The Well Appointed House in Matchbook

Morning y'all! The June issue of Matchbook Magazine arrived in my inbox yesterday.  I've been feeling kind of "meh" about all magazines lately, online and in print.  All I really want is pretty pictures that inspire me.  So I was happy to see a glimpse into the 100 year old home of Melissa Hawks, founder of The Well Appointed House, one of my favorite online resources for fancy house stuff.

This is exactly the color palette I want for our new home - light, fresh and lots of blue and white! I remember when Melissa wrote a blog post on reusing the Gracie wallpaper she has in her dining room.  Total genius move.  I love all of these rooms so much!

You can read the June issue of Matchbook here

We got to visit the new house yesterday for a few minutes to take some measurements.  The current owners were nice enough to grant us access to the house once a week.  I happen to notice the lady of the house had a design book opened and tabbed.  I'm pretty sure we have similar styles.  I think we need to be friends, but I don't want to freak her out.  In other news, we've had the windows washed, the carpet cleaned and this weekend we are having the kitchen floors refinished and stained.  Just a few more tweaks from a handyman and our house will be ready to put on the market! While I hope it sells fast, it could mean we are homeless for the next few months so that will be interesting.  It's all an adventure though with a majorly awesome light at the end of the tunnel so I refuse to stress too much about the unknowns.  Ok, I have to go clean and organize.  Have a lovely day!


  1. First congrats to exciting that this is all coming together! Cannot wait to hear/see more. When do you move?
    I love her home, sooo pretty. Gorgeous chinoiserie in the dining room, truly elegant classic style, my absolute fave!
    Magazines in general have been a disappointment but must say this one hit it out of the park.....worth taking a second look. Thanks Jennifer!

  2. How exciting to be planning and organizing for such a move. I love this room you've pretty and so fresh.

  3. I have been where you are but we have done it all ourselves. Cleaned carpets, painted 8 rooms, filled a dumpster then packed ALOT and out it in a POD, now that has been taken away. The house was supposed to go on the market TODAY, but we are having to get a completely new septic system to the tune of $18,000.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I YI YI!!!!! The first picture of the oriental guy got me, as I LOVE anything Asain. I will have to check out the blog and the magazine! BESY of luck selling your house. I will keep my fingers crossed for BOTH of us!!!!!!!!!!:):) XO, Pinky


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