Category: Kelly’s New Home

Moving Into Our New Home

December 7, 2019

Happy Sunday everyone! I wanted to write a short post letting you know that I am still around, (missed two weeks of posts) and that we have moved into our new home!

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Mike and I are now in a one-story home, half the square footage we have previously lived in. Downsizing is hard, (too many decisions to make about getting rid of stuff) but it is also refreshing and uplifting! For example, an armoire that was in good shape that we have moved six times to homes in the past and have hardly used, is now donated to someone that can use a dresser:

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Great feeling. I have not had a chance to decorate much since I just moved in the day before Thanksgiving, but being so close to the Holiday’s, I am going to just do some fun Christmas decorating for now:

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I am planning to do some painting soon I hope! What do you think about painting these tops of the tray ceiling navy blue?:Read More

Mixing Traditional With Modern Farmhouse Style, Plus I’m Quoted in Apartment Therapy This Month!

October 19, 2019

If you could start from scratch with your interior, what style would you be? Since I am fortunate enough to be moving into a new home that has all white trim and clean interior lines which I love,  I really love the way the dark woods of older traditional furniture are used in the bright and airy interiors of the modern farmhouse styles:

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I like the clean, modern look but layering in a statement furniture piece brings in a beautiful accent to the white trim and furnishings of the modern look:

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It’s stylized approach to comfort and beautiful, simple design, evokes a spirit that’s warm and inviting, and the contrast brings a unexpected modern mix:Read More

Embracing a New Chapter

October 12, 2019

Hey everyone. I thought this week I would catch you up on what is going on in my little corner of life. I told you about Mike and I building our new forever home. here, here, here and here.

Well, it seems destiny had different plans for us. We have been running into many issues, including waiting five months now for a septic permit. We have not even cut down one tree and here comes winter right around the corner. We are so tired of still living out of boxes in our current rental home. We have moved 7 times in the past 12 years and just want to be settled.

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Do you believe in fate? Well, we were on a drive last Sunday and we found a pretty house for sale, by owner. The neighborhood is beautiful so we decided to take a look inside:

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It is almost the same as the house we were going to build.  Just about the same layout. We love the yard, the one floor living, a laundry room, (happy dance!), a large master bedroom and a beautiful screened in porch.

So… we have decided to buy and move into this house and make it our forever home. We are not going to wait to build anymore. I really believe fate stepped in and made us wait because we were supposed to find this home and make it ours. All new rooms to decorate! I will have fun sharing how I am designing each room in our new forever home.

Such as finding new wallpaper for the laundry room:

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How exciting it will be!

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Source for above quotes found here. Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly xo

Fireplace Wall Design Ideas

August 10, 2019

Mike and I are in the fireplace wall design stage for the new home. I like to get a few ideas together to show Mike to help narrow down our final decision. (There is no way he is going to stand there and look at all the different photos I look at!). Although I loved our NH fireplace:

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I think I want something clean and minimal like the rest of the house will be. Although, a stone fireplace is beautiful:

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Martha O’Hara Interiors

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So many different colors and textures of stone!:Read More

Pendant Lighting

July 13, 2019

Hey everyone! Mike and I have been busy moving forward with plans on our new home. We are now working on electrical and lighting. There are ALOT of lights we have to choose! We decided to start looking for lights for the kitchen first and  I thought over the island would be a good place to start.  Here are a few of my favorite pendant lights I found.

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Shades of Light:

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Or this:

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I have noticed more kitchens displaying two larger lights instead of the traditional  three:Read More

Inspirational Ideas for Breakfast Nook

June 8, 2019

Hey everyone! I have been wanting to post but have been super busy lately with client color/decorating consultations and planning our new home! We have so many decisions that have to be made, interior and exterior. Everything from interior doors, stone on the outside, pantry room, lighting, facets, tile, countertops, hardwood flooring, appliances, and so much more. Fun and exciting but stressful too!

One of my dream requests for the new house, is that I would love a sunny, bright breakfast area. A place to enjoy sitting in the morning and during the day. So that is what I am working on right now, (although the contractor thinks I am planning where to put light switches! haha

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On our house plans,  the breakfast nook area is 13’ x 10’. It is part of the kitchen with windows all around. I haven’t decided for sure if I am putting in a bench along the window:

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Strike that last thought- I would love a bench against the back window!

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We decided against having a dining room because it just would not get used very often so why take up the space. We are more kitchen hang-out people.

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Here is another great idea- how about wall papering the inside between the windows? How pretty it looks:

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This space below is so perfect to me. I think I found my inspiration for my dream breakfast nook:

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I have a whole Pinterest board here on kitchen nook ideas if you would like to see more inspirational photos!

Do you have a breakfast nook? Do you love it? If not, why?

Thanks everyone! Until next time. I hope you have a wonderful, sunny weekend!

 

Kelly

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