This is my first post in the New Year and I thought I’d share an update on where I am with my home since it has been a long time.
I have now been living in my house for over a year, which sounds so crazy because I swear it feels like I just moved in. 2016 was one of the fastest years in a long time. It was a year of exploring, meeting new friends, adjusting to a new community and settling in to our first real house. I took my time trying to embrace it all and take it slow. There were times that were hard, but more times were good and I’m thankful for that.
I went through phases of home ownership: loving it and being into it, to finding it bothersome and time-consuming, missing my old NYC apartment where I picked up the phone to the super to take care of every little issue. But, we’re here for a while (I can’t fathom on picking up again unless it’s the opportunity of a lifetime) and time to hit the reset button. I have some exciting renovation projects in the works that I’m really looking forward to and that my husband and I finally agree to move on. The first one is a basement renovation that will freshen up the space for the kiddos, and a bedroom wing and bath gut to bring us a better use of our space, a new master and some kickass updated bathrooms. As much as I love design and have a vision of what I want for certain rooms, I burnt out and stalled on the decorating and my decorator and I parted ways. That put a little damper on the projects, but I believe everything happens for a reason and have found a new designer who gets what I’m looking for and understands the space and our needs as a family. I hope to share more of our home projects with you this year on the blog.
So if you are hitting the reset button on your living space, you’re not the only one. The New Year is the perfect time.
Main image by Cynthia Ragona for Sea Green Photography