I want to thank you all for your kind words yesterday. I’m feeling much better today!
I’m also glad you all enjoyed taking a peek at some of our professional wedding photos. I really enjoyed sharing our story over on Dan’s blog. There are still plans for me to add a wedding page to the blog – I’m just working on the text (the page will show more of the little crafts I worked on and talked about on the blog).
While I was feeling under the weather, when Joe wasn’t successful at encouraging me to go to bed before midnight (I’m a night owl, oops), I was lurking on Pinterest picking out things I would like in my dream house. Even though Joe and I aren’t planning on purchasing a house anytime soon (he’s in school so that takes priority), it’s still fun to browse around.
Obviously, the first thing I needed to do was decide on the exterior of our (or mine since I’m the one pinning) dream house. They’re all pretty similar, although I do want certain features. Like a porch. I also like the houses to look visually interesting. My dad told me that architects design houses with a lot of angles on the roof to make them interesting. I have absolutely no idea if that’s true (I have a feeling it’s not), but I do find the houses with a diverse roof line more attractive.
Growing up, my mom made sure that I read. A lot. She and I finished the Little House on the Prairie series (which is why I think I’m drawn to series books) at home and in school I was reading Frog and Toad. I still read often. In fact, the only good part of my commute is that it’s the perfect opportunity to read. Joe reads a lot, too, although he now uses his Kindle Fire. I’m old-fashioned and prefer books.
A few times (okay, maybe more like a dozen), I’ve told Joe about how I hope our forever home has a library. A library with a ton of books and comfy chairs where our future kids can lounge out and read. It won’t be a study/library. There won’t be any desks. It’s just a library. It’ll be cozy and wonderful.
One of my biggest goals for the master bedroom would be to have a very calming space filled with neutral tones. I am a girl who loves bold, saturated colors for the living spaces, but when it comes to the bedroom, I want it to be peaceful. I can literally sleep all day so it better be cozy. Something fun about this next image is that it’s got our bedspread so it was great to see how others styled it.
I also love the side table on the left. It’s nice and wide so there is plenty of storage space (Joe makes fun of me because my night stand is always so cluttered). The baskets are a cute touch.
In terms of the rest of the house, I hope that it has some old charm to it (like archways and nice woodwork). I have no idea what I want my dream kitchen to look like, as long as it looks clean. I’m sure there will be whites but I could go any direction in terms of cabinet colors and counter materials. Ultimately, the style will be determined by the style of the house. I think my only concern is that there’s plenty of counter space (a detail that’s become mandatory after our first apartment) and enough room for people to socialize in. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the house.
I also hope we have a sun room. Is there anything better than relaxing inside, being all toasty while it’s rainy or cold out? A sun room is kind of like a porch for bad weather days. I fully intend on napping in there on the weekends.
My dream house list is sort of a tall order and I’m totally aware that whatever house we end up in, it’ll take a lot of time and love to turn it into our dream home. Until we find that house, wherever it is, it’s fun to think about it.
Do you think about your dream house, too? In your free time, do you style it? Have you already found your forever house (lucky!) or are you still looking? Were there things on your must have/cannot have list that you refused to budge on?
PS – You want to check out more images for my Dream house here!