Friday, March 14, 2014

Moving Update & Home Decor Wishlist

We started painting, renovating, and moving things in a little over a week ago. There is so much to be done. The best part is that we have always lived on our own and aren't starting fresh. So we're not having to spend lots of money on furniture, electronics, and whatnot. We did have to buy new appliances, because the place we bought had absolutely nothing. Works for me...perfect excuse to get exactly what I want! You can see what I picked out below.

As for my decor, I am really attracted to contemporary and modern designs for the most part. I love grays, black, white, and chrome. I prefer my art, cushions, and other design pieces to provide the color. Then, I can change it up whenever I want with easy changes. I hope that makes sense.

I've been scouring websites to find the right things. Rugs and lighting are proving to be the hardest to pick out! There are two light fixtures in my kitchen and I want to make sure that I get the lighting perfect. I have a notebook strictly for the move. My ideas, layouts, what we have, what we need, costs. You name it, it is in there.

Here are a few things I'm wanting, followed by the appliances that I just received on Sunday! Happy dance that everything continues to fall into place! Hopefully the stress is behind us. Seriously, I would never work again with the people we worked with this time around. But we're officially in the new place and getting settled in!

home decor wishlist
Oversized rocking chair (via Canadian Tire) - This is not modern, but the southern girl comes out the most when I'm outside. There's just something about sitting outside on a porch during summer nights in a rocking chair while drinking sweet tea out of a mason jar. I have a balcony and the mason jars have already been purchased. Feels like home just thinking about it!

BAZZ chandelier (via Home Depot) - I really want a chandelier for our dining room and this one is gorgeous in person. It's the only lighting that I have been 100% on.

Knapper standing mirror (via Ikea) - I always pick out my outfit the night before. What I love about this mirror is that there is a rack for hanging clothes and hooks for your accessories for that day. Genius!

Malm dressing table (via Ikea) - I love the size and the glass cover. I've given it so much thought as to what I want my next vanity to be, but I keep coming back to this one.

Gluckstein Home frame (via The Bay) - It's just so classic.

Audrey Hepburn canvas (via Ikea) - So overdone in decor, but I don't care. I must have it!

Good Morning Beautiful mug (via Chapters Indigo) - The best way to start a morning is a good cup of coffee or tea in an adorable mug. It's my happy time.

Faux sheepskin rug (via Ikea) - So soft! I have worn my last one out and need a new one. Or a hundred. These little things are fabulous!

new appliances
Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer (via Leon's) - I've never had a front-load set and it's pretty nerdy how excited I am. The laundry room in the new place is a lot bigger, allowing me to branch out from a stackable combo. Yay!

Whirlpool refrigerator (via Leon's) - I'll just be honest. I'm pretty giddy over all of these items. Starting fresh is exciting! I have never had a French door fridge, but I love the look. I knew I wanted to stick to bottom freezer, as that works best for us. This one won me over with a collapsible shelf area to make room for tall drink items.

Maytag double range (via Leon's) - Starting fresh has allowed me to choose stainless steel and ensuring that everything goes together nicely. I have had my heart set on a double oven for years now and my wish is finally coming true. This will make entertaining for family and friends so much easier! I can't wait to be able to make something like lasagna and garlic bread, knowing that I can bake both at the same time with no issues of temperature or timing. Score!


Meaghan said...

I have an Audrey Hepburn photograph hanging in my room. She is such an icon! That chandelier is to die for. Great picks! Xx

R. said...

I've seen that dressing table before and have my eye on it too. But since we're living in an apartment and not planning on moving anytime soon, where to put it? Serious problems, I know. :P

Linh said...

Love the new appliances! They're definitely a great way to start fresh!

The chandelier is TDF!!!

Cass said...

If you haven't already figured it out, the double oven is probably the best thing ever. Not sure how I ever survived without it. Same thing with the fridge, I can't imagine a freezer on top anymore. :-)

Hope you're doing well in the new place!

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