Our New Home

When we first visited what would be our new home in California we were greeted by lovely tangerine walls and a purple kitchen, it was anything but pretty. Luckily we were able to look past the paint and after confirming with our landlord that we would be allowed to change the colors we signed our lease and moved our things in. Here’s what the place looked like just a few days after the move; this view is from the living area looking towards the kitchen opening and dining space that we are using as an office.

This shot is from the doorway looking towards the living room {kitchen is on the right}.

After much deliberation we decided to invest in some high quality furniture that would be with us for years and years to come instead of going the inexpensive route. The only problem with this choice was that we had to wait 4-6 weeks for our furniture to be built and shipped. So we set our TV on the coffee table and blew up an air mattress to sit on and that’s how it we lived for 5 weeks.

When the furniture arrived last Friday I was so relieved to finally have a place to sit, now if we ever have friends over our living area won’t look like a scene out of a college dorm room. I was also very relieved to see exactly what the sofa looked like with the fabric I had picked out; all that I had in the store was a 1’x1′ swatch and a white version of our sofa so it took a little imagination to picture it. The fabric is more grey and less brown than it looks in the photo below.

Here’s the same view as before, looking towards the living area from the entryway.

The desk area is serving as Mark’s little home office complete with his territory map on the wall.

It finally feels like a real home! This is the first time that we’ve ever bought new furniture together and the funniest part about it all is that we find ourselves purposefully sitting on the extremities of the sofa so we don’t cause it to sag in the middle over time. We have already watched a couple movies sitting 2 feet away from one another, each of us on opposite ends of the sofa, haha.

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3 Responses to “Our New Home”

  1. Grandpa Says:

    Very noce guys,
    It all looks so nice and cozy. What kind of wood was used in your furniture. You had to know I wood ask that. Right?
    Some of the furniture we bought in CA IN 1959 is still in use by the family. Good furniture? always a good choice.
    g’pa

  2. Judy Putnam / nana Jude Says:

    Wonderful choices, you two. Wise, indeed, to invest in quality – good for you! Now enjoy it fully. Love all your pics. love you, Nana

  3. savannah smith Says:

    Looks great, Britney! Everything you do always looks so perfect. (I find myself sitting on the outside of our couch, too–it’s about 26 yrs old now and though a great piece of furniture, beginning to sag in the middle haha)

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