Tuesday, November 18, 2014

a tour of our home with nothing in it.

I promise I’m still here!

 

As many of you saw on instagram, we bought a house! And with buying a house comes a lot of work – especially when you have been sick like I have. Sick and moving and dust aren’t exactly a winning combination, but we are officially moved in and enjoyed the third night in our new house.

 

I wanted to post some “before” photos just for documentary sake at least, so I could compare once we have everything decorated how I see it in my head.

 

You know… sometime next year.

 

Homeownership is an expensive thing y’all.

 

Anyway, here are a few photos I snapped before the professional movers started unloading boxes upon boxes that piled into the living room. And by professional movers, I mean lee, his brother, and his dad.



One of my favorite things about the house is the catwalk that overlooks the living room. We’ve already learned the art of throwing (soft) things over the balcony to expedite the process. Many times have the words “hey lee! Can you toss me my blanket…” been said, only for it to fall on my head.



The master bath is huge! And I’m like a kid at Christmas with a mouthful of jellybeans over the entire master suite. Our previous owner did many upgrades to the home including extending the shower to include a full bench. but all the terrible 1970 inspired curtains in the house (including those huge ones in the living room) have got to go.



I have two big additional closets (not pictured). Are the angels in heaven singing yet? the previous owner also converted this attic space into a carpeted closet to include so many shoe racks. This is lee’s closet – along with my ever growing shoe collection housed in here as well. 

 


Our kitchen’s countertops are some kind of beautiful. I am in love with the granite and the pattern! And I admit, I was terrified of the gas stovetop and now, it’s another one of my favorite features of the home. along with our cute little breakfast nook that were picking up a little table this evening! 



On the opposite side of the living room is our bonus/gaming room which overlooks the back deck. Speaking of, the back deck is pretty spacious - another upgrade the previous owners built on. It just needs some TLC, power washing & a nice stain job. Future plans to screen in the upper part of the deck and leave the lower part open are already popping into my head. One project at a time, Amanda.


In additional to these rooms, we also have a downstairs half bath, three other bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms upstairs to go with those. Also not pictured is our garage that's attached to the house, the detached garage (in the picture above), full office, formal dining room and formal sitting room.

 

I have a lot of decorating to do.


and yes, we plan on having children in the waaaaay future which is why we chose a home with the bedrooms. right now we basically could play hide and seek with each other and would never be found. 

 

We still do not have internet in the house yet, so I’m posting from the blogger app on my iphone. If you’ve ever experienced that before, you feel my pain.

 

Happy Tuesday!

 


34 comments:

  1. Dannnnnnng, girl! I am impressed!!!! VERY beautiful home!! Congratulations and happy decorating :)

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  2. This house is GORGEOUS! I cannot wait to see what y'all do with it. I love how your shoes have overflowed into Lee's closet :)

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  3. This is amazing! Congratulations, and a Happy Homeownership to you!

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  4. Such a beautiful home, Congrats you guys!!

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  5. Oh my gosh the house is gorgeous!!! I love the shoe rack (and all of his shoes!!) Can't wait to see how you decorate everything!

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  6. Your home is gorgeous, congrats again! What an awesome deck!

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  7. What a beautiful house! I can't wait to see how you decorate everything!

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  8. Gorgeous pictures, your house is beautiful :)

    We have the separate sink vanities in our master bath too which has helped my stuff not to migrate over onto his side which is great! And looooving that catwalk!

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  9. Amanda!!! This is a beautiful home! I love the crown molding everywhere and so nice that the walls are painted neutral already! Love love love! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  10. Awesome photos! You will have a blast decorating and putting things together. :) LOVE that part of getting your own place. This will hopefully happen soon to us. Fingers crossed. :) Oh, love the bathroom...separate sinks?! Yes please.

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  11. Gorgeous home, love how open & spacious it is! It has tons of great natural light too. Congrats girl!!!

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  12. Damn lee! you got enough shoes??

    Carlos R.

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  13. Congratulations! The house is beautiful! I love all the closet space and those built-in bookshelves.

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  14. Congratulations girl! That house is STUNNING!!! I cannot wait to see how you make it all yours!! I am soooo jealous of your closet space and huge bathroom!!

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  15. Congratulations!! The house is absolutely gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it, though it's already beautiful just bein' empty! :)

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  16. oh my goodness, so fancy! congrats, can't wait to see how you make it a home!

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  17. Congratulations on your new house!!!! It looks absolutely amazing as a blank canvas. Can't wait to see what you do with it

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  18. Wow!!! Its gorgeous, gal! Congrats. I can't wait to see everything all moved in, but those closets are dreamy. I love all those shoe racks and the hat collection is hysterical!! So excited for you guys!

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  19. First things first...your house is gorgeous!! I would kill for closets like that! Also, your engagement pictures are even more gorgeous! They turned out awesome! Congrats! xoxo

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  20. Congratulations! Such an exciting process! I can't wait to see the decorating process! :)

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  21. Congrats on your house! Holy Moly it's beautiful! I'm so excited to see what you have in store for decorating everything... and if you ever need any help, advice, assistance you know who to call!

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  22. What a beautiful home!!! Congratulations! We are just a few days away from closing on our home too and I can barely believe it. A gas stove was one my my haves so I'm really thankful that our house has it. Can't wait to see all your decorating!

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  23. Your house is gorgeous girl!! Congratulations!! What an accomplishment and that closet...I won't even start to talk about how jealous I am LOL!! xo

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  24. Absolutely in love with your house girl! CONGRATS! It's gorgeous and that backyard... amazing! I can see you hosting plenty of parties back there!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  25. your house is gorgeous!! i love love your closet!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  26. Your new home is FABULOUS! First of all, I can't find the proper words to describe my insane level of jealousy for the attic-converted-to-closet...and those shoe racks? L.O.V.E. I love how open the living room/kitchen area is...reminds me a lot of our house! And holy moly, that patio is awesome...you'll spend more time out there than you realize! Ahhh...I'm just so excited for you! Can't wait to see it transform from a "house" into your "home!"

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  27. Your bare house is beautiful, I love the staircase!

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  28. The light from those windows is possible my very fave! It's something no decorator can add to a space. I LOVE IT, GIRL! I cannot wait to see the personal touches you add.
    xo | thesequinedspatula.blogspot.com

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  29. Me, Lindsey and Ami just hardcore gawked at these photos today. SO beautiful and I am SO happy and excited for you! Amazing! You are going to do beautiful things to that house and I can't wait to see the end result! Now get your butt up to Chicago again so we can take you out properly and show you the best spots that do not include the bean or anything Millennium Park related :)

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  30. LOVE your house. It's beautiful! Love that bathroom, too! xo

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  31. I totally love your house! Before pictures are so fun to look back on when it's all furnished down the road!

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