(Bax and Ollie are pretty confused…but I think the killer dog park across the street will help them adjust!)
I am totally, completely exhausted after moving this weekend- but I’m happy to report we are in and I LOVE IT. It’s a big difference moving from an old home to a modern loft space. I was in tears on Sunday morning walking the dogs around Jamaica Pond one last time and fearing that I would miss it so much. And while I will, I realize that we can go back there anytime we want- it’s only a 15-20 minute drive- but now I am living in the center of all the action and that makes my life SO much easier and enjoyable. I’m a 15 minute walk from my studio and a two to five minute walk from all the amazing restaurants and shopping in the South End and under 10 minutes to Newbury Street! Last night we went out our back door and sat on the patio at Rocca to toast our new life. It felt great!
But there is MUCH work to be done before this place feel finished and like a home. One thing I am so exited about is getting to use this amazing trunk I found at TJ Maxx as a coffee table (our buyers bought our living room furniture). I found this huge piece at TJ’s in Connecticut near my mom and dad’s house for $140! it’s wrapped in a grass cloth like texture and blinged out with nail heads! LOVE! We’re getting a new sectional, new throw pillows and some floor to ceiling sheers for the big windows but other than that I’m going to make do by arranging art and accessories we already have. It is a rental after all!
I found the perfect spot for that faux imperial trellis rug in the kitchen!
The bedroom is one of the rooms I may paint– I am seriously considering painting the wall behind my bed black (cue happy dance). I think it could look really dramatic with my silver starburst mirror hung above the bed and some pops of color in pillows on the bed (and new lamps, and awesome drapes, and a new rug, recover the bench….) The best news? America Express has asked me to partner with them to show card members how to use rewards points to improve the home- so they are giving me 300,000 points to makeover my bedroom! Did you know you can use points to get giftcards to Crate and Barrel, WS Home, Pottery Barn and West Elm? I didn’t! I’ll be posting about the transformation and experience in the next few weeks and I am beyond excited and honored to work with them on this!
Here’s the bedroom now with our bed moved in!
Off to get some work done and run some errands for the house! And then I may collapse!