Open House ~ Home Tour at Christy’s

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christy home tour
I’ve been wanting to write a new home tour post for awhile now.  I haven’t showed you all the rooms in our house in Savannah, but at this point I think I’ve posted enough of them that a home tour makes sense.  As I continue to post, I’ll just add to what I’ve written here so you can see our house in one place.

Of course, while you’re here you might want to take a look at the home tour of our Nashville house {here} and our North Carolina house {here}.

We’re living in military housing for the first time in our eighteen years of marriage (and Army life).  It’s a lot like living in any rental house in that any changes we make have to be un-changed before we move.  You can read my tips on decorating a rental {here} if you’re in the same boat!

Without further ado, here’s our Georgia house.  I’ll link the relevant post below each picture in case you want to see more photos.

I always decorate our porch for the holidays, although my polka dot cushions are a staple throughout the year:

Front porch with black, white, and pink
See more of the front porch {here}.

On the back porch, I created a “faux” screened porch to keep some of our insanely large Savannah bugs away.

back porch sheer curtains
Read about that process {here}, or see the back porch decorated for Fall {here}.  Harley is always photo-bombing my shots, but I left him in this one because he color coordinates so nicely!

dog on back porch
When you walk in our front door, you’re in the dining room with a small foyer/entry area.  I wrote about creating an organized front entryway {here}.

If you look in the mirror, you can see the original (and quite hideous) fluorescent light fixture that hung in the dining room:

Front hall entryway decor
I changed that chandelier out within the first month with one of my own, and it makes a HUGE difference:


Of course, the front hall had to get a new look when a friend gave me a beautiful vintage gold mirror for my birthday.  This is how it looks now {and more photos are here}:


The post I wrote on our grey and white dining room is {here}.



Pillow & frame:  HomeGoods | Chair: Vintage  |  Curtains:  Target

The door that you see in our dining room with the grapevine wreath on it goes to our laundry room.  I try to keep that door shut most of the time because you can see straight into our laundry room from the front door (!), but since I sometimes forget, I did take the time to decorate our laundry room {here}.  My theory on laundry rooms is that I spend quite a bit of time in there, so at least they should be pretty!  I didn’t bother to take the fluorescent light fixture down in here and replace it with a chandelier–YET!

I just recently finished our living rom {read about it here}  and am really pleased with how it turned out.

Eclectic and colorful living room | 11 Magnolia Lane

The built-ins are really inexpensive IKEA pieces that we trimmed to look like custom furniture.  {The tutorial on that is here}  I refuse to buy any more expensive pieces until we’re done moving!

Eclectic and colorful living room | 11 Magnolia Lane

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane


Eclectic and colorful living room | 11 Magnolia Lane

I haven’t really written a post on our kitchen yet, mostly because the low-quality, dark cabinets make me sad 🙁 and I’m not allowed to paint them, but I did write about the burlap window valances I made {here} and our organized computer armoire {here}, and you can see pictures of the kitchen in both of those posts.

Our master bedroom is downstairs, and I posted on that a few weeks ago when I painted our bed white {here}:

master bedroom white gray

Master bedroom in grey and whites | 11 Magnolia Lane

And you can see our master bathroom {here} and {here}.

Spa-like bathroom in aqua and grey | 11 Magnolia Lane

Spa-like bathroom in aqua and grey | 11 Magnolia Lane
Our downstairs powder room is decorated in gray and white (as is most of the rest of the house!) and I wrote a post about it {here} that includes lots of tips on decorating a bathroom in a rental.

powder room gray white
My son’s room was finally updated from a little boy space to a teenager hangout.  Read that post {here}.

My daughter’s room was posted last week {here}.

serena & lily annabel duvet cover
aqua white love seat
And I showed you her bathroom last summer {here}:

Phew!  That’s all of it (so far).  I guess it must be time to move again since I’ve almost finished decorating!

PS If you like holiday home tours, then {here} is our house decorated for Christmas {and the 2014 tours are here and here}.

Thanks for stopping by–

Final New Christy headshot 2015

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  1. J’adore ta maison et ton intérieur, chère Christy…
    Kissss from Belgium!

  2. I loved reading the entire post about your daughter’s room last week. Your entire house is lovely, and Savannah is a great place to live. One advantage you have is that you don’t have to worry about re-sale value. In every house we’ve had, I am always walking that tight rope of–“Will someone else like this?” or “Will this increase re-sell value or is this personal to my taste” or “This is on-trend now but it may go “out” before we move.” So there is always this tension between how much to do and how much to spend on decorating/updating versus how much we will get back out of it or whether it will help re-sale when that time comes. You can just decorate with fabrics, paint, light fixtures, and accessories–then when it’s time to leave you neutralize the paint and replace their ugly lights, and move ON with out the whole house-selling-thing. Spend your time enjoying the squares and the history in Savannah and don’t give one more thought to your kitchen cabinets:)

    • MK, you’re right. Showing and selling a house is my least favorite thing to do in the entire world, even though we’ve always had very good luck with real estate. I will happy not to have to do it this time around, though!!

  3. Your home is beautiful!…You have created such a warm, romantic and cozy home for your family overcoming the limitations given to you…I have enjoyed reading your posts on each room…I just love the all the wonderful details in every room…You have done such an incredible job!…

  4. What a gorgeous home! Very inviting and warm. The kitchen looks awesome too! Great post.

  5. Beautiful. Always enjoy these home tours!

  6. I’m in love with every centimeter of your home, thanks for sharing

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