Home for the Holidays {New Home Tour}

After many questions and much anticipation – today is the day that I’m welcoming all of you into our new home!

This is a picture-heavy post, so I want to jump right in. However, before I do, please keep in mind that we only moved in a week ago. These photos are not perfect, there is clutter everywhere, and we still don’t have everything unpacked. The house is a work in progress, but that’s the beauty of now owning our own home – we can take our sweet time with all of it!

So, go grab a hot cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the tour!

First, we start in the entryway. Down that small hallway is the door to the garage, a huge coat closet to the left, and the laundry room to the right.

From the other direction, we enter the formal living room and dining room. We don’t have any furniture for these rooms, so naturally it has become a dumping ground and staging area for boxes and stuff that we don’t know what to do with yet. Just focus on the large front window – it’s my favorite feature of the room!

Into the kitchen we go! I couldn’t be more in love with how big and open this space is, not to mention all the storage. All of it needs some major updating, but we’ll get there eventually.

One of the major selling points of this house for us was the backyard. We live right in the heart of the city, but we have woods for a backyard. It’s great to have that additional privacy and a pretty view to stare at!

From the kitchen, we step down into our family room! Again, we love the big windows that look over the backyard and just the overall space in the room – photos don’t do it justice. The beams will be coming down in the near future, and we plan to replace the built-ins with something a bit more modern and not as big.

Down the hallway, there is a large half-bath to the left and the basement door to the right.

Let’s head upstairs – first stop, our master bedroom.

The previous owners had their bed in-between the windows, but we just didn’t like our furniture there. Our nightstands blocked the windows, and it made the room feel very small. Now on the back wall, there’s much more open space. We plan to add a shelving unit between the windows to display jewelry and other items, and I finally will get a storage ottoman for the end of the bed.

Now into the master bathroom and walk-in closet. And, yes – our hamper currently is sitting in our tub. Ryan put it there on move-in day, and it just hasn’t made it’s way out yet.

Down the hall, there is another full bathroom to the left, two guest rooms (not pictured), and then my office to the right!

I can’t even begin to explain my excitement over my office/vanity room. The large window brings in so much natural light, and the whole room just screams girly to me – you can bet that I plan to swap that light fixture out for a chandelier.

So, that in a nutshell is our new home! We already have paint colors picked out, and we are looking forward to a lot of updates and renovations in the near future. I’m looking forward to sharing the progress and final results with all of you!

Leave a Comment


  1. 2.2.15

    Woohoo!! Love your backyard and all the big windows in your house! Your office looks awesome too and I can't wait to see it all put together. Congrats lady!!

  2. 2.2.15
    Ashley Angle said:

    Wow, beautiful! Congratulations! I love the view of the back and those huge windows are great! The double sinks in the masterbath are great too!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. 12.20.14

    Ahhh congratulations! What a gorgeous space- it looks like so much nice natural light!

  4. 12.19.14
    elena said:

    Congrats on the new home! So much natural light and beautiful windows, which are always a plus!

  5. 12.18.14

    Right?! That's kind of the way I look at it – a blank canvas with endless possibilities! πŸ™‚

  6. 12.18.14

    Thank you! I also enjoying looking at blogs with similar home content, so I'm excited to share all of our updates and progress here, too!

  7. 12.18.14

    Thanks, girl!

  8. 12.18.14

    Eeek I LOVE it! You weren't lying about the all white walls! But that's kind of nice – it's like a blank slate πŸ™‚ Cannot wait to see what you do with everything, especially your office!

  9. 12.18.14
    Stacy G said:

    I love your home and congrats! I cant wait to follow along and see the updates and paint colors you chose! I love interior design and home tours are my favorite thing to check out on blogs! xo

  10. 12.18.14

    congrats on your new home!! It has so much potential once you actually get to fix it up and make it yours!

  11. 12.17.14

    I can't wait for sissy to come visit!

  12. 12.17.14

    I have TONS of ideas for decor, so stay tuned – all of you obviously will be along for the ride. πŸ™‚

  13. 12.17.14

    Thanks, sweet lady!

  14. 12.17.14

    You are so sweet, thanks love! Yes, SO much closet space – the closets in the other bedrooms are huge, too, so we definitely won't be lacking for storage space anytime soon.

  15. 12.17.14

    Thank you! I'm sure hoping to up the fabulous factor soon. πŸ™‚

  16. 12.17.14

    I'm the same way with unpacking! I'm really taking my time this go around, though since we aren't going anywhere anytime soon. In all our rentals, I always rushed to get unpacked so I could make it feel like home as quickly as possible. And, yes – the best Christmas gift!

  17. 12.17.14

    We've come a long way in a week, but there's still a ways to go!

  18. 12.17.14

    Thanks, girl! You hit the nail on the head by saying the home is a great canvas – all the bones and structure are here, so now we just get to update and renovate some of the cosmetic things. We have so many ideas, and I cannot wait to get started on all of it!

  19. 12.17.14

    Thanks, lady! I'm in love with my office, too – I think in the future it will make a great baby nursery, but for now, it's mine. πŸ™‚

  20. 12.17.14

    Thank you! Yes, the double vanity in the master bathroom is definitely a bonus – my husband is thrilled to not have my hair in the sink anymore!

  21. 12.17.14

    Thanks, lady!

  22. 12.17.14

    I'm with you – the windows were one of my favorite features of the house when we initially looked at it! I can't wait for summertime when we will have a lot of light pouring in.

  23. 12.17.14
    Kristy Simon said:

    I absolutely love the new house and can't wait for an in-person tour!!!

  24. 12.17.14

    What a BEAUTIFUL new home and such an exciting time! I'm so incredibly jealous of your office/vanity room. I can't wait to see how you decorate πŸ™‚

  25. 12.17.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I got so excited when I saw the title! It's perfect! So much space. I love the backyard and your fire place, just perfect πŸ™‚ Congrats!!

  26. 12.17.14

    So much sq footage and closet space my heart is soaring for you πŸ˜‰ Congratulations hunny that is so exciting!!! Absolutely beautiful thank you for the tour!!

  27. 12.17.14

    Congratulations again lady!! I love all of the big windows and the natural light. πŸ™‚ The back yard is pretty too. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of your progress. I'm sure that you'll have it looking fabulous in no time! πŸ™‚

  28. 12.17.14
    Jessi Otey said:

    SO exciting!! I actually love unpacking and making the space my own so I know ya'll are thrilled to be in and ready to get settled! Love all of the windows and cannot wait to see the spaces come together! Perfect Christmas gift! xoxo

  29. 12.17.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I can't believe how far you've come with the house in just a little over a week! A house is always a work in progress, but that's the fun part! I know that you will have it all looking just the way you want it and fabulous in no time!

  30. 12.17.14

    WOW! Such a huge amazing space, jealous! What a great canvas to work with, there are so many great things you are going to be able to do with those spaces – I can't wait to see how it all develops. All the major things in my house are made over, kitchen bathrooms etc, your home is making me itch for some new projects! What a great back yard, you guys really landed on a great home, congrats!

  31. 12.17.14
    Pamela said:

    Your new home is gorgeous! It looks so spacious and I LOVE your big windows. Especially the ones in the living room with that gorgeous backyard view! Congrats girl! Can't wait to see how you decorate it!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  32. 12.17.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Absolutely love your home and can't wait for you to make your own mark on it! I think my favorite part is the windows…they are so regal and let in so much natural light!! Congratulations again girl!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston