Elizabeth’s House ~ Part 1

This is my daughter, Elizabeth.
And this is her first house.
I just spent a few days helping her settle in.
Other than having a slight break-down when I was installing the curtain rods
in her living room, everything went well.
Her spaces are organized and finished.
This is her living room.
She painted 3 walls Sherwin Williams Great Green.
We got the mirror at Lowe’s.
(There’s her crazy mother taking the picture.)
Furniture is IKEA Ektorp.
Rug and curtain rods are from Garden Ridge.
Curtains are customized (by Mom) IKEA Lenda panels.
2 for $19.99. A deal in anyone’s book.
Stay tuned for a nifty curtain topper tutorial. Hopefully soon.
Accent wall is SW Rare Gray.
Oblong pillows are IKEA.
I made the ones with the ribbon trim.
To say I’m proud of my daughter is an understatement.
She had a dream to own a little house…
and she made it come true all on her own.

Part 2 coming soon!

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  3. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    So impressive! That is just beautiful. She obviously inherited your taste.

  4. Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) says:

    I love her home. So quaint.

  5. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Beautiful room! Congrats to Elizabeth on her first home. Love that gorgeous quatrefoil mirror.

  6. Lady Chris says:

    Elizabeth's place looks great! You both have done a wonderful job. I was so excited to see the furniture that she picked out placed in a home because my daughter has picked out the furniture…and in the gray. It looks great!

  7. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    Ann, You should be quite proud of her! Congrats to your daughter on her first home. You both have done a wonderful job decorating and I adore the color scheme.

  8. wonderful pictures even of the crazy woman! LOL!!!!! So proud of your daughter for you and my her first home be truly blessed!

  9. Terri @ A Creative Princess says:

    What an adorable house! She has got to be so proud!! Thank you so much for linking up!

  10. poindextr says:

    Hi Ann, you must be so thrilled for her, i know I am!! Her new house is charming and inviting and oh-so lovely :) xo Diane

  11. I love the house! Its so nicely decorated inside and i adore the colors of the living room. I cannot wait to see the rest of the house! :) I am your newest follower!

  12. Your daughter's house is lovely. I would never have thought of that green with gray but it looks stunning and she found the perfect pillows to tie it together. Seeing her fireplace reminds me that I have not painted ours yet (still have your email) but did get a surround/mantle we are refinishing and then we will see! Curtain panels are great!

  13. How exciting! Her house is darling and you both did such a great job decorating it. Such a pretty green.. Can't wait to see more.

  14. Hi Ann! Everything looks wonderful. It's such a cute house. I used curtains from Ikea in my Son's room and when I went to Hem them… I somehow did it on the wrong side for the first panel. What a disaster… I ripped them open and tried to remove as much of the adhesive as possible. I've stuck that panel behind his end table and left them puddled at the bottom. You did a great job!!! Congrats to your daughter!

    I'm following. :)


  15. Lia Gloria says:

    Ficou maravilhoso!!! O verde com branco é uma combinação perfeita e as cortinas ficaram lindas!

  16. Congratulations to Elizabeth, I can see why you are so proud of her. CAn't wait to se Part Deux of her cute house.

  17. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts says:

    Congratulations to your daughter. It looks like a sweet home. I hope you will show us more of it. Don't want to sound nosy, but you two did such a nice job with the living room, I'd love to see the rest of your decorating.

  18. sweet! home sweet home… great photos

  19. A Sense of Design says:

    what a great first home, and so stylish. hope my daughter gets her own place soon but I wont hold my breath!

  20. Hi Ann,
    Your daughters house is lovely! I adore the green, in the first photo it resembles jadeite in color! The living room is beautiful, how nice that she has such a great couch set.
    Your touches are perfect! She is a lucky girl to have a mom who can help her with these things.
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Haven Conner says:

    Elizabeth's first home is just precious! I know she will enjoy it. My favorite was the pillow you did.


  22. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says:

    Ann, she has such a charming home. Love the colors she used.

  23. Yay!! Love the house, love the decor…can't wait to see more!!!

  24. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm says:

    Congratulations to Elizabeth on her new home. She is beautiful, and so is her new home.

  25. liz@alittlepeaceofhome says:

    it looks fabulous! i love the greys and greens … so lovely!

  26. At The Picket Fence says:

    Oh, congrats to your daughter Ann! That is quite an accomplishment and how special that the two of you got to work on it together. Everything looks fantastic and you can tell your she inherited your style and good taste! :-)

  27. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Beautiful home Ann! I loved seeing this. The exterior is gorgeous too!

  28. Yay for her and what a great house!

  29. Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow says:

    I LOVE Elizabeth's home!! It is wonderful. and I know you are so proud you could pop! I know I would be! blessings ~ tanna

  30. Congratulations to your daughter – that's a wonderful dream to fulfill!! I'll bet she was glad to have all that mum-talent at hand!

  31. Debbie@http://refreshrestyle.com/ says:

    I love the green and gray combo! Awesome home!

  32. Richard Cottrell says:

    Your daughter is beautiful and I love her First Home. Congrats. Richard at My Old Historic House

  33. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Congratulations. Your daughters home is very cute. When my husband and I married 23 yrs. ago, we painted the interior of our first home almost the same shade of green, and I still love it. I have a bedroom painted almost the same shade now. Your daughter will never tire of the color because I know I haven't. it is timeless! I would have never thought to put the gray with it, but I really like it. It makes the gray cheerful! Good job! I am your newest follower.

    ~Ricki Jill

  34. What a charming and lovely house. Congratulations to your daughter for becoming a home owner! I love how she designed her living room. The color on the walls is so pretty.

  35. Susan @ Busy Home Adventures says:

    It's beautiful! The furniture colors and wall colors work so well together. I also love the crisp white fireplace! Congrats to your daughter.

  36. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Congrats to your daughter. That is such a wonderful accomplishment and her home is gorgeous. Your drapes and pillows look amazing. I know both of you are very proud. Hugs, Marty

  37. Joy Page Manuel says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos with us! The house is lovely and your customized projects are brilliant ideas!

  38. Wow it's gorgeous! Congratulations to your daughter. :)

  39. Hi Ann! Your daughter's home is lovely and how nice to have a mommy who is so willing to help. All your touches are wonderful – love the drapes and pillows you made.
    I'm very proud for her and she is a very pretty young woman!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  40. Michele Alger says:

    That is the most adorable "starter home" I've EVER seen!! It's so beautiful and I love the ribbon pillows and curtain toppers! Can't wait for the tutorial ;)

  41. Congratulations for your daughter on her first house! How sweet it is that you are helping her decorate! Love the colors that she chose…very modern and hip!

  42. Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft says:

    Wow! Simply beautiful! The color scheme is so.. fresh. :)

  43. Formerly known as Frau says:

    I love it….it's perfect! She has really nice taste!

  44. Something Nice and Pretty says:

    I love her home and how she decorates! No wonder you are so proud:)


  45. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    Your daughter must be so excited Ann, her home is so charming! Love the cottage look of the outside and her living room looks wonderful! Looking forward to seeing part 2! Martina

  46. What a lovely and charming little house!

  47. What a great Mum you are! Those curtains are fabulous, and were a super deal. The pillow so pretty. A very nice house to begin with made a home with the help of Mum's love.

    A bold color on those wall, one my generation would have been hesitant to try. Great result.

  48. Pamela Gordon says:

    Congratulations to your daughter on her sweet little house. You did a wonderful job in decorating and painting it. Love the green walls!

  49. A really great space. I love the colour scheme and the drapes are gorgeous. Well done Mum and Elizabeth.

  50. BEACH BUNGALOW says:

    Fabulous home, fabulous women!


  51. What a cute cottage! It's such a thrill owning your own home. Well done Elizabeth!

  52. She must be so excited. It's looking great!

  53. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a charming house! And I love the color scheme – very fresh and pretty! Elizabeth must be thrilled!