Before you take a look at our post today, make sure that you pay the Southern Weddings gals a visit too!! You can see our feature HERE! I think one of the main reasons I was so excited that they asked us to do this was because they still think we’re newlyweds!! I used to think that “two years” was the newlywed time frame but I say we make it “five years”! :) So some of these house shots you have seen before! But we’ve added a few little tweaks here and there. For example, my sweet dad (he helps us so much!) came and installed a chandelier over our kitchen table! YAY!! It’s from West Elm and we first fell in love with it because our friends Troy and Amy have one over their kitchen table!! Now we think of our sweet Cali friends whenever we look at it!
So enjoy a few house pictures and our favorite quotes from the SW interview! Happy “almost” weekend everyone!!!
Tell us about the process of moving in together. Do you have any tips for blending your two styles? Michael and I grew up together, went on family vacations together, and have known each other since we were toddlers, so there were very few things that shocked us after moving in together. I am learning not to have unrealistic expectations about how tidy our house should be. Messes stress me out… Michael doesn’t seem to mind them :) However, over the last three years, Michael has learned that I’m in a much better mood when the house is somewhat put together, so he makes that a priority, and I love him for it!
Where do you splurge and where do you save when decorating? What are some of your favorite sources for home things? We splurge on big ticket items that need to last forever. For example, when we moved into the new house, we knew that we wanted to invest in a couch that we could use for 10+ years. However, we bought more affordable end tables and a coffee table, because those can easily be replaced. Our accent pieces and guest bedroom sets are mostly from IKEA–we love the Liatorp Collection! We don’t splurge on lamps or small decor pieces, simply because there are awesome options at HomeGoods and Target. Why spend $250 on one lamp when you can decorate a whole room with that money? (Ps. We have new prints and canvases in the living room! It’s hard to see because of the glare but they’re there! We love them!)