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.