We moved into our dream home in August 2014 and have been busy making it our home ever since! We went from a 1,800 sq ft to 3,800 sq ft home which means we’ve basically been starting from scratch. It’s been a process and a tedious one at that, but I’m loving the journey of decorating our forever home. I still have several spaces yet to share, but here is a glimpse into our home:
I get asked a lot about how I found my personal style. To be honest, I think it’s a never ending journey. I’ve always leaned toward a more masculine, industrial style and figuring out how to blend that with the more glam/feminine finishes in the house has been a challenge for me. Sometimes I find myself wanting to lean more contemporary/modern and other times I want to incorporate more rustic and industrial pieces.
For this house, I really wanted to stay true to my personal style but also blend it with the finishes that were already here. The overall look I want for this house is to be a mix of rustic chic with a little modern lodge. We live out in the country in the Pacific Northwest and I love brining nature into our home!
Our Gray and White Kitchen is one of my favorite spaces in our home. I will eventually be switching out the chandelier for something more industrial, but for now I love spending the majority of my day in this room!
It took us about 10 months to get our kitchen table finished, but it was worth the wait! You can read all about our experience putting together our live edge table here.
This first space we wanted to complete was our Modern Rustic Family Room . It’s the grand room in our home and the place we hang out as a family the most. My vision for this space was a modern lodge. I wanted it to be rustic and chic but also have classic and cozy elements. (view more of this space here)
Our console table in our family room is my absolute favorite. You can view all the little details here.
This is our corner fireplace in our family room decorated for fall! I generally keep very minimal decor up on the mantel throughout the year but I love dressing it up for fall and winter. I can’t wait to get started this year!
View all the info on this space here.
Our Outdoor Living Space sits right off our family room and kitchen. I love this space, we use it year round and when you live in the PNW, it’s great to have a covered outdoor area during the rainy months! This is also another space that I have fun with during the holidays.
Our Master Bedroom is still a major work in progress but I love seeing it come together. I really wanted a chic and cozy retreat for my husband and I. I have some really big plans for this space, but it’s going to be a long time until those happen!
Moving upstairs, I have yet to finish my daughter’s room (I’m SO SO close) but for now here is Miss E’s Reading Nook . More to come on this room…
Little Man’s Rustic Bedroom is one of my very favorite spaces ever. I couldn’t be happier with how is room turned out.
This is as far as I got with our Guest Bedroom and then I found as we were expecting baby #3! I’m in the process of slowly taking this room down and preparing for the new nursery. I’ll be sharing tons of new projects on this space in the next few months.
And lastly, I can’t forget our newly completed laundry room! I am so happy with how the pipe organization system turned out. I’d still like to put in a folding counter and maybe even tile, but this is a great start!
When we found out baby #3 was on the way, I decided to turn our large playroom into a bonus room the whole family can enjoy. I’m so glad I’ve completed this sitting area, now I need to figure out where to store all the toys!
And before I sign off, here is the drop station I created in our garage for the kids (and us!). It’s a great solution to a mudroom.
Our First Home
We spent the first 6 years of our marriage in our first home. Our house started out as my husband’s bachelor pad and I slowly turned into a wonderful home to call our own and bring our first two children home to. It was a house that needed a lot of work but I had so much fun fixing it up over 6 years.What I learned along the way is that there will always be a to-do list, something that needs to be tweaked, built and rearranged and THAT is the beauty of making a house a home. It is a fun and beautiful journey that will never actually be finished.
So let’s take one final look at Our First Home.
See Table Makeover HERE
See Print Printable HERE and Shelving Tutorial HERE
(See Wall Gallery Printables HERE)
Miss E’s Room (See Plank Wall Tutorial HERE)
(Sidenote: I was SO SO close to completely finishing this room, but I couldn’t justify working on two big projects that weren’t going to work in the new house. Although it was tempting. But here is how it looked when we left)
Gender Neutral Nursery….Oh the place where both my babies slept. I will miss this room.
Our first home. It’s kind of nice to have it all captured this way. What a wonderful home to spend the first six years of our marriage and welcome two children.