It’s Friday! Another week has flown by. How is it already July? Here’s hoping the second half of 2020 is better than the first, but no improvements so far. Each week seems to bring a new calamity. I hope you’re taking care of yourselves out […]
It’s Friday! I’m actually posting on a Friday again, trying to get back into a routine after this last maelstrom of a month (sort of literally here, we had some storm drama and damage). I hope you’re well and safe out there. We’re back to […]
Hello, yesterday was Friday (Rebecca Black vibes) but we had no power so here’s my highlights of the week on Saturday! The shop will be up and running again next week.
Instead of glitter, we’re throwing some patterns around today – in mosaic tiles both new and old in this week’s home tour, and in a major archeological discovery unearthed this Spring.
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Ancient Floor Inspo: Have you seen the amazing ancient tile work uncovered in Italy under a vineyard? The intricate mosaic work in blues and corals are majorly inspiring, and would fit in in a modern decor scheme or any “selfeet” on the addicting ihavethisthingwithfloors account on insta. The dig site dates back to the 3rd century and was discovered in the 1920s under a vineyard, and has just this past May been successfully excavated to reveal its beauty.
El Derecho: As I mentioned yesterday via LTE and my iPhone 7, this Wednesday a derecho hit our area (aka severe thunderstorm with tornado force winds minus the cyclone). Pictures after the jump. Okay it’s not “el derecho,” it’s just called a derecho but I keep saying it like it’s El Nino. We lost four trees and power for 48 hours, and thus found ourselves on a sweaty, mandatory staycation with 80+ degree indoor temps and exhausted, traumatized little kids.
Spring 2013 In Spring of 2013 we moved into our first house. If you’re new here (and you are, this is a new blog), catch up on our home buying story here and our exterior tour here. Any additional posts on this house can be […]
February 2013 As I covered in our house hunt up to this point, our budget in the competitive Seattle real estate market wouldn’t buy much unattached house. After hesitantly increasing our budget to find something more habitable than the veritable health hazard foreclosures we initially […]
Three houses, purchased in 5 years, on two different coasts.
A retrospective narrative that covers our house hunting experiences and shows how the spaces in each of our homes have evolved over time and been made uniquely ours.
I’ll be walking through how I approached designing each space in our homes, and how my process changed in each house. I’ll share my regrets and how I would decorate them if I lived there now. I’m excited to go back and revisit the whole process again and see how our tastes have evolved from young contemporary west coast design to eclectic traditional in our current house.
You’ll see that each house we’ve owned are very different architectural styles from one another – an 80s rambler (that’s Seattle speak for rancher), a 90s contemporary traditional (you’ll see, it’s hard to define), and a 60s half-cape colonial revival. It’s been really interesting to look back and see how we’ve used our furniture in each of these very different houses and consider how we made those decisions.
We’ll be starting with our first house, and how it came to be ours.