Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Acorn Cottage {Before and After: Sunroom}

One of the rooms that we spend the most time in is the sunroom. Large windows lead to a view of the front garden and the passers-by on the street. It is our favorite room to sip a cocktail and visit with friends. Has Parlor Patter been replaced by Sunroom Sippin'? Only time will tell. The built-ins in this room are what "sold" me on the house. I cannot get enough of built-in shelving. Believe it or not, we used most of the furniture from our former home on Perrier- sofa, club chairs, bar cart, end table, round clock table. 

Here is how the sunroom looked on May 11, 2018.

And here is the sunroom today, September 18.

I am loving the new sideboard piece that we purchased in May especially for the sunroom. We initially thought we may want a TV atop the piece but decided not to for now. The sideboard was purchased from DOP Antiques. The two green and white bistro chairs are also a new purchase from Frontgate. I have wanted a pair for a long time. The drapes were a splurge from Fairfax Fabric Company on Magazine Street. The overhead lighting and branch sconces are Visual Comfort from Rivers Spencer also on Magazine Street.

The Built-ins!!! Yes, I adore built-ins as they are so fun to decorate and constantly rearrange. I am so smitten with the shelves and the ample storage beneath.

The Southern bird oils gracing the grasscloth covered walls are from Chic Chateau Interiors in my hometown of Thibodaux. The pheasant painting is by by own niece Lucy Pearce (Ain't she talented?). The acorn and oak leaf art was purchased from The Plantation Shop way back in 2008, and the turtle shell plates atop the bar are by Vietri purchased from Hazelnut. I believe they are discontinued but are one of my favorite things.

The sunroom will be a great room to entertain and also a great room to relax.

Sunroom, y'all!

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Acorn Cottage {Before and After: Living Room}

Come on in!

It is always fun to look at before and afters, and the Acorn Cottage is no exception. Here is the living room on May 11, 2018.

And here is the living room today, September 17.

J and I were able to use some of our former pieces including the tiger-print chairs, secretary (DOP Antiques), crown chandelier (Currey and Co.), and sofa table (The Plantation Shop), but the majority of the pieces were new in order to fit the scale of the long, narrow room.

New loveseats were purchased at Niche Modern Home in Mandeville, LA as well as the brass and glass coffee table. An antique hutch was scored at DOP Antiques. If you have not been to DOP on Jefferson Hwy., you must get there. Their warehouse is filled with one-of-a-kind, must-have furniture and accessory pieces. The two sconces on either side the hutch were also DOP finds brought over from our previous home.

The wall, trim, and ceiling colors is Benjamin Moore's white dove, one of my favorite whites. The rear of the front door was also painted white dove. The area rug is a new purchase from Ballard Designs. It is the antelope hand-tufted rug. New floor lamps are from Wayfair.

Oil paintings brought from our former house were purchased from Chic Chateau (Thibodaux) and Abode (Metairie).

I am loving the softness of the new living room.

Living room, y'all!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Acorn Cottage {Before and After: The Porch}

Here is how the front porch looked on the day we purchased Acorn Cottage, May 11, 2018. {Before}

And here is the porch today, September 16, 2018. {After}

The facade paint color is Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee. The shutter color is Iceberg. 

Large Olive Jar: DOP Antiques
Copper Lantern and Mailbox: Bevolo
Custom Screen Door: Paul Argoe through Lowe's

The Front Porch, y'all!
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