Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Living Room Details
We moved into our house in the first week of September. It's hard to believe we've already been there over two months! While we still have stacks of boxes in the garage and loads of things to still go through, everything is in the house that needs to be in the house at this point.
We haven't placed too much emphasis on decorating or hanging things on the walls because we've been spending a lot of time landscaping. Since we moved in, Daniel has planted eight evergreens and we've given our backyard a semi-facelif: we tore up plants, added mulch, weeded everything, moved the cement wall blocks around to add more planting space, and added 8 cubic yards of dirt—talk about some heavy-duty work! It's a project that will take us a while, but it's one that we enjoy. Now that winter is coming, our biggest priority is getting the hot tub up and running—what a treat that will be!
Inside, we've at least gotten our furniture set up and the great room is our favorite place to be. We haven't fully finished decorating yet, but Daniel hung a clock in the kitchen and a mirror in our living room and that in itself made a big difference. Here are a couple photos from our living room & the rustic decor we're beginning to fill it with.
My favorite thing about the great room is the tall ceilings and all of the natural light. The kitchen has a standard ceiling, but the living room's ceiling is twice as high, opening all the way up to the second-story overlook, where there are more windows and lots and lots of wall space—just waiting for the perfect decor to fill it up. It's all a work in progress, and we're in no rush to get it done. One step at a time, right?
All I have to say is I'm just so happy. Cooking in the kitchen, doing the laundry, cleaning the bathrooms... I don't care what it is, I love it! Making this house our home is my new favorite thing.
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