Welcome to our home in Charlottesville, VA!
We start the tour just inside our front door, in the foyer + formal living room.
[Note the door is changing and the storm door will be banished in time!]
Just inside the door I have a chest that my dad won in a contest at a furniture store. It stores our keys in the metal bucket and also houses gloves, scarves and hats plus the top drawer full of misc. “I’m going out the door” things like sunglasses, Garmin and chapstick. All out of sight!
To the left we have a Crate + Barrel storage unit that also serves as a landing spot for things like Matt’s hat or the mail before I swoop them away to better locations!
Inside you’ll find all of my linens!! These boxes are from IKEA
Above that is our Starry Nights Over Wine Country painting – a souvenir we bought on our honeymoon that I had framed at Michael’s.
More wedding items include these green balls that were in our centerpieces which sit next to an oil lamp my grandmother gave me that I had re-shaded.
And straight ahead – you peek into the dining room
Just around the corner is our coat closet. This is our third house but our first coat closet! I love having it here just for big coats and my purse of the week. The top shelf basket has rain gear like ponchos and umbrellas.
Our couch and chairs are inherited from Karen’s old house (my mother in law). When she moved out she got new furniture and gave us the couch, two black arm chairs, pillows, the black diamond end tables and lamps on top. She also gave us the rug – which was cut down to fit her Charlottesville home and we got the scraps – which were quite big!
My little modern coffee table is IKEA – I hope to get something grander some day.
The chairs on the other side of the sitting area were my grandmother’s. They were red velvet and I had them reupholstered a few years ago into this funky green pattern. See their before look here and here. See the decision making process here.
The corner houses a matching Crate + Barrel cabinet topped with a Crate + Barrel lamp (wedding gift!) and many bowls from my dish collection. The vases on top are TAG brand that were featured in OpenSky. The cake stand and Great White Platter are Pottery Barn!
The bookcases on the far wall are Billy bookcases from IKEA.
They are two wide cases side-by-side with the glass doors and the extender unit on top. Also the matching lights. Please note not to forget the 2 extra cords if you purchase these lights! Love this bookcase.
Another item of note – a beautiful Charlottesville map my friend Meredith made for us!! <3
The curtains in this room were a Pottery Barn splurge when we bought our first house in Charlotte – dupioni silk and my favorite shade of green
Also off the living room is the walk-up attic, a huge selling point of this house!
The inside door houses some of our cleaning supplies as well as all of the boxes that come to my house that we break down and recycle about every other week:
Up top we have TONS of storage including luggage, Christmas décor, memorabilia, a folding bike, the footboard to our guest bed and more.
Right outside of the attic you’ll find a painting of the Burwell School in Hillsborough – where we had our rehersal dinner!
The Living Room
Paint: Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 Zero VOC in eggshell matched to Benjamin Moore Bird’s Egg
Trim: Sherwin Williams Duration Low VOC acrylic latex – Extra White
Entry cabinet – Roomstore
White glass cabinets – Crate + Barrel [similar]
Coffee table – IKEA
Bookcases – IKEA
Storage boxes – IKEA
Curtains – Pottery Barn
Couch, end tables, lamps, rug, green chairs – inherited