Friday, September 1, 2017

Empty House Tour


Happy Friday everyone! I asked in yesterday's blog post what you would like to see on the blog today and the "empty house tour" response was overwhelming - so that's what we're doing today! The movers aren't coming to move out my apartment furniture until next week, so this is truly an EMPTY house tour. I think most of these pictures are a little boring since there's no furniture at all, but oh well! It has been a little weird staying here without a bed or sofa to sit on. Winnie follows me from room to room and just looks at me, like "What are we doing here, Mommy?" Haha! Anyway, let's get on with the tour...

This is the front door to our house! I originally fell in love with it because it's so unique! I picked up a fall wreath from Homegoods a few days ago, and my parents are giving Chris and I a doormat as a house warming gift, so that will be here soon :) 


When you come in through the front door, you walk right into the main living room, with the main staircase immediately to your left. You can't see it from the photos but our dining room is to the right. I immediately fell in love with the main living room - especially the marble fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The previous owners hung a TV over the fireplace, which we plan to do as well. We also really like the color on the walls - it's a really pretty neutral/beige. 





If you continue walking through the living room, you'll come to the kitchen and a second, smaller living room area. I had ordered this Restoration Hardware Monastery Table several weeks ago so that it would come around the time that we moved in - I am head over heels in love with it! Ours is the color "grey acacia." I plan to add two upholstered chairs to each end of the table. We are contemplating switching the light fixtures in the kitchen, but we haven't decided yet! 


Next is the kitchen! I took these photos while it was gloomy and raining outside, but normally the kitchen is full of natural light. The cabinets are painted a soft grey color, although they look different colors in different lighting. Maybe one day we would paint them all white, but for now we love them!  

I also love the tiny marble tiles that make up the backsplash... 




We've decided that this little corner of the kitchen will be our coffee bar. We want to make it really cute and coffee-themed, haha! 




There's a guest bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, a laundry room and if you keep going, you run into this cute little mud room. I want to get a cushion and pillow for the little bench area. I ordered these utility baskets from Pottery Barn and plan to add a few more up top. 


I can already picture these hooks filled with bookbags and sporting equipment for our kids! :)



Up the stairs there's a family room - we want to add a TV and leather couches, maybe a pool table or some arcade games!  


This little home office is directly next to the family room. I'm trying to convince Chris to paint these bookshelves white (he says if I had my way, everything in our house would be white - oops!). This will be really convenient when we have kids, since there are multiple desks.



There are more bedrooms upstairs, but they are painted bright purple, green and blue, so I won't share those haha! Chris has already designated one as his "man cave" where I'm sure there will be lots of Clemson paraphernalia and manly decor! 

This is the view from upstairs. 



Now on to the master bathroom and closet! (The bedroom has my air mattress in it right now so I did't take a picture.) We are contemplating re-painting the bedroom and bathroom but we'll see! I have taken a bath in the bath tub every single night so far, haha :)


The closet is one of my favorite rooms in the house. There are two windows and there's a "girls side" and a "guys side" and of course the girls side is a little bigger :D 


Thanks for sticking around till the end of the post! Sorry for the grainy quality of some of these photos - it was raining outside and I just ended up using my iPhone for most of these because the camera lens I needed is packed away in a box somewhere. If you have any ideas for how to decorate a particular room, I would love to hear them!! I can't wait to share the whole process of decorating and organizing with you guys :) 

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!

xoxo

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74 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! Congrats! Looking forward to getting some good decorating ideas :) And now I really REALLY want to go buy a fall wreath!

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  2. Your house is absolutely gorgeous! I love the muted grey throughout and all the fixtures!! Congrats to y'all!

    Rosy Outlook

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  3. This house is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see how you decorate it!

    xo, brooke
    www.livethepreplife.com

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  4. Such a beautiful home! Congratulations on being home-owners! I absolutely love the colour of the cupboards - so pretty!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  5. It is so beautiful- can't wait to see how pretty you decorate it. Congratulations!!

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  6. Simply stunning!! I'm obsessed with the white and grey and can't wait to see how you decorate- congrats on the big move!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  7. What a beautiful and cozy house! Loved it! Of course, I loved your look as well.

    Aline Brodbeck
    www.blogfemina.com | My Instagram profile

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  8. So pretty! Can't wait to see how you decorate! I'm sure it will be even more beautiful!!

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  9. Your house is gorgeous! I can not wait to see how you end up decorating it all!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  10. Grainy or not these photos are all so beautiful! I LOVE the white wainscoting on the staircase. How exciting to move to a new space with your Winnie and soon to be hubby! Sounds like you have so many exciting things coming your way. xo

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  11. Caitlin!!!! Your house is stunning! That closet is amazing, I just love everything and can't wait to see it decorated!

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  12. wow grainy or not these photos are Beautiful! I LOVE the wainscoting on the staircase. How exciting to be moving into a new space with your Winnie and soon to be hubby! Looks like you have so many good things coming your way! xo

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  13. You have a beautiful house! I also love your fall wreath!

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  14. It is beautiful! Can't wait to see it decorated! Just some advice- my previous home had a window in the closet and I LOVED it till about a year later I noticed a lot of my clothes faded from the sunlight. I see you have shutters so I would them closed as much as possible. Winston is a beautiful town. I live about 45 minutes away and we visit to shop or eat at least once a month so maybe we'll run into each other one day. ��

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  15. Your house is so adorable - I love the built-ins!

    Emily // Third & Girl

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  16. Your home is beautiful! I love seeing house tours, with furniture or without! Can't wait to see how it comes along.

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  17. Looks beautiful, can't wait to see how you decorate it!!

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  18. What a great house Caitlin! Welcome to the life of being a homeowner!

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  19. Beautiful!! Congratulations again!

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  20. Oh my goodness!!! So excited to see this next chapter of your life!

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  21. Beautiful and I'm sure it will be even more so after you've finished moving in. I'm smiling because I just purchased the pumpkin kitchen towel duo yesterday :0) Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Love your idea of the coffee bar- I would think about using glass pane on the top cabinets at this space to make it feel more open. Also, your guests can see where you keep all your coffee/bar-ware without having to ask!

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  23. Love your idea of the coffee bar- I would think about using glass pane on the top cabinets at this space to make it feel more open. Also, your guests can see where you keep all your coffee/bar-ware without having to ask!

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  24. Wow congratulations girl, it's beautiful!! Definitely a dream house :)

    Kristina does the Internets

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  25. Seriously gorgeous!!! I love this beautiful home! The kitchen is perfection! Congrats!!! <3
    Brittany Schmitt
    Alovingnest.com

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  26. Wow! What a dream home! I love the coffee bar idea and can we talk about the marble throughout the house?! I feel you. I live for white in my apartment myself. It's just peaceful. If I add color, I'll add grey and some shade of steel blue. I cannot wait to see it all come together. It's going to look so great come Christmas time too! Congratulations again, Caitlin!

    She Sweats Diamonds

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  27. Wow this house looks amazing, cannot see how you'll decorate it!
    ♡Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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  28. Ok WOW!! This house is so beautiful and amazing!!!!!!!

    Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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  29. Oh my goodness, your house is stunning!! Your new fall wreath is the perfect touch ;) Can't wait to see how it all comes together :)

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  30. That is such a beautiful home and I love how it looks so open!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  31. Beautiful! I will love to see how you decorate for the holidays! Enjoy!

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  32. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the table you chose. If you decide to change your kitchen lights, I would consider maybe doing can lights above the little bar area - may make things just seem a bit more open without anything hanging down in that specific area. No matter what you do, that is one lovely house!

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  33. Your house is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing this tour! Please do share once everything is set up!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  34. I love your home!!! I have that same dining room table and it's perfect!!! My color is the darker brown and then I also got my chairs from RH--great quality!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  35. I'm so in love with this spacious house it will be so fabulous! congrats!
    xx,
    Areli's April // Bloglovin

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  36. So beautiful, love!!! Can't wait for you to add Caitlin's special touch to everything. Tell Chris that white is oh-so-right...why is it that guys just don't seem to get that??! Haha!

    Kelly

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  37. What a fabulous house! I'm so envious of the big houses so many of you seem to have in America - the homes in the UK are so much smaller! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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  38. Congratulations on being homeowners! Your house is beautiful!

    xo,
    Amy Z

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  39. My husband says the same about me :) I love everything white

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  40. I love it! My husband says the same thing about me with white in our house :)

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  41. Beautiful home!!! That master closet is my dream!!!!

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  42. First of all, your house is gorgeous! Congrats! And I looove the shade of blue around your fireplace. Do you know what it is? Second of all, I bought the same exact wreath from Homegoods two weeks ago, and it's been happily hanging on my front door since the moment it got home. August or not lol.

    Xoxo Jackie
    Http://www.thatswhatsupblog.com

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  43. Such a beautiful home! We moved into our new home this summer and I can't wait to get these renovations started. It's definitely a challenge not to paint everything white. LOL. But white does go with everything and really allows for your accessories and other pops of color to stand out.

    Hope the moving in process goes smoothly.

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing your new home which is amazing and beautiful.

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  45. I absolutely love your home and the wreath you chose for the front door is so pretty. Your taste in interior decor is right up my alley, girl!

    Terra
    Fifteen Minutes to Flawless

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  46. Your new home is absolutely gorgeous! Best of luck and may you have years of memories.

    Lauren xo
    The Right to Remain Fabulous

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  47. Omg gorgeous photos Cait! Your new home looks absolutely beautiful! I love the dark wood floors, it's wonderful!

    I hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

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  48. So beautiful & Enjoy the special happiness it's bringing you. Congratulations to you both on your engagement & new home!!!

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  49. Love it all! Caution regarding adding arm chairs to the table ends. If the base is as seen in the photos, the chairs may not pull in close enough for comfortable eating position so be mindful when choosing!

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  50. It's beautiful!!! Congratulations! I really admire that you guys chose not to both move into the house now. Can you talk about that on the blog? I feel like everybody moves in together asap and I'm so curious to hear your point of view!

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  51. It's so pretty! I love all of the finishings!

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  52. Your bathroom and closet is a dream!

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  53. Your house looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see it decorated!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

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  54. Beautiful home - congrats!! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  55. Oh my word, what a darling house! I love the entrance and the fact that the stair landing is right next to the door. I can totally imagine it being decorated for the holidays and y'all welcoming friends and family in. Best wishes!!

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  56. Oh my goodness this house is quite spectacular, Caitlin. Huge congratulations!!! I can't wait to see how you decorate it.

    Arum Lilea

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  57. Gorgeous home! Can't wait to see it all decorated!

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  58. Wow! I couldn't be happier for you guys, you picked a dream of a house for sure! And I can't wait to see all your organizing, decorating, and the special things you will do to make it your own! Thanks for sharing! ~Stephanie (Basilchic)

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  59. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see how you decorate your home!

    xoxo
    Sharan
    www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

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  60. This makes me so excited for our house to be finished!! Our color story is very similar!

    xx,

    Lacey
    The Glitter Gospel

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  61. Such a stunning house! If it was up to me, I would have my whole house white as well! My husband always makes fun of me for that lol!!!

    Jordan: Teacup of Style
    Instagram @teacupofstyle

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  62. So gorgeous! What is the color in the main living space? I love it!

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  63. Your house is gorgeous, I'm so excited for you and Chris!! I was wondering.. I love that RH Monastery table, do you know which size you had ordered?

    Thanks!!

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  64. Congratulations!!! Just wanted to know where you purchased the cute pumpkin towel? Love it

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  65. Your house is so so gorgeous, Caitlin! I can't wait to see how you decorate!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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  66. What a beautiful house! I'm sure the decor you choose is going to make it look even better. Can't wait to see what you do!

    Good luck!
    Kristin
    therosywanderer.com

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  67. Your house is stunning!! I'd love to see how you decorate and where you find your pieces!

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