Newman’s Nest Has Flown

Well, our nest has moved! And I’m going to just come out and say it. Moving stinks. Yes, the sparkle of a new house is fun. But actually packing up, unpacking, redecorating, planning out landscaping, getting used to new grocery stores and commutes…. all of that takes a lot of mind power. Or is it just me?! If it is, I’ll stop complaining. I am starting to think we were just extremely set in our ways after 8 years in our old place, so yeah, I’ll stop my moaning.

Because, really… on to the fun part, the details on the new house! I feel like a little background is necessary to understand why we made the move because honestly, our little place was pretty great. We had just gotten that house decorated and remodeled to perfection. But the layout left a little bit to be desired for the future, and the yard was smaller than we’d like, so we’ve always kept our eyes out for other houses. When we saw this house, it checked every single box. We love the corner lot, and we back up to a common area with a park and the neighborhood pool so our yard feels even bigger than it is. We gained a bonus room with a bathroom so guests now have a much better setup (but mainly a better playroom!) A year ago, I’d have said it’s crazy to have a designated spot for guests in a house, but now I feel a greater need to have a more open home that can be useful for our friends and family. It’s still not a huge house by any means, but having an extra bathroom and bedroom feels purposeful.

As for design, the house was just finished when we first saw it so nothing drastic was needed but I have been adding in new lighting to make it feel more unique. The paint and flooring was almost exactly what I had at the old house and I love it- gray walls and greyish wood floors.  You got a sneak peek of the kitchen in this post here, which is all white.

Lucy’s Bedroom:

She has a great window seat and a walk in closet so her furniture can be limited to a bed and nightstand. For her design, my ideas stem from the book We Are the Gardners– florals with greens and pinks being the accent colors. I like these looks:

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Guest Bedroom:

It’s a small room but perfect for a guest room with a twin bed.

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Playroom:

My thoughts for this space are purely functional- with a few pretty touches here and there! I want toys to have a place, and then I want a place for me to hang while Lucy plays (because let’s face it- she’s not going upstairs on her own any time soon.)

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Master Bedroom:

Our room is pretty much done which is such a great feeling to have one room to go in and soak up the relaxing vibes! It’s simple with not too much on the walls. My ideas came from here:

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And there you have it! Our backyard is making huge progress so that will be a fun update to share soon as well.

Happy Independence Day tomorrow to all!

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