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We’re in!
It’s been a long journey to get to this place and I’m not just counting the miles it took to get here. It took almost two years to sell our previous house, more if you count the months we spent preparing it for sale. There were times when I thought it would never sell but it did and now we are ready to put our stamp on this delightful little 3 bed semi built approximately 100 years ago.
 
I grant you, the place is habitable but has suffered from being a rental for an extended period of time so any improvements that have been done have been decidedly on a budget.
We know the windows will need replacing at some point in the future, the electrics are a joke, there’s no back garden to speak of and the garage is about to fall down.
Add to that the fact that the whole place is a sea of magnolia; a colour that can only be described as exciting for those with no soul, the carpets are tired (and poor quality) and the kitchen is ancient, chipped and badly designed.
Apart from all that, it’s wonderful.
It’s been nearly 4 months since we last saw it so we are busy getting reacquainted with the layout and feel for the space. I say space, ha, there is none. We have brought so much stuff it’s crammed into every nook and cranny. We honestly did our best to downsize but obviously failed miserably!
Sadly, one of our wardrobes did not survive the journey so we are coping as  best we can with rails. It’s a shame as it was the one that matches our bed, the bedside tabes and dressing table. Strangely, my husband does not seem as upset by this as I am.
Our first priority is to get down to the store and buy some furniture. We know what we want for the dining room as we chose it back in the summer when we bought the house. Then some sofas, again we saw some but hadn’t made a decision. Time to choose.
Looks like we’ve narrowed it down to a grey sofa of some sort but still not convinced. May need to ponder this for a while.
However, the dining room furniture is definitely this gorgeous dark blue/grey dresser and a matching console. No two minds about that.The wood aspect of it will go perfectly with the wooden floors and skirting in the dining room. It will go on the wall between the kitchen and the hallway, obvs.
We’ve got some ideas for decor and I am busy creating more Pinterest boards to collate my ideas. I’m also following some insta accounts for inspiration.My fave is Layered Home.  Lily Sawyer Interiors (@layered.home) • Instagram photos and videos
My preferred palette is so similar to hers, it gave me confidence to move away from the predominance of grey in the magazines at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I love grey but I love teal more. 
If you want to see the way my mind is going you can check out my pinterest boards here.
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bathroom ideas
curtain headings
ideas for walls
Folks say you should live in a place for a while before making changes but I’m not sure how long I can live with the magnolia. I’ll let you know…