Friday, April 12, 2013

Our first home!

I am so excited today, we decided to buy the house in Gaithersburg, MD.

We weighed pros and cons and did some back and forth and decided to take the leap! As soon as I agreed I knew we'd made the right decision. I've easily seen over 15 homes in the area, and this one just had a feeling right away - only the first house I saw and this one could I ever see myself living in. It has some quirks and character, but nothing we can't work with. Our settlement is late May.

 As you can imagine I already have a smorgasbord of ideas for the home. Here are the listing photos:

A summer shot of the front of the house

 Unfortunately the adorable German Shepherd puppy doesn't come with the home... Behind the wall with the TV is the kitchen, which we plan to open up and turn into a breakfast bar...




 Master bedroom.  We also plan on having hardwood throughout - my allergies can't handle carpet.

 Guest bedroom

 Another bedroom, which will be my office

 One of the two full baths...

The backyard is what is really special to us.  It by far and away is the largest and the mature trees give it a secluded feeling.  It needs a little love, but we're excited to get started!

It even has an outdoor fireplace!


I've already started my wishlist:

I'd love to have a settee or something like this in the bedroom,  since it's pretty spacious compared to what we're used to.

We're going to need some additional rugs now that we have more than two rooms


The lighting throughout the house is not our style, so we're going to be replacing it all

4 items above via Joss and Main

 I would like something similar for the diningroom, but perhaps a little crisper than this.

Love the end table.
2 items above via One Kings Lane


Hopefully a real bed! I've been using one of those metal frames with the wheels ever since I left my parents! via Rue La La

Some barstools for the breakfast bar via HauteLook

21 comments:

dorothee said...

Congratulation! Love the front and garden! Quite plain inside at moment and boring but big! I cannot wait to see the transformation! It will look gorgeous!

Katie Waddell said...

Yay, Congrats!!

Ginger Lola said...

Congratulations, your home is beautiful, I cant' wait to see it after you decorate it. I love the direction you're going in with your wish list. Have fun!

Mike said...

I wish could decide easily what to buy for my new home. There is so many brilliant ideas nowadays.
where do you take your inspirations from?

Vidya Sudarsan said...

Congratulations!! Love your home! We used to live in Germantown, MD. Gaithersburg is a beautiful town.. Can't wait to see what you do with this space :)

jannis said...

Muchas Felicidades Ashley!! Yo soy de Mexico city y me encanta tu blog! it's really inspiring, thanks! I'm also moving to my first home in a couple of months but it's a lot smaller than yours, however I hope I can figure out on how to turn it into somewhere I can enjoy and love living. best wishes from Mexico ;)

Sarah said...

I love it! Looks like it has great 'bones' and you will have a lot to work with - best of all it looks fairly new...have fun! ;-)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful home! It doesn't NEED much work but will be absolutely stunning once you put your touch on it. Congrats!

faye said...

you have a really great place :)

mfrazier said...

Oh my goodness Ashley, this is so cute!Congrats on buying a house. I can totally imagine it with the changes you talked about. Too bad about the puppy though...you will just have to get one of your own!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! It has a lot of potential and I am certain it will be stunning when you imprint it with your style.

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@dorothee Thanks - it is a bit vanilla at the moments, but nothing we can't work with!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Katie - Thanks :)

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Ginger Lola - Thank you!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Vidya - Thank you! It is a stressful process but hopefully worth it. Such a small world that you used to live in Germantown! Where abouts are you these days! Thanks for all your comments - I love reading them!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Jannis - THank you so much! Congratulations on your home. Small spaces can be challenging but sooo cool when you come up with clever ways to make them functional.. Good luck!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Sarah - Thank you ! It was remodeled in around 2008, so everything is in fairly new condition.

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Bonnie - Thanks!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@faye - Thanks so much :)

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@mfrazier - Thanks Mal! It has been so stressful - hopefully all worth it!

ashley@decorologyblog said...

@Wendy - Thanks!

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