Saturday, November 3, 2012

Our New Home

 Although it has been a few months since we moved in, I still don't feel like our house is "done."  There is, in fact, one whole room that is just stacked with boxes.  But, if I waited until everything was perfect, I would never get this post up, so here we go anyway.
 One of the things we liked most about the house was how open everything was.  The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all open and connected.  We knew that we wanted to be able to put a desk in the living room.  When we lived in our apartment, we originally planned for the office to be a separate room, but we always ended up carrying the laptop into the living room or working at the dining room table.  We don't like being separated, so it works best for us if everything is basically one big space.

 The guest room is still a bit bare.  The furniture belonged to Jordan's grandmother, and it is beautiful.  I really love the old, vintage feeling.  The duvet cover is one I made in college out of a set of sheets!  I am going to use the pillow cases that came with the set to make shams, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
 We really love our home.  We feel blessed to have found one so quickly and just where we needed it.  The move-in process was a real learning experience.  We were very lucky to have both Jordan's parents and my parents come at various stages to help--with unloading, cleaning, painting, and pulling off wallpaper border (nightmarish!)  At some point, I may post some before-and-after photos--the difference some paint makes is really astonishing.

There are still a few things we would like to do--the bathrooms need painting and there is a lot of work to be done in the yard--but I kind of like the fact that it is an ongoing process.  We are growing into our house, slowly making it ours.  It's definitely a nice feeling.


Anonymous said...

Stephanie - I love it, your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing photos :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! It looks perfect for you and I am so glad that you finally get to have your OWN home together! Miss you! Love, Deah

Kiki said...

Looks great! What a lovely house!!

Julio Germaine said...

Open and connected rooms will make the home well-ventilated. And that’ll save you a lot from electricity bills, since the entire house has a refreshing breeze, and you wouldn’t have to turn the fan or AC on frequently. I love those two bedrooms; it must be comforting to lie down right there on the bed after a day’s tedious work.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your living room looks awesome! Bet your holiday season was awesome while just chillin’ there in your new house. :D

- Oscar Lang -

Kathleen Salazar said...

I agree with Oscar! How much did you get the place for? Looks to be quite a bargain! It really is a beautiful home. :D

- Kathleen Salazar -

Stephanie said...

Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments! We are really enjoying our home, and I hope to share more of it later.