1.19.2012

OUR FIRST: FAMILY ROOM

Here's a self-titled post I have been looking forward to for awhile - our first home and the place where we have nested for over a year.  We would love to buy a house soon, but I love our little condo that has become home to so many memories over the first year of our marriage.  We renewed our lease for another six months and can go month-to-month from there.  Our landlords were kind enough to allow us to shorten the lease as we begin looking for a house.

A couple of notes before the pictures - first of all, I like the color our condo is painted, however, I do not like it on every wall... and the carpets... and the tile... in every room.  If we could, of course we would paint.  That obviously, is not an option in the world of renting, at least for condos, so we just did our best to decorate around it.  This meant trying to neutralize the abundance of the blueish/grayish/greenish color everywhere by decorating with neutral colors.  In a house, I would love some pops of fun, cheery color, but for now we're keeping it neutral.  I think this will actually help when decorating a home because it will give us a wide-open canvas and we won't be tied down to any one color palette.  Second, although I was quite messy during my college days, I am now quite the neat pin, as my mom calls me.  That being said, these pictures were taken after cleaning for a get-together we were having so it pretty much looks as clean as it gets around here.  Third, I have a ton of ideas for reupholstering and re-doing once we do find a house.  Almost everything in our condo is stuff we've scored from family members or a thrifty find - work with what you have type stuff.


I originally had all the pictures of our entire place in one post but even though our place is small, the post was a bit long, so I decided to do these posts room by room.  I'll include before pictures if I have them.


This first set was taken about six months ago...














And this set is what the room currently looks like...






One more thing - a big shout-out to my Aunt Jackie, cousin AnnMarie and cousin-in-law Kathleen.  We got access to our condo shortly before we were married and I was crazy enough to want to unpack everything so we could come home to a "home" and not a bunch of boxes.  They spent an entire afternoon unpacking the place with me and I am still so thankful!  It definitely looks different from the day we unpacked but they sure did help out in turning it from a sea of boxes into a little nest.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! You have done so well to make a rental look so cosy and homely. And your gallery wall is awesome! I'm still struggling on getting our house to feel how we want it...(and by 'we' I mean I, because I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who cares, haha!)

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