Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guest Blogger: Amanda from Dixie Delights

Hi Turquoise lovers - I'm Amanda from Dixie Delights. Growing up in coastal Savannah, the marsh and surrounding rivers were a part of my everyday life. Now that I'm firmly planted in Atlanta, memories of that life in the Lowcountry have become my muse. With that in mind, I'm positively thrilled to share the before and after pictures of a family room makeover inspired by a place I love so dearly.

Here's what the family room in our 1968 abode looked like on move in day...
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...and, after a WHOLE lot of paint, hours of sewing projects and loads of furniture and accessories, here's where we are today!
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January 2012 330
Paint - Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Curtains - Basha Dot (sadly, it's been discontinued)
Floor - unstained white oak
Rug - Indoor/Outdoor French Leopard by Ballard Designs

And for the close ups...
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Custom mantle designed by me and built by contractors. Plates Butler's Pantry by Lenox. Antique girandoles from my grandmother. Gas logs by Real Fyre. Kid table from Michael's, chairs from Pottery Barn Kids and no-sew cloth cut by yours truly.
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Chairs by Rowe. Silhouette pillows of my boys made by me. White throws from Ikea. Table lamp from local shoppe, floor lamp from Z Gallerie. Alphabet tray by John Derian, oyster plate by Alison Evans, antique books and pie crust table from family collection.
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Table from Bombay, reproduction vintage phone from Pottery Barn, collection of books by Savannah authors, cloche with picture of boys and one bronzed baby shoe from each. Frames from Sugarboo Designs.
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Bar with updated corbels. Bar height stools painted in trim color and covered with a pleated skirt. Fabric is Chatelet Breeze.
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Chalk paint mirror in Annie Sloan's duck egg blue. Alison Evans oyster plates.
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Antique curio holds collection of pictures and overflow from dining room china cabinet. Lamp from Stein Mart. Staffordshire dogs from Scott Antique Market, collection of books by Savannah authors, family silhouettes.
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Atelier antlers from Ballard Designs. Antique buffet retrofitted to hold t.v. components. Aiden Gray candle holders.
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Antiqued mirrored coffee table from Horchow. Lantern from DC2 in Savannah, arrangement from Scott Antique Market, oyster plate by Alison Evans, antique rice bowl from Paris Market, large clam shell from Pottery Barn, antique books, New Orleans Toile coasters from Hazelnut.
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Banquette designed by me and built by contractors. Anne Hathaway able custom made for us with salvaged wood from Georgia plantation home. Lamp shades from Restoration Hardware, oyster plates by Alison Evans, pillows made by me and purchased from Ballard Designs and local boutique, baskets from Pottery Barn, signed print by Ray Ellis, other items collected.

So that's a tour of every inch of our den. A sincere thank you to Erin for inviting me to House of Turquoise (only one of my favorite reads!) today. Y'all come visit me at Dixie Delights any time!



Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi Amanda!

Your place is incredible! Congratulations on the big, huge change! It's so inviting and elegant.

Wishing a fantastic day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Judy said...

I love Amanda's blog and she is such a sweetie too. Recently when we were in Savannah she recommended a restaurant on Tybee Island that we loved.

I'm so glad Amanda is a GRITS girl like me!


Kayleigh said...

Beautiful house! Absolutely stunning! You have great taste!

@ The Gotta Have It Girl

pam {simple details} said...

What a truly stunning and inviting home you've created, Amanda! I was going to list my favoite elements, but the list is way to long! You did a beautiful job!

beth white said...

I love the look on the brick..what color did you paint it?

Miss Margarita said...

just perfect!

Nicholle Vansher said...

Hi Amanda
Love this blog :)

see this site has great pieces www.delightfull.eu

i hope you like it !

tricia @ mash-up chic said...

love every darn bit of that room, gorgeous!

Creative Decor by Mandi said...

absolutely beautiful transformation!

Monica said...

Wow! What a wonderful transition! I love the color palette, a great representation of Savannah. Thanks for sharing!


Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is beautiful! You have so much special touches infused and I adore everything about it

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Stunning! Congratulations on a beautiful job! You should be proud of all the hard work and the great results! Thanks for sharing....

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Gorgeous redo!

Heartfire At Home said...

I have to say that is stunning, just stunning. I love the mix of furniture and your gorgeous displays of affection. What a wonderful place to be!

Linda. x

Tele-Pak said...

such an elegant home!

Dixie Delights said...

Thank you all for your kind words!! The brick is painted the same as the walls - benjamin moore stone hearth. Thanks again :-)

Wilkinson said...

What an amazing transformation! Love the colors you chose.

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