It’s official – we have been looking for a new home for half a year. I cannot believe it has taken us this long to find a forever home, but we have to be particular with such a large investment. My Pinterest boards are filled with new home inspiration photos, just waiting to be used once we buy a house.
Fun fact: My dream kitchen is a white kitchen. I know they say white kitchens may not be all the rage in a few years, but I don’t care. I’ve always wanted to spend my time cooking in a room that is bright and white. I hope for an island in the center of our kitchen but have discovered they can be hard to come by. If there isn’t one, my brother in law can build a free standing island where I picture our family gathered around on Saturday nights making pizza together.
The Family Room
Brandon and I have already picked out the sectional we plan to buy, as well as the rug and paint color for our family room. We would love a fireplace in the family room, but many homes we look at have one in the living room instead. What’s the difference between the family/living room? In our home, it will be the formality of the living room over the family room. I envision more of a mess in the family room over the living room as well.
My girls have never had a playroom – not in our old house and not where we live now. I want them to have a space they can call their own (that isn’t where they sleep at night). They have so many costumes and toys that need a place to live, so we hope to create a playroom where ever we may live. I’m envisioning organizational shelves and baskets, a princess canopy, and maybe a dress-up corner.
The Master Bedroom
Even though the master bedroom is where we spend the least amount of our time, I still want the space to be cozy and comfortable. The size of the bedroom isn’t as important as the aesthetics, and the theme of bright and white is universal around our new home. I’ve considered the idea of using Cape Cod, my favorite place, mixed with modern vintage decor as inspiration for our master as well.
Annabelle and Ailey will each have their own bedroom in our new house. For the oldest of our daughters, she hopes to recreate her ballerina bedroom from our last house.
As far as the bedroom theme for our youngest, I am thinking bright florals to match her spunky personality. She is currently sleeping in a crib and we plan on keeping here there until she is two. When she transitions out of the crib, I considered two beds instead of one, so the girls have a way to bunk up if we have company (or just want to have a slumber party!).
The inspiration for the other rooms in our new home – such as a guest room, office, the bathrooms, and even a laundry room – will be dependent on the size and their existence. We hope to have a new house soon… within the next few months … and can’t wait to take you on our journey of making the house our home forever.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.