Home Tour

Welcome to our home! My husband and I bought our very first house in April of 2014, and we’ve been working really hard on making it our home ever since. I love designing and planning out all of the rooms, and he’s grown to love making my ideas come to life (well, maybe not all of them).

It’s an older home (built in 1977) will lots of character.r us! However, that means there are plenty of updates that need to be made. We definitely picked a home that we could grow into. It may not be our “forever” home, but we definitely plan on raising our young children here.

Most of the before photos were taken on the day of our inspection, and every room is still a work-in-progress. Not sure any room will ever be deemed ‘finished’ in this house (sorry hubby). It’s crazy how much my style has evolved since we moved in almost 3 years ago.

 

FOYER

Before

Progress coming soon!! Inspiration post for our current renovation here.


MAIN FAMILY ROOM


The room that made us fall in love with the house the second we saw it. I mean, just look at those huge windows!

Before

Progress

More progress photos can be seen here.

 

KITCHEN / PANTRY

Before

We have major plans for this kitchen, but unfortunately we haven’t done much to it yet besides change a few lights and paint color (but even that’s changing again).

 

DINING ROOM

Before

 

Progress

Progress of the room can be viewed here but I still need to take some official photos.

 

LAUNDRY ROOM & HALF-BATH

Before

Progress pics coming soon – we just finished a major update to this room a few months ago!

 

FORMAL LIVING ROOM

Before

This room is still empty as can be until we decide exactly how we want it to function.

OFFICE & 2ND HALF-BATH

Before

I cannot wait to finally update this room in 2017. It’s been on my “wish-list” of rooms to work on for years now. I’ll be updating the office to be an office / craft room / playroom. Stay tuned for more – I will get this done in 2017!


MASTER BEDROOM

Before

 

 Progress

More progress photos of the master bedroom can be found here.

 

MASTER BATHROOM

Before

After

Probably our biggest transformation in the whole house! Everything was completely gutted and now it’s just dreamy! Check out more details of the renovation here.

 

MASTER CLOSET

Before

 

NURSERY

Before

Reveal coming soon in 2017!! Mood boards and plans for the nursery here.

 

GUEST BEDROOM

Before

 

Progress


GUEST BATHROOM

Before

Progress

It’s kind of hard to show this bathroom in pictures, but it’s a jack-and-jill setup. More progress photos here and here. Eventually this room will get a major face-lift (new vanities, new tile, etc) but this works for now.

 

EVAN’S OFFICE

Before

Progress photos coming soon!

BASEMENT

Before

 

  • What a great house! I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Those living room windows are fabulous!

    • Thanks Samantha! Those giant windows are my favorite thing in the whole house I think. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Cyndee

    It looks very nice, Shelby.

  • Wow! This is amazing, Shelby. What a gorgeous home. We had no idea you used to be a Chicago gal…how awesome! Can’t wait to see you add your own style and personality to this house.

    xo,
    B & C

    • Aww thanks girls!! I can’t wait to actually spend more time on it (and the blog) after the wedding. I don’t know how you did both (blog & wedding) on top of a full time job. Major props to you! 🙂