I’ve been having a marvelous time “setting up house” and making our new space pretty and comfortable. Sully and I are renting a cute little house right outside a cute little town about 20 minutes from my family’s farm. We love it here, and I can’t wait to show you guys around!
If you like interior decorating (or just want to snoop around my bookshelves and cupboards – I won’t judge), I made this post for you. I’ll link lots of the decorations and furnishings we received from our Amazon wedding registry in case you’d like to add any to your own home as well.
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The kitchen is one of the biggest rooms in the house with plenty of open floor space. Cabinets line one wall, and a refrigerator, breakfast nook, and door to the basement another.
This is the back door we usually come in by. Our shoe rack fits just right beside the refrigerator, overhung by my trailing pothos plant.
This breakfast nook is my favorite part of the kitchen. I keep the vases filled with greenery from around my yard so that it’s almost like having two potted houseplants on the table.
Although I don’t have much counter space, I have a ton of kitchen cabinets! Their coat white paint makes the kitchen so much brighter and happier than it would be otherwise.
I love the vintage details like the scalloped trim over the windows. The sink is nice and big which I love, although it doesn’t have a drain plug. Oops. Thankfully we have a dishwasher! That was honestly one of the reasons I was excited to rent the house. 😛
Here are a few of the pops of color in my kitchen. I was surprised to receive this gorgeous purple KitchenAid as I couldn’t find that color in stock anywhere! I also love the pastel butter dish and cheerful yellow wall clock.
Another fun touch was this pretty flowered shelf liner to cover the rather ugly marked-up shelves. That, along with the blue dishes, make me so happy when I open this cabinet.
The dining room is very small and square but it opens into the living room so we can expand the seating if necessary.
My talented granddaddy built us this beautiful table from sycamore wood for a wedding gift. Isn’t it amazing? It’s an extendable table that seats a maximum of 20 people when you stretch it out all the way. O.o This is probably the most special and treasured gift we received. ❤
I had a lot of fun finding art for our walls, most of which I hung in thrifted gold frames. I cut this + the bluebird picture in the other frame out of a flyer thing advertising birds and flowers stamps.
Apologies for the terrible lighting and picture, but my granddaddy also made us this beautiful bookshelf! It fits perfectly in the dining room beside Sully’s map.
These cute quail candles are from a friend who sorting through old stuff before moving into a house. The stoneware set I found at I think two different thrift stores. Isn’t it pretty?
I love how spacious the living room is! We’ve already hosted some friends and siblings here. Most of the furniture in this room (and the rest of our house) was either loaned or given to us by family members. It’s kind of a random mix… but throw a couple of pretty blankets and pillows in there and it looks cozy!
Our “coffee table” is more of an cushioned ottoman with storage space and isn’t great for holding cups and mugs. So I put this beautiful wooden tray on the wedding registry to act as a “table on a table.” It’s also a great serving tray when I have friends over for tea. 🙂
This gallery wall above the couch took QUITE a while to put together but I’m happy with the result. I used a combination of my own art, pieces from my sister’s magazine, more cutouts from the stamp flyer, and old book pages. I brightened up the brown leather of the couch below it with some pretty pillows.
Here’s another comfy armchair and the piano/keyboard nook by the couch. Megan gave me the poster – isn’t it epic? 😛
Our bedroom might be my favorite room as far as decorations go. Are you surprised? It’s very purple, hehe. I made sure to also add in plenty of navy too since that’s Sully’s favorite color.
The bed looks so pretty in the bright natural light from the two windows. We only have one nightstand, although the chair sort of acts as a second one, but it works fine. The nightstand is home to Sebastian, the cow (or bull) stuffed animal I gave Sully for his last birthday. 🙂
I love this beautiful full-length mirror that can either stand on the floor or hang on the wall. I also adore the charming pink armchair I found at Goodwill for literally $10. O.o It makes such a cozy nook with the blanket, pillow, and rug.
The canvases from my old studio were the perfect color scheme for our bedroom. I also hung the watercolor map I had painted to display at our wedding.
I did my best to make the bedroom feel calm cozy by adding lots of texture, lights, and pillows, all within in a limited color scheme. These string lights + “Polaroid” pictures are from a sweet blogging friend. ❤
I love this house, but… there’s only one bathroom and it’s very very small. It was kinda hard to get these pictures but I managed!
I brought the purple + navy color scheme of the house into the bathroom too with the pretty linens, shower curtain, and bath rug.
There’s not a lot of closed cabinet space but I organized the washcloths with a plastic bin and my hair accessories with Mason jars. The bathroom actually gets a decent amount of light from the small frosted window in the shower, so I put another pothos plant on the back of the toilet. Plants make any room nicer. 😀
Our office/studio is the last room – other than the basement, which is big but just like cinder blocks and cement, so no pictures of that. We both have desks in here but since Sully rarely uses his desk and I run my Etsy shop from home, my stuff kinda spread all over the room. Oops. 😀
Despite having my bookshelf, Sully’s bookshelves, and the wooden one from a couple at church, I still didn’t have enough space for my Etsy products. So I bought a bunch of organizers and made some more shelves!
This is where I’m sitting right now, typing the blog post. I took some of the pieces from my old studio and made a new collage wall above my desk. It boasts a grand assortment of pretty things – art and quotes made by friends or myself, pictures from old books, photos I took, cut-outs from nature handbooks, paint chips, stickers, etc.
Phew, that was a long but fun post! I hope you guys enjoyed that peek into our house as much as I enjoyed sharing it. 🙂 If you wonder where I found anything pictured but not linked in this post, ask in the comments and I’ll let you know.
Which room was your favorite? What colors would you use in your house?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Before you go I have a quick question to ask you guys. I recently got the rest of our wedding photos back and OH MY THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. I want to show you guys the beauty, but I also realize I’ve been making wedding-related posts for a long time now and wondered if you’re ready to move on, heh. Could you let me know which of the options you’d like to see by voting down below? Thank you muchly!