our home so far!

Tuesday, September 13

Ahhhh! Two months later and I feel like I'm finally put together enough to put at least some of our home on the internets. I don't know that I'll get the, I'm totally DONE feeling, until maybe a few years down the road, but it definitely feels like home now and I'm so excited to share! It's all a mix of old and new so I'll be sure to link if it exists online and/or list where everything is from at the bottom of the post. Craigslist has been kind to me.

I'm not a very colorful person, but our living room is very tall and very white, so my goal in putting it together was to bring in a lot of various textures and wood tones, while still keeping it all relatively neutral. Also, because our ceiling is so high, all of our furniture felt particularly low to the ground, so I hung a flag and brought in a tall fiddle leaf fig tree to bring things up a bit. All of my plants are real except for that guy in the corner there, and I love him for it. He was listed online with the highest reviews, and tales of fooling many a house guest, which turned out to be totally true. I replanted him into a larger container, threw some actual dirt on top, and he feels real legit.

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen that I was agonizing over what to do with this wall. THEN I unpacked all of my pictures and realized that they would actually cover it end to end comfortably. I had seriously debated putting a large tapestry/weave/rug up there, but that would have meant dividing up the frames throughout the rest of the house, and lessening their overall impact, so we decided to just throw them all up there. I love that this whole wall now holds some of our fondest memories as a family. Photos, artwork done by friends, family, or myself, some dried flowers from a favorite bouquet, etc. It feels so personal and the perfect thing to incorporate into the room we gather in the most.

This piano is our next project. It's a 1920's beauty with good bones that I got for nothing on Craigslist, but it needs a fresh paint job and a real good tuning. I'm so excited to get it up and playing again!

This weaving and these concrete candle holders were made by my sister Caytlyn, who just opened up her own shop, Pacific Loom. It's chock-full of the most beautiful stuff. And yes, this is the same sister that made Isla's incredible birthday cake "just for fun". She hogged all the creative genes.

"Scuse me, trying to eat goldfish here"
This dining room table was one of those that turned out to be soooo much better than it looks online! It took a while for it to get here, but now that it's arrived, it's been so amazing to be able to invite large groups of people over and have most of them actually be able to sit at the table haha
I know these boards may be overdone by now, but I don't care, I just think they're so fun to switch out every now and again. This one was also cheaper than the other ones you've probably seen because amazonnnnn (my sister tipped me off).

I feel like my current quote is a pretty accurate summation of parenthood.
This is the kids' room right now, although despite the bunk beds, it's not currently being used for sleeping haha. It's more of a "get dressed, read books and play" room until we graduate from our current family-sleep situation in the master. It's a phase that will probably seem fleeting in a few years, so we are enjoying having our babies close to us at night for now.

And finally, just a small look at the office, which is far from being done but I am still awfully proud of this mirror I swiped for a heck of a bargain off of Craigslist. (Again, my sister Caytlyn tipped me off ... are you noticing a theme here? haha)

And that's it! I know I've said this a million times already, but we are so so grateful to be here. It is literally a dream come true to sit in our own cozy living room at night and watch The Office while our babies make a mess of legos at our feet. DREAM. COME. TRUE.

I've tried to link to everything below, but if you have questions about anything let me know!

Dress: Free People

Living room//

Couch: Thrive
Blue Bokhara living room rug: ESaleRugs
Cross Blanket: Pia Wallen
Killim couch pillows: MothersAtelier
Striped couch pillow: Arro Home
Armchair: Ikea
Fiddle Leaf Tree: ZGallerie
Mid Century chest: Thrifted
White/Wood armchair: Ikea, thrifted
Fur Throw: thrifted
American Flag: Amazon
Lamp: Ikea (old)
Credenza: Craigslist
Rattan chair: Craigslist
Rattan chair cushion: Amazon
Piano: Craigslist
Wall Weave: Pacific Loom
Cement candle holders: Pacific Loom
Basket: Plum + Sparrow
Mid-century white chairs: Overstock

Dining room//

Table: West Elm
Chairs: ATGStores
Letter Board: Amazon 
Tapestry: Thrifted
Credenza: Implement Furniture
Mirror: Ikea (old)


Rug: ESaleRug
Macrame plant hangers: Etsy
Cutting Boards: Arro Home
Zinc letters: Anthropologie

Kids room//

Rug: ESaleRug
Bunk Beds: Craigslist
Dresser: Ikea (old)
Elephant wall hangings: World Market (old)
Letter frame: Ikea (old)
Laundry Basket: World Market
Tent: Etsy


Tara : Damon : Ellis : Hudson said...

I feel really creepy asking this so if you don't want to share I totally get it... But who was your home builder? We are moving to Boise this June and currently live in the Midwest, so trying to find a builder from here with only one trip planned out in the spring has been a pain. I love your finishes and the big bright Windows. Or do you know any builders to avoid at least? It will be our first home and we have no clue what we are doing... Love your space and seeing some old favorites from your Virginia home.

Anonymous said...

Following you blog since you were pregnant with Everett (whoa, babies are a strange way to keep track of time, but make you realize just how fast time goes.), and I honestly feel proud and somehow grateful for you guys?! Strange feeling, but I know you all have been hoping from one place to the next and coming from an Army brat and nomadic millenial type now, I get the "warm and cozy" feeling see your new home and makes me realize I want that someday too.

Congrats, I love the aesthetic you created!

Katie said...

Your house looks so beautiful!! I have to ask - your gallery wall looks perfect, how did you go about planning the layout?

Ann G. R. said...

I would like to know what brand of sneakers you are wearing. I've been searching for a pair like that - hopefully they have good padding since I have high arches.

Beautiful home, by the way. Airy and cozy at the same time!

Annie Jones said...

I LOVE it!!! It's perfection! All the textures in neutral shades with just the right amount of pops of color, I want to pin it all! Absolutely gorgeous! And the rounded arches throughout the house are amazing, they add so much character to the home in such a simple way!

ora adzlin said...

wow ! beautiful house , cute baby !

Anonymous said...

Your home is lovely! I was wondering where most of your kids toys are stored/used. Do you have a toy room or family room? My husband wants to downsize to a home with one living area and I'm trying to figure out if I could manage it. By the way,I LOVE your Craigslist mirror! Thanks for any input you have!

Asha B. said...

Wow, what a beautiful home! When I am finally able to decorate my own home, I will be totally ripping off this whole look, lol. Especially love that mirror in the office! Great find :)

Amy Anderson said...

Such a beautiful home! I love your decorating style, thanks for sharing! Curious: How tall are you? Because you make that Free People dress look a lot longer than on the model on the website. I am 5' 7" and am wondering if it would be long enough to hit just above the knees on me?

S Beresford said...

So gorgeous! You have done really well and it suits you and your family so perfectly, love it!

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Jen Holtkamp said...

Your home looks so amazing! A nice, relaxing, fresh space to spend with your family, so happy for you!

Ashley Barnes said...

source for artificial plant?!

Carey King said...

Your dream come true house makes me so hopeful that we will also be in our own space again sometime soon with our own furniture:) (pretty much same boat you guys were in & my second baby due in Jan).. Love your house- I'm a neutrals person too.

Hanna Christian said...

I need you to come decorate my apartment, I'm having the hardest time! Love everything in your home!

Lauren B said...

I think this is that Ikea mirror in your dining room. They've had it forever, and its beautiful and giant!


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