I’ve already shared our front door makeover but am just now getting around to taking pictures of the inside. Seeing as how we moved in in January, I thought it was time. I meant to take a new picture of the front of our house while everything was lush and green, but it slipped my mind, so hopefully I can come back and update it during the spring.
We live on base, so all the walls are white and character is at a minimum, but I think that only challenges me as a designer (can I call myself that?) to make it feel like home, even if it is only a temporary one.
On the first floor we made one room a dedicated playroom. I keep having to tell the kids this though, as toys seem to mysteriously find their way into the living room…
The next room over is the living room and dining room. One of the first things I asked about our new home was “does it have a fireplace?” When Logan answered no, my heart sunk a little, but most homes on base do not have a fireplace. So, we decided to make a shelf that would serve the purpose of a mantle. I mean, doesn’t everyone worry about where they’re going to hang their stockings come Christmas time?
I like that we are all in the same room while I’m cooking dinner and I can see the TV! I did choose to hang curtains in these rooms as well as a chandelier. Changing out light fixtures is a fast way to add character to a rental. We moved the original pendant light into the playroom above the train table and added our own chandelier over the dining room table.
The kitchen. The door behind the kitchen leads out to our raised back deck.
Moving upstairs, Easton’s room is still the same as before. We did decide to paint both of the kids’ rooms. I always want them to feel like they have their familiar space.
Amelia’s room didn’t change much either except the layout.
Our guest room is a shared space with our office and my blogging headquarters! 😉
Our master bedroom. Luckily, the room was plenty big to accommodate our large furniture. The curtains that I have for our bedroom were going to be a tad too short for these windows, so I am enduring without. I could open up a small store with all the curtains I’ve collected over the years!
And finally, all the way down in the basement is our storage area (the inner workings of a decorator’s/hobbyist’s home). Logan built the shelving you see on the walls to house all of my decorating things and his hunting gear. We laid down some carpet and it’s a great place for me to craft or work on projects.
And that’s all for our Virginia home tour! With every home we live in, we know more about what we do or do not want in our forever home. For this house, we have learned that we can definitely mark off having three stories! Maybe even no stairs at all! Carrying a baby down to the car and realizing that you’ve forgotten her jacket alllllll the way at the top of the third story is quite depressing.
Thanks for stopping by my open house!