Exciting News...

If you follow me on Instagram you might be wondering what exciting thing happened yesterday?

WE ARE BUILDING A HOUSE!!! Which means we are selling our house...insert mixed emotions here.  This has been in the works for quite awhile and after lots of prayer for direction and guidance, it is officially happening.  If you have followed along since the beginning you remember how much time and effort we have put in (and are still putting in) to make our house a home. We took our house from this...

to this...

There have been complete transformations in every single room.  I have gotten behind in blogging about all of the little projects and big projects we have done, so it is my goal to give you a complete house tour before we move out.  (You better hold me to that.) With that being said, do you know of any photographers in the Jacksonville area that would be interested in photographing our house?  My photography skills definitely are not up to par, and I would love to have beautiful images to share with you (and for us to keep) of our first home. 

Our house is 2 bed/ 2 bath, 1831 sqft, completely renovated, walking distance to the square and metro diner, and in my opinion on the BEST block in the neighborhood.  (We really do have the best neighbors and we are so sad to leave them.)  It will officially go up for sale in mid March, but if you know of anyone looking to move the the San Marco area go ahead and send them our way.  They can contact me julianne (at) juliannekelly (dot) com. 

I hope you will follow along as we build our new home.  Construction will begin after we sell our house, so for now expect lots of inspiration pictures.  we are going for a coastal style, which is my absolute FAVORITE and luckily it is Michael's favorite too.  I have a feeling the need vs. want conversation, and the word budget will be a part of our daily conversations for the next few months. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Blue Sofa Table Makeover

If you follow my Instagram you probably saw this sofa table I finished a few weeks ago.  I get so excited about the finished product that I always post pictures before I can make an official blog post.  It began as a white table that had been painted before, but needed a facelift.  I have always been drawn to the Casa Florentine Collection at Ballard Designs, so I decided to use their colors as my inspiration.  The Casa Florentine collection is colorful, yet muted and multilayered.  I used a variety of CeCe Caldwell's products to achieve the finish  

I love the way it turned out, and I think someone else did too, because it was gone in a couple of days.

Linking up:

Redoux Interiors
Miss Mustard Seed


A Traveling Start to 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!  I know I am about 14 days late, but 2014 started off busy and I have been traveling since January 1st.  It feels oh so good to be home.  First we had a wedding in CHarleston, SC, which was absolutely perfect.  Then we traveled to LA and Pasadena to watch the Noles with the national championship, and finally ended my travels with a trip to mart & Scotts in Atlanta. 

It was such an honor to stand next to my best friend since kindergarten at her wedding.  It was a freezing,could have snowed  chilly day, but it was absolutely perfect. 

{peonies are my favorite}

{chalkboard signage for the wedding}
We didnt have a ton of time to explore, but I do have a few recommendations if you are ever in Charleston.  

Virginia's on King is a must if you are looking for good southern food and an inviting atmosphere.  We actually ate here twice, and both times were delicious.    
{virgina's on king}
{the best grilled cheese and tomato soup}
If you are looking for a good cup of coffee or a chocolate croissant make sure to stop in Kudu Coffee.  They serve Counter Culture coffee.

{a great atmosphere in the courtyard complete with twinkly lights and a fountain}

King Street is known for its shopping, and one of my favorite stores in South of Market.  I discovered SOM several years ago, and try to make a point to stop in if I am in Charleston.  I love their over sized lighting paired with antiques and classic slip covered furniture.  It is way a little out of my price range, but I love to get ideas.    

Happy Tuesday!  I will be back this week with pictures from our other trips.