We bought a new house! (tour)

After renting for almost three years we are very excited to be homeowners again!
We got the keys today and I am dreaming up all kinds of decorating ideas!
(Levi is excited too!)

I love the stone and brick on the front of the house!
I plan on planting loads of flowers out front and I'd like to edge the flower beds with stone.
It is a one and a half story house. The only thing upstairs is the game room.
I have owned a one story before and I loved it! They are so much easier to clean!

The first room in the house is a study with french doors.
I am hoping to change the carpet to hardwood and use the room as a living room.

There is a pretty bay window in the room.

Next up is the dining room.
It came with a very pretty chandelier, but I plan on changing it to the one on the floor.
I have never changed a fixture out before and I am a bit nervous. :/

There are a lot of arches in the house, which I adore!

The kitchen is much prettier in person.
I would like to do something with the island to make it more interesting.

It is not a cottage style kitchen, but I don't know if I can paint the cabinets.
The wood is really pretty in person.
There was a lot of glare from the window so you can't see the detail in these photos.

The breakfast nook is just a plain box right now, but I have plans to add lots of charm!
I've already bought a new light fixture for this room too.
You'll just have to wait to see it though....it is a surprise!

The family room has pretty hand scraped floors, a high ceiling and my favorite thing.......

This gorgeous rustic fireplace! I just love the stone and the chunky mantel!
I grew up in the 70's when it was common to have a high hearth that you could sit on and I've always
 liked them.

The master bedroom has great windows that look out to the back yard.
I plan to plant lots of roses and jasmine to look at!

I like the arched window in the master bathroom.
(oops blurry photo)

I'm thinkng of taking out the large mirror and placing two mirrors side by side.
I also would like to add some bin pulls to the cabinets to add cottage charm.

A seperate vanity for my hubby (love this!)

A covered patio! The back yard is pretty much a blank slate of grass, so I am dreaming about landscaping
 and flowers and more!
The electricity wasn't on yet so it was too dark to take photos of the boys bedrooms and the game room.

I am so looking forward to decorating this house to my hearts content and taking you along for the ride!


  1. Oh how exciting! Your new home is beautiful. Congratulations!! I had no idea you were buying a new house. I love the family room and fireplace. I love the arched openings everywhere too. Oh, and the covered back patio. I look forward to seeing your put your signature on all the rooms.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Now it's time to make the house your home :)

  3. Congratulations Lisa!!

    I'm so happy to see your pictures and tell you WELCOME to your home in Texas. :)

    I love your Saint Augustine grass and the trees!! What a beautiful lot. Love the beautiful floors and the arches. You can add your cottage touches through the decorations and you'll be a happy camper. Can't wait to see what you do girly. :)

  4. I'm so happy for you Lisa, that is a beautiful house…love, love the fireplace!! Congratulations!

  5. Its beautiful! Congratulations. I prefer single story homes because they seem to have all the space spread out instead of upward. We have always lived in them even with four children...it got very crammed when they reached teenage. Thankfully we are a close family!

    That fireplace is amazing. I also love the french doors. We have them leading into the study too(which is my studio). Love them. Oh you are going to have so much fun!!!! Best wishes. xxo

  6. It's beautiful, Lisa! I love the wood floors and that fireplace is amazing! Looks like you have a window seat in the breakfast nook. Love that! A covered patio will come in handy during our hot summers. :) Congrats on your new home and I can't wait to see more pics when you start decorating!

  7. Congratulations!!! A blank slate... how exciting. Looking forward to all the updates.
    Just luvly...

  8. How exciting Lisa CONGRATS!! Beautiful home...looking forward to seeing all your updates!!

  9. Congratulations on your new home, Lisa! How exciting! It sure looks spacious. I can't wait to see how you put your own special touches on it :)

  10. Lisa...first thing, I'm SO happy for you and your family!! Secondly, your new home is simply gorgeous! Third...you are going to do a smash up job making this house home!! I just love each and every room!!

    Are you still in the same general area! Oh, I just can't wait to see it filled with all of your beautiful furniture and pieces!

    Congrats! :)


  11. Congratulations!!!!! Your new home is gorgeous....I love the fireplace with the stone and chunky mantle....and all the arches too! I can't wait to see how you put your own special touch on things :o)

  12. Oh LIsa,
    What a beautiful home. I am so looking forward to seeing your touches to each room. I too love that beautiful fireplace and the french doors oh my! That patio off the back of the house will be such a great outdoor space. Just so pretty. Congrats this is a wonderful home.

  13. Congratulations! What a beautiful home, I'm in love too with your fire place! Now you can whip your magic into this empty canvas! Good luck and enjoy!

  14. Congratulations, putting you touches on it will be fun to watch. Remember "breadboard" to county up the new kitchen. The older I get the more I love one level homes...that day is fast approaching. Have fun decorating...

  15. What a BEAUTIFUL blank canvas!!! I absolutely cannot wait to see what you do with it!! Congrats :)

  16. Congratulations Lisa!!! I'm so happy for you. What a beautiful home and I can see your style fitting into it so perfectly. My favorite room is the family room, great fireplace. Have Fun!!

  17. I'm moving to Katy from AZ in 1 month... I am so nervous about giving up my beautiful home to rent while my husband goes to school! Thank you for sharing your home tour, I now feel like there are cute girls with a love of decorating that may become my neighbors and friends... and that all good things don't happen right away. I can't wait to see what you do to make this home truly yours... Good luck! XOXO
    Queen Creek, AZ

  18. Congratulations on your new home! How exciting - I can't wait to see your beautiful touches!

  19. Lisa, Congrats on your pretty new home! I'll be following along as your decorate and add your beautiful touches. We moved into our new home this weekend and I have so many plans I don't know where to start.

  20. Such a beautiful house....will be fun to "watch" as you charm it up!

  21. Your new home is a STUNNER! What great spaces, arches, fireplace, bathroom and floors! I am so so happy for you. May God bless you home and you!

  22. Hi Lisa - Many congratulations!!! Very exciting! I can't wait for you to work your magic and make this home even more special. Love the many arches and that awesome stone fireplace. xo

  23. Congratulations on your new home! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see how you add your touches to it.

  24. Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Your new home is gorgeous and I know you will make it even more beautiful:). I like the wood cabinets in the kitchen, but maybe paint the island? Whatever you do it will be gorgeous!

  25. How exciting! Congrats! I look forward to seeing your charming decor in your new space :)

  26. My dream of having a house like this was what made me move to America 10 years ago.... Unfortunately, a house like this is at least $1.5 mil near my rental. Your house is so beautiful. I love it!!

  27. How exciting! Your new home has so many pretty details - I'm sure you'll have it looking even more gorgeous in no time!

  28. Wow Lisa - congratulations! It's beautiful - I love the arched doorways and it looks like a wonderful layout! It will be fun to follow along and see what you do with it!

  29. So happy for you Lisa and your sweet family!!! Can't wait to see what you will style inside. Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog the other day! Love and hugs Kate xoxo

  30. Congrats on the new house. Can't wait to watch what you do to it.

  31. What a lovely home! Congratulations Lisa!! It's going to be gorgeous when you get everything moved in!

  32. Hi Lisa! It's been a while since I've been blog visiting. So happy to see your new house this morning!
    You will create loveliness in this one just as you have in all of your homes.

  33. Gorgeous home, I can't wait to see all the fabulous decor that you infuse into it! Enjoy!

  34. omgosh LIsa! Congratulations!! It['s a beautiful home! I love all the arches, and isn't it wonderful to have a blank yard of grass instead of rocks?? haha :0) I love the fireplace too!! I know you are going to work your magic and make it an even lovelier home!!

  35. Absolutely love it! I think I've seen this before. Does your mom or mother in law blog?

    1. Thanks! My Mom and Mother-In-Law do not blog. Maybe there is another blogger out there with a similar home?

  36. Such a beautiful home. I know you are excited to start decorating. Congrats to you and your family.

  37. Wow, it's beautiful Lisa. I'm still looking and waiting for something to come up in Huntington Beach, but believe me, I haven't seen anything as pretty as yours yet. Lots of old homes on tiny lots, not very 'done' and very pricey for what you get. I'm so happy for you!

  38. Congratulations! What a beautiful home, can not wait to see what you do with it. Leave those kitchen cabinets like they are.

  39. Wow....what a beautiful house,congratulations! What fun to decorate a new house!

  40. Your new house is beautiful, and full of that Texas charm. I noticed you live in Houston, we used to live in the friendswood area, and currently reside in Dallas, are you in the woodlands?