Your front door is the first impression people have of your home. It sets the tone for what they can expect when they walk in and see the rest of your house. Traditional? Eclectic? Farmhouse modern (because that’s a thing now)?
In a move that will surprise no one, I’m definitely leaning towards the more traditional for our home. Given that we’re working with a white brick ranch with black shutters, I kind of think the tone has been set for us—and definitely fits our style.
So, what goes into an entrance? You have:
- Your doormat
- Your door (color, any “jewelry” for the door, etc.)
- Light fixture
Here’s some inspiration to get you started:
Not going to lie, those lanterns alone cost more than the light fixtures I’m looking at for our ENTIRE HOME so we can just ignore that. But the overall look here is crisp, tailored, and welcoming. Here are some of my thoughts for our entry:
Your traditional lanterns (for just $25 on Amazon!)
How do you welcome guests into your home?
Fringe tossin’ + loafer-stompin’ + 80s-inspired electronic beats = an amazing start to your Monday.
Gavin Turek “Let Me Go”
In high school:
Francie has gotten a lot of frantic phone calls amidst this house buying period. Heavy sighs, more than a few tears, and a handful of panic attacks. She’s going to get a really good Christmas present in like…March after we finish paying closing costs, etc. for this damn place.
It’s time to get ready for the move-out and sell some stuff! Jessie and I will be hosting a yard sale with some of our items mixed in with a few other ladies from around town. Pieces will be priced to SELL! Art, furniture, fabric, etc. you name it! Cash or check only. See below for more deets!
Sunday, November 17
Starting at 10 a.m.
Address: 4513 Wilkes St. Raleigh, NC
We’ll post pics to get you pumped throughout next week. Hope to see you there!!
awkwardnonsense asked: Can you and loafers do a holiday gift guide again and maybe include a list of thing you want to receive and a list of things you want to give? This'll be my first xmas with a new guy and he's very much like loafers (I've even gotten him to start following).
Thank you for the note! We will get working on this right away. I love gift guides!
Well technically we put the offer on the house about three weeks ago, but since then it has been one hell of a rollercoaster in these parts. I’ve waffled between pinning like a madwoman out of excitement to dry heaving over the thought of our savings essentially evaporating on closing day. Basically, I’ve learned that I’m not exactly “good” with change.
Flash back a few weeks ago, Oct. 19 to be exact. John and I agreed to go take a look at a place with our realtor, but only after we talked at length about how we were going to wait until after the holidays to get serious about putting an offer on a house, we wanted more time, loved the flexibility of being renters, etc.
Driving through the neighborhood on a pretty fall Saturday, my main thought was when I could eat lunch because I was starving. Then we pulled up to a cute white brick ranch with black shutters and I got excited. John blurted out “We want this house” two seconds into the home. Well, at least one of us is good with change.
I didn’t sleep that weekend after we put in the offer. We were on LITERAL PINS AND NEEDLES PEOPLE. Lots of phone calls, lots of sweating (me), lots of swearing (John), lots of drinking to cope (both) and then we finally got the good news late Sunday evening—a little over 24 hours after we put in the initial offer. Little did I know that was just the beginning. I won’t bore you with details, but suffice it to say it has been a stressful few weeks in our household. And I won’t even get into picking out paint colors.
So…now it is real. We are closing in December and probably moving in after Christmas after we get some work done to the house. I still feel a little bit like throwing up, but like the kind of throwing up you do when you’re really excited…? Is that a thing? Here’s a pic:
A cute little spot to call home for a bit.
And you know what a house means?
A CORGI PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can’t freaking wait. Please forgive me if this blog turns into a crappy PowerPoint layout of rooms/paint colors/light fixtures….but I promise I’ll still put in some fun gifs every once in awhile.
Katy Perry is bringing the heat in her new album. I dare you NOT to put this on repeat. #tgif
True Life: I Take Everything Personally