Hello out there!
I’ve started this blog as a way to chronicle and share not only my work, but all the little things that inspire me. I thought the best way to start would be to invite you into my world (well, my house anyway).
You see, my husband and I bought our first house, a duplex, just over a year ago that needed a lot of TLC and design rehab.
The front unit was in good condition (pictures not shown) and we were able to get some really great tenants in there quickly. However, the back unit, where we live, was another story entirely. Here are some shots of what it looked like when we closed escrow.
In hindsight, I wish I had started this blog earlier, so I could have chronicled the remodel process, but with the house so torn apart and us crammed into one room with no kitchen for much of it, I guess I just didn’t think to add it to my plate at the time! I’ll be going back room by room to explain the process, and what changes we made, etc. But OF COURSE my house is never really done as far as I’m concerned! I know I’ll keep changing, adding and updating. I just can’t help myself.
Below are some lovely after shots of our house. It took a lot of vision, time, hard work (we did the majority of the work ourselves) and of course money to get it to where it is now. But after all that, it is finally done and I got to enjoy all our efforts during the photo shoot at our house recently.
The whole experience of the photo shoot held extra meaning for me since exactly three years prior, my mom passed away. Home and family meant everything to her and I miss her constantly. When she passed, she left a little something to my brothers and me as an inheritance. It wasn’t a fortune, but it was a little boost that enabled my husband and I to put a down payment on our first house and fix it up. This house is now our home, and it is likely where we will start our own family. So exactly three years after my mom moved to Heaven, I was photographing the home that she helped create, and would have been so proud of.