I actually met Megan before we moved, when our kids were in kindergarten together. I discovered she also loved design and found her blog. She recently had a baby and moved into a new home (busy girl!). Fortunately, I emailed her about this series just before they started packing up, and she graciously snapped some pictures for me to share.
Our humble abode is a cape cod style home built in 1940. It’s located in the cutest little downtown of Belmont, NC.
My super laid back and hardworking husband, Gray,
Our very talkative and energetic six-year-old son, Avett,
Our newest three-month-old baby boy, Myer,
Our loving, jumping, trash-eating two-year-old English Golden Retriever, Jake,
And me, an HR professional by trade and business owner/home decorator by love.
Eclectic/transitional. I love to scour antique malls for timeless pieces, find deals through Craigslist, estate sales, and yard sales for quality furnishings that I can reupholster time and time again, and then throw in some affordable modern elements that I can source from the comfort of my living room. I love a home that is cozy, comfortable, and beautiful. I appreciate statements whether it be in paint color, wall coverings, or textiles and have been trying to do more of it in both my home and my clients’ (see black master bedroom!). I’m excited to be even bolder in our new home and hope Emily will let me come back to share!
The character! Think bookshelves, china cabinets, built-in armoires, cedar closets, aged hardwoods, thick trim /molding. Oh, and the windows—so many of them! During the day, our home is filled with sunlight and at night, lit up by my lamp obsession.
Megan blogs about her home and client projects at Amplifying Style.
See more “real life, real style” home tours here.
cassie @ primitive & proper says
ah i love this! her dining room and bedroom are m faves, but those aqua chairs!
Wow!!! I love everything about her home tour! Gorgeous!! Love how current it is but how she still makes it her own, seriously just lovely! Can you tell I like it?!
Wow, what a pleasure to browse through each room of Megan’s previous house. They will give me so much inspiration for decorating our new home. I will be eager to see Megan’s new home, and I will definitely check out her blog. Thanks for highlighting her talents Emily.
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS says
Great house tour! Charming, cozy, filled with style, and a “real” house. Can’t wait to hop on over to her blog!
Cheryl Luckett says
Yay! Love Megan. Would you believe I met her years ago when my boyfriend bought some Thonet bentwood chairs from her on Craigslist and we went to her house to pick them up. Such a sweetheart. Love her style.
Emily Clark says
Yes, Cheryl, I would totally believe that. ;)
What a great home! I especially love the black bedroom, those great burnt orange armchairs, and all of the blue & white in the built-ins. Swoon!!!
What an awesome home. It looks so cozy yet stylish. She certainly has a talent for putting fabrics/patterns together.
Lisa @ Shine Your Light says
Such a pretty home! Love all those built ins and character!
Wow! so much style and comfort in that little Cape Cod! LOVE IT!
Love the hallway lighting! Where were they sourced?
Gwen, The Makerista says
It’s so clean, yet inviting and cozy. Such a beautiful home!
Deborah Walker says
Thanks Emily so much for this addition. This was our old house for 7 years when we first married and had children! Megan did a great job! I wish she could have seen it when we bought it in the 90s. We put so much work into it when we lived there. The hall was closed off with a closet and we tore it out to make that nice long hallway. There was carpet through the whole house and we pulled up (Adrian pulled it all up) and refinished the floors. There were metal cabinets and we remodeled the kitchen with new cabinets and added the bar/island (removing the “charming” metal cabinets was a tough choice). The back small bedroom was created for my son from the old back porch. We also added the sunroof as a playroom for the kids. I need to apologize to Megan at the bad tile job we did in the master. We were 25 years old and clueless how to tile. But, we had to get rid of the previous pink tile. Thank you again for sharing these photos. It brought back great memories.
Emily Clark says
How fun! Had no idea that used to be your house :)