Friday, April 7, 2017

Showing off Sara's home!

Hello all! Hope you're week has been wonderful! We spent most of the week away in San Antonio -- we surprised our son and didn't tell him where we were going till we got to the airport. It was such a FUN surprise. :) The River Walk was so incredibly lovely (his favorite part was the Spurs game). I need to share our last few trips with you sometime and will be sure to talk more about this trip when I do that.

It took us nearly 24 hours to get home this week (if you traveled on Wednesday I feel your pain) and we are SO happy to be home!

I'm late with this post today for many reasons -- spring break laziness, a three boy 10-year-old sleepover last night and the fact that Blogger has been wonky all day. I'm pretty sure this is the first time in nine years that I've had problems with my site being on and off, so I can't complain.

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite local bloggers and someone I call a friend -- Sara who blogs at Sincerely Sara D. She lives not far from me and a group of us local bloggers get together every few months. She has such a lovely home but she's an even lovelier person. ;)

I have been wanting to share her home with you for some time and today is the day! Her front entry always gets me:
Front door with painted brick and stone arch

Isn't that lovely? I love the painted brick and stone arch. 

Sara has been so busy lately -- I'm in awe of what she's accomplished in her home. She had help with this bathroom makeover and it turned out so beautifully: 
Master bathroom with stand alone tub

I dream of making our tiny shower bigger someday and this one is dreamy. And that tub! 😍

Sara recently added a wall of bookshelves in her office and I love the addition of the rolling ladder: 
Wall of bookcases with ladder in office

This has me thinking we need to add a ladder to our library bookshelves as well!

Her laundry room makeover is one of my favorites just because the changes were SO simple but made a big impact: 
Using fabric like wallpaper

That pretty wall makes the biggest impact and you have to go over to see how she did it! ;) 

The ceilings in her master bedroom steal the show -- and those tall windows! I love it all:
Vaulted ceilings with beams

So serene and beautiful!

I love the wall of gray trim work in her dining room:
Dining room with gray wall of trim
I love how she mixes the dining room chairs -- and those chalkboards are such a pretty touch!

I think my favorite makeover in Sara's home is her recent family room transformation
Dark blue gray walls in family room

Those dark blue gray walls with trim set off the fireplace beautifully. I'm such a sucker for symmetry, this view makes me happy. ;) 

I hope you'll visit Sara's blog and check out more of her home and DIY projects! She does such a beautiful job with all of her makeovers and decorating, I know you'll love it! 

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! I'll be busy finishing up some projects here that I'll share next week -- being away from home always gives me renewed energy, excitement and appreciation for our house!


  1. I will definitely check out Sara's blog. Her bookshelf is to die for omg, I'd love to have that amount of space for all my reads!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Sara at this year's Indy Home Show where we both were invited to create rooms for the event. Her style is so elegant, yet so comfortable and you're so right about her being a lovely person! She's a gem and her home is amazing!

  3. Shoot I loved her home with what you showed us. Think if I see any more will be putting this place up for sale, lol. Beautiful home and her decorating style is stunning as yours is. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy weekend

  4. What a charmingly lovely home, like out of the magazines!

  5. So many beautiful things about this home. That bathroom is swoon worthy!

  6. Absolutely stunning and that ceiling is a show stopped my goodness!

    Lauren | Lovely Decor


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