Day one

10 June 2013

Even though we closed in mid-May, we actually just finished moving into our new house this weekend. (Since our apartment is pretty close, we’ve been taking over carloads whenever we visit, but this weekend we rented a truck and recruited some muscle for the big pieces!) One of my very favorite blogs is Young House Love, and I was so tickled to realize that we were both moving into new houses on pretty much the exact same timeline. Even though it makes me a bit anxious to look at these photos, I was inspired to share our right-now by their recent Day One post. Things can only improve from here! :)


living and dining room

living room

The only thing we’ve done so far is paint the main room (“Simply White” by Benjamin Moore colormatched to Glidden) and the guest room (“Healing Aloe,” also by BM and also colormatched).

master bedroom

master bath

Master bedroom and bath


Loft upstairs

guest room

Guest room

blue bedroom

Second bedroom

This isn’t a full tour; just a little peek at what we’re working with! Looking forward to sharing more progress with y’all soon :)

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June 10, 2013 2:48 pm

I’m so excited for you guys! And hooray for Simply White :)

June 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Now it looks familiar to me!

June 11, 2013 12:14 pm

Absolutely love the paint in the second bedroom!:) Congrats on moving in!!

June 12, 2013 3:09 pm

My fiance and I are in the process of moving now so girl I feel you! I’m living in a crazy mess of boxes, painters & Mr. Fix It’s but you know what? It’s kind of exciting :) Can’t wait to see all you do with your space!! (I love the loft space & that mantle :)

June 19, 2013 12:33 am

Yay! Yay! Yay! I LOVE YHL as well, I’ve legitimately felt so connected to their move… it’s ridiculous! So fun that you got to share the similar timeline, it will be so motivating to tackle projects in your new home! Congratulations again!

July 22, 2013 2:20 pm

What a cute house!! I have been reading your posts here and at swmag for a while now (just got married in April but can’t seem to stop reading it…). My husband and I got moved from New England to Durham for his surgical residency, and we’re looking into buying a house early next year! We’re renting for now, but I’d love any and all house hunting advice for the close-to-downtown homes within affordable reach… please email me if you have any time at all to pass along some location-specific words of wisdom. Thanks so much!

Robin Hill,
July 8, 2015 10:11 am

Hi Em, just love your home. I am looking for something similar here in Columbia County, Georgia or surrounding area. How did you find your home ? Thank you, Robin