State of the Tudor Address

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  • Plans to take a dark tudor into a beautiful light & airy, updated home!

    The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, exhaustion, frustration, planning & vacationing. After painting the interior of our home {thanks, Lowes}, I can see the potential. I know our tudor will come together, but when I bathing the girls in a bathtub that doesn’t plug, I wonder, where to start? Today I’m giving a state of the tudor address & asking for your help. There are so many decisions to make & I can’t decide where to start! With each project, I have to evaluate if it would be better to do it before or after another project. I’m going to do a room to room rundown of ideas!

    The entryway: I look forward to adding a new light fixture, & front door. I can’t decide if we should retain the green stone floor, replace it with hardwoods {which will be done throughout} or mix it up a little with something fun, like brick. What do you think?

    The family room & living room are still up for debate. I loved our living room in our colonial & purchased furniture that fit the space & our lifestyle beautifully. However, it doesn’t fit my vision in the tudor. Additional pieces are in order & a few pieces will be listed on Craigslist! I think I’m going to keep the fireplace & wood bookcases as is. They’re beautiful, I just need to find a way to make them look 2014! I’d hate to paint them white & regret it when the trend changes. Has anyone else felt this way? Visit my Pinterest boards to see what I’m planning for these spaces!

    We’re going to kick it off with a few mini makeovers, starting with our screened porch. I want to make it an extension of our living space that we can enjoy in spring, summer & fall.

    Make your screened porch an extension of your home with comfortable furniture, lighting & curtains

     {image via Country Living}

    Next, I’m going to make our laundry room functional & less painful to work in. Okay, there’s not much anyone can do to make laundry less painful for me, but the view in the room, a subtle paint palette & little decor can go a long way.  Don’t you think these spaces from Williams-Sonoma would make laundry a little more bearable?

    Function & beautiful laundry room

    Function & beautiful laundry room

    We’re going to remove the carpet in the office. It’s the one room that has wood & I want to expose it, whether it’s beautiful or not. I think it’s a glimmer of hope, a glimpse of all the beauty ahead!

    Pretty dining room with an oversized lantern, drapes & wood table

    Finally, the breakfast nook! I plan to paint the space completely white – trim & all! I’m going to add a gold lantern, drapes & if the stars align, an antique farm table that seats 10+.  The space is long & open, so it demands something big, but it will be a great space to entertain our friends with families as well! {image via Southern Living}

    I can’t wait to get started & start sharing the process as we make #thetudor our happy home! Do you have any thoughts to add?

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