The Taylors' downstairs home office features chestnut-colored walls that nicely spotlight a gallery wall of paintings collected on their travels to a host of Asian countries including Vietnam and Shanghai.
Anyone who needs a quiet spot — whether Miranda’s preparing homeschool lessons or one of the kids is playing a computer game — can find it in here. Normally the wire shelves are filled with books and plants, but they got cleared out for an Advent calendar made of gift boxes, with a treat in each one. Ever the retro furniture fan, Luke found the military desk at a thrift store and the chair at a garage sale, then had it reupholstered.
A simple swap of drapery turns the space from bright and dainty to cool and calming. To outfit the same space as a home gym, a cushier rug was added along with a collapsible side table perfect for keeping workout routines front and center while a full-length mirror lets homeowners keep an eye on their form.
Downtown's lovely tree-lined streets are distinguished by an array of beautifully restored homes like this 1845 three-bedroom, three and a half bath home owned by well-known Savannah realtor Cora Bett Thomas.
Mixed modern stonework on the walls and columns around the front entry add texture and connect the home's exterior with the stone tilework outside the front door. A mix of planters adds a pop of floral color to this inviting entry.
A spooky entryway is created with simple DIY crafts, including bats cut from black card stock, branches from the yard and raven figurines. A variety of pumpkins and gourds add color and seasonal flare.