Feature Friday: Top This Top That

This past year was the year of meeting more and more new bloggers, especially those in the Atlanta area, since I moved back here last year. One of those delightful bloggers is Laura, with Top This Top That.  I met her at Haven this year and then again at the Southern Blogger’s conference and enjoyed getting to know her. She lives all the way on the other side of Atlanta from where I live and she has a beautiful home that she and her hubby built further out in the country and boy, is it pretty.

Laura's house exterior

From what I’ve read on Laura’s blog, they built the house themselves and did a lot of work in it as well.  Avid DIYer’s, I’m so impressed with all the things they have done themselves to make a beautiful home.  She has 3 gorgeous little kiddos too and is a busy mom who also takes time to be creative.

front porch

Just look at this front porch.  Doesn’t it scream Southern?


Inside, the breezeway connects the garage with the house and this  is a special spot as well.


Laura’s kitchen is spacious and has plenty of room for her busy family.

kitchen cabinets

Laura claims that her hubby does most of the cooking in this pretty kitchen.


A fireside table and chairs is the perfect spot to relax with the family.

Master bedroom

Take a look at those soaring tray ceilings in Laura’s master bedroom.  What a gorgeous retreat!

linens master bedroom

Pottery Barn linens make this room cozy and romantic.

master bath

Those soaring ceilings continue into the master bath.

master bath tub

Complete with a clawfoot tub.

guest room main  house

The guest room feels like a cozy country cottage room with an iron bed and cushy linens.

gameroom 2

Laura even worked on this gameroom herself and what a great space this is.


I imagine she and her family enjoy this space so much.

star wars boys room

Her sons have their own Star Wars room, so adorable.

back yard chairs

Laura has 2 relaxing spots in the backyard and both are equally stunning.  I could sit a spell right here.

serenity deck

Or here!  Love these vintage glider and chairs.

guest cottage

If that’s not enough, down the road on their property is a real live guest house. They lived in this house while they were building the big house.

guest room

And they completely did all the work in this one themselves, from top to bottom.  It’s such a cozy spot!

guest house kitchen

Complete with a functioning kitchen, what a great spot for guests to hang out while visiting.

Thanks, Laura for letting me feature your beautiful home. It’s evident that a lot of love and hard work went into it and it’s truly a dream home in every sense of the phrase.  Stop by and say hello to Laura, another Georgia girl, I know she’d enjoy meeting you all as well.

- Rhoda


  1. What a gorgeous home! I could just move right in and be very
    comfortable. Thanks for the great post.

  2. So fun to see my buddy’s home featured. I just happen to be sharing her favorite room at my blog today, too.

  3. Laura has a lovely home, blog and spirit and she’s crazy talented as well! Enjoyed your feature on her.

  4. Thanks for sharing Top This Top That. Love reading about other bloggers in the area and seing their wonderful homes.

  5. Ah, great choice to feature, Rhoda! I love Laura and her beautiful home! And she can rock a burlap wreath, too. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  6. Great feature! Laura’s home is stunning, and yet so cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Laura’s home is BEAUTIFUL!! It was so nice seeing it all in a tour!

  8. Laura’s home is as beautiful as she is. She is so very talented and provides such a warm and loving home for her family. Magnificent feature Rhoda!

  9. Rhoda, you and Kim (savvy southern style) must be thinking alike.

  10. Rhoda, thanks for sharing Laura’s home. I have become a big fan of hers since I met her at the Southern Bloggers Conference. Her warm, welcoming personality is evident in her home.

  11. WOW… Can I move into the Guest House????? LOLOLOL… I sooo love how you introduce us to some amazing bloggers that you are blessed to meet and know!!! I have never been to this blog.. but I will now .. 🙂 Thanks Rhoda …

  12. This looks like a home you’d see in Southern Living mag! I live a few hours north, in Upstate SC, so I love when people embrace the southern culture and incorporate it into their homes!

  13. Such a beautiful and cozy home. You always showcase the most fabulous (and realistic) homes. I enjoy the visits. Hope all is continuing to go well as you unpack! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. This is a stunning home. Beautiful in every way!
    Thank you for the glimpse into beautiful southern living.

  15. Becky in 'Bama says:

    Such beautiful photos of a beautiful home. Rhoda: I do want to take issue with something (a friend and I discussed the topic just this week). In preparing to store my front porch chairs, etc.. I am appalled at the dirt, mildew, dust, etc. that collects on my outdoors stuff. I hope that people who use fabrics, fancy pillows, really nice stuff – have someone to do the constant upkeep required to keep all this pretty and clean enough to sit on. When we sit outside, I always have to do preparatory wiping down of everything. Mowing the lawn, my neighbors mowing, using the leaf blower, etc.. obviously stirs up the outside dirt that in turn lands on my outside chairs, etc.. I have enough to clean indoors! 🙂

  16. Such a pretty home. I love these tours!

  17. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Rhoda, Thanks for sharing this lovely home and introducing Laura. I have been to Laura’s blog and become a new follower. I’m looking forward to seeing how she does it all!

  18. Hi Rhoda!!

    What a beautiful home. I have always loved big front porches to sit out on beautiful evenings with a glass of wine. In every room you can see all the hard work and planning that went into it.

    I love the game room!! A great place for the family or friends to hang out in. I love their 4 poster bed and that master bathroom is so inviting.

    Have a great weekend Rhoda!!


  19. Beautiful home……..Love it all but favorite pic is the table and chairs with rock fireplace! She nailed it to perfection in her home!

  20. Laura is one of my favorite bloggers — on my daily read list — and her home is a perfect reflection of her beautiful heart! So thrilled that you featured her Rhoda!



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