Featured Home Tour: 11 Magnolia Lane

I have a special treat for you today!! Like you, I admire the blogs of so many awesome organizers and decorators. Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane is my guest on the blog today and she is going to show us her beautiful style. There is so much I love about these pictures. I added coral to my home this Spring as well and I love the ways she found to pop in that color. And the bicycle plate … I actually picked that plate up while I was at Target a few weeks ago and stared at it a few minutes trying to think of how I could use it because I thought it was so perfect!

Grab a glass of lemonade, relax, and enjoy this beautiful glimpse into 11 Magnolia Lane.

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Hall/foyer/entry decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

Hello, everyone, and a special thanks to Mary for asking me to show you all my home tour. I’m Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane, where I blog with my friend Amy about all things DIY, home decor, and organization.

Because my family moves every 1-3 years (my husband is in the Army), I am constantly sorting, purging, and organizing–if I don’t absolutely love it, then I don’t want to have to unpack it on the other end!! And for the first time in our 20 years of military life, we’re living in on-post housing, which can be a bit of a decorating challenge. All of my DIY efforts have to be temporary and reversible, just like when you’re decorating any rental.

I thought I’d show you how I added a few spring touches to our home, and then link at the end of the post to some of my favorite organization projects.

In our entryway, I added a lime green pillow and–of course–rain boots. Why bother putting them away when they get worn so often at this time of year and they’re so bright and colorful?!

Hall/foyer/entry decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

A few colorful Easter eggs and grapevine balls in an apothecary jar with some fresh roses also add a touch of spring.

Easter and spring decor in the front entry hall | 11 Magnolia Lane

In our dining room, I tend to use our open shelving for holiday decorating, and spring is no exception. A “Happy Easter” banner from Target adds color to the vanilla-white walls:

Dining room shelves decorated for Easter | 11 Magnolia Lane

I love dried hydrangeas (in a silver thrift store champagne bucket) any time of year, but they’re especially perfect right now:

Dining room shelves decorated for Easter | 11 Magnolia Lane

Instead of a bar cart, I use a mirrored tray to display pretty vintage decanters that were my grandmother’s and a mix of liquor bottles.

Bar tray | 11 Magnolia Lane

Our living room is a mix of neutrals, mostly black and white, and I love the white slipcovers because I can pull them off and wash them. I’ve had them almost 15 years now, and we have two kids and two dogs, so believe me when I tell you that they get washed pretty frequently!

I use throw cushions to change my decor up a bit for the different seasons, and coral was my choice for spring:

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane
The view from the kitchen:

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane
Tulips, blue and white transferware, and vintage styrofoam eggs add color to the kitchen table.

Kitchen table with Spring and Easter decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

A few more tulips and a pot of lavender brighten up the spot behind my kitchen sink–after all, I spend a lot of time here!

Fresh flowers and a pot of lavender brighten up the kitchen sink | 11 Magnolia Lane

The plate rack gets some spring touches, too:

Plate rack in kitchen | 11 Magnolia Lane
And the rabbit plates are perfect for Easter:

Easy bunny plate and topiary | 11 Magnolia Lane

I know that the powder room isn’t normally a room that gets decorated for spring, but I thought that blue and gray would be fun–and I love the little bicycle plate that I found at Target!

Aqua blue and gray bathroom decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

I think we’re ready for spring, don’t you?

Now, here are a few of my favorite organization projects. First, the pantry in our North Carolina house {see it here}:

Organized small pantry with contact paper on the cupboard doors | 11 Magnolia Lane

Next, an armoire repurposed for dress-up clothes for a little princess {see it here}:

Vintage armoire repurposed to hold dress up and doll clothes | 11 Magnolia Lane

And my closet redo in pink and silver–sadly, we moved away from this house (sigh). See that post {here}.

Organized pink and silver closet redo | 11 Magnolia Lane

You can see all of our home tours {here}, and my holiday home tour {here} and {here}. Thanks again, Mary, for letting me visit today!

 

Final New Christy headshot 2015
 

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Wasn’t that awesome?! Make sure you go check out her blog!

And thank you so much, Christy, for showing us your beautiful style!

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2 thoughts on “Featured Home Tour: 11 Magnolia Lane

  1. Just beautiful. Love the coral color. Coral Reef is Sherwin Williams color of the year. Thank you for sharing.

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