Monday, January 28, 2013

New House Room by Room Inspiration Part 1


First off I would just like to say Thank you so much for your congratulations on our new house.
I was overwhelmed with your comments and they made me even more excited for our move.
So Thank you all.
(In case you missed my last post,  we are moving, and you can see our new house HERE)


So with buying a new home comes a load full of decorating ideas.
Every time I look at Pinterest I change my mind on how I want to decorate my new home.
So to try to get a grip on things, I've decided to put together an inspiration post of how I picture each room looking.

Your feedback and comments would be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks!


The Living Room


On the walls, I'm playing around with the idea of painting them one of these following colors.  However, I go back and forth because I also just love a good bright white room. But because the molding is all so beautiful, I'd hate for it to get lost in a sea of white.
 Benjamin Moore / Gray Lake
Benjamin Moore / Cloud Nine
Benjamin Moore / White Ice 

I came across the top two colors over at The Lettered Cottage, Here.
They first painted their sunroom Cloud Nine and then re-painted it in Gray Lake. 
However, the color swaps above and their pictures below look slightly off,  that's why I have also chosen White Ice.


Which is your favorite?

Then I plan to pick up this sofa from Ikea...  I love it, and it's super cheap at $400.  That's what I'm talking about!!  I have long dreamed of a white sofa just like this one.

Then with the room really light and airy I can then play around with color by bringing in pillows and accessories.

I have always loved this room from Pottery Barn.


I also want to bring in a colorful piece of furniture.  I have a dresser that I think would work well against the main wall,  it's similar to the blue one below, only larger. I'd use it as a t.v. stand, and then group some pictures or mirrors on the wall behind it.  It could be fun to paint it in bright green like the bench below.

 (both pics can be found on my Pinterest board HERE).

Something like this above the fireplace could be really neat. Cute barn doors to hide the t.v. Although I usually have lots of fun decorating my mantel, So it's just an idea.


Then because the Dining Room, is basically the same room, It would also get the same color of paint on the walls.
I'll bring in my kitchen table,  which I plan to paint white. And I may switch out that light fixture.


Of course, I'll be filling up my new hutches with my collection of white dishes.

Here is some inspiration for the dining room.
I have always been a fan of Dreamy Whites Dining room
 (next two photos).




It's just a really pretty, romantic space.
Although, I'm also drawn to this look here from Pottery Barn

I think I can marry the two.
Paint my table and bench white,  pick up a couple of these wicker chairs from Ikea.  $29.99 each.
With the remaining chairs, I could always paint them a fun color like these green ones here.  I just love the idea of it all being so mish- matched.

 Are you feeling it?


Ok now lets move on to the Kitchen.


 This is where I need your opinion the most.
Sorry, it's not the greatest of pictures,  but as you can see the cabinets are a cream color with brown stained edges.  I'm debating if I should paint them or not.
They remind me a little bit of this kitchen here. Which is really warm and inviting.


Then I would go with a lighter cream color on the wall, white accents and maybe paint the bar in a green like the door below.
I have always loved this kitchen here.


 However,
I am always drawn to Bright White Kitchens.
I love this one from DustyLu



Although, she has since painted her island a dark grey. I love the pop it gives.

 

 I don't have an island, but I do have that breakfast bar that I think would look good painted in an accent color.  Maybe in a softer grey like this.
I guess I could also paint the lower cabinets grey,  and the uppers white.

(all kitchen pictures can be found on my pinterest board, Here)
 
 I will have to work with the tile backsplash, which is grey.  So maybe sticking with greys would be best, kinda blend it in.

Ok 
What do you think,  Cream, White or Gray cabinets??

So let's stop here.  I'll be back to share my inspirations for the rest of the house next time.
Again, Let me know what you think.
Thanks,
Emily





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Saturday, January 26, 2013

WE'RE MOVING!! OUR NEW HOUSE

I have some really exciting news to share with you today. 
 We are Moving!!

My husband works in Emmett, a small town outside of Boise, Idaho. And since he will be taking over the law office out there, we have been looking for a new home to be closer to his work and the community.

I have been biting my tongue trying not to say anything until it was official.  I'm a bit superstitious and did not want to jinx anything.
 So now that we have closed, and the house is all ours, I'm excited to share the big news with ya.


We have bought this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.  It was built in 1924 but has been fully remodeled. So I get the best of both worlds, an old home, which I favor,  minus all of the work they come with.
aside from some new paint to brighten it up and switching out some hardware, it's move in ready.

 Let me give you the Tour!
 Come on in!
When you first walk into the home you are greeted in a bright, light filled room.  On the right side is the living room, with a wood working fireplace.  On the Left side is the dinning area, more on that in a minute.  I wish I took a picture of the full room,  but you know there will be lots more pictures to come.


The living areas have the original hardware floors, and beautiful wainscoting and molding, which I believe is all new.
(and there is my sweet little boy, Jax)

See those gorgeous french doors....


They lead to my favorite room of the house.  I like to call it 
"the sun room" because of all of the windows, but we will use it as the office/guestroom.

The room comes with a built in closet.  You'll find a few of these throughout the home.


Here is the dining area. I wish I had a better picture though, but again there will be lots more pictures to come.

My favorite part is the built in corner cabinets, original to the home.

From the dining room, lets move right into the kitchen.


 I love the wood mounted stove top with pot faucet.
The kitchen is equipped with a built in microwave, double ovens, and granite counter tops.

 

Plus a walk in pantry.

Back in the living room, there is a hallway that takes you to the boy's bed room and main bath.

 

The boy's room is a great size for the two of them.

And not only does it have a built in closet,  but also a desk and window bench with book shelves.
 


The main bathroom is pretty simple. I like that it has windows to bring in some natural light. 
It also has blue tiled counter tops, which I think are fun.
 

Across from the bathroom is a staircase that leads you up to the
 master suite.

I love the Attic feel of it. 


Up stairs is also the brand new master bath.  I'm super excited to take a bath in that tub. 



 Ok then back down stairs, off of the kitchen is the back door and a staircase that takes you to the basement.
 


This room will be the perfect place for my family to gather and watch movies and play. It is equipped with a built in entertainment center.


 Down stairs also has a laundry room and utility closet (no picture) as well as an added room here.
We still need to finish the floors in there, but once done, we will use it as the Lego room.

 

 Wanna see the back yard?

So off of the kitchen you step out into the backyard.

It has a private little deck with built in bench and a hot tub. Yeah! Hot tub parties at our house!!

The yard is small, but perfect for us.  That building you see there? That would be the garage.  On the other side of the fence we have alley access with room to park 2 cars, and a basketball hoop for the boys.


And now for the boy's favorite part... check out this Awesome play fort!

This home is Perfect for us.  I can't wait to get moved in and settled in.
At the same time it will be hard to say good bye to the house we are in now.  It's the home we have raised our babies in.  It's in a nice neighborhood, walking distance to the school. 
However,
 Jake's mother will be moving from Utah to live in our old home, so we still get to visit it whenever we wish.  And it will be so wonderful to have her close by.

I'm excited to take you on this new journey with us.
Thanks for stopping by, 
Emily





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