I have to admit to you guys- despite my best efforts to kick and scream and hate the burbs… I am SO much happier here than I was in the city! Yes, we do live so close to the city that some people laugh when I call where we live “the burbs” and we live two short blocks from lots of fabulous restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. But to me, it’s still the burbs. But I friggin’ love it! Even though our house has a kitchen that has the amenities that border on that of a campsite (no dishwasher, no disposal, super old rickety stove and musty cabinets that smell like death) I still am much happier here! Maybe it’s because Baxter and Oliver are over the friggin’ moon about this move and the fact that they have a yard and a big park steps away from the house. Lets be honest, most of the reason I bought this place is for them (cue obvious unhealthy relationship with my canine children). Hey, whatever works, right?
As I explore my neighborhood I want to share it with you- like this amazing home store belonging to fellow designer that is right down the street- not only is it adorable on the outside (black and white stripe awning, I die), but I love the inside too. :)
How charming is the exterior? And I am totally going to paint an old dresser of mine like the one below with the stripe and some funky brass hardware! LOVE!
The interior of this secretary is wallpapered in Scalamandre’s zebra paper!
This custom coffee table done in Hicks La Fiorentina grasscloth- and loving the striped lacquer boxes too!
A little bit of heaven, right?