It is hard to believe that after 1 1/2 years of marriage, Matt and I have lived in 3 different homes. On January 2, we moved from Pasadena to a duplex essentially in the middle of Los Angeles. We LOVE it here. We are in a residential neighborhood, but we are minutes from Hollywood and the beaches. Matt's commute is now about 10 to 15 minutes verses the hour plus commute he had before. Here is a visual of our move:
So here is the long awaited (mostly by my mom) house tour. Being busy with my wonderful new job has made the completion of our house a little longer than we had wanted. But now we are pretty much at the finish line (other than a picture frame that needs to be hanged, etc). Here are the before and afters...
This change was not our doing. But we love how much warmer the house looks!
Living Room/ Dining Room
The entire house had all white walls. They were screaming to be painted!
Thanks to my mom, we got all our walls painted in a day.
Not much changed in the kitchen except for some accessorizing and some curtains in front of our washer and dryer.
Our bedroom went through two stages. After we painted our walls and moved the bed in with our old bedding, I would compare our bedroom to a cloudy day. With gray on the walls and brown on the bed, the room felt very gloomy. So...
After the After
...we rearranged the furniture to make the room more inviting and added a white duvet to the bed to brighten up the space. Down the road, we would love to buy a great quilt for the end of the bed, but for now, our old duvet will do just fine.
So there it is! We feel SO blessed that this is our home. Matt and I look at each other all the time and say we cannot believe we get to live here. God has given us so much, way more than we deserve. We can only hope we can use everything he has given us to glorify him
***Let me just state that we are renting, not buying, this place. For some reason a lot of people were asking!