new home, new neighborhood

We moved this past week to a place we did not even see finished until the day we moved in. That’s crazy, right? We’ve been going on rendering drawings and construction photo updates for months now and finally the day we get to move into our new place came and gone. It’s definitely an experience moving into a place you haven’t seen the finished product before moving in. Kind of crazy and exciting all in one. My first impression was a tiny bit of shock at how small it felt – but once we began to move our things in it started to feel more and more like home and less like a small space. I like small spaces – I just worried our furniture wouldn’t fit. Turns out it’s perfect.
the FC
The exposed brick is my favorite. I’ve always wanted to live in an industrial space but it’s been so hard to find one that didn’t feel decrepit. The cool part about moving into a renovated building is that everything is new because it never existed before but it’s set in an old space with the old feel.
the FC
Exposed brick in two shades – red and glazed yellow – original to the construction of the building was utilized often in the apartments. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about glossy white cabinetry but it looks really good with the other building and existing materials.
the FC
We have a split level apartment due to the lower half of our place being coolers in the original building. This creates a decorating and space challenge. It’s a large hallway that I want to utilize to its full potential.
the FC
Waiting on curtain rods to be installed – partially sad about the idea of covering up these beautiful windows but also like the idea of creating privacy.

I’ll post updates of finished spaces and projects as they come. My next area of focus is the corner with the desk and creative item storage. That’s the biggest challenge. The second project is the bedroom which includes a gigantic brick wall, and the third project will be the hallway which includes an entryway, covering a cat litter while still giving kitty comfort while hiding the box and making the space usable and fourth project would be creating an interesting and usable area by the staircase.

I look forward to the fun challenge and can’t wait to get started… but first I need to finish unpacking.

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