our home – Thoughts By Natalie https://thoughtsbynatalie.com A blog about simple + stylish living by jewelry designer Natalie Borton Tue, 23 May 2017 21:59:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Our New Home! https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/09/our-new-home.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/09/our-new-home.html#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:29:41 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=16849 This won’t be a secret to anyone who saw this post, but…we’re moving! Our offer was accepted a little while ago but we had a couple of months until move-in, and tomorrow morning it’s finally happening. I definitely feel sad to leave our current neighborhood, but excited about the new space and hopeful that we’ll find similarly awesome community in our new area (which is only a few miles away from where we’ve been living the last 4 years). We had our final walkthrough last night and I’m so glad I decided to snap photos of the empty house before it gets filled up and cluttered with boxes in the morning. Today I wanted to share those photos and chat a bit about the why behind our move and our vision for the new home. Though we weren’t officially looking to move just yet, I am addicted to Zillow and stumbled on the new house while perusing casually for homes in our area. I noticed they were having an open house over the weekend, confirmed with Brian that if the house turned out to be as good as it sounded that he would be interested in moving there, went to the open house, […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/09/our-new-home.html/feed 38 A House Tour…Before We Go! https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/a-house-tour-before-we-go.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/a-house-tour-before-we-go.html#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:11:03 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=16895 I feel so silly that it has taken me this long to do a much-requested house tour. In all honesty, we are currently in escrow on a new home (only a few miles away!) and I snagged these photos from our realtor to have as a special memory of our first home. Better late than never, right? I promise to do a house tour of the new place soon, but until we actually live there, here’s what our current space is like…  Chairs: West Elm (similar). Couch: West Elm. Coffee table: West Elm. Mi Casa pillow: Target. Good Vibes pillow: Urban Outfitters. Arc lamp: Target. Tripod lamp: Target. Map: IKEA (old). Rug: Target. Poufs: RH Baby & Child. Storage basket: Target (similar). Mirrors: Target (similar). Wall hanging: Target (similar).  The downstairs is an L-shaped room, with the living room area being near the front door, Jack’s play area in the middle where those poufs are (there normally is a rug and bins of toys there, but we moved them to sell the house), and then the dining area. The L-shape ends with a kitchen with a door out to the backyard. Light fixture: West Elm. Table and chairs: consignment finds! […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/a-house-tour-before-we-go.html/feed 9