Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Hello and welcome to Elizabeth City, North Carolina today.  There's already some fun color in this charming house, so all we need to do is swoop in and decorate.

Here is the living room:

Ok, so we probably wouldn't panel our ceiling, but isn't it gorgeous? This room has a nice mix of color and a cozy feel, too.  Feel free to adjust the shade heights, if the mis-match is bothering you. 

The dining room is a nice extension of the living room.

This is from House to Home UK, and it's described as Rustic Gustavian.   My husband says that should be the name of the actual villain in The Usual Suspects.  Whatever it is, it picks up the colors from the living room, and the round Gustavian table would be a nice fit for the space.

Let's just swap out our room's light fixture for something with more character.

This is the Petit Manoir chandelier from Shades of Light, and its whimsy seems right on target.  

The kitchen is around the corner from the dining room.

{Better Homes and Gardens}
True confession time.  I used the Benjamin Moore visualizer to test this blue/green color on our before photo, and I didn't like it.  But, I was just so pleased to find such an appropriate inspiration photo that I'm including it anyway.  What do you think? Do you like the new color or would you leave it as is?

One place that could use more color is the laundry room:


Isn't it great when all you need is some fresh accessories to finish off a room?  I love those type of decorating projects. 

Last up is the master bedroom:

{DIY Network}

This room has a little deeper brown than our other rooms, but I thought the bedding would work nicely with the existing cocoa colored walls. 

I like how this house has the character of an older home, but with fun colors for today.  Thanks for reading!

P.S. Thanks, Karen, for the photo captioning inspiration. :)

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