Bachelor Pad To Newlywed Home

Meet Anne Stewart and Brian Blaylock! Married just last year, Anne Stewart has been a busy bee transforming Brian’s bachelor pad into a stylish and comfortable home for two. It’s no surprise that I absolutely love her decorating style. Her talent obviously runs in the family (I’m sure you have already drooled over her sister’s home and mother’s home). Nestled in the historic fan district of Richmond, their newlywed home is full of character and one they can both call their own.

Silver tray filled with sand dollars and sea shells

Bachelor Pad To Newlywed Home

Dining Room

Can we talk please? How dynamic is this dining room with Chinese Red walls, gold accents and the showstopper black drum pendant? Anne Stewart is not afraid to mix and match with old and new. This room shines with modern gold accents mixed with tried and true silver family heirlooms. Also, the blue and white footed soup tureen as the centerpiece is spectacular.

Home Tour - Dining Room in BM Chinese Red color

Beautiful blue and white footed soup tureen

The natural light bounces off the shiny silver candlesticks and mirrors making this room sparkle.

Silver candlesticks and mirrors dress up the dining room table

Beachy table setting idea - place a sand dollar on top of a sea inspired blue cloth napkin

Styled bookshelves with gold accents in the dining room

Mix and match silver and gold accents - Bookshelf Styling Ideas

Black Drum Pendant with Antique Brass Chain

Living Room

The dining room flows effortlessly into the family room with the continuing contrast of black and white color. How cool is the idea of placing smaller plates under a large mirror? Love it. Over on the other side, you’ll see the fab built in bookshelves. Anne Stewart thinks of every detail, down to the chic agate cabinet knobs. I need these.

Light and bright family room with large mirror and white sofa

Home Tour - Family Room

Built In Bookshelves in the Family Room | bachelor pad to newlywed home

Coffee Table Styling with fresh flowers and natural wood decor

Hallway and Kitchen Area

Narrow hallways and small kitchen areas are typical in Richmond Fan homes. Anne Stewart conquered the decorating challenge in the hallway with this gorgeous long console table. A simple display of silver candlesticks and fresh hydrangeas in a glass vase is perfection.

Long Console Table in Hallway with Silver Candlesticks and Fresh Hydrangeas in Glass Vase

And as you can see, they have made the most of a small space with this kitchen island doubling as their table. It’s the perfect piece with a hardwood butcher block top and slotted shelves. With little to no storage space, they added this green armoire which adds character in addition to function. Voila!

Kitchen Island / Table works for small spaces

A clever solution for small kitchen areas - Kitchen Island with Open Shelves

Champagne and Strawberries are always a good idea

Fresh Baked Muffins

Champagne and strawberries are always a good idea! Thanks so much Anne Stewart and Brian for inviting us into your lovely home. I’m truly inspired to see how you’ve transformed each room in such little time. Congrats on your marriage and best of luck to the both of you.




** Bachelor Pad to Newlywed Home Tour Photography: Kim Frost
** Home Tour Coordinator: Karen Phillips

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