This was one of my favorite houses in Raleigh that we looked at, as far as the exterior went. Unfortunately the spaces inside and the backyard weren’t right for us, but I’m so happy to see someone else snatched it up. It felt so cottage-y and traditional and cozy. All of my favorite things. One of the questions we got most about our move is “Will your home style remain the same?” First and foremost, I love to listen to a house. The bones and the surrounding area. Our current home lent itself so well to a modern cottage vibe because it was surrounded my trees. The exterior and surrounding area was more rustic and casual and less traditional. One thing about most of the homes we looked at in Raleigh is they felt a lot more classic and traditional. There were a few cottage-feeling homes but none that worked for our needs. So we’re going to lean into the classic/traditional and give it a modern twist like I do. So while I may be saying goodbye to some of the more cottage-y vibes (paneling and beadboard and rustic wood), patterns and color and ornate trim (galore!) is here to stay. I can’t wait to show you the house and introduce you to all of the inspiration I’m already gathering.
Other fun things this week!
• One of the must-haves for our new house was a lot of natural light. Our current house swims in light and I spent our first year here waking up with the sun (before we had blackout shades) and it was such a beautiful way to wake up. So natural light was absolutely at the top of our list and a deal breaker. I loved this article about how light affects your home and how to enhance it!
• READY to wear these puffy nude sandals!
• This week, we talked to our girls about the 4 D’s of bystander intervention. This printable was so helpful in offering practical tips for how to de-escalate instances of harassment and oppressive interpersonal violence that they/we might see.
• Got these jeans and couldn’t love them more.
• Cutest nail color for spring!
• Did you see Nate Bargatze’s new Netflix special is out! He makes us cry-laugh.