This House is Now a Home

I never thought we were going to make it- but we did. We survived our move and now own the cutest house on the block! On Monday evening we sat in our new living room fireplace lit, chicken roasting in the oven and Aznavour records playing in the background. Hans and I kept looking at each other in awe- it was just so beautiful (even with the pile of boxes behind us in the corner)!

Our house has a lot I love. First of all, it has country appeal and a bit of 'Frenchness' which makes me feel as though I'm permanently on vacation. I adore my cozy kitchen with its cafe au lait colored walls, cream colored tiles and rounded brass cabinet knobs. We still have a lot of work to do though. The blue colored cabinets (actually they're kind of 'Nigella blue' )are going to be removed and traded for baskets. We'll also need some lamps of course and a hanging pan rack which will hold a collection of copper Mauviel pans (yipee!).

The living room is half done. We only completed the seating area (which faces a gorgeous garden with, among other things, a huge lavender bush, roses and hortensias).We decided to keep it simple but with a country feel. Therefore no huge cd towers, leather couches or vintage waiting room chairs anymore. The seating area is completely built around the fireplace and our favorite painting. And best of all- we are having a dining room table especially made for us (it'll be delivered in April and I really can't wait!).

Our bedroom has the coolest walls- French lillies everywhere! That's another room we still need to work on though (we'll be needing new side tables and lamps, for example).

Kirstie's room is a pale purple paradise, the bathroom is cozy and has a wonderful bath and we even have a huge walk in closet and plan on turning the attic into a sitting room/ library! This girl is happy!

To celebrate, I baked my first old- fashioned chocolate cake yesterday and decorated it with the pink sugar flowers I bought in France during our last vacation.

It's official- this house is now a home!

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