wonderfully made: House Tour!

Friday, July 26, 2013

House Tour!

Happy Friday! 

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, so I'm giving myself a big pat on the back for blogging for 21 posts ALL in the month of July! I didn't know that I had it in me, but I'm so excited to continue to grow my blog!

I'm finishing out the week with a super fun post highlighting our current apartment. Right now, we technically have two homes, but this is the one we are living in now. Can I call this our vacation home? 

Here is an older picture of our front porch. We moved into this triplex at the end of last July. There are two identical apartments on the bottom and a large 2200 square foot apartment on top. The upstairs apartment is currently for lease, as is ours, if anyone is interested!

I bought a new outdoor rug about three months ago but I don't have the original photo anymore, so here is a post from Instagram expressing my excitement about a rug. I said it's the little things, right? 

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Our apartment is 1 bed, 1 bath with an open floor plan. It is about 950 square feet total. Here is the living room that you walk into:

The house was built in 1920 but was completely gutted in 2011. Most of the hardwoods are original!

Design note: we used to have these awesome floral curtains flanking the front door until the screws in the wall decided to give way about 3 weeks ago and we decided we didn't feel like hanging them up and instead stuffed them in a closet. So just picture something pretty there. Carry on!

We don't use the dining room as a dining room, so I wanted to divide the space somehow. I bought this Ikea bookshelf (on the ground, barely visible) for my last house and it works nicely here as an 18" tall room divider! The cats LOVE these chairs, if that's not obvious...

Instead of a dining room, we have Mark's desk. Can I say again that I am SO excited to have a closed off office space in the new house???

One of the major things that made me want this apartment is the KITCHEN! The owners did a great job remodeling with Ikea cabinets and counters but still made it look like a quality kitchen. I have loved having quartz countertops, a deep sink, a roll-out trash can, a soap dispenser, and all stainless steel appliances. I say that this is "kitchen karma" because my last kitchen was a JOKE. 

This is one of my favorite spots in the house. I'm crazy!

Here is our long hallway where we combined Mark's subway art with my piece of art from my bachelorette party. Kitty is modeling the pool, as you can see.

Our nice, full size bathroom that I will miss dearly is at the end of the hall. The owners kept the charm of the old home with the floor tile and they used subway tile in the shower area. 

There are my Kauai postcards I talked about earlier above the towel ring. We have so many fun towels in here that we got from good friends for our wedding!

Last is our bedroom. In here is the washer and dryer and a nice sized walk-in closet. Everything you see will be transferring to our new house!

And of course, I couldn't finish this post without a Motley sighting! She is modeling my favorite rug and the desk that she so lovingly put her mark on in the early days when she was less trustworthy...

Well, I hope you liked my attempt at a home tour! This is fun to see where we are starting out and track our progress to see where we end up at the new house. I've loved this apartment but I can't wait to have my own home!

Next week we start working on the new house! Have a great weekend!!! 


  1. I'll miss your pretty kitchen but I know your new one will be just as nice once you get your hands on it :)

    I've said this before but I can't waitttt to see the place next month!!

    1. Yes, cross your fingers the new kitchen will be easy to transform into something that compares to this one!

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  3. I love your bedding! Where did you get that duvet?

    1. I scored this at the discount Dillards in Irving! It is made by Steve Madden. I actually liked it better in the packaging but I've learned to like the bright pop of floral color! Here is a similar duvet cover that I love: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24044927&parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING


  4. hey! saw that "love" sign on pinterest, wondering where I can find it to purchase?


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