After a week of battling a sinus infection, I’m finally starting to feel myself. I was scrolling through my phone tonight and thought I should share the HUGE life step Nick and I are starting to tip toe down. Very, veeery slowly we are looking at houses to buy. If you’ve gone through this in a major metropolitan area, you know you have to be very creative with your choices in a location close to the city. Money obviously does not go far. But, when we came across this mid-century modern gem about 10 minutes down the road, we knew we had to at least check it out. So, I went to my first open house!
I grew up with my dad warming the house with a fire in the fireplace every weekend in the fall through early spring, so this one with the painted white brick and wood storage nook got me pretty jazzed.
I was OBSESSED with the exposed wood ceiling and skylights.
The place had three bedrooms, one being used as an office and another as a nursery, and a nice open living and kitchen area.
I decided that, after living in 700 square feet with the hubs the last three years, I needed at least another floor to hide away to. But the house had so much charm! The current occupants had done a great job of keeping the place simple and bright. It got my mind racing to how I could transform the house to be my own. A few of these pictures came to mind…
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I think I’d keep the beams wood, but painting the wood between the beams would really brighten the space! I love how this kitchen grounded the cabinets with a dark color on the bottom, and bright white shelves and cabinets above.
Door from Eto Doors, buy here
A wood door with a modern glass pattern would tie the wood from the interior to the exterior.
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Both these midcentury homes stained the floors grey, used cozy light grey upholstery and simple decor was dispersed sparingly. I love it. So much.
You’ll be seeing more of these posts from me, I can tell you that! We are not ready to pull the trigger just yet on a house, but it’s very fun researching and dreaming. I hope you’ll indulge me on this, and maybe find some inspiration as well!
How was the rest of your week? Here’s some of my favorites:
color: Julia Engel’s got some awesome lip color going on here on Gal meets Glam.
styling: Admittedly, I got this last week and have been hoarding it to myself! BUT, did you take a look at Emily Henderson’s book, “Styled?” It’s goood. Definitely makes me understand why I love the pictures I see featured in magazines and understand better how my place, too, can look like them! Go get it here!
fashion: I’ve been using Shopstyle and Shoptagr to try to snag a few C/Meo Collective and Keepsake dresses I’ve seen on sale. We have our last wedding of the year this weekend, it’s time to start scouting styles for next year’s!
hello: I was very, very flattered to see that our wedding was featured on Carats & Cake this week! They highlight the vendors that made your day so special. Finding out our wedding was featured definitely brightened my week! Check it out here.