The condo has officially sold! We're one giant step closer to our new home. The move is becoming more "real" each day! We can barely contain our excitement, but are also navigating all of the emotions that come with "moving." It's sad to say goodbye; but overall, we find so much peace, gratitude, and love through the sale of our condo. We are so excited for the condo's new homeowners, and love that it is going to become a special place for someone new who will love and appreciate it as much as we did.
Now, onto the new place! The kitchen needs some MAJOR love. I'm unsure why anyone ever thought that a U shaped kitchen was practical. Two peninsulas make for a crowded room. Here's the plan for the South side of the kitchen :
HELLO HELLO! The "before" home tour has arrived. This house obviously needs A LOT of work, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We are in love with the mid century elements like the slate entry, the brick fireplace with a spot for plants, the master bathroom orb lights, and the tri level layout. We will be keeping as much character as we can salvage. The rest of the house will get a COMPLETE overhaul. Today, I have shared my overall "plans" for each room. I will share the design details for each space in a later post to keep things brief.
We have 3 DAYS to decide the exterior color! HELP! AHHH. Today, I am sharing my visions, and some inspiration, for this exterior. Opinions are certainly welcome, as I am quite undecided (and Ty and I are in full disagreement!)
The saying "Keep Portland Weird" is synonymous with the PNW city of Portland. (although fun fact: it originated in Austin, TX!) Portland is an incredible city, laden with greenery and rose bushes. Also known as RIP City or The City of Roses, Portland offers a hipster subculture filled with great foodie stops, coffee shops, and the extreme drivability. You can be on the Oregon coast or hiking at Mount Hood within 1.5 hours. Unreal. I am jealous of these wildly cool amenities.
Finally, I get to share the news we've been keeping a secret for the past few weeks... WE ARE MOVING!
I know, I know, we JUST finished the full renovation on our condo. We ADORE our new place, the design, and the neighborhood. It's a dream, and we have truly enjoyed every minute of our time here. BUT its not natural for us to stay in one place. Rather than list out "why" we are moving, it would be easier to tell you how this all came about.
Today, we want to take you behind the scenes of our renovation. We loved the process of designing our new home, but there were many headaches and frustrations along the way. Those who are new to the blog only stumble upon our post renovation content, and miss out on the wild, and eclectic, process. Sometimes, we find that people think that we moved in after everything was pristine and perfect, paying for all of the labor along the way, and that my only job was to drop in now and then in decked in lululemon and a manicured pony tail like they do on HGTV. While that sounds like fun, that was nowhere near our reality.. Reality? Not pretty, not instagram-worthy, and not easy. (And definitely no cute athleisure outfits. My work garb consisted of high school soccer T's, old 90's jeans but not in a hipster way, and greasy up do's). If any of you have been through a "live-in reno," you might get a good laugh (and power to ya, us crazies need to stick together.)
We get a lot of questions about where we found certain items in our home. I've finally complied them all here! Click on the links below each image to shop our home.