I'm going to use this blog to document my decorating journey. I have a few new, completely unlike me, ideas for the new place so it should be fun. The only things we took with us were our couch, tv stand, and bed (without headboard), which is basically everything. Should be a fun challenge, especially with wedding planning, so we really are up for the challenge of chic on a budget.
Our new area is in the true Miami area, mostly laid-back, simple, and earthy. It is old Miami so it will be exciting to incorporate these details into our ultimate design.
Here are a few before pictures (including hospital lighting, no countertops, and no working outlets):
1. Kitchen- we will be getting new dark countertops to compliment the wood cabinets. We are also getting the outlets changed from white to black to blend in. So hard to try to cook in this kitchen. I tried to make a New Years resolution about healthy eating, but who am I kidding? It is so hard to have the coffee maker, crock pot, and toaster on the floor. I've been guilty of ordering way too much food.
Living room- we are changing the light fixtures to add a softer light. We get plenty of natural light from the balcony door and large window.
Bedroom- a little dark but hopefully our light furniture will brighten the room until we choose a color. I would love a light grey with white trimming. I've always been drawn to neutral rooms, with mostly beige, white, and grey colors. I feel like it makes it relaxing and peaceful.
Bathrooms- we finally have a guest bathroom! This is a game changer. I could not be happier! The guest bathroom is a little small and dark but a nice light color and bright accents could do the trick.
Our bathroom needs work. It is decent size but a little outdated. I would love to change the mirrors over the sink to one large one with a modern border. I would also like to change the fixtures on the drawers to spice it up. It has potential to be dull, so I want to add bright and functional accents and paint a wall a darker color.
Overall, I'm so excited to start working on this! Right now everything is plain white so it is a blank canvas waiting to be decorated! We will be making a lot of progress this week with our countertops and some paint.