel had delivered to work for me on Thursday certainly add a little something, don’t you think?  The bottom left picture is the current state of our sunroom.  Not much to see as it has become the Tar Heel’s storage spot for camera equipment for the time being.

Our dining room table was fun to decorate.  I love how it turned out.  Now we just need furniture and a few paintings for the dining room and guest bedroom/office and we will be set! Mostly anyway… :)