24 January 2014

our sweet retreat...

my favorite house project yet. this is a room above our carriage house that was completely unfinished.  i had such a passion about making this into a guest retreat and we finally started the project this past summer.  and really it has turned into so much more… a special retreat for us as well.
here are all the details…

for the little kitchenette area i just purchase this island from ikea.  had my plumber (my uncle…gotta love that) install the vessel sink and faucet on top.  it's perfect and was so inexpensive to do.
the little yellow one cup keurig… perfect size for this space.
it's all in the details… love this ikea cart for the guest snacks/treats/drinks.
the sweet books, candles and garland i found all at anthroplogie
the little animals i found at anthro during christmas… 
oh my sugarboo, sugarboo, sugarboo… you know just what i always want to say…
(i have a account with them and am in the works to set up a store via this blog… for now if you are interested in any pieces email me for a quote)

isn't this the sweetest deer print from anthropologie?…love.
we put this itty bitty bath in… and i had to find the smallest toilet & sink possible… 
yummy shampoo & conditioner for guests is a must.
all the sweet bedding is from anthropologie. except for the sweet throw my mama made me.
pillows are anthro… and dreams are free pillow is sugarboo.
the door is actually a mint color which is hard to see.  it is chalk paint… a.m.a.z.i.n.g. to work with.  i just painted then went back and rubbed the edges with a wet rag and it comes right off where you want it to.  then seal it.  awesome awesome stuff.
i can't tell you how happy i am with the decision to leave the walls natural~ rather then stained or painted.  it makes it so incredibly cozy.
mugs & antler bottle opener are all anthro. heart pillow is sugarboo. and the throw is anthro. sweet little curtain is from anthropologie as well.  dream catcher is from this sweet etsy shop.
had my handy dandy guy make this barn door.  i knew i needed something that didn't swing and take up a lot of room.

and lastly… a pic of the outside~ i'll have to post another in the spring when everything gets pretty again.



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35 comments :

  1. Amazing. I wish I could hire you to help decorate my house. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  2. What a lovely and peaceful place! I want to come for a visit. :)

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  3. one of the most inspiring and coziest posts! and it's your very own home! i can't tell you how much i love nooks, cubbies and everything comfy. this space is perfection and i just love it.

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  4. What a lovely space to make family memories in! I love all of the attention to detail! Great job!

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  5. sarah. good gracious alive. you have a gift, you really do. this space is so heavenly and you can truly feel that anyone staying here would fee LOVED xo

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  6. Coming over to visit from My Sweet Savannah ~ you have a beautiful home and blog :) Looking forward to spending some time in your corner of the www :)

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  7. Absolutely charming! I'm so glad to have found your blog!

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  8. This is such a great space! So fun. Glad to have found your blog thru Melaine.

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  9. I adore this space and your reason for designing it... you have a gift for making a space beautiful and homey. Can I ask where you found your white chair with the casters? I LOVE it.

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  10. oh sarah. i have just discovered your magical blog, and i am drowning in lovely. what gifts you have with photography, styling, and words. and you weave your faith into everything seamlessly. inspiring. the ballerinas in the field just KILLED me in the face with beauty. so happy to meet you. i am michele of hellolovelystudio.com.

    smiles to you and yours.

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  11. I absolutely love this!!! It's a tribute to imagination and vision, and showcases things from two of my favorite stores (Ikea and Anthro). We are working on a similar project, converting an outbuilding into a studio/guest house, though ours appears to be smaller than yours. If I may ask, what are the dimensions of this space? Also, while I'm asking, where did you get the hardware for your bathroom barn door?

    Now I'm off to read some more of what you have been up to, and I will make sure to become a follower while I'm at it. Great to 'meet' you! (come by my place to visit some time.)

    Connie

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  12. love this space !!!! is the wood cedar ?? love the way you put it up in random widths and lengths....

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  13. This is such a sweet space! I am visiting from My Sweet Savannah and so happy I did. I also scrolled down to your Christmas decorations and how beautiful is your house?! I love decorating with neutrals and you have done it in such a warm and inviting way. Blessed to have read Willa's story - such a testimony of God's hand in her life as well as yours - truly beautiful...

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  14. Wow! It is beyond gorgeous and fun, I just spent the afternoon falling in love with your entire home. Please come re-decorate mine ;)

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  15. a decorator friend sent me to your IG, as she said your home oozed my style & I am wow-ed. You are an incredible decorator!! I adore your style. Soooooo inspiring! :)

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  16. so in love with your carriage house you have no idea! I ordered the shampoo &conditioner for my daughter too.. love everything!! Just what I needed a fresh new fix!

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  17. I just read your touching & beautiful story about your precious little Willa. My son Dante has prader willi syndrome & as I read your post I related so well to how you were feeling at that time. I do believe God has a plan for all of us. Your little Willa truly is an angel. As soon as I looked at her face my heart melted. I love your children's names. Love it all..So glad I found your special blog. xo Laura

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  18. The space is so so lovely and I'm thrilled to see some my dream catchers in these photos!! so beautiful !

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  19. This is so perfectly cozy! Gorgeous!

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  20. Well, Sar.....I just now have taken a minute (or twenty) to finally look at your blog. Haven't revisited it for quite some time. Anyway, this carriage house turned out absolutely beautiful! I could only imagine it from the one (anthro) pic, so now, seeing all of the nooks and crannies, makes it even more special. hope to see it in person one of these days. love you! xox

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  21. WOW! This is absolutely awesome and the color combination is stunning. These are my favorite colors but I´ve never thought of combining them that way... I´m totally in LOVE! You´ve got great talent, thanks for sharing these pictures with us.
    ...and where on earth did you buy this sweet carpet? I´m hooked on the traditional design with fresh colors! :) <3

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