We happened to fall into this really great deal of a house in my hometown...3 blocks away from my parents. I KNOW. I'm not thrilled about this part, but my gosh, I'm in love with the house. Tons of shelving, a beautiful red kitchen, and his 'n' hers bathrooms...What more could I want? :) And we get to move in...drum roll...this weekend!!!!!!! I am more excited than I can express, though I'm not sure I can say the same for Jared. My poor fiance is basically in shock of how many boxes I have already packed full of my stuff. And we've only just begun. Oh, the joys of moving!
So since I stopped buying Teen Vogue and started buying Martha Stewart Living and House Beautiful (I'm officially old), I've dog-eared hundreds of pages and ripped out even more pictures of pretty houses. And over the years, I've noticed a theme of sorts, several things that kept on popping up within the shreds of paper. And these things are as follows, the parts that make up my Dream House:
1. A unique headboard
There are so many things you can use for different headboard options, and I think all of these are beautiful! You can use a large piece of fabric, a pretty piece of art, an old wooden pallet, a folding screen, a fabric-covered canvas....
A cool piece of shelving...
An old wooden door...
Or even a pair of old shutters!
2. An accent wall
I also love the idea of having one accent wall somewhere in the house, whether it's one wallpapered wall, one slightly different shade, or a bright splash of color. I think it's so fun and attention-getting!
It can be obvious...
Or more subtle.
3. A black and white bathroom OR walk-in closet
I don't know why I like this so much. Jared and my mom both hate it and say it reminds them of a circus. But maybe that's why I like it?
4. Bright front door
You've already heard all about my obsession with this.
5. Bright yellow paint SOMEwhere
Maybe a door...
Maybe a room...
Or maybe just a dresser. Love!
6. A photo wall
Enough said. Beautiful!
7. A beautiful, clean, white and grey bedroom
If we could have this exact bedroom, we'd pee in our pants. For real.
I love the idea of using chalkboard paint as a kitchen backsplash!
Sigh. If only, if only! Well, back to packing!