Sunday, August 21, 2016

One Room at a Time

Greetings from Georgia, friends! My, how these past few weeks have flown by. When I last left you, I was buried in boxes...



This summer has been busy for the girls at Red Rose Alley. But now that we've successfully sent Jess off into married life, I'm turning my attention to settling into my new sweet southern home. 



Now we're just renting, so I have to help myself from getting too attached, but there are so many features I love about this charming house. We tend to see multi-resident mail units in our California cities and suburbs, so I was delighted by this traditional mailbox in front of the house!   



This is the beautiful bay window I look out of while I'm reading on the couch.



I just adore this stylish arched doorway leading into the spacious kitchen, and it's so nice to have room to cook! (Our previous apartment was a bit cramped.)



I can't wait until it gets cooler and we can light a cozy fire in our brick fireplace. For now, it's a convenient place to keep the chess board. 



But my favorite feature of the entire house has to be the window above the kitchen sink, where I can look out into the backyard and watch the bunnies and birds hopping around the lawn while I wash dishes in the morning. 



I'm slowly but surely starting to decorate, one room at a time. Here's a pretty French-inspired soap dispenser I found at Home Goods (love that store!). 



And here's the new comforter set I bought for the master bedroom. I'm planning to color the room in mauve, cream, and white, with gold accents.



I'll post more photos as I continue to make each room of this darling house our own (a little teaser...I have plans for restoring an antique dresser and turning the Harry Potter closet under the stairs into a secret reading nook!). In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this post-move-in peek into our new home.


~ Nel ~

23 comments:

Susie said...

Nel, Your new home looks very nice. I wish you great joy while living there. I know your mom will miss you girls so much. I still miss my girls and they have been grown and gone from home for many years. Blessings to you , xoxo, Susie

20 North Ora said...

Love the photos of your new home! Looks like you are making it "your" home very nicely.

Judy

Rozen en vlinders said...

What à great lovely house!

Blogoratti said...

Such a stylish and spacious house. Warm greetings!

DUTA said...

You've mentioned the kitchen window, and I'll add the arched entrance to the kitchen. I adore arches.
Enjoy your new house decoration! I'm sure the result will be amazing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Nell, congratulations on your new job and home! What a gorgeous place! WOW! You are going to love it. I hope that maybe one day, you can buy this place? Best wishes for a successful teaching year! Anita

It's me said...

Wowww Nel what a beautiful home you have...i love it...like the mail box too.....enjoy the week love Ria x

LoveT. said...

Beautiful :)

lovely Greetings!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It sounds like you are right at home in your new place, Nel. I'm happy that you are adjusting to life on another coast. We east coast southern gals welcome you! ♥

Susie Swanson said...

Your new home is so beautiful. I love how you've decorated it. Welcome to the south, my home as well. Best Wishes and lots of happiness. xo

Gypsy Heart said...

Such a beautiful home with many great features! Having a fireplace is just the best! Congratulations and so happy for you!

xo
Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'll have fun making it your own! You have such beautiful style! Hugs!

Carla from The River said...

I am excited for you! :-) Looking lovely already.

TARYTERRE said...

The look at your new home was nice. Looks inviting. New beginnings are always fun.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

How pretty! I think it is going to be challenging not to become attached!
Enjoy your new space.
xo
Jemma

Summer said...

Congrats to Jess! Your new home is lovely and I do love that cozy window above the kitchen sink ♥

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Red Rose Alley said...

Nel, I love your house, especially that kitchen window that looks out to your back yard. Love that mailbox too, it's just for you. You decorated nicely, and I can't wait to see more. ~mom

Karen said...

Everything looks great. I love a window over the kitchen sink, too! I can't wait to see the reading nook. We are native Georgians transplanted to southern Indiana.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Nel, it looks like you are turning this charming house into a home! Love your colors, the beautiful views and especially the little sofa and chandelier <3 Looking forward to seeing more! A happy week to you xx Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Nel, what a beautiful house.
I love all of your photo's.

Thank you for sharing ... such an exciting time

All the best Jan

Mercy F said...

There's always an air of excitement when moving to a new place and I can feel it in your post. I like how you document it, it makes the readers get excited too :) I like the French door and the window overlooking the garden. Hope you have a great time in your new home.

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marcia said...

It's lovely, Nel. The architecture in Georgia is beautiful, and real estate is so affordable there too. My husband and I almost moved there years ago. I wish you many blessings in your new home and career. Welcome to the East side! :)
xo

Jeanie said...

Oh yes, that kitchen window is to die for! And I love your comforter! Sending good wishes your way!