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Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

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 […]

Our First House: An Introduction

Our First House: An Introduction

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 […]

Our Homes Intro: House Hunting for Our First House on the Eastside

Our Homes Intro: House Hunting for Our First House on the Eastside

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.

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