New Home Tour – Part 2

In part 2 of our home tour, we’re moving on up to the second floor.

First up, Andrew’s bedroom. This was the first room in the house we painted so we could get everything set up for him.

Across the hall is another bedroom. This is currently a guest room. Excuse the frog tape container on the floor 🙂


As we go down the hall, we’ll come up to the bathroom.


Next, is the 3rd bedroom. We are currently using this bedroom while we wait on getting some work done on the master bedroom.



Through the door to the right, we move into the master bedroom/bathroom area.

Below is the master bathroom.



Lastly, here is the master bedroom/office. We have plans to put hardwood in here so we have already pulled up the carpet.



Stay tuned for some exciting transformations 🙂


New Home Tour – Part 1

Welcome back to Home by Grace!

I never knew how stressful moving from one house to the next is (especially with a not even 1.5 year old just learning to walk) and you never realize how much junk you have until you move. It’s been a busy past few (or several) months.

We closed on our new home on Thursday, July 2nd of 2015. That Saturday, we left for vacation for a week so really didn’t do much until mid-July. After vacation, we cleaned the house and prepped for painting a few rooms – the two rooms we were planning to sleep in and living room were our priority to get us in. Since we were staying with my parents, we didn’t have to rush too much but also were excited to get in as soon as possible.

Here’s a tour of the house prior to moving in.

Exterior – front



This is our side door entrance. Pretty much the main one we use besides the garage. Straight ahead is an eat-in kitchen area. To the right is the kitchen and to the left is the staircase leading up to the master bedroom.




Eat-in area/living room

This is probably my favorite room in the house. I love natural light and the windows let in so much!


Downstairs half bath


Living room with fireplace


Living room/Playroom

The family renting the house before we bought it was kind enough to let us store some of our larger pieces of furniture in one room. Here it is! 🙂


Dining Room

P1050541Part two of the tour will cover the second floor. Stay tuned! 🙂

Christmas Home Tour Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my Christmas home tour! If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. For this half of the tour, I will be showing you our second floor living space including our kitchen and dining area. I kept everything a little more neutral here using a lot of champagne accents with just a few touches of red.

As you walk up the stairs, I added garland with lights, ribbon and champagne poinsettias to the banisters.

banister, garland, poinsettias, lights

On the back of our front door (which is at the landing area since our house is a split), I have a simple pinecone wreath that I picked up from Homegoods last year. I like how it matches so nicely with the poinsettias.

pinecone champagne wreath

Enter into our dining area and I added a couple of trees.

christmas decorations, blogger home tour, kitchen, vintage window with hooks

christmas decorations, blogger home tour, kitchen

This is our German twig tree that I got as a Christmas gift when we first were married. I wrapped it in pip berry garland and burlap. Then, added champagne poinsettias from Michaels and champagne ornaments from Dollar Tree.

german twig christmas tree, champagne ornaments and poinsettias, burlap ribbon, pip berry garland

To the right of the tree, we have our vintage wood chest and our leaning bookcase from Crate & Barrel that was a wedding gift from my sister. I kept the color scheme to silver and white with some pops of red and a few greens.

crate & barrel leaning bookcase, white milk glass, wood crate, antique silver, vintage chest trunk, wire crate, sugar pinecones

Our vintage chest you may have seen before for my fall home tour. I kept it simple and added some greens to the wire crate.

vintage chest trunk, wire crate, sugar pinecones

Next, we have our butcher block table with our champagne pencil tree from Hobby Lobby.
hobby lobby champagne christmas tree, target mercury glass mason jar, vintage silver tray with crate & barrel beaded pinecone ornaments, old diy vintage window, hunter boots

I placed boxwood clippings in a vase with champagne ornaments from Dollar Tree. The small silver tray is actually an antique butter dish that I placed a few beaded pinecone ornaments from Crate & Barrel on. The mercury glass vase which is from Target has a sprig of berries in it for a touch of red.

hobby lobby champagne christmas tree, target mercury glass mason jar, and vintage silver tray with crate & barrel beaded pinecone ornaments

Over on a side table, I matched up this chalkboard sign with a vintage-looking seltzer bottle (I say vintage-looking because it’s from Homegoods 🙂 ).

vintage seltzer bottle, christmas decor and chalkboard sign

On our kitchen table, I played with a few different arrangements. First, I had this vintage looking seltzer bottle . I placed it on an antique silver tray with mercury glass ornaments and a sparkly stem from Michaels.

vintage seltzer bottle, christmas tree, mercury glass, antique silver tray

But then, I decided to just keep it simple with this red bowl of mercury glass ornaments I’ve collected over the years from Homegoods, Pottery Barn and an adorable local shop called The Vintage Retriever.

crate & barrel red marin bowl with mercury glass ornaments

In our kitchen, I kept it simple with some greenery on top of the cabinets and a few touches of red.
espresso kitchen cabinets with stainless steel appliances

Hope you enjoyed part 2 of my Christmas home tour!