UPDATE: Decor-Eat has moved to BlueDoorLivingBlog.Com!

July 08, 2015

After 3 years at Decor-Eat, I've decided to start a new blog inspired by our new house purchase! On Blue Door Living, I will be blogging about home improvement, DIY and interiors. Head over to www.BlueDoorLivingBlog.Com to check it out and follow along.

Reveal - The Evolution of Our Living Room

June 18, 2015

This room has been a long time in the making, and has been through quite a lot of style changes along the way. When I started this process about year ago, I was set on an antique rug and neutral couch, and then our blue couch's price tag caught my eye at the ADAC sample sale - first wrench in the plan.

So then the apartment looked like this, which I loved, but the gray rug was a bit too large for the space making the room feel much smaller than it actually was.

Apartment Update II

So we moved the gray rug into the bedroom, and then I got a little too accessory happy and WAY over decorated the space. During this time period, the living room did not look good. But I'm happy to say, it didn't stay this way for long. I moved the snake plant into another room, and the gold etagere and the painting into the guest room.

On the other side of the room, I started to build a galley wall to help bring the TV into the decor scheme.

And here's where I netted out!

Although extremely different from my original plan, I absolutely love the space and it's traditional but bohemian feel. We moved the original TV console into our bedroom and replaced it with an antique trunk we found at a shop in Charleston. The biggest difference was really the addition of this Moroccan influenced rug that brought a bright, white and airy feel to the space.

If you haven't heard yet, Decor-Eat is changing names to Blue Door Living as we are now homeowners which you might have guessed has a blue door. Many more decorating and home improvement projects to share. Sign up to follow along at BlueDoorLivingBlog.com.

We Bought A House!

June 16, 2015

It has been a crazy year. CT and I got married, bought our first house and moved within the same month. We had an exhausting house search (despite having a fantastic real estate agent). The Atlanta market is TOUGH! There were a few houses we looked at that were sold by the time we found them and a couple of houses that buyers showed up to with cash over the asking price. We lucked into our house with our real estate agent knowing the person. The house is a nearly 100 year old, well-loved home with great bones that just needs some fixing up.

With all of these changes, it felt like time for a change on Decor-Eat as well and our house was a big influence. It influenced my new blog's name, Blue Door Living, with its blue door that represents peace, stability and keeping the bad energy  Over the past few weeks, we have been picking out paint colors, removing radiators, repairing walls and decorating and can’t wait to share our progress.

Visit BlueDoorLivingBlog.com to follow along! 

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Decor-Eat Is Moving

June 15, 2015

It has been a great past 5 years at Decor-Eat. Thank you to everyone who read and followed along from Atlanta to New York City. After just getting married and moving into our new home in Atlanta, it felt like a change was needed for Decor-Eat as well.

My new blog will be launching soon... You can check it out at BlueDoorLivingBlog.com

Blue Door Living will be a blog about two newly weds and our experience as first time homeowners renovating, DIY-ing and decorating our house, sharing some of our go-to recipes and living in Atlanta.

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All Tied Up

April 13, 2015

A tied-up sandal is perfect for spring. Whether it's in a flat or a stiletto, the bow-ties feel dainty and girly on an edgy heel.

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Picking Paint Colors

April 01, 2015

Do you remember the first time you picked paint colors for your house? I've heard so many stories about the timely process with multiple trips to your local handy stores, many weekends painting color blocks on the walls and frequent room check-ins to see how the light is working. All of that building on top of the last time I painted a room in college and choose a nauseating pepto-pink color...

This time around I've decided to stick with easy neutrals like greige, but even that is hard - subtle undertones, lighting of each room and the fact that painting a swatch on the wall isn't an option. After extensive research, I've netted out on the below, and would LOVE any input to help steer me in the right direction. After this a good post on 'how not to choose paint colors' may follow.

Wall Paint Color Inspiration
Living Room
The living room is on the northwest side of the house, so it gets the cooler and harsher light. It was recommended to choose a color with a more yellow base over greens and grays, so I choose Dover White by Sherwin Williams (which seems to be pretty popular). Also went with a light color to help a darker room feel open and airy.

Paint:  Dover White

Dining Room + Sunroom
The dining room is on the south side of the house, so it gets a lot of warm, bright natural light while the sunroom gets exposure from all nearly all angles - N, S, and E. This was a tough one to choose, but I went with a cool gray color because I loved it's look in bright and indirect sunlight. I struggled between choosing Popular Gray and Worldly Gray, so would love to know if you have an opinion on the two colors!

Paint: Worldly Gray

All Bedrooms
I am taking more of a risk on and picking the same color for the northern and southern facing bedrooms and hoping the warmth in the beige can be picked up in both rooms. It's saturation is light enough to work and not feel dark in a northern room I'm hoping.

Other colors I really liked that were in the running were Aloof Gray and Shoji White. I went with a tip I saw about choosing a darker cooler when picking wall colors, which ruled these out because they are pretty light. I am really just shooting from the hip, so would love any input.

What are your favorite beiges, grays, whites and grieges?


January 01, 2015

Hope everyone had a great New Year. I'm taking some time off to focus and recharge, and plan a wedding!

In the meantime, you can follow along on Instagram.

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