INSPIRATION

INSPIRING SPACES

02/24/2014

I love these clean, bright and simple spaces. We are redecorating a few rooms in our home right now. Getting rid of some of the old and bringing in a little fresh and new. Looking at other people’s homes is one of my favorite things to do as far as internet is concerned. There are so many inspiring spaces out there. Our home feels like it is always a work in progress. I am constantly decorating and then redecorating; moving this sofa here and this rug here. Making a cozy and comfy home is hard work.

One thing that I am extremely proud of is how hard we have worked towards getting rid of the clutter that once filled our home. Back when I had a vintage shop, nearly four years ago and was hitting the thrift stores and estate sales several times a week, stuff started accumulating and it began to consume us. It has been a hard, yet rewarding journey and we all feel happier, lighter and healthier because of it.

Now to just nail down this awkward living design that we have. It’s still a head scratcher.

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THIS PLACE

01/29/2013

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this place is a dream isn't it? and right in the heart of san francisco. it's the perfect combination of old classic style and clean modern lines. i love everything about it. well, almost everything. i think i would paint the orange wall white to match the others, but that's just me. i love bright white walls. and how about that exposed bath tub in the bedroom and that view?… incredible. there is some serious house envy going on right now. just a couple of days less than a month until our moving date. eek!

THIS PLACE

01/16/2013

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three words. wide planked floors. ::sigh:: don't you just love them?

this home is a gorgeous and eclectic mixture of taste, old and new. another beautiful space from freunde von freunden. we are spending our free time packing up corners of our home this week. boxing up the things that we can survive without for the next month. making progress.

do you have any favorite home inspiration/design sites or blogs that you frequent? i would love to check them out if you care to share.

THIS PLACE

01/10/2013

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good news! our application was approved and we move into our new house march first. we are completely excited, anxious and terrified all at the same time. this house reminds me a lot of our new nashville home. bright white walls, hardwood, lots of clean modern lines and windows, lots of greenery outside… it is similar, yet so completely different at the same time.

now that we have a house and have given our notice here at our current place, things just got very real. we have seven short weeks until it's time to load up our moving truck and say goodbye to this old house, our dear friends and family and start the next chapter. as much as i dread having to sort through and pack up our belongings, i am looking forward to unpacking and starting over fresh in a new space. i look forward to sharing bits and pieces of the process with you all.

yay!!! nashville here we come!

THIS PLACE

12/22/2012

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how cool is this house? it reminds me a lot of a house that we looked at here in nashville that i can't stop thinking about. the house does not have wood paneling and brick like this one, but it is big and open with vaulted ceilings, giant windows and is in the hills above the city. it is an option for us, but is not our first choice. it is a little too removed and i think it is important for us to be in the city for at least a year or so. i want the kids to be able to meet friends easily and there is a really great homeschooling community here in town. we are looking at another couple of homes today, but one of them is a little more than we are wanting to spend and the other is in an area that may not be great for kids. there just aren't a lot of homes available right now that are big enough for our family. we're hoping that a few more options will open up after the holidays. fingers crossed.

on another note, i cannot believe christmas is just three days away. we need to get home soon so i can wrap presents and prepare for christmas eve with our friends. we were planning on leaving nashville tomorrow morning but aubrey thinks it might be best to leave tonight and drive half way since it took us twice as long to get here as it should have. road tripping with a toddler and a newborn has been… interesting. :)

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