Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New House

Our lovely future home in the snow on Christmas day.
I've never been much of a blogger. Every time I try to start one I realize I have nothing to say. However it is now a new year (hello 2011!) and I finally feel that I have something worth blogging about. My husband Eric and I have recently begun the adventure of buying our first home together. So far it has been relatively painless but we are still in the middle of the it, closing Feb 10th, so we'll see how I feel at the end :-)  When we saw this little (well, actually it's pretty big) fixer upper we just fell in love and had to make an offer on it. A whole lot of paperwork later we are in the midst of buying our dream home.

 Sure, we know it's going to be a lot of work to fix this house up to it's full potential, but we have a lot things in our favor. These include unbridled enthusiasm, family conveniently close by (my parents live three houses away) and the fact that we got this house as a foreclosure and it was a steal! It's going to be a long slow process and that is one of the reasons I wanted to blog about this, to keep track of all the improvements we make over the years. Hopefully I can look back on this blog years from now and feel really satisfied that with how far we've come.

Luckily for me, Eric and I have pretty similar tastes when it comes to houses so agreeing on a place was easy. We both like lots of exposed woodwork, high ceilings, and funky architectural details. We love this house because it feels like a mountain cabin or ski lodge and we are big fans of that feeling. We are not big fans however of antlers on the wall or overly "cabiny" decor. When I first started thinking about how we would decorate I looked at a lot of cabins for inspiration and found many of them to be too old fashioned or too "cabiny" So I started doing a lot of research on interior design and decorating blogs and I finally found the design term that fits my personal style. Yay! I didn't know my style had a term attached to it! I have found that if I search for "rustic modern" most of what comes up is right up my ally. So that's what I'm calling this blog. I'm super excited to document the changes in our house over time and how it will grow and develop. Interior pictures are coming soon as well as some pictures of my design inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful, I love it! You certainly have been good at keeping mum about it!