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March.24.2009 | My Life

As most of you loyal blog readers know, Doug and I bought our first home late last year and were so excited to start a new chapter in our lives. Little did we know what a crazy, emotionally draining (as well as bank-account draining) chapter it would be..lol!! The past few months have been filled with many a trip to Home Depot, Lowes, furniture stores, etc and I finally feel like we’re getting somewhere. We ordered our furniture a couple of months ago and it finally arrived this weekend!

We were soooo excited to see our little gems coming out of the truck and we squealed with delight (okay I squeeled with delight) as each piece made its way into our home. We have a few more items arriving this weekend which I’ll save for my next home post!

Here is a before picture of our living room area when we first got the house in November

This is how it looks now after we painted most of the house a light shade of grey, got our hardwood floors in, and stained the banister to match…I didn’t realize how different our house looked until I saw these two pictures side by side! Crazy!

After I shot Charlene and Kevin’s engagement at the Viceroy last year, I fell in love with the white chaise lounge and knew I needed one of my own. I also think this is when my love affair with Hollywood Regency began…

Doug loved it too so we got one..but in a dark grey velvet…I love the nailhead detail!

Our white mirrored credenza with the chaise..

I *adore* my petite pink couch..it’s sitting in our library right now but it’s final home will be in my office when it’s finally complete. Can you believe Doug likes it too? Of course he likes it in a very hairy, burly, manly kind of way ;-)

Our dining set! Doug and I fell in love with this and we had to have it! You really have to see it in person to appreciate it but a pic wil have to do..I love the chairs!

The tabletop and sideboards are all covered in smoked mirror..from an angle it all looks shiny black but as you can see from here, you see the smokiness of it. We’re going to switch out the chandelier but with what..we don’t know yet?

How cute are these lamps?! I never thought I’d decorate with yellow and black but these lamps were calling my name when I was just browsing one day! I was afraid that Doug might not like them but when he got home, but he totally did…I swear..that Doug really knows how to keep me on my toes!

I got these lamps on the same shopping trip. While I don’t adore them as much as the ones above, I still love their style.

Doug and I grabbed this lovely little dresser at the discount corner at the Macy’s home store last month. It’s bright aqua color grabbed my attention from across the store and when I saw it up close, I knew I had to have it. Doug was a bit iffy on it but once it was delivered and in the house, he liked it. (oh, and the cute little black and white vase I got at a thrift store..who knew?)

furniture dining room tables: I was searching of a beautiful dining set and look what I found- you´re dining set! I easily fell in love with it! It´s awesome! September 7, 2009 10:40 am

laura: Can you please tell me the name/brand of the gray you guys used?  I have been wanting to do that shade for a while now, but they´re all coming out too beige or blue.  Thanks! September 4, 2009 6:28 am

Holly: I found your blog through Drew B. and I have to tell you, I love your taste in furniture! And the before and after pic´s? Awesome!!! April 30, 2009 9:24 pm

Brittany Parker: it is amazing how paint and new flooring can totally transform the house! this should be on hgtv! love the pink fainting sofa and teal dresser! April 2, 2009 3:49 pm

Angela Connor: you have got quite an eye...love your photography and absolutely love your decor for your new home...such vibrant colors..awesome!! April 1, 2009 11:24 pm

Vanessa - V3 Weddings & Events: OMG TRISTA - So utterly fabulous!  Every little detail is absolutely amazing!  Wanna style our place? ;)  Can´t wait to see more! April 1, 2009 9:36 am

Vanessa - V3 Weddings & Events: OMG TRISTA - So utterly fabulous!  Every little detail is absolutely amazing!  Wanna style our place? ;)  Can´t wait to see more! April 1, 2009 9:36 am

Navy Sou: Oh hell yeah!  I´m diggin´ the crib!!!  I love the Viceroy and I´m already in love with your pieces!  What an inspiration! March 31, 2009 2:56 am

tracyk: oh my gosh trista.  this is totally you down to a tee!  im loving your new house.  keep us updated, can´t wait to see your new office. March 31, 2009 1:26 am

Vania: Love all your design choices. Because of your before and after shot,  I painted my banister this week and love it. Thanks for the inspiration! V March 30, 2009 2:46 am

diana: Wow, it´s all beautiful! March 28, 2009 6:52 am

Marissa Rodriguez: I looooove the before and after pictures! i felt like i was looking at a magazine! i love your style! March 28, 2009 12:57 am

Deyla Huss: so gorgeous so tre chic! Love everything! March 27, 2009 1:07 am

ginabee: Love the lamps! where do u do you home shopping in the OC? March 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Sheila: You have amazing taste! I love what you´ve done! March 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Cathy Crawley: OMG!  I just went to the website that Caroline mentioned and guess what?  They have the exact same wall paper that I am currently using for my brochures, not just like it but exactly it!  What are the odds?  Thanks girls for the find!!! March 26, 2009 12:01 pm

Cathy Crawley: You have done a fabulous job!  As soon as I saw the second shot I thought "Viceroy´!  Then I smiled to myself when I read that you were inspired by the hotel :)  I can´t wait to see what else you do. March 26, 2009 11:57 am

Yuka photo art: You can be an interior designer! Amazing work! March 26, 2009 4:46 am

Lilia Ahner: Your have an amazing sense of style! Love your place! March 26, 2009 1:53 am

DecorPad: Amazing!  Stunning!  I found your website thanks to Freckles Chick!  Your style is fierce!  Can´t wait to see more!  Come play with us at DecorPad.com, PLEASE! :) March 26, 2009 1:13 am

Freckles Chick: WOW WOW WOW!! I´m seriously lusting over every piece you chose. Girl, you have serious decorating taste! It´s Hollywood Regency done oh so right. March 26, 2009 12:25 am

keith: Trista...you might want to consider interior design if you get bored of photography! ... But where are the pictures of doug´s media center?!   March 25, 2009 9:11 pm

kristin brancaleone: Trista, you are so stylish!  The black banister is an unexpected but fabulous touch.  Totally magazine- worthy!   March 25, 2009 8:16 pm

Sivyu: Swoons!  I love what you have done.  Your house looks amazing! March 25, 2009 7:39 pm

Maria: Wow, I love the before and after of your house! You have really changed the place up. It looks great! And you have such great finds with your furniture! You have such a great eye! March 25, 2009 6:45 pm

kelly lee: trista, your place looks amazing!!  they look like pictures right out of a magazine! =) March 25, 2009 7:20 am

Trista: Thanks everyone!!  I´m glad you´re enjoying the "home" series blogs :-)  Caroline and Shar..yes, I´ll be sharing where I got all these goodies in my next home post with a full review! March 25, 2009 7:05 am

Catherine: tres chic! March 25, 2009 6:42 am

MsBunn.com: You guys have awesome taste in decor! I´m loving the updates already. I can´t wait to see the rest! March 25, 2009 3:16 am

angel swanson: loooove it all, trista!!  seriously, next lunch date at your place!  ;-)  major props to doug for being so "in" with the hipness. hehe xoxo March 25, 2009 2:44 am

kaline: wow, you weren´t kidding when you wanted "Hollywood Regency"..hahaha... i love your floors and speechless about the dining table. it´s probably one of the prettiest tables and chairs i´ve ever seen. March 25, 2009 1:14 am

Kelley Lee Gin: Hi Trista! It´s just how I imagined it! I love the credenza and the dining table. It´s perfect. March 25, 2009 12:27 am

Kelley Lee Gin: Hi Trista! It´s just how I imagined it! I love the credenza and the dining table. It´s perfect. March 25, 2009 12:27 am

LoAnn: I love your furniture!! I am so excited to see your place and be the first to sit on your pink couch :) March 25, 2009 12:07 am

Sharon: I LOVE your place! Your furniture is modern and chic and totally a reflection of you. Love it all! March 24, 2009 11:43 pm

trish: WOW.  This looks amazing, I wouldn´t want to step out of home :) March 24, 2009 11:26 pm

Ashley Rose: its official. i want your home =) its gorgeous!!!!!!!! love it all! March 24, 2009 11:08 pm

shar: Will you be telling us where from you snagged the fabulous chaise & couch???? March 24, 2009 10:00 pm

caroline: oh and i always thought the style was modern baroque. and i love the style, we are doing our house in that style as well. look at www.brocadehome.com! March 24, 2009 9:26 pm

Simply Modern Weddings: ooooohhhh...Trista I LOVE it all. Every single bit of it. We can trade places, you want my loft? March 24, 2009 9:25 pm

caroline: love them! where did you get the credenza and lamps? March 24, 2009 9:24 pm

ring: I love your house!  It looks like a hybrid of the Viceroy and your website.  The paint job is amazing. March 24, 2009 9:20 pm