The photos below are ones that I took in 2008 right before we moved in. This is our first home. It's definitely a starter home, and we feel very blessed to have a place to call home.
My goal is to create a more beautiful space for us to live in. My style has definitely changed over the years since we first moved in, but I believe I am beginning to find my true style. In 2008 and newly married, I thought my home had to be like a Rooms to Go showroom where everything matched. I prefer transitional living spaces, but I also love a touch of the unexpected. I am influenced by Scandinavian design, mid century modern, whimsical spaces, industrial design, and some modern minimalist design, but ultimately, I am learning to build a home around the things I love, even if they may not necessarily go together. I want my home to reflect me, not what I think others should feel like my home should be, which is how I first started decorating in 2008. If a room has been updated, I'll include a progress or after photo along with a link (if possible).
To get a better understanding of the styles I love, please check out my Interior Spaces Pinterest Board.
Moved in: 2008
Moving out: Possibly the summer of 2016.
Square footage: 1200
Year built: 1973
Style: Single Family Ranch
Own or rent: Own
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Raleigh, North Carolina
All photos, unless noted with a link, were taken in 2008.
Front of house: (Please note. Matt and I lack green thumbs and an eye for landscaping. This means I doubt we will ever, ever post anything about yard work, gardening, or sprucing up our exterior. It's so sad; I know. :)
Back of the house:
Laundry || Dining || Part of Living Room:
Progress: Read more here.
Hallway looking from Living Room:
After: (Link here.)
Progress: (Link here.)