Before I go any further in this post (or this series), I want to let y’all know that we are living in on base housing. This house is huge, and I don’t want to give the wrong impression. We definitely wouldn’t be living in anything like this if our situation wasn’t like it is. Further, because we’re on base housing, we do not own this home; we are still technically renters. I know I certainly don’t care (because we are going to be living in a really nice place), but I wanted full transparency here with y’all because it’s important, as I said, that I don’t give the wrong impression!
I am so excited to finally be sharing details of our new home with y’all! I wanted to wait until we got everything finalized, which D did on Saturday. (YAY!) As I mentioned on Monday, we now have a specific home and our address. It’s been so funny to check it out on Google Maps with D and look at our floor plan and just plan away what we wanted to have in the new place.
So the really cool thing is that D and I had planned on moving into a townhouse after we were both done with school and done with the last apartment. We wanted more space and more privacy, and that’s actually what this place is! It has one shared side with neighbors, which is not totally ideal, but it could be much worse! I’m really excited to have more room, though, because the apartment we were in was really cramped (though it was a great first place).
For the first two posts in this series I wanted to share the floor plan and some of the inspiration I’ve had for decorating and furniture! So now that you’ve seen the bottom floor plan, let’s look at some inspiration shall we!
Right out of the gate, the first thing I started looking for (before we even knew the size of our home) was different pieces. I already had an idea of how big our space would be, so I knew that we’d need bigger pieces to fill it and that we would actually want to take advantage of the area. So, I started looking at large sectionals and dining room tables. As I mentioned Monday, we both seem to like the modern yet classic pieces, so I think our pieces are going to be simple.
The other thing that became clear is since we can’t go in and do a bunch of big changing (you know like, changing the wall or cabinet color or installing hardwood floors) was that instead we would want to find simple accent pieces to put throughout to help the place feel more like home. Although accent pieces aren’t super high on our priority list (meaning we won’t go overboard buying much any time soon), I can definitely say the cute little shops over in Charleston and places like Anthropologie and Target are probably going to be my go to on these sorts of things.
I can’t wait to share more about our new home as the weeks come. Next up will be our upstairs!
P.s. The floor plan graphic is inspired by the wonderful Ashley of Ashley Ella Design and was created after receiving permission from her first!