Last week, I gave you a little tour of my new townhome in its "before" state. It was for sale in addition to being for rent (I am renting), so I was able to grab the listing pictures from the internet. I have lived here for three months and it is really starting to shape up and feel like home. Here are the pictures of how the place looks now. [Note: I am working on adding the before and current pictures to my tab at the top of the blog].
Living Room/Dining Room
The main living area is a huge open space, which I love. The layout of the room was a challenge though: it's long and narrow, and the television could really only go on the one wall. I had to play around with furniture placement to have it make sense, and I think it works. I need to add pictures and get a coffee table or ottoman(s) that work in the space and I'm going to add a shelf over the fireplace as well. But for now, I am happy with how the room looks and feels.
The entryway is a small little nook near the front door. I desperately need to paint that table and I'd like to add a matching larger rug and runner in the space.
I've brought in some furniture and pots up here, as well as an outdoor carpet that I got for a steal at Target. I am hoping to add a grill soon, too.
I am doing my best with what I've got in the kitchen. I added a few rugs and my own things. I brought in a table and chairs from IKEA for the breakfast area (I am going to paint the chairs white and upholster the seats). I also added some curtains to the windows. I hated to block the light, but I needed privacy for sure, since the front kitchen window overlooks the parking lot. These curtains are translucent, so they block the view but not the light.
I am so happy with how this space turned out. Recall that when I moved in, the room was painted purple. I painted it Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, which I think is the absolute perfect grey tone. Because this room has no natural light, I had them cut the color by 50% and I am thrilled with how it looks on the wall. I added yellow and white accents and some mercury glass. I removed the old plumbing-supply looking towel bar and relocated the replacement towel ring to the small wall near the sink. I think it makes more sense here.
I am really happy with my bedroom. I bought a new set: nightstands, bed and dresser, all in a creamy white. I love how soft and feminine the room is. I have curtains for the windows - just need to put them up!
I basically just moved my stuff into this space. I am showing you all the angles so you can appreciate how bad this wallpaper truly is.
Big picked out his bedding - he loves the red. I was able to reuse the rug and lampshade from his room in my first home. I made the upholstered headboard recently and have fabric (baseballs) ready to go for a valence over his window. I have more art to hang in here.
Little also chose her own bedding. I love it, but it felt a little too old fashioned for me. I decided to add some brighter pink and more modern fabrics to make the space a little less fussy. I am really happy with how her room looks. I need to do more in here (and the artwork will all move around), but we are off to a good start. I made the headboard the same day that I made Big's.
I have a lot more to do down here, and some of the toys are still in boxes, but I am getting there. I used the little nook under the stairs for my craft supplies. I love how perfectly they fit there!
My parents helped me with this space. They came over one day while I was at work and weeded and trimmed and pruned for me. So nice! I added my adirondack chairs and that's about it. The space is so great. I hope to put it to more use soon.
And there you have it! The full tour of my home as it looks now. I will keep posting updates as I do them - I have lots and lots of good stuff planned.
See you swoon,
See you swoon,