Sunday

Happy July

I know I've been gone for a long while, and re-appearing around here should warrant some sort of explanation, but in truth, I have none.  Life has been good and busy, and I simply wanted to share a few pictures of a sweet feature of our new (old) home in this month's WNC Magazine.  Dustin and Whitney Deal from Oh, Darling! took the beautiful photographs.




 



















So, thanks to all involved - Rita Larkin, editor-in-chief at WNC Magazine, and Whitney and Dustin Deal.  That was great fun!  And thanks to my dear friends Tom and Kelly from Oddfellows Antiques for allowing me to raid their store in search of cute props to style the house with - which I had to then promptly purchase because they were oh-so-perfect (nothing like a photo shoot to get you to finish all those unfinished projects around the house!).  I should also note that the gorgeous jewelry I'm wearing is by my wonderful friend, crazy-talented Christie of Calaycay Design.


42 comments:

  1. It's always a good day when a post from Maria pops up in my reader. What a treat. And you've certainly been a busy bee! What a beautiful home you've created. Absolutely lovely in every way!

    xx-nelya

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  2. What a lovely home! Great to see a new post from you pop up in my reader.

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  3. I had to explain why I was oohing and ahhing over here! Loved seeing the photos, it was like dessert. Hope you are enjoying the summer.

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  4. Ha, Cindy, you're hilarious as always. Can't wait to see you when (hopefully) it's not 99+ degrees out!

    min hus, thanks so much for stopping by..!

    Nelya, so good to see you here... Funny, I was just perusing your shop, Minty the other day... I know I don't blog anymore much, but I do visit folks now and then... I just tend to do so quietly. :)

    xoox,
    -maria

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  5. Looks just lovely. Always loved your posts and glad to see one. Have a lovely summer.
    Pam

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pam. Have a great summer, too!

      -maria

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  6. What gorgeous pics of your lovely home...but even sweeter to see YOU in these photos! I have missed you dear Maria! It is so wonderful to see you and your 'boys' so happy :D Much love to you! ~ xx

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  7. Maria! So great to see you pop on my reader and to get a peek into your new home - it is fantastic!

    I too have been "off the grid" because I've been super busy with life. Happy to hear all is well with you!

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  8. It looks like you and your family are adjusting to your new environment fabulously. I'm so happy for all of you! And your place looks so beautiful and cozy. No surprise.

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  9. yayayayaya! What a treat Maria. First to see you blogging and then to see your home! It's totally lovely. I love how you've worked the layout and the off center elements. I know that can be tricky, but under brilliant hands, they all look perfect. Not surprising, but wow! I'll be stopping by with some mint ice tea pronto :)

    xoxo
    Leah

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  10. It's so wonderful to hear from some of my best blogging friends..! Thanks, guys. It really means a lot that you've stopped by when I've been so quiet over here... Thank you.

    Tina, you are the sweetest, and Mary, I've obviously been struggling with whether to blog or not myself - but more on that at some point, I hope. Denise, thank you. Truly. Asheville is a great fit for us, and we're grateful to be here. And Leah, prettyprettyplease come visit! :)

    xoox,
    -maria

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  11. What a beautiful home you have! So welcoming....I love all the little details. If you do not mind me asking where did you get your grey couch and the white dining room chairs?

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    1. Hi, Krystal, thank you.

      The couch is from Ikea. Ours is the Karlstad loveseat with the added chaise lounge and the Isunda Gray cover:
      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29902853/#/S29889210

      The chairs are from West Elm:
      http://www.westelm.com/products/scoop-back-chairs-f887/

      -maria

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    2. Thank you for the links :) Hope to see more of you and your house in the near future!

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  12. Maria I have so enjoyed the photographs of your home, as well as reading Rita's lovely words describing it. I especially enjoyed seeing Noah's room and artwork! xoxo-Tarleton

    P.S.:
    http://oddfellowsavl.blogspot.com/2012/07/marias-family-nest.html

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  13. Maria - your house is beautiful! I sure miss seeing you around in Greenville. I am moving the gallery and will open on Aberdeen Drive on August 1st - hope you can come see me - maybe I will run in to you at Oddfellows soon - what a great place!
    Teresa Roche

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  14. Tarleton, you're a sweetheart. Thank you.

    Teresa, it's nice to hear from you! I will definitely try to stop by the gallery at its new location next time I'm in Greenville.

    xoox,
    -maria

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  15. AnonymousJuly 18, 2012

    I've been checking your blog (you're in my bookmarks toolbar) almost every day for probably a year now. Imagine my surprise and delight when today I checked in and there was a new post. And an awesome one, no less. I'm excited ;-)

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  16. Just found you through pinterest. Your house makes my heart flutter! So lovely!

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  17. Wow!! What beauty! Would you mind sharing the paint color and brand in the first photo?

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  18. Hi Ally, thank you! The color on the walls on that first picture is a custom mix, but it's pretty close to Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Thanks again!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I saw your home in the magazine and featured it on my design blog because I loved it so much. You have my dream home! Love your ideas and utilization of space :) Simply perfect. So glad I found your blog!

    xo,
    Kristyn

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  20. Oh my gosh! I love every detail!!

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  21. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! i haven't visited here in too long and i'm so excited to see this gorgeous spread. i think your house just might be close to my version of perfect. it's delightful! hello to you.

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  22. Could you share the paint colors in your lovely dining room? The walls, ceiling, and cove, if possible. Thank you for sharing the photos of your new home.

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  23. Katrina...! So good to read a note from you! Hello back to you, dear one. I will have to stop by your space soon and visit for a bit. I imagine tons and tons of life-changing news. :)

    Anon, the color on the dining room walls is Wool Skein by Sherwin Williams, the ceiling and cove are Decorator's White by Benjamin Moore... And the trim was already painted that color. I'd try Alabaster by Sherwin Williams for something similar.

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  24. What a lovely home!!! Love the cover on Noah's bed. Would you share where you got it? Thanks so much!!!

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  25. Hi Chelle, thanks for the nice words..! The cover on Noah's bed is a vintage kantha quilt. You can get them on ebay or Etsy, and you can also get them at West Elm.

    thanks again,
    -maria

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  26. Really beautiful. It's well designed and has a great flow to it. I really like the colors, it feels nice and light. Seems like there's a good energy in your home. :)

    I've got some plantation shutters lately that would work better in your house than my own! >_<

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  27. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. I'm curing about the "barn" door. We are wanting to do this. Where did you find the hardware?

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  28. Hi ann in indy, we got the hardware online. There are many options, this being just one of them: http://www.barndoorhardware.com/

    thanks and good luck!
    -maria

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  29. oh my so much to love about your home...so many wonderful things, and such a warm feeling to it all. i hope life is treating you well my dear. annie x

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  30. María!! Hacía mil que no visitaba tu blog!!
    Me encantò ver tu casa completa, está divina!!
    Te encontré por Linkedin de cadualidad!
    Te mando un beso beso grande
    Marce

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  32. Maria,
    I miss reading your blog and have so enjoyed your sense of design. Do you think you will blog again?
    Thanks!
    Kathleen

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  33. Hi, Kathleen, so kind of you to write a little note..! Thank you. You know, I don't know if I'll blog again or not. My life has been really busy and blogging seems to take up a lot of time... but I haven't made a resolution either way. For now, though, I will continue to use Pinterest as a little way of staying somewhat connected to the internet world. :)

    Thanks again for writing!

    best,
    -maria

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  34. hola maría!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! que linda tu casa!! super calida y tu familia...hermosa!!!!! los refelicitooooooooooo!!besos enormesssssssssssssss y muchos cariños!!!!!

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  35. what a beautiful home you have!!!

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  36. I love that vintage pegboard to hang your pots and pans!

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  37. Where is your dining table from? I love it!

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  38. Great to see your post again :)

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  39. The designs are fantastic and with awesome views. Thanks for sharing.

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