Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Inspiring Ranch Re-do


I think the nesting urges are starting to kick in because I've been cleaning out even the most random corners of the house. Last week I went through my old magazines. I only managed to get rid of four or five and a couple of duplicates, but they are now all organized nicely. In the process, I re-fell in love with a few old favorites, including this Atlanta house published in Cottage Living.


His-and-hers desks in the living room are hidden behind louvered doors on tracks. And I'm kind of obsessed with the buffalo-checked slipcovers on the chairs.






The front entrance, before.


The much more charming entrance, after.

Photos by Megan Thompson.

20 comments:

Haven and Home said...

This is why I love blogs! First, I love going through old magazines, it is therapeutic and dangerous at the same time. Then I never actually purge any! That first picture is a long time favorite of mine because i love the offices. I had never noticed the chairs in front, love them!

Anonymous said...

I remember this house! I pulled out a lot of these pages for my files. I think I still have them.

Allison Hasel said...

I could bookmark almost all of your posts! These are gorgeous! :)

Lauren said...

Love the symmetry in these. Not overdone, just right!

Mrs. French said...

this is one of my favorite homes. i too keep almost all my mags. I so need a solution for them though.

Courtney said...

I have always loved this house! It was an inspiration to us when we bought our house. Thanks for sharing it again!!

Hello Lover... said...

I have had that image of the baby on that built in changing area saved forever - I had almost forgotten about it - amazing home!

nameisgrace said...

wow, we hoard all the same inpsiration images! love all of the above. happy nesting;)

Julie Holloway said...

This is one of my all-time favorites, too! We modeled the exterior of our ranch redo with this one. And that kitchen!

Tessa said...

loved it then and love it now. still pinning away for CL, I miss it so!

Pink Wallpaper said...

i have always adored this house!!

jesslope said...

nice

doug @ tracery interiors said...

we have showed that twin bed picture to clients SO MANY times...it's GREAT!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Definitely one of my favorites! And I very rarely throw away magazines!

Candace said...

Yay for nesting! I'm getting the same way, and our house is a disaster because of it - I'm pulling everything out and purging!

The images are beautiful! While we are "satisfied" with our current living situation, I can't wait to get into our settled home - hopefully in the country!

megan @ a life's design said...

It will always be a classic and favorite! Can't wait to see what all the nesting in leading to!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I remember that house from Cottage Living. Oh, how I miss that magazine! I can't aprt with any of the old issues. Have fun working the nursery.

Sarah Howe said...

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Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

LOVE this! It looks like a completely different home. Loving the outdoor lighting, the diaper changing nook, and the sunporch!

Jordin said...

I miss Cottage Living! Great Pics!