You guys!!!!! This morning we woke up extra early and went over to our future home for the inspection. It will probably be the only time we get to go inside again before closing so we went crazy with measuring spaces and making kitchen renovation plans. We have about a month to wait now, so I am going to spend some quality time sourcing pretty things and making DIY projects for the new space. It’s so fun geeking out over home stuff. It’s been fun to share these joys with Jeremy too. He’s been amazing about all the details… I can’t believe he actually cares about couch colors. Love him!
Jeremy prefers black and white photos. If I ask him to choose between a black and white and a color version I always know which he will pick.
This year I’ve been on a crazy kick with black and white clothing. Stripes, dots etc… I just love it. It’s a neutral that’s not too neutral.
To prep for our next move I’ve been saving inspiring home images in a folder on my desktop. 99% of them have all white walls with pops of color coming from the furnishings… the other 1% are black walls. I love a good black wall and not just chalkboard. I don’t think we will do any full color walls this time. However, I already talked him into colorful doors… I am very excited about this.
Oh and I bought a bunch of prints on Etsy last night…. all black and white. It’s a THING.
I am overwhelmed in the best possible way. After having a house fall through a couple weeks ago and a couple that we were looking at get snatched up we were feeling a little blue. I know there are people who shop for much longer than two months, but it was too long for us. We started talking about taking a break. It was just taking up a lot of our time together (we’re obsessive).
So on Friday morning, Jeremy dropped me off at the studio. He called me ten minutes later really hyped up about a new house that just went up for sale. This happens often, so I didn’t get my hopes up. I took a look at the photos online and told him we should schedule something because it was B E A U T I F U L.
When we first started shopping we wanted an old house (100+ years) in a certain area of town. After shopping around we started to feel like all of the houses with this style were either wayyy above our budget or needed too much work. Many of the homes we looked at needed major updates. We’re not afraid of a bucket of paint, but we didn’t want to live in a half renovated house for a year either. So, we adjusted our expectations. We started looking at new homes. Turns out there are lots of perks to newer homes like nicer closets and bathrooms. We didn’t see an older home come up that we liked the whole two months we were shopping… until Friday.
I shuffled around my day, apologized to Emma and raced over to view the home an hour after Jeremy called me. As soon as we pulled up to the front I knew I loved it. It was everything we imagined in the beginning of our hunt. We went inside and fell in love… in LOVE. It was kinda overwhelming. We made an offer and waited. And then we got the call… signed a couple more papers and it was under contract. Hooray!
Here’s a little snapshot I took with my phone. I promise to share more photos next month…
We had extra to celebrate this weekend because two of our dear friends made an offer on the very same day. They are newlyweds(ish) too and buying their very first home together. They invited us over for champagne and we got to geek out about fun stuff like floors and counter tops together. 🙂
Wow… So happy! Cross your fingers that everything goes smoothly from here… I can’t believe all that happened in two days. My head is still spinnin’ a little… ♥