It is a very amusing tale a few couple who, as an alternative of downsizing (what everybody I do know appears to be doing at the moment) is upsizing. 

In fact they’d be. 

They’re upsizing as a result of they’re a tender couple with two younger rising sons. 

The tale starts,  as stories of newlyweds all do,  with a starter house.   A transfer to a bigger space in West College coincided with the beginning in their first son, which I wrote about,  HERE.

Above is the home the place their first son used to be welcomed. 

This “First Son” space used to be renovated and the spouse embellished it from best to backside.  I LOVED what she did with this two tale, unique West College Nineteen Thirties space which is why I wrote about it. 


The approaching beginning in their 2nd son,  coincided with but any other transfer to a somewhat greater space, additionally in West College.  As with their “First Son” space, the “Second Son” space used to be additionally embellished by means of the landlord and used to be additionally totally renovated from best to backside, all of which used to be documented on Instagram, the place I adopted in conjunction with the development.

Speedy ahead to a couple of weeks in the past when the landlord texted to let me know the “2nd Son” space used to be in the marketplace with a sale pending standing.  Did I need to write about this space too?  You guess I did!

She relayed that, now, as circle of relatives of 4, that they had discovered their eternally house – a somewhat greater space – extra unfold out – with numerous rising room for circle of relatives, buddies, vacations and existence occasions and as a welcome bonus there used to be a swimming pool! 


Let’s take a handy guide a rough glance again on the “First Son” space in West U:

 Once they purchased the home in 2013, it seemed like this with inexperienced painted brick and a crimson door. 



By the point they offered the home in 2016, it used to be now taupe with a deep crimson door and new stylish, well trimmed, field landscaping with cypress timber.

There used to be for sure the home would glance just right inside of.  And it did.   

The landlord selected velvets and prints in vegetables and blues.  The materials have been from the large named homes like F.  Schumacher.  They have been all superbly curated from pillows to upholstery.   In the lounge,  she demolished a fake hearth and added the huge bookcase with brass library lighting fixtures.  The unique hardwoods have been taken from orange to a deep, wealthy brown.    Stunning blue silk curtains with darkish brown sunglasses completely disguise the notorious “useless spot.” 

Within the eating room, the silk curtains have been persevered to create continuity between the 2 rooms.  The Farrow and Ball wallpaper is so beautiful as used to be the crystal chandelier.

What used to be maximum wonderful to me is the landlord is a tender lady who labored in information reporting – no longer decor.  However, when her boys grow older, she must consider placing out her personal shingle within the design global!


The preferred F. Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock cloth used to be used within the breakfast room.

The nursery for his or her first child son had any other Farrow & Ball paper on an accessory wall.   To peer the entire Befores & Afters of this space make sure to learn the primary tale.


At slightly below 2,000 sq. toes., the circle of relatives would wish more room if there used to be to be any other expected child.  And so, this “First Son” space used to be put in the marketplace the place it offered virtually instantly.

Which, shouldn’t be a wonder since the renovation used to be so horny.

When I wrote the unique article about the home, I  adopted the landlord’s Instagram to peer how she used to be renovating her new “2nd Son” space.  And renovate she did!  

And as they settling into their new space, adorning away, as anticipated, any other child boy used to be born, bringing the circle of relatives general as much as 4.

And now as of late, after the “2nd Son” space has in the end been completely renovated, the circle of relatives discovered their eternally house – in any other unique community.  

Nowadays, we’ve the entire Sooner than & After footage of this “2nd Son” space.

Let’s have a look at the “2nd Son” space this is lately sale pending:

Sooner than:   The 2nd Son, West College unique space used to be in-built 1938.  It used to be virtually 1,000 sq. toes. greater than their First Son space.  I believed the outside used to be so fascinating, nevertheless it used to be not anything in comparison to what it will seem like after it used to be up to date.

And right here it’s as of late:

After:  The brick used to be painted white and the entire mountaineering ivy used to be got rid of.  Extra adjustments:  inexperienced shutters and a inexperienced entrance door.  The home went from adorable to completely lovable!!! 

Significantly, isn’t this simply the cutest space ever????

This home is the definition of curb enchantment!!!

Completing out the adjustments is an enlarged driveway and pavers that changed concrete walkways. 

The outside used to be only a trace of what used to be happening inside of.  Room by means of room the home used to be up to date and redecorated.



Sooner than:  The entrance gravel walkway used to be curved with iron railings.  This took clear of the symmetry.

All the way through and After – the gorgeous panorama used to be designed by means of Moss Landscaping.  Realize the iron railing used to be got rid of as have been the outdated concrete steps. 


Right here, the home embellished for a Houston Christmas!

And within the fall.  Right here you’ll see the brand new scalloped awning which used to be customized made in army as an accessory to the entire inexperienced.

The outside colours blue and inexperienced also are discovered inside of.

Sooner than:   The again backyard used to be overgrown and the storage had an attachment constructed onto its again. 

After:  New paint, the storage addition used to be got rid of, and a brand new patio used to be added off the again door.

Sooner than:  Having a look on the yard from the home – it used to be wild and desiring landscaping.

After:   The brand new patio embellished with darling bamboo like furnishings in inexperienced and blue.  Raised wooden beds have been additionally added.

In a position to appear inside of the home?

Sooner than:  The “2nd Son” space had just right bones with hardwood flooring and wooden home windows.  On the left are in-built bookcases.  In the course of the opening is what used to be as soon as most probably a sunroom, now a learn about.


Sooner than:  Shut glance into the
learn about off the formal front room.

Sooner than:  Throughout the learn about.

AFTER:  The landlord used a lot of her furnishings from her former house simply converting up some pillow materials and equipment.  There are new curtains, floral, as an alternative of the all blue silk curtains present in her former space.

And a glance in opposition to the learn about – painted a lacquer like blue.  French doorways have been added to create a quiet mancave learn about for the husband.   Realize the brass sconces over the cabinets.  And spot the darling wicker scalloped desk subsequent to the settee from Serena & Lily.  I LOVE that desk!!!

Hyperlink to desk:  HERE

Sooner than the curtains have been put in, those adorable floral sunglasses created privateness.   Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s F. Schumacher Darya Ikat cloth is at the chairs.

And todaay with the present curtains.


From Instagram – here’s how the cabinets have been up to date and made to appear extra customized.   New molding used to be added to the realm above the cabinets.  French doorways have been added in conjunction with the prior to discussed brass sconces.

The overall glance.  A cow disguise used to be layered over the seagrass. 


Sooner than:  The learn about.

AFTER:   The room that used to be too small to be a circle of relatives house is now the husband’s learn about and mancave. New table used to be constructed and painted in a top gloss nautical blue.   Trendy ceiling fan.  In fact!  It is a guy’s room in Texas!


Sooner than:  The lobby and stairhall between the formal dwelling and eating room.  The staircase used to be totally remade, for a extra up to the moment glance.

After:  The  entrance door used to be painted black.   Block molding used to be added to the hallway and a brand new bannister and newel put up used to be constructed.

Sooner than.

All the way through:   New risers and a brand new newel put up.

After:  Garage below the steps is reached by means of a secret door hidden within the millwork.

After:  Having a look in opposition to the entrance door.

The house owner posted prior to and after footage on Instagram that confirmed the development because it used to be taking place.   Right here the lobby and front room/learn about have been proven.

Sooner than:   The eating room.

After:   The sq. room appears to be like totally up to date with the brand new wallpaper and crimson silk curtains.  The spherical desk is an ideal selection for the sq. room. 

Some other view appearing the fashionable gentle fixture.  Dodie Thayer Lettuceware hangs at the partitions.

Love!   Right here’s a hyperlink:

The plates is available in inexperienced, white, crimson and in all several types of styles and sizes.   Love!!!   HERE

Sooner than:  The powder room.  Great however bland.

After:  New antique having a look wallpaper and painted cupboards up to date the room with out making pricey adjustments.  New doorways at the cupboard in conjunction with new {hardware} and fixtures additionally up to date the powder room.

Sooner than:  The kitchen sits between the entrance of the home and the again.  It used to be totally renovated and was the showstopper/point of interest of the home!


Sooner than:  Having a look again in opposition to the eating room.

After:  New hardwoods changed the white tile and new customized cupboards have been constructed.  The peninsula used to be got rid of to open up the distance.   The famous person is the LaCornue French vary!  It sits in entrance of inexperienced subway tiles that ties within the blue and inexperienced discovered all the way through the home.   A farm sink sits in entrance of the window.  As an alternative of the table, there’s a wine fridge.

Double oven.   That is simply so stunning.   No different phrase for it.


Right here, from Instagram are the landlord’s prior to & after kitchen footage.  

Sooner than:  Previous the kitchen is that this house that was the breakfast room.  Within the again is the circle of relatives room that ends up in the again backyard.

Sooner than:  What’s going to turn out to be the breakfast room appears to be like in opposition to the kitchen.

After:  Now painted inexperienced, the breakfast room has a wooden desk and French bistro chairs.

A trio of pendants hold over the desk.

Circa Lighting fixtures’s Hicks Pendants HERE

They arrive in small, huge, further huge and other finishes and hues.

No person makes higher lighting fixtures than Circa Lighting fixtures/Visible Convenience.  No person.  Houston’s Randy Powers designed a line for them and now Paloma simply designed a line too!

  They’re simply the most efficient! 

A bit of aspect notice.  Shhh. Don’t repeat this.  However.   Out of school, I was in point of fact just right buddies with the person who later began the corporate, Circa Lighting fixtures/Visible Convenience.   Andy Singer.  He used to be so adorable!!  LOL  Nonetheless is, in fact.   And I had an enormous overwhelm on him. This used to be loooooong prior to Circa Lighting fixtures used to be even a concept in his beautiful little head.   Makes me snort now to consider the ones instances proper out of school.  He moved to a brand new rental and began relationship the blonde upstairs and not known as me once more.   And that’s how I stopped up with Mr. Slippersocksman!    I can have been a contenda!   I can have been Mrs. Circa Lighting fixtures however glance, I were given the easier deal out of it:


Not anything sexier than a couple of slippersocks.  Mark me!

Ssssh.  Don’t inform both guy.  Stay it simply between us.

OK, again to the home.   Ummmph.


Sooner than:   The circle of relatives room sits a couple of steps down from the  breakfast room.

After:  F. Schumacher’s Chiang mai Dragon hangs at the entire home windows behind the home.


After:   The door to the suitable of the desk ends up in the laundry room.


From the house owner.  This presentations the newly designed bookshelves within the circle of relatives room.  The brand new customized cabinets glance such a lot higher.  Realize how the landlord took the cabinets as much as the ceiling and the way they apply the arch of it, developing an architectural characteristic.

After:   Off the breakfast room is the application room/dust room.  Utterly renovated with fridge drawers that provides the lads a very simple succeed in for beverages.  This room went from a colorless, wooden garage room to an lovable application room!

Realize the scalloped gentle fixture!  Yep.   Don’t get me began on that topic once more!!!

New tile ground and wallpaper.  Present wrap station is on the again.

The house owner’s Instagram prior to & after footage of the laundry room.

Sooner than:   The circle of relatives room.

And After:   Now painted inexperienced with sunglasses fabricated from the Chiang Mai Dragon cloth, understand the fireside used to be up to date with a coat of white paint.  New wooden flooring and an antelope rug entire the decor.

Sooner than:  The tile ground, the darkish hearth, the cabinets – all have been redone.

The brand new cupboards. And spot.  No ceiling fan!   Yeah!   Wifey gained!


The house owner’s Instagram Sooner than & After footage of the circle of relatives room.

The touchdown with the brand new newel put up that fits the only downstairs.

After.  The lads bed room with darling wallpaper and marketing campaign chest.

After:  Some other bed room – there are 4 in general.  That is used as a visitor room.

Sooner than:  the child’s rest room.

After.  I simply love this!!!!!!  Love the Kohler double sink and mill paintings in coral with wallpaper and matching subway tile.  New flooring.

The house owner’s Instagram Sooner than & After footage of the youngsters’s rest room. The cutest!!!

After:  As soon as the nursery, this room used to be later become the lads’ playroom.

Some other contact – doorways have been all painted black which is a straightforward manner so as to add an architectural element.  If black is just too harsh in your decor, you’ll take a look at any other colour, that accents the wall paint.

The brand new playroom.

Sooner than:   The master bedroom.  A door used to be added on the window at the proper to get admission to the balcony and a closet used to be created out of the sitting house.

The sitting house that was the stroll in closet and the window that was a door to the balcony.

After:  The brand new door on the left replaces the replicate and shutter doorways.   On the proper is the brand new door to the balcony.

The brand new closet door opens to the previous sitting house.    



Sooner than:  The sitting room, now the closet.

After:   The stroll in closet is improbable for an unique Nineteen Thirties West College house. 

Some other view.

Sooner than:  The master bedroom.

After:  LOVE!!!!!!   Love the wallpaper combined with the blue subway tiles. 

Some other view of the bathtub and conceit.

Shut up of the bathe. Love!

The house owner’s Instagram Sooner than & After rest room footage.

As chances are you’ll wager, the “2nd Son”  space used to be slightly in the marketplace when provides over the asking worth began coming in.  It’s now Sale Pending.   The actual property marketplace goes bonkers at this time – if you wish to promote, that is the time.

You’ll be able to touch their realtor if you wish to to find any other space in Houston. 

The realtor is Cathy Blum HERE.  Cathy is a doll and is so an expert about Houston actual property.


And the couple with the spouse and her improbable knack for inner design?  Their “eternally” house could also be within the works and they’re going to quickly be settled within the greater space.  Instagram footage will get started up once more.

Right here’s a peek on the route she desires to head within the new “eternally” space:

Listed here are some materials and papers that she is considering of the use of of their new space – a bit Bowood right here, a bit inexperienced velvet there.  It appears to be like so adorable, I will’t wait to peer the brand new decor!!!!

Who is aware of?  Perhaps there might be a 3rd son welcomed within the “Endlessly House” and we’ll be proper again right here in a couple of years!!!!

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