After 3 hectic days of packing and unpacking, coordinating, heavy lifting, and way more organizing than I’ve ever done…we’re finally settled into the new home that we’ve been building for almost 2 years. Last week I asked if y’all would be interested in walking through the process of decorating with me over the next couple months, so (since the response was a resounding YES!) I thought I’d share a few of the “before” pictures with all of you to get things started…

Without a doubt, one of my favorite elements of the new place is the abundance of light. Great steel doors and big windows were two things we knew we wanted to invest in, and I’m so excited to have a workspace that’s flooded with sunshine all day. I have lots of ideas for how I want to decorate the space, so I’m going to need some major opinions and sourcing from all of you design experts!

One thing we knew from the beginning was that we wanted a super open outdoor-indoor flow so that enjoying the natural surroundings could be part of our daily lives. In the 3 days that we’ve been living here, I’ve eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner out on this terrace…and am currently typing away here, as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our upholstered bed arrived yesterday and looks amazing in the space…but I still have to choose nightstands & lamps, and figure out what exactly I want to put in the big cutout window. Any thoughts? Two chairs with an end table? A comfy, low-profile chaise lounge?

After living in a tiny 1930’s bungalow with zero closet space for the last couple years, I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven with this major walk-in. Can’t wait to start getting it together, and I’d love to hear all of your organizing tips and tricks! Lots more pics to come as I start filling the rooms with furniture and hanging art on the walls…but for now, I think it’s time for a glass of lemonade by the pool to gear up for an afternoon of more unpacking!

38 comments
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    Alex | April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on such a wonderful home.

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    Lindsay | April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! Your house is gorgeous and looks like it was worth the wait! I can’t wait to see how you decorate it. Slightly jealous of of your indoor/outdoor space as I type from inside my inner office at work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rebecca | April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    WOW! What a beautiful house! The terrace and the living room! Congratulations!

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    Dream and Dress | April 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    OMG Camille, your home is STUNNING! Can’t wait to see what you do with it! Living in NYC your closet looks like a decent sized apartment! So jealous and really looking forward to see what you do with it! Here are some cute closet photos I did a post on a few months ago if you need more inspiration! xo http://www.dreamanddress.com/2011/01/cleanin-out-my-closet.html

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    Amy | April 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning Camille! What a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors too. Enjoy and Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Arielle Wren | April 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    GORGEOUS space! I can’t wait to see how you fill it!

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    Sarah | April 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Breathtaking! Love all of the light! *Looks* like you!

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    Nycia | April 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    OH gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing the decor!

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    Nycia | April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I say a nice comfy chaise with lovely pillows in the cutout window! What a beautiful view!

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    natalie norus | April 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    so incredibly jealous of your outdoor space!!!!

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    The Iconic Blog | April 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my goodness! I am so insanely jealous. It is stunning!

    I say go with a chaise so that your seating is as dramatic as your view.xx

    Melanie
    http://www.theiconicblog.com

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    Xio | April 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Congratulations on the new house! It’s GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to see the end result, I’m sure it’ll be fabulous!

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    Megan | April 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I’ll book my plane ticket… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jewel at EatDrinkShopLove | April 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Such a pretty home! I love how you all designed it.

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    manvi @ mochatini | April 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    congrats camille! Its so so beautiful and im still drooling over your office space. double jealous. I would go with a chaise too.

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    Virginia from blue fruit | April 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am gob-smacked at your terrace and the view across all that luscious verdant greenery!
    Love the steel doors and the high ceiling in your living room. Looks like it would be impossible not to be happy in that space!

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    Forever Lovely | April 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    What a beautiful home, congratulations!! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Forever Lovely

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    Jackie | April 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful!! I love those windows and the view is amazing. Where are pictures of the kitchen? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Bethany Cramer | April 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Your house is BEAUTIFUL. You are right – the lighting is the best part. Can’t wait to see your design journey.

    P.S: go with a chaise!

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    Kristy | April 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Gorgeous! I grew up in Austin and that view reminds me of home. Enjoy your new space, and more importantly that amazing view! PS love love love your blog!

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    Margaret | April 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Stunning home– a dream house, really! Congratulations on the move and can’t wait to read about your decorating process!

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    Decor Musings | April 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    The decorating ideas for this stunner are endless and that closet–just lovelt. Congrats!

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    Aubrey | April 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Amazing! Such a gorgeous home and the view is to die for, love how there are so many big windows so you can enjoy it! Congratulations!

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    Camille Styles | April 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks for all of your sweetness – It’s made me THAT much more excited about my new home and all the projects that await! Can’t wait to share the process of decorating, and I welcome each and every one of your thoughts and comments!! xoxoxo

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    Victoria | April 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Holy, crap… Totally jealous- what a gorgeous place you have!

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    Jimmy | April 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    -I would do to two or one great chair w/a cool ottoman it’s more flexible, Great place Camille. Xox

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    Jimmy | April 18, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Check out Brown Jordan for Patio great stuff!

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    Delish | April 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    So happy for you and Adam! It is absolutely gorgeous! XO

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    kalanicut | April 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Camille, it’s so dreamy. You must be so happy to be moved in and begin the adventure of settling in. Looks like a place you could spend a lifetime in. Enjoy every moment.

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    erin | April 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

    wowza girl – I better be invited to the house warming!

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    Alison Reid Style | April 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Absolutely stunning! The patio, closet, office–well, the entire house–is completely lust-worthy! I love how bright and open everything is and the view looks spectacular. Cannot wait to see how you decorate. Congrats!

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    {รฉclat} event design | April 20, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Gorgeous! and that terrace…great place for entertaining!

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    country sugar events | April 20, 2011 at 5:09 am

    lovely lovely lovely! I would totally go with the chaise;)

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    Rowaida Flayhan | April 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Congrats this looks Gorgeous house. Wish you a blessed move

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    Ann | April 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Your new home is beautiful!!!!!!!!

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    Deb | April 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Oh goodness, I just found your blog. You are living a dream! So beautiful! Me, so jealous! Inspired by this, I’m going outside right now and despite being sick, get outside in the space I have. Maybe that will make it all better.

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