new home tour - downstairs edition

Believe it or not...we're nearly all settled in here.  Have been for a couple of days.  During this whole process, I've heard from many that it's common practice to live out of boxes and with bare walls for weeks or months after a move.  I just can't live like that...I wanted to "make home" and get on with life...so to speak.

Our new house is amazing...nearly twice the square footage of our house in Charlottesville.  There is a great story behind it but I will tell you that part during the next Ebeneezer segment.  It's pretty good. My favorite part of this house is the light!! So much natural light that we hardly turn on a lamp during the day.  It's lovely.  I just can't get enough of it.  Our neighborhood is pretty quiet too...with a nice loop that the boys can ride their bikes all the way around, something we have done every day since we moved in.    

Let's start the tour...above is our living room...with our awesome new couch.  Once it was in place we decided that we needed another armless piece to lengthen that part under the photo wall.  It should be here in 14-21 days. :)
This is what you see when you walk in the front door...
The view from the couch...
View from the couch again...all the way to the right.  That's my studio there!
Next to the living room is what we are using as a dining room.  I have no idea what kind of a room this is supposed to be but it works perfectly as a living room for us.  Table will soon have a aqua and white chevron rug under it.  
This is my inspiration corner.  Sad?  Stand here and read until it passes.  All prints are from Etsy.
Random hodgepodge of happy things.
From the dining room you can see the kitchen. 
More kitchen...
...our heritage wall...a little Norway, Dutch and Swedish in here...
And the light!!! I mean the kitchen.  Rug is from Urban Outfitters.
Kitchen leads to studio...
And the happiest place on Earth.  At least to me. Rug is from Ikea. 


And there's the living room again.
And a tiny cute bathroom off of the kitchen. 

We love everything about this house.  Did you know that I didn't even see it until the day we moved in? 

Talk about trust in a marriage! :) Doug did a great job. 
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33 comments:

Stel said...

I love your turquoise cabinet! And the red coffee table - going to still copy you there. AND the crochet blanket!! (I'm a hooker :-)

I could live in your house.

Katie said...

Looks lovely! Congratulations on your new home! I can't believe how quickly you've made it yours already.

Tameeka said...

Wow beautiful house! and all that natural light is gorgeous! I smiled at the part where Doug chose it and you didn't see it until you moved in! We have done that the past two times we have moved, where i didnt see until we got the keys! Yay :)
Cant wait to see more!
Tameeka xo

{northern cottage} said...

I'm especially smitten with the studio space - so fresh and funky and fun! Great colorful space!

Paige said...

Love your spaces! So warm and cozy. Have a great day!

April said...

It's a GREAT space! I do love all that light; we have that here too, and it's just wonderful. All your bright and light colors make a super combination. When I look at your pictures, I think "Happy homeschoolers must live here!"
At least, I could homeschool happily in all that light and color! :)
I'm glad you're enjoying your new space already!

hugs,
april

Chrissie Grace said...

I love it! Happy home :)

Artsy Matilda said...

You've made it such a lovely, beautiful and happy home. I know you guys will truly enjoy the added space! Blessings to you as you make all the memories in your new place!
xoxo

Jacomijn said...

It looks great!!! Wonderful how good everything turned out!!

Jeanette said...

Wow! Nice job. Hope you have many happy years in your new home watching your children grow. Enjoy!

Kimberly said...

Oh, wow! Your home is so pretty, so colorful, and so cheery. I feel like it would be impossible to be in your house and not feel happy and inspired! :)

xo-Kimberly

Diana said...

I am really happy for you! Your new house looks so bright and cheery.

Marie said...

What a beautiful home. I love all the natural light too! Your hubby did a great job picking it out.

Marie said...

What a beautiful home. I love all the natural light too! Your hubby did a great job picking it out.

Amy said...

I LOVE the wood "Oh Happy Day!" Is it from Etsy? Do yo know the seller? And your studio! I want it!

Amy said...

I love the "Oh Happy DAy!" on the mantle! Is it from Etsy? Do you know the name of the seller? And you studio! I'm in love!

First said...

I love your house and decorating! I wish my house looked like this! Love how light it is in your house too.

Amy said...

Where did you get the adorable "Hey Y'all?" Love that!!! And what a wonderful studio space!

-Amy

Bunnyslady said...

I am so happy for your and your family to be in the new house. I have a question though; will you come and unpack for me next time I move? I can't believe you were able to turn it from a house into a home so fast. BRAVO!

Heather said...

Cute home. I love all the colors!

BeccaMarie said...

When I sat down at the computer I thought, "I think I'll check Little Bit Funky to see if she's posted anything about her new house. Yay! This post is awesome. I've learned that you can never have enough prints in your home, obviously. I love that you fill your home with good things. Things that uplift. I'm so glad it's so open and big! I hope you have fun :)

Hot Mess Housewife said...

Everything is so cute and colorful! It makes the house seem fun and welcoming. I esp. love your rug choices and "inspiration wall". :D

Traci said...

Love your house, it's such a bright, happy, comfortable place! Curious question since we are looking into replacing our floors.....are your floors hardwood or laminate? They are gorgeous!!!

Smilie girl said...

Super lovely and colourful. So glad to hear you are happy and settled. Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

LOVE it! It looks so bright and cheery. Can't wait to hear the story behind it!

Elma said...

LOVE your new home!! You must be soo happy. So glad you are settled in. I am like you i allways had my house all done in a couple of days:) Much better that way.

Rachelle said...

Your new home is absolutely lovely! Congratulations! I especially love the rug in your kitchen. And everything about your studio!

Nicole said...

Where did you get your couch?! I am in LOVE!! Your house is so adorable, love it!!

tigerchick said...

Beautiful and happy home. Very impressed that you set it up so quickly. Can't wait to see the rest!!

Ashley said...

Congrats, how exciting!
You are also so creative!

Where is the 'oh happy day' from?
I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annalisa said...

i am so curious about your norway and sweden items. What are they and where did you find them?
banannalisa@gmail.com

Janna said...

As always - JUST GORGEOUS!!!! You are so inspiring:) I had to go straight and buy the rug in your kitchen - for my laundry room. Can't wait for it to come in the mail. I got my laundry room all cleaned today - ready for my new rug;) Then I got to get a curtain made too. But I am also in love with your Inspiration wall;) Where do you get all your white frames or are they just random white ones from here and there? Keep all the bright loveliness coming. I would SO LOVE to live in your house!!!:-)

Abby said...

Love it all! But I really need to know more about the couch. :) I searched your archives and can't find anything about it, please let me know where it is from! please, with a cherry on top :)

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