Inspiration for Our New Home

Today I want to share some inspiration for our new home! Like I said in this post, our house was built in 1927 and is filled with so much character. There are built-ins in almost every room! It is a cape cod style home and is just so charming. It is also old. Like we will eventually have to replace all of the windows, old. I grew up in a house that is over 100 years old and my mom is an interior designer so watching her restore my family’s home as been so fun and I always kind of dreamt of doing the same. 

Because the house is old there is no bathroom on the main floor and the kitchen is pretty small. Once we move in and figure out what we need, our plan is to knock out an exterior wall (and remove our deck) to expand the kitchen and also put in a small 1/2 bath. We want to live in it and figure out what we need before we start construction but I’m really excited to make this house shine! My goals for the kitchen are clean and simple but I love the idea of marble as the counter top and backsplash.

Our dining room is already wallpapered in a pretty blue pattern. It also has built in china cabinets on the corners of each room (love!). The wallpaper is something I want to keep but accentuate with gold details like curtain rods and a new chandelier. Nothing too gold since our wallpaper is lighter than the one above but this image is definitely serving as inspo! I also love these chairs. Right now our dining room table is a bit more casual so I plan on adding some pretty chairs and a neutral jute rug to lighten it up. 

We have a formal living room with a fireplace and a casual family room on our first floor. We plan on moving our current family room furniture into the back family room that will be more like Charlie’s play room/more casual. This room has so many windows so I think it will brighten up our navy couch and leather chairs. For our formal living room I am really excited to lighten things up! I’d really love a light couch with two big comfy chairs set up facing each other with our fireplace in between. I’m starting to draw some inspiration, you can follow along with my Pinterest board here.

Like I mentioned before, we have so many built-ins in our house. One huge wall in the living room with tiny french doors leading into our family room and another wall in the family room. I have very little experience styling interiors so I am going to need all of the help I can get!

What I am most excited about it painting the exterior! The house is adorable now. It is a light blue siding with a brighter blue door and black shutters. My dream has always been to have a white siding house with black shutters and a blue door so we are close! The image above is literally my dream so I’m pretty sure that is going to have to come true. Probably with a fun light fixture over the door.

We also have a fully finished basement that needs to be decorated and a guest room, so…

Anyways, here are a few photos inspiring me! I’m also sharing some items I’m eyeing for our home in the scroller below. Have any of your bought a home and made some renovations? I’d love to hear your experience. Dave and I love Fixer Upper (I seriously think Dave and Chip are the same person) and Dave wants to do all of this himself. Ha! Wish me luck…

image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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