One Year Later – Our Modern Colonial House Tour Video 2022

May 19, 2022

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It’s been one year since we moved across the country from Idaho to North Carolina and got the keys to this beautiful, red brick colonial house we now call home! One year in and I’m amazed at how far we’ve come. Looking back is such a gift in that way. When you feel stuck on the same spaces for SO long, it helps to be able to see how far you’ve really come.

And maybe the best part? We’re just warming up.  We still have big plans for this home but these things take time and we’re not in a rush. Thinking about millions of people seeing our entire home in its unfinished glory makes me nervous, but I think there’s also something beautiful in sharing all these rooms in all different phases. You’ll see our semi-finished kitchen still waiting for its fridge and freezer to arrive. And the upstairs torn up mid-laundry room/bathroom renovation. Faye’s sponge-painted walls haven’t been touched and our bathroom and closet situation leaves a lot to be desired. But, whether we’re making dinner in our beautiful kitchen, or playing games on the floor of our daughter’s untouched room… We’re not waiting to make the memories and fill this home with joy and laughter until it’s finished. We’re living in the now and I couldn’t be happier with that. Here’s what our home looks like one year in.

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The New Grand Staircase

Polly’s Storybook Wallpaper

Our Living Room Evolution

How Our Dining Room is Coming Along

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Grasscloth Wallpaper in the Hallway

A Big Update in the Kitchen

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  1. Liz says:

    This was so fun to watch! Very helpful in understanding layout and how rooms flow together too. And cool to think about how far you’ve come and how things will continue to evolve. Thanks for sharing and taking us along for the ride!

  2. Pia says:

    About the sponge-painted walls in Faye’s room. When I looked at the video the walls looked like they were concrete and I thought that was pretty cool. I guess that is not real life experience with those walls but perhaps something to consider? The texture of concrete with all the girly stuff? I guess that she might have another opinion :-)
    This was fun! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Dawn says:

    The kitchen is so beautiful it could have no fridge at all and start a trend of no fridge kitchens. :)

    Beautiful home. So perfect because it’s beautiful as is, and your polishing just makes it sing.

  4. Olivia says:

    What a difference a year makes. It looks amazing l. One question how did you fix the wallpaper in the powder bathroom downstairs after you took down the towel holder. I may have missed that story. Did you have to repaper that part?

  5. Vicki says:

    Such a lovely video to capture such a beautiful home. I understand why you are loving your life in Raleigh! It was fun seeing all that has been accomplished in a year.

  6. Katie says:

    Bravo! Truly beautiful and original. Love your style. I’m here for all of it! : )

  7. patricia says:

    Delightful, even the construction mess looks tidy. I wish I were better about taking before and during photos of my projects instead of just jumping in. I’d love to look back and see how far I’ve come.
    I’m already looking forward to NEXT year’s video and watching all the steps along the way. Thank you for taking us along on your journey. I’ve loved looking back at your earlier homes.

  8. Michelle says:

    Stunning and so much work to pull off, clearly! Enjoy the tidy clean home for a day or two! :-) Seriously, I love watching the progress and hope to watch it evolve even more as you transform new spaces and your girls grow and their needs and use of spaces change as well. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Jody says:

    This is so beautiful! I love seeing the progress, the stunning completed spaces, and the signs of typical family life like the playroom! But how do you glide up the stairs like that?! Are you a magician?!

  10. Amy C says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Amazing how far it has come in one year! Thank you for letting us in and sharing your home with us!

  11. Brandy says:

    I think you need to bring in more fuschia in the office with little accents. That plant made that room in my opinion.

  12. Susie says:

    Stunning! And so impressive after only one year.

    Has your plan for this house been to keep the paint all one color for most rooms? i.e. no contrast trim? Looks like there are a few exceptions with the girls rooms and spaces with wallpaper.

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