Today I’m sharing the first half of my friend Mary’s beautiful home in Cary, NC, and it is absolutely stunning! Her husband recently retired from his military career and this is their first new house in a long while, so she’s had a great time decorating it. (see part two of the tour here)
I took so many pictures because every corner is beautiful, so today my plan is to share the downstairs and then I’ll share the upstairs on Monday.
One of their last assignments was in Poland, so she was able to find some gorgeous pieces in Europe and bring them home–plus she is also a very talented interior decorator in “real life.”
Let me know if you have questions about sources and I’ll follow up with Mary.
Immediately off the front entry is her husband’s office, a powder room, and then the dining room. (I’ll probably share those photos in part two.)
I absolutely love the colors in this table setting, don’t you?
The living room and kitchen are on the back of the house and open-concept.
I love this big piece that Mary is using as their bar. She found it in Europe for only 400€ and it is gorgeous.
The butler’s pantry is right off the dining room to make serving easier.
The screened porch and patio are off the breakfast area; I think I’ll stop for today’s post after I share those.
Thank you, Mary, for allowing me to share your home with everyone. It is absolutely stunning! I’ll share the rest of the photos next week (update: see part two of the tour here).
I continue to be so thankful for my talented friends who are allowing me to share their homes and yards while we’re in the middle of our move to Germany.
We are safely arrived in Stuttgart and are quarantining in a hotel where they’re taking great care of us and dropping off breakfast and dinner outside our door. We’re starting to work through our jet lag although I do find myself wanting a nap most afternoons. Our first Covid tests were negative and we’ll get a second one on Friday. Also, by the end of the week we should have an idea as to when we might be able to move into housing (most likely an apartment); fingers crossed that it’s sooner rather than later!
If you saw my post on Facebook last weekend, poor Harley’s flight got shifted at the last minute and he is now staying in North Carolina until mid-August (he was originally supposed to fly over before us and was going to board at the animal lounge in the Frankfurt airport until we arrived).
There are very few flights right now because of Covid and lots of rules surrounding the shipping of pets, so we are paying a private pet shipper to get him to Atlanta and fly him via climate controlled cargo plane.
You won’t be surprised to hear that Harley is by far the most expensive part of this equation–we are spending more to ship him than it cost us to ship my car over! We couldn’t do it without our good friends in Cary who are hosting Harley AND our son until his fall semester starts; thank you really isn’t enough.
I’ll be back in a few days with more of Mary’s beautiful home–thanks for stopping by.