Moving is so hard. (Can I get an amen?!) When you are finally in your new place, you wonder if the boxes of your stuff literally multiplied and replenished your house. Boxes. For. Days. And then, your stuff comes out of the boxes, and what once fit in your old house, doesn’t quite fit right in your new house. Aw, the moving game.
It took some time for the boxes to clear out, but I’m FINALLY starting to feel like our house is more of a home, and a livable home at that!
This post is more of a “state of affairs” of the house. Obviously nothing is on the walls or really decorated. But it’s semi-put-together, so I felt confident enough to share.
I love this view of the breakfast nook when you first walk into the house. The copper chandelier is the first thing everyone notices and comments on when they walk in.
We kept our Restoration Hardware table, but the chairs were all wrong all of a sudden. I knew the breakfast nook was screaming for a set of Eames chairs.
We had a builder-grade chandelier over the table, and I hated it.
I knew a long time ago that I wanted a Tom Dixon copper chandelier. Fun fact, I couldn’t find one for less than around $700. And that was discouraging, because that was NOT in the budget. It would be a very empty dinner table (with a very pretty light) if I would have paid full price.
HOWEVER. I found a very (seemingly) sketchy Chinese wholesale website, that sold this light fixture for a fraction of the cost! (Here’s the link.) Right after I ordered it, I got a call from my bank verifying I indeed made the purchase. To be transparent, I was terrified I had made a huge mistake. But then, 2 weeks later, to my delight, the chandelier showed up! It was as brilliant as I expected.
Forgive me, because I TOTALLY forgot to take the baby-lock off the cabinet before shooting this… and by the time I realized it, the kitchen was already messy, and the sun was down. So, you get a lovely baby-lock in this photo.
Aaron picked this granite because he liked the way it tied with the copper light. (We had the light picked before we even started building!) We still have many things we want to do to the kitchen. We have plans for a backsplash, and for making the cabinets less builder-grade and more custom.
The bar stools are the same from our old kitchen. I’m not really sold on them being cohesive with the design plan we have going on. But for now, they are staying (until I find new stools that I absolutely cannot live without haha).
I’m really pleased with the way the kitchen and breakfast nook are coming together. I was REALLY skeptical of the dark espresso stain on the cabinets. That was Aaron’s decision. It’s very far out of my white kitchen comfort zone. But it’s really growing on me. I guess it’s a good thing to trust your husband every now and then!