Monday, April 26, 2010

Home Sweet New Home

I have been rather quiet on the topic for many reasons (one of which is that I didn't want to get ahead of myself!) but we moved into a new-to-us house on Saturday. Ridiculously exciting stuff, to say the least! Last week was a blur of a busy week at work and painting the living room and priming the dining room. We wanted to get those things done ahead of the movers so that we wouldn't have to paint around rooms full of furniture.

Amazingly, after just two days here, it already completely feels like home. Yes, there are rooms that are still a mess, the fridge is giving me agita with it's noisiness, but about 60% of the house is together and it's completely lovely. It's solid and airy, comforting and quiet—except when the birds are singing, then it's downright heavenly, even at 4 am.

I will share pictures when we're ready—and tell you about my new sewing studio space in the immaculate basement!—, but I will say that if you are in need of paint colors, I highly recommend October Mist (a delightful shade of blue/sage/gray) and Old Salem Gray (a sort of olive/brown/gray) by Benjamin Moore.

I am so grateful for all of the twists and turns that have brought me to this place, to this particular house at this particular time.

[Yellow House illustration by Swallowfield, which you can learn more about here.]


  1. Yay! Congrats! Can't wait to see photos. Those paint colors sound so lovely, too.

  2. That's so exciting! I'm so jealous of your crafty space - you can see a pic of mine posted on Sunday xo

  3. Yay! I am so looking forward to feeling that happy in my home. My apartment these days just causes me stress. :(