Twelve months ago, we moved out of the valley and into our modern house closer to the city. At first look it checked everything off my list: bright, open kitchen and living room space, an outdoor area for the kids to play, and a neighborhood. Over the months that followed, I have changed, added to and altered this modern house to a space that feels uniquely me and everything our family values+represents.
What I was most excited about with this new house was the blank page it offered. I fully embraced the opportunity to change my environment to reflect the new journey my family had taken. That perfect piece of furniture and decor strengthened our bond as a family and solidified the foundation we have created within each other.
As you might remember from my previous post on this new house, Adi found the most perfect dining room table at Rove Concepts and everything exploded from there. We found a gray/navy couch (also on Rove Concepts) for the living room that matched our counter stools offering an easy flow from the kitchen to the living room. I was also able to find an IKEA ottoman and small blue couches. I like to mix in affordable, common pieces with original, high-end pieces; especially since we have kids and we're constantly risking something to be spilled or jumped on.
I found a beautiful Frances Loom vintage rug for the living room that complemented the sleek, mid-century modern esthetic. Moving from meditation in my living room to creating videos or meals with the kids in the kitchen is so seamless. It feel like this is what this space was made for!
When we first moved in we didn’t purchase any new furniture or art right away. I decided to take my time. I decided to organically fill this home as items came to me and it couldn’t have turned out any better.
Over the year, our master bedroom has become a haven for Adi and I. Spending lazy weekend mornings together snuggled under bedding from Parachute Home (ridiculously soft!) and pillows we collected over the years, as well as some from Joybird Furniture. Since I loved the Parachute Home bedding in our master room I also bought a set for the guest room. It transformed the room and offered comfort to any friend or relative staying with us.
In my continuous exploration on Rove Concepts, I also found a clean, modern dresser which keeps me de-stressed and organized. Finding pieces that promote a minimal environment offers more room for my creative expression.
One of my favorite rooms is the playroom for the boys. It is filled with joy and the furniture we bought allows them to explore their imaginative expressions. I found this super soft, simple rug on rugsUSA.com that tied the whole room together and offers all the room to play.
Over the year, I came across a variety of art pieces, photos and plants that have all found a special place in this home. Rolling Greens Nursery has the most beautiful and unique plants that I was over-the-moon excited to welcome into my home. It brought me such happiness to see them light up my living+dining room. Our wall art and plants are complemented throughout our home by beautiful macrame pieces by Esme Designs.
We are in love with the home we have created together. It feels so good to enter the holiday season with a space that feels like a true manifestation of our family. As I begin to nest and prepare for our newest Jaffe member, I feel overjoyed to bring her into such a warm, nurturing and enchanting environment.
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