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Southern Living Inspired Home, Mt. Laurel, Alabama

Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Monday, My Lovelies!  Yesterday I visited the Southern Living inspired home in Mt. Laurel, Alabama.  I took a few photos to share with you (I did ask permission first); I loved many of the finishes in this home.  The main colors of the interior are white and khaki with strong blue accents.  If you like the Southern Living Magazine look, you'll love it!

I thought the floor plan was one of the best I've seen so far in Mt. Laurel.  I loved the openness of it, yet you don't walk in and immediately see the kitchen.  I liked some of the neat built-ins, like a window seat between the kitchen and laundry room (I didn't get a photo of it).  The Pella windows are gorgeous, and the kitchen had a nice blueprint.  If you'd like to see the floor plan for the Magnolia Cottage, you can see it HERE.

Welcome to 110 Elyton Drive!

I love the shiplap in the foyer and stairwell.

Looking up in the stairwell, the shiplap continues onto the coffered ceiling.

This is the ceiling in the dining room.  There are many shades of blue in this house.

Great room

The burlap covered table should be removed.  It's in the walkway between the foyer and the kitchen, and it serves no purpose; it's in the way of the traffic flow.  I do love the botanical specimens.  I wish I could've taken a better photo but it was hard because of the people viewing the house and the glare.

The upper display cabinets in the windows of this home are unique, and it will allow a little privacy when the lot next door is built on, yet it allows light to flood the kitchen.  I also loved the tall height of the white marble island in the middle of the kitchen, and the varied marble backsplash. 

This is the study off the foyer.  It is painted a vibrant blue.  Don't let the sun streaming in fool you.  It.  Is.  Bright!

I love the wet room in the master bath.  

Master bath double vanity

The wood trim in the master bedroom is interesting.

This is the loft area upstairs.  It has the same hardwoods as downstairs.  There are two bedrooms and two baths upstairs, too.

Close-up of tile in Jack and Jill bathroom. We recently put this same tile in the master bathroom of one of our rental homes, and I love it.  I wish we had it in our home.

Tile in loft bathroom

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Below I have a few of the paint colors and featured tile selections.

Paint Colors (all by Sherwin Williams)

Exterior Main:  SW 7045 Intellectual Gray
Exterior Trim:   SW7057 Silver Strand
Foyer:  SW 7035 Aesthetic White
Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen:  SW 6149 Relaxed Khaki
Great Room Ceiling:  SW 7057 Silver Strand
Great Room Trim:  SW7035 Aesthetic White
Dining Room Ceiling:  SW 6244 Naval
Kitchen Ceiling:  SW 7014 Eider White
Master Bedroom:  SW 2850 Chelsea Gray
Master Bath:  SW 2850 Silver Strand
Study:  SW 7052 Gray Area
Study Built-Ins:  SW 7602 Indigo Batik, SW 6150 Universal Khaki
Loft:  SW 6150 Universal Khaki, 7602 Indigo Batik
Jack and Jill Bath:  SW 7651 Front Porch

Featured Tile Selections

Kitchen:  Vihara Karuna SIlk
Jack and Jill Bath:  Equilibrio Leon Cement Tile
Master Bath Floors: Interlaced White Carrera, Temple Gray and Thassos Marble
Master Bath Wall:  Thassos White Herringbone Marble

What did you do over the weekend?  Have you been enjoying pretty weather?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Beautiful! There's not a boring wall in that house, it seems.

  2. Thanks for taking us RJ, lots of interesting details and wood work! I agree about the burlap table, such an eyesore! Love the color palette and the glass display cabinets in the kitchen! Mt. Laurel is such a quaint and lovely town!

  3. What a beautiful home and how fun to visit. I do love the shiplap. And that kitchen and study look wonderful. Big sigh!

  4. Shiplap! And the hood in the kitchen - love the white color palette of this house.

  5. What a stunning house! Those cabinets in the kitchen are quite unusual!

  6. What a charming home. I peeked several times, but I am just really stuck on that kitchen hood. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

  7. Just beautiful. Thanks for taking us along with you. I love the high ceilings and how unique they are.
    Have a good week.

  8. This was fun. I enjoyed this tour. Thank You!! The botanical art display is one of my favorites.

  9. I love open houses RJ. This one has a lot to love, so pretty. Yes, such a beautiful weekend. We were outside with Connor and family this weekend enjoying the weather. Thanks for the tour....

  10. Ricki Jill,
    Where to begin? First, I thoroughly enjoyed the home tour and seeing all the different blues throughout the house. Secondly, how come I've never made the connection (or forgotten) that you are an Alabama girl? I was born in Huntsville, AL, and lived there until I graduated from University of North Alabama. Then took a government job in the Washington, DC area where I met my husband who was from TX.



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