Sunday, October 23, 2011

A few new amazing things for our home.

When we first moved into our apartment, we had talked about not putting anything up on the walls.  We're in a transitional apartment for only 10 months.  Since we were moving 1,100 from home and to an unfamiliar area, we decided to wait until next summer to buy.  That way we could explore the Greater Denver area and find a community that is right for us.  Well, we hit the jackpot on the first try and have fallen in love with Littleton.  It is the perfect, family friendly community with excellent schools.  The homes are beautiful and totally affordable.  Needless to stay we've been here a little over a month and I'm dying because I'd love to be in a home of our own.
And, now with the passing of our beloved Carley, we will likely wait until we have a yard to get a companion dog for Jackson.
So... fast forward a few weeks and I'm sick of plan white walls.  I'm dying to actually feel like I live here.  I need to be surrounded by pictures of those I love, amazing colors, and fabulous places.  We're taking our time this time around with decorating.  I'll wait until I find the perfect piece, even if it is a few weeks and a bit more money.  I want to love the items in our home.

Below is our living room.  I'm still dying because I HATE the white walls, but I love our couch and the pillows... and I love the few pictures we've put up.  We have a lot more, including a great one of downtown Long Beach from the 1930s, but we just don't have the wall space.
 You can't entirely see how massive our couch is... but Jason, Emery, Jackson AND I can lay down with plenty of room.  It has a huge chase and ottoman.

I knew in our bedroom I wanted some really bright colors in our rooms.  With cold, snowy winters I figured this would give me a little piece of home.  We've had this bedroom set for over 4 years and the duvet isn't new either (bed, bath and beyond).  But everything else is.

Isn't it fabulous?
We're considering a new duvet, but I wanted tosee how it all came together before picking a color for that... Maybe darker?  Suggestions?
Subway signs: Marshall's in LB
j&c:  I made it!  Yellow paper, cute frame, and voila!

This is an original piece! =)  I actually got the burlap/canvas painted piece from my bestie, Kacie's church fundraiser.  It was in conjunction with a recent trip to India.  It wasn't actually for sale, but part of the event decor.  I loved it so much, I made an offer!  And, Jason built a frame for it today.  I seriously love it.  It's huge and is like sunshine.

Aren't these just the cutest collection of amazing?
Teal Pillow: local furnature store.  it actually has an amazing yellow, teal, and green print on the other side, but didn't really "go" once I got it home... but the back is purfect.
Chevron yellow/teal:  Amazing!  My bsbff, Bri, over at klahnsense, sent this to me as a house warming gift.  I know it's from etsy... I wish I could shout out the amazing creator.
Lime Green:  Ikea
"Home" and multi-flower pillows:  Just got them in the mail.  You can find these and other fab items over at Little Miss Momma

so excited to see what new things we'll continue to add to our home.  But, it is starting to feel like home.

It's been a really tough week.  The first really challenging week of having no family... with the passing of Carley and Emery being sick.  But, I've quickly realized what a wonderful work family that I've stumbled upon.  They've been so supportive and I am so thankful....


1 comment:

  1. LOVE all the colors! Good job sister! Glad your enjoying your new home. XO