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If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that we were recently in Rochester searching for a home. And I’m so excited to share that we found one!
I was beginning to lose hope that we would find something we really loved. Which I know is fine, this likely won’t be our “forever home”, but I did want to find something that felt like us; somewhere that I could really picture our family.
As soon as I saw the pictures of this house online I LOVED it. Before even seeing it in person I was pretty sure it was the one. Then walking through it I felt an emotional connection watching Jack run through the house. It just felt right. And thankfully our offer was accepted; it was meant to be!
So naturally I have been dreaming up ideas for each room. Truthfully I had been coming up with designs for rooms long before we even knew where we would be moving. But now that we finally know what our next home will look like, I’m excited to truly make it ours. I’ve had friends ask what all we will be doing to the house so I wanted to share some of my ideas for each room.
Formal Living Room
While the kids are still little this space will also serve as a partial play room. Most of their toys will be kept downstairs in the basement living room, but I want them to have a space on the main floor where they can play while I am cooking/cleaning/doing laundry. The sunroom is directly off of the kitchen and I love that they can play in this room while I’m in the kitchen and can still keep an eye on them.
I want this room to have a light and coastal feel to it. Creams, blues and natural fibers. I also want this room to have a decent amount of storage for toys, so I’ll be utilizing decorative storage options so the room doesn’t scream “playroom”.
I had a wilderness theme dreamed up for Jack’s room which I thought he would love, but he chose the have a “truck and sheens (machines)” theme. Eventually I will share my original wilderness theme plans because it was just too cute not to share.
But for his truck room I wanted to find a way to incorporate trucks and machines without it looking tacky or being something that he would outgrow quickly. I found some really great prints and wooden trucks on etsy that I thought would make fun embellishments throughout the room. And because I wanted him to be excited about his new big boy room I also let him choose colors and bedding. He chose the color blue so I rounded up some options for him and let him decide from there. While I of course would have loved to have full control over designing his room I wanted him to enjoy it and be involved.
Before I had Eleanor I saw this pink floral bunny online and new that if I had a girl some day I wanted this to be the inspiration for her bedroom. The bunny is now no longer available but I am having a similar one made and created her room around the pink and green floral theme.
My mom also purchased her a vintage gentleman’s dresser (shown below) so I wanted to room to have a timeless and traditional feel to it that would compliment the vintage pieces. Since she is so little I also don’t want to do anything to the room that can’t easily be swapped out, especially if she doesn’t care for pink or floral as she gets older.
Floral Prints | Bow Hooks | Green Pillow | White Pillow | Green Toile Bedding | Rocking Chair | Floral Bunny | Pink Rug | Bow Curtains | Bow Drawers Pulls | Vintage Dresser (similar here) | Alphabet Print | Scallop Basket | Basket Set | Side Table
I also have our bedroom and the office to put together, but those will come much later. I wanted to prioritize the kids’ spaces and the rooms that we will spend time together as a family so that it feels like a home for them as quickly as possible.
I am so excited to see our home come together and really make it feel like us. I know it won’t happen over night, but I’m excited for the process of of making it ours. I’ll be sharing more along the way as we get each room put together!