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 2015, if Matt does not get his Ph.D.
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: LOTS of work still needs to be done! Like get rid of all this matching brown! :) (Link here)
Updated! Still lots of work ahead. (Brown couch has been sold.)
Hallway looking from Living Room:
Chevron hallway - Post and tutorial found here.
(Link here about the stereo cabinet) As of August 2013, this is how this area looks now instead of the white table, which is pictured above.
After: (Link here.)
Progress: (Link here.)