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June 12, 2014

As I prepare for this big move, I keep looking around Wilson’s and my little house and think, We are really leaving all of this? But there are so many things I love… And so many mistakes I hate… And so many things I haven’t shared on the blog!

I’ll try to avoid waxing poetic about this house on you, but it’s hard leaving this place, I must admit. Building something from the ground up and then leaving it is the equivalent of getting strep throat as an adult. It really hurts. 

But as much as we try to pretend it’s not happening… it is, so I figured now is as good a time as any to catch you up on what’s been going on around Casa de Wilson & Anna. Below are some of my favorite parts of the house that Wilson and I designed specifically to suit our tastes and needs. I really wanted to turn our crawl space underneath the house into a wine cellar, but apparently that wasn’t in our nonexistent budget. 

Funny fact about me — I thought “crawl space” was actually pronounced “cross base” for my entire life until about a year ago when my dad corrected me. Oy… Sometimes I wonder how I make it through the day… 


 This is the little desk that is connected to our kitchen cabinetry. Initially I was concerned that a desk would just mean a place to put junk — not a fan — but there is enough storage in this section of our kitchen to store lots of things without being junky. Thank goodness. The black scroll bookend was a $5 find from Homegoods, the wood frame was Target as was the black and white frame.


Photographing a microwave is certainly a strange thing to do, but I love the placement of our microwave in the kitchen. Microwaves are not the prettiest appliance to display and I intentionally designed our cabinetry layout to include the microwave as a creative hiding spot.

Microwave up close


Original china cabinet

One of my favorite parts about this house is this china cabinet, which was a built-in from the original house. Wilson and I saved it and had it built-in in the dining room to display our things. Saved some serious #munz on a china cabinet. The hummingbird prints were a purchase from Joss & Main.

front porch

 Ah the porch! This house has the coziest porch, I adore it. It is the perfect place to sip on some champagne and watch the world walk by.

Mail box

 Our street does not have actual mailboxes, just slots or small boxes mounted to the houses. This silver mailbox from Pottery Barn makes the perfect envelope to keep our mail. Only $49.

Front door

Our front door was a Craigslist + Habitat ReStore special, courtesy of my ever-crafty husband Wilson. Job well done. 

Tiny bathroom under stairs

Our friends have dubbed this the “Harry Potter bathroom” as it is neatly tucked away under our staircase leading to the second floor. When the architect originally drew out the plans for the house she placed the half bath smack in the middle of the dining room/kitchen, which I found to be ridiculously awkward. I switched its location to the under the staircase where it now happily lives. I had big plans for this bathroom — think the “jewel box” vanities that are so popular now — but never got around to it. Like many other things… 

Loft area

 The loft area is such a great space because of its openness and social aspect. It just screams party. PARTY. 

Master bath vanity

 This is the vanity in our master bathroom, which Wilson and I bought majorly discounted off the floor at Lowe’s. The vanity came without a counter top so I decided to splurge for the pricey white carrara marble and it turned out to be a great decision. I found the glass hardware from our local Blackhawk Hardware.

Vanity sink


Tile floor

 Wilson and I loaded the boxes of this black and white tile floor by ourselves at Lowe’s. That was an interesting Saturday. One that ended with the crucial Advil + vodka combo. 

Master pocket door

 This pocket door closes off the master “suite” — I use the word suite loosely here — from the rest of the first floor. It’s perfect for when we have guests and I don’t want them to know I’m watching terribly trashy/bad TV. Bravo is bad. But so good. 

 Eek. Do we have to move?

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  • Reply Wilson, the Good Husband June 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Now we get to do it again! #projects

    • Reply Anna June 12, 2014 at 11:53 am


  • Reply Austin June 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

    BEAUTIFUL house!!!! Reminds me of what our 93 yr old home COULD look like if we did what you did!

    • Reply Anna June 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Austin! All it takes is a dreamer (my husband) and a realist (me) and a lot of patience… You should do it!

  • Reply Elaine Wood June 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I love your blog…your pictures and musings…don’t stop!

    • Reply Anna June 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thank you so much Elaine!! And thank you for reading!

  • Reply Lindsey June 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    First of all – you have a Harry Potter bathroom :). Second of all – your house is so neat & clean! I love it. I’m a clutter-free gal but my fiancé likes to leave things EVERYWHERE and I refuse to constantly clean up after him, though I find myself caving a lot..

    • Reply Anna June 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Hahaha the Harry Potter bathroom really is the perfect place for Harry to grow up… Poor Harry. And my house is not always that neat and clean, of course I took pictures when it was clean haha. I should post a picture of how my husband’s side of the room looks to make you feel better/tell you the WHOLE truth… Let’s just say there has been a box of “items” sitting on the floor on his side… for the past SIX MONTHS! Haha. You pick and choose your battles I suppose…

  • Reply Ashley June 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    OMG your house is just gorgeous!!! I am in love!!! You all did a fantastic job and am sure your new home will be too! Good luck w the move and I’ll miss you at PB!

    • Reply Anna June 13, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thank you so much Ashley!! You are so sweet and I will miss you and all of the PB people!! I will have to find the PB in Savannah so I don’t get too homesick… Good luck with your move too — can’t wait to see pictures!

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