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COMING HOME

Posted on: Friday
























We are here, finally.  I know that I haven't been around much on the blog lately, and I apologize.  Moving this family of mine ended up taking every ounce of time and energy that I had. But we did it. We are home.

Of course only about half of the boxes are unpacked, and we have yet to cook a proper meal in our new kitchen, but everything is coming along as best as it possibly can with an almost one-year-old {!!!} crawling around. She sets her own pace most of the time, this baby girl of mine, so we are working on a pretty strict schedule. We mostly install shelves and work on noisy projects between naps, and unpack after she turns in for the night. My oh my, how precious time becomes in the world of parenthood!

I must say that this apartment- I love. I love the quirky layout and the fact that you have to walk through some rooms to get to others. I love the old crown molding and the even older lopsided wooden beamed floors, and the multiple bay windows. I love that Biet will have memories of this home, with its funny old antique charm.  I often feel that physical spaces can give off strong energies, and the energy here is immensely creative and calm and positive. Its quite a nice change from our old place, which weirdly always felt gloomy even with its incredible natural light.  This feels like an artists' apartment, and I know that we will be happy here.

Gaby and I walked over here the day before the move to clean a bit and look around. Since I had initially found and viewed the apartment all on my own, this was actually the very first time that Gaby saw the space (I'm still amazed that my husband trusts my taste enough to agree to move into a new home solely on my word!). We went through the iron gate, opened the old wooden front door with its double brass knobs, and walked up and around the creaky wooden staircase. As we entered the space, our space, Gaby turned to me and grinned. We both felt it- we just knew that this was where we were meant to be. For the first time in a long time, we were home.

And then we took a few pictures in our empty new abode..








20 COMMENTS:

  1. Cute little poncho! I love the Heidi-esque braids too. Lots of light in a home is the best!

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    1. Thanks! this is my hair when I don't have time to do it. I get the Heidi reference a lot being blond and pale. :)

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  2. Your new space is just beautiful... I'm definitely a little envious. Can't wait to see what you do with the place :)

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  3. There are not nearly enough pictures here to satisfy me. I love looking at old apartments! I didn't truly appreciate them until we moved to Tennessee and had only new construction to choose from. Blah. Congrats on the move! I hope everything settles smoothly for you guys.

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    1. Oh don't worry more pictures are on the way! Everything is going as smoothly as can be hoped for, thanks!

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  4. It looks beautiful! Awesome! Congrats!!!

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  5. She's beautiful! What lovely photos!

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  6. looks lovely! just my kind of place with all that character and light. i look forward to you sharing your space! may you have many happy years there.

    xoxoxo

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    1. thank you thank you! We are just putting our personal touches on it now..

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  7. I love all those windows and crown molding! Cant wait to see you and the family soon, and your lovely home.

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    1. Can't wait to see you too!!!!!!!!!

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  8. wow, it's gorgeous! we've just moved too and phew, it's so much work! But decorating is fun. :)

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    1. SOOOOO much work its crazy (ten-fold with a mobile baby too!), but its happy work. I love building our nest. :)

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  9. I am so happy for you guys! Your new home looks gorgeous! My little family just moved too, well about 6 weeks ago!

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    1. Thank you! Congrats on your move too!

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  10. Congrats on your new place! Bay windows are so peaceful and gorgeous. Lucky you! P.S. We've just started looking for a new nest too. If you have any brooklyn apt hunting tips let me know!

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    1. I have ALWAYS wanted bay windows! I am so grateful to finally have them! I sent you an email about apartments.

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  11. Congrats on your new home, mama!

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  12. Your jacket it adorable! Where on earth is it from?!

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    1. I got it on sale at Macy's about 5 years ago!

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