Let me start by saying this.. of all the things I could possibly identify as one of my gifts, indoor photography is not even slightly close to one of them. Haha! When we bought our new house, we were immediately drawn to the white walls. Our part of our neighborhood has more of what I would call a western color scheme, dark browns and beiges.. so our light and bright house was a pleasant surprise! I only wish that the kitchen had been consistent with this, but you can't win them all, and we're working on tying it all together. I've mentioned here and there that it's taken me a while to feel truly settled her. Not for any specific reason, but it felt like we were kind of in between homes in my heart. We literally had gallery walls hung on our third day living here, so the stuff was in place, but as much as you decorate and make things sweet, I think that sometimes building a home just takes a little bit of time. Ben commented at the beginning of December that he felt like building memories here would really help with that feeling, and he was right. I feel like this is our home. Do I feel as settled as I did in our other house? Not quite. I don't know that I'll ever get that way here, as this house isn't our long term plan, but as I've learned time and time again, I can make all the plans that I want but sometimes they fail. I also learned that I don't think I actually want white walls longterm, so I'm glad I learned that lesson. :) All of that being said, I know that this is where we're supposed to be. This house feels like a place of rest to me, especially the space you're about to see. We love our new living room so much! Is it still "new" even though we moved in September?
This canvas was a sweet gift from my friend Sarah and is now one of my most prized possessions!
And for some real life.. usually the mamaroo is also right there. :)
Rug (full disclosure, we got this on MAJOR sale.. keep your eyes peeled!)