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Monday, April 21, 2014

Vacation Home part 2

A couple of months ago I shared with you the beginnings of a dream project HERE. We have been busy at work completing our new vacation home! We closed on the house last month and came up to Utah last week to begin furnishing. It's been both fun and stressful to decorate a house from scratch in just a couple weeks time, and of course, on a budget!

So, where does one start with an empty house? 
With the basics-

Start with the essential pieces. I went to a reputable furniture store and ordered a leather sofa and loveseat, king size bed with matching chest, and two twin beds. I wanted these pieces to be sturdy and of good quality.Then you can add in the secondary pieces of furniture such as coffee table, end tables, nightstands etc. I've spent this week hitting all the local consignment stores and have found some super bargains.

I found this fabulous mission style dining set on craigslist for only $250! 

It's very helpful to pick a color scheme for the whole house. I chose black and taupe for my neutrals with browns, reds and sage greens for warmth. Using the same colors throughout a house makes transitions between rooms comfortable and provides unity.
 I still need nightstands in the master bedroom, but notice the footboard? It has drawers for extra storage!

The twin bedroom has a mix of old and new. The beds are new but I've had the matelasse spreads for years, I made the pillows out of leftover fabrics from a previous project, and the sweet little end table came from a thrift store.

I've got a another bedroom and a home office to furnish. Then come the accessories. Stay tuned!
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  1. That footboard is really clever! Looks like you have the basics covered and now the fun can begin.

  2. Your new home is so charming!! (We love UT, kids went to BYU). I think your mission dining room is fabulous!! I do have a q. - would you share the maker of your leather sofa and love seat? I'm in love! We're in a small town, not much to choose from furniture-wise. Thanks for any info. I got here via Worthing Court.

  3. Oh what a fabulous home and your found some wonderful furniture. It all looks amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. It is awesome!!! could you come to NC and go to thrift shops with me?.... I never find the neat stuff that you do. I love your blog...dear long lost friend. Hugs. Gaye

  5. Oh how lovely to have such a lovely place to escape our AZ summer heat! It looks wonderful as do your furnishings.

  6. I love those red adiorndak chairs on the front porch - perfect! That dining set for $250 from Craigslist was a steal! Lucky you! Have fun with the rest of your furnishings and accessories - I know you will find the perfect pieces!

  7. How exciting! Your home is so beautiful.
    Best Wishes!