The Montgomery House Master Bedroom

The Montgomery House Master Bedroom

Today I’m sharing another room in the Montgomery House.  If you’re new here, this was a big project for me and a dream come true.  My dear friend and client asked me to design her custom built home about two years ago. It was my first professional project and helped to launch the business I have now.  I finished it up in April and my husband took the photos I’ve been slowly sharing.  Click here for more of the posts about this house.

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Okay onto the reason for today’s post- this dreamy master bedroom!

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I love long white curtains with a black rod.  I read somewhere that a black rod is like eyeliner for your windows.  I completely agree.  This is the only room we put curtains up in the Montgomery House.  Because it is a craftsman style home, every window has these beautiful craftsman moldings.  But the bedroom needed the curtains just for a more romantic feeling in my opinion.  Since it is so neutral (and I love a neutral bedroom), the more fabrics and textures you can have the better.  Curtains add to that. We still get a glimpse of the beautiful woodwork in between.

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I’ve put this framed print in several master bedrooms lately.  It is by the talented Lindsay Letters but it is part of the line she has available at Hobby Lobby.

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Bethany

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My Dining Room {Before & After}

My Dining Room {Before & After}

Today I’m sharing more of my home with you! Here’s the dining room before we moved in. I know some people like this.  But if you’ve been here long, you’ll know this is not really my style.  And honestly, it makes the dining room look tiny.  We weren’t sure our over seven foot long farmhouse table was going to fit in here.

BeforeBelow is the room just after we closed on the house.  Just getting all the stuff out of there makes it look a lot bigger.  Before we even moved in we painted everything and had all the downstairs floors ripped out.  I know some people worry about wood in the kitchen and entryways, but this is a fairly newer home and I guess its a risk I’m willing to take. I like a seamless look from every angle and so we had engineered flooring put in from the front door throughout the downstairs.  We did this in our last home as well and it sold very quickly.  The woman who bought it told us she was so happy we had not broken up the entryway and kitchen with tile- she had looked and looked for a home like that and couldn’t find it.

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Especially in a small home with an open floorplan, it can really break up the space and make your home look even smaller to have different flooring in the entry way and/or kitchen.  Of course if you’re renting or don’t have the budget to change your flooring right now you that’s okay- I’m all for making the most of what you have!! But if you’re making the decisions, and spending the money, don’t be afraid to choose something different than what has been done before! Or different than what you feel like “they” (whoever “they” happens to be) are telling you is right.  You get to choose!Our House Dining Room Small_6 WM

The House of Figs Dining RoomThis room really doubles as a craft and homework room for us.  My daughter does preschool in here and lots of coloring happens at this table.  The wooden centerpiece filled with crayons was found in Round Top, TX.  I totally got the idea from that brilliant and talented Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper, but you guys probably already knew that! 😉

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Our House Dining Room Small_5 WMThe cabinet/shelf on the wall is also a Round Top find.  Because the room is kind of small and just fits our large table, there’s no room for a buffet or any other piece of furniture in the room.  This piece now holds a lot of our crafting and preschool supplies.  Eventually I envision it holding serving dishes and bar type items.  We do host potlucks and family Thanksgivings in here often. Its been a great multipurpose room for us!

Our House Dining Room Small_2 WM The table is from Laurie’s Home Furnishings, a great store in Tomball, TX full of beautiful antique reproductions and unique pieces. The chandelier is from Ballard Designs and the chairs are West Elm. As much as I love the chippy old shelf on the wall and the farmhouse table, I’ve got to have some clean lines and bright white modern to balance it all out.  I just love the contrast of it all.  Just in case you were wondering, you sure can mix bright white with slightly off white, chippy, creamy, antique white!

Our House Dining Room Small_3 WMI am normally a curtains girl- you’ve seen the Ikea Ritvas all over my house, but this room hasn’t had any. I’ve been looking at fabric samples, but still haven’t done it.  I guess because the room is pretty small and since its mostly for eating and art, I’m just not feeling the need.  Its also one of our darkest rooms as far as natural light.  I may leave it as is, at least until our kids are a little older.

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Thank you so much for reading, hope you’re having a great week!  Click the tag below that says “My House” if you’d like to see more of my house tour. ❤

Bethany

My Living Room

My Living Room

The House of FigsI am loving this new view!  (See the before pictures in my previous post here) Every time I walk in, it make me smile.

I took this opportunity to restyle and clean up our bookshelves as well.  I love to read and we have tons of books.  Maybe I’ve said this before but books are one of my favorite things to decorate with.  They’re an easy way to add in color without being matchy-matchy.  They aren’t part of a “color scheme” they’re just part of life!  They make a room feel lived in and real, not like a showroom or a catalog.  I realize though that every book I own doesn’t need to be on display in our living room so I took some down because it was feeling a little cluttered and full.  Its nice to have a little white space, too.  I love that big “stick” thing on the left from Homegoods- I feel like it adds a lot of texture.  The top right jar is from Turkey, my husband got it on a mission trip.

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The bottom shelves that you can’t really see from the living room are full of books and toys for the kids.  Like I have said before, when you have preschool aged kids playing all day at home, its great to have an area in the main living room for organized toy storage.  Okay so maybe mine isn’t completely organized.  But at least from the main view it is tidy and out of sight, mostly.  Its nice at the end of the day to be able to toss everything onto those lower shelves and get it off the living room floor, couch, ottoman, etc.

You never really know what you might find back there, but here’s the behind the scenes view today: 

You know I like to keep it real! 🙂 Those baskets do help a lot but our toy collection always seems to overflow. You know how it is! And I’m totally okay with it.  The is the season of life I’m in and I embrace it!  I make our house work for us, not the other way around.  I do like to see a clean and clutter free living room from where I sit at the end of the day and I can accomplish that in a stress-free way by having my littles help pick up their toys and put them in some baskets and stuff them behind the couch.  Is it perfect? No. Does it work for us? Absolutely! That’s part of how we make our house a home.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found some inspiration and maybe even some stress-free purposeful beauty. ❤

Bethany

The Montgomery House Mud Room & Laundry Room

The Montgomery House Mud Room & Laundry Room

This post is really all about going from dreams to reality.

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I created this moodboard about two years ago before I had any idea what I was doing or how any of this would turn out.  I made it using a free app on an iPad and taking screen shots of all sorts of pictures on Pinterest.  There were no real sources listed for my client, just concepts and ideas (if anyone can source these pictures, please let me know, I’d love to give credit where credit is due!)  My client and friend trusted me so much and she and I together made it happen many many months later.  She had an amazing builder who at times (I’m sure) thought we were crazy but just did what we asked based off pictures she gave him.

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This is the beginning of a series of posts featuring after pictures of The Montgomery House.  If you click the tag “Montgomery House” at the bottom of this post, you can see some of the other moodboards I’ve done for this house as well as progress throughout the building process. Thanks for reading and for all your support!! ❤