It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in our new home for 3 months already . When we first moved in I had imagined we would have everything done right away so we could feel “settled” but much like life things don’t go according to your plan. We ended up closing on our house a lot later then we had anticipated and then I gave birth to Margaret just 2 days after the move. I quickly realized there was no shot of that happening so decorating and filling the house with furniture was put on the back burner as we spent most of the summer in Montauk with my family adjusting to a family of 4 🙂 Now with Rosie back in school and things starting to settle down a bit I’m excited to start the process of decorating our new home. That said, I will say I’m finding it hard to find time right now to do much of anything. i.e. shower get dressed let alone focus on the blog or the home (something that I did not find much difficulty with one child) We will definitely be taking our time with this and picking and choosing what projects we will take on as we carefully consider our overall budget as well.
What we’ve done so far: Two projects that both Frank and I wanted to start right off the bat were constructing built in bookshelves in our living room and designing a little dining nook with a built in banquette in the kitchen. Knowing that we would be out of the house in the summer it was a good time to get that sort of construction done. It was also nice to put a few of our own touches to an otherwise fully renovated home and we couldn’t be happier with how both projects turned out. We have been working with a mother/daughter interior design team from my hometown of Manhasset. I grew up with Missy (the daughter) and both she and her mom have been helping us with everything from the design process to the built ins, furniture and decorative touches. I have a very traditional taste so they have been trying to get me out of my boring comfort zone of neutrals and to add more pops of color and fun into the overall design. We have been using Pinterest a lot so she can get an idea of what I’m drawn to and then we work off that. I hadn’t used Pinterest in years but if theres two things Pinterests is great for its 1. when your planning a wedding and 2. when your decorating your home. I’ve found it really inspirational for both of those things! but I also do find myself getting lost down a rabbit hole of pinning and sometimes overloading myself with to many options. You can find me on Pinterest: HERE and I’ve shared some of my Home Inspo for the Living Room & Rosie’s Big Girl bedroom below. (I will be adding to this post over the next couple of weeks with my design Inspo for the master bedroom, kitchen etc)
I tend to have a very traditional and old school taste so missy is trying to bring me back into the modern world. I’m loving lots of neutrals with little pops of color (blue) throughout. Also since this will be both our family room and our living room combined I know it can’t be to traditional because this is where we will all be hanging out most of the time.
Can’t wait to decorate Rosie’s Big Girl Bedroom. She has insisted there be lots of pink and purple and the walls need to be pink. I’m thinking we will choose a fun pink patterned wallpaper like the below and include lots of pink in the bedding and throughout.