Welcome back to Home by Grace!
I never knew how stressful moving from one house to the next is (especially with a not even 1.5 year old just learning to walk) and you never realize how much junk you have until you move. It’s been a busy past few (or several) months.
We closed on our new home on Thursday, July 2nd of 2015. That Saturday, we left for vacation for a week so really didn’t do much until mid-July. After vacation, we cleaned the house and prepped for painting a few rooms – the two rooms we were planning to sleep in and living room were our priority to get us in. Since we were staying with my parents, we didn’t have to rush too much but also were excited to get in as soon as possible.
Here’s a tour of the house prior to moving in.
Exterior – front
This is our side door entrance. Pretty much the main one we use besides the garage. Straight ahead is an eat-in kitchen area. To the right is the kitchen and to the left is the staircase leading up to the master bedroom.
Eat-in area/living room
This is probably my favorite room in the house. I love natural light and the windows let in so much!
Downstairs half bath
Living room with fireplace
The family renting the house before we bought it was kind enough to let us store some of our larger pieces of furniture in one room. Here it is! 🙂
Part two of the tour will cover the second floor. Stay tuned! 🙂
Well, it’s officially Fall here in New England and has been for about a month now so I’m a little late in posting this but you’ll have to forgive me; still trying to figure out this whole mom thing. 🙂
Fall is probably my second favorite season following Summer. I love the changing colors on the trees; beautiful reds, yellows and oranges. I love how you can bring so many things from outdoors to decorate with; acorns, wheat, twigs, pinecones. Most of all, I love how it’s the season of pumpkin and apples but mostly pumpkin (pumpkin EVERYTHING!). Pumpkin coffee, beer, bread, butter, soap, candles… you name it. Did I mention beer? My favorite of all, Shipyard Pumpkinhead! I remember the first time I had that delicious brew. It was my sister’s wedding in October of 2007. So good! And it’s brewed in the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. Okay, I’m getting a little side tracked here.
Let’s begin the tour!
I love mixing natural with faux elements in my decorations. While this wheat isn’t real, I mixed it with dried lentils in the bottom of the vase.
I love the look of this vintage wood chest that my husband found for $20 bucks at the Brimfield Flea Market this past September. I think it was the find of the day!
I paired it with a vintage wire basket, sugar pine cones from Crate and Barrel and a twig pumpkin from HomeGoods.
This butcher block table provides a nice little fall vignette. To see how I transformed this piece, check out this earlier post.
Well, that completes my fall home tour. Hope you enjoyed it!
Next season to decorate for is Christmas. While Summer is my favorite season. Christmas is my all time favorite for decorations!