Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Tour of the New Place

This post is long overdue. We moved into our new apartment two months ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of it. And believe me, this post is going to have a LOT of pictures! Some of you have already been here and seen it in person, but some of you, like my cute sister Meg, haven't been able to visit me yet. So, I'm going to show it off to the best of my ability with the help of my trusty Casio.

This is the front door of my house, down a set of cement stairs. Potentially dreary, but with help from a BYU mat and a pumpkin welcome sign, it got a little sprucing up.

Here's what my entry way looks like completed. I've already blogged extensively about the wall hangings and shoe cupboard on my craft blog, so there's no need to go into more details here. But I do love my entryway.

And, oh... my kitchen. There aren't enough words to describe how much I love this room! First of all, its ENORMOUS! The cabinets are beautiful, I love the appliances, the granite counter tops are to die for, and the flooring in incredible! Plus, it's so huge that I was able to by the table of my dreams: a black, square, counter-height table big enough for 8 chairs (even though I only have 4 for now). Ahhhh... this kitchen is a work of art!!!

Here's my calendar and white board (which, if you don't remember, used to have yellow fabric behind the glass. I gave it a makeover for my new kitchen).

And the hallway, which leads to the guest bedroom and "back door" in the house (which is the door that connects my parents' house to mine). I LOVE the pictures in this hallway. They're "Who Is Your Hero?" posters that we got at Seagull Book. Amazing.

Here's my little salon, which I'm in love with! My amazing mom re-upholstered my salon chair, and it looks so great! It's really nice to have a place in my house that's really meant to cut hair in!

I couldn't show you the kitchen without doing a shot of the floor. Isn't it beautiful? It's secretly laminate, but looks like real tile, right? My dad did such an awesome job of putting it in!!!

Here's the living room, which is right off the kitchen. I love the open floor plan! Our huge couch finally has a home big enough to actually look good in! (And no, I did not clean my house before taking these pictures. Obviously. Don't you judge me).
Another angle of the living room (Mario Kart has clearly been played games all over the floor...)
Little side wall in the living room, gives you a perspective of how it opens up to my kitchen. AND I just realized I didn't take a picture of my laundry closet. But the little wall that my salon chair is backed up against? Is a closet that has my washer and dryer in it. Love it!
These are pictures DJ and I made for our living room. Joseph Smith, The Savior, and us with the Manti temple, where we got married.
Other view of the living room... bet you didn't know we had a big desk hiding behind the couch! This room is seriously massive! It just keeps going!

Our little bedroom... mostly we have a huge bed, so it makes our bedroom feel small, but who spends a lot of time in their bedroom anyway? Our living space is huge, and that's what matters most. Also, I have done NOTHING in the way of decorating our bedroom. When I do, you'll hear about it :)
Bedroom from the other side

Bathroom... it's a galley bathroom, long and narrow, and that works just fine for us. I also have done nothing to decorate the bathroom yet. Including making a shower curtain. Right now we're using a clear liner. Not. Very. Cute. But it will look better soon.
The crowning glory of the bathroom... my beautiful shower! DJ, Jordan and Sean did a great job on the tile!!!
Bathroom from the opposite angle.

View of the back door from the living room, the guest bedroom door is just to the left of the double doors, on the adjacent wall. Also, notice that adorable rug on the floor. My mommy is so cute, and bought lots of matching rugs for my new house! I love them!

Guest bedroom, AKA my closet and craft storage room, AKA the sports bedroom. It's all decorated in BYU and Braves stuff. DJ had so much fun with this!
BYU sports posters and the BYU quilt I made.
DJ made this table for me at the beginning of this year, and when I decided to put it in the extra bedroom and store boxes of crafting supplies under it, he had the idea of mod-podging BYU and Braves pictures on it. He did it all by himself, and I love it!
Pretty cool, right?
View of the sports room from the opposite side.

The house from the far end, coming out of the sports bedroom. This shows you the open floor plan.

The hallway... the door at the end is the furnace room, and the one on the left is a huge storage closet that runs the length of the hallway. Perfect!
So, there's the new place! I love it sooooo much! I especially love that DJ and Jordan built it from cement walls and floors into this beautiful space! It's seriously awesome, and I couldn't be happier with it!


  1. Very, very cute. And, is DJ wearing tights in that picture of him in the living room?!

  2. Ummmm... yes. He got under armor pants for his Halloween costume (a super hero; there's pictures on Facebook) and now I can't get him out of them! He usually wears basketball shorts all the time, but now he's wearing the under armor under them cause it's "so warm." Yeah... I told him he looks slightly like a ballerina, but he doesn't care. Boys.... ;)

  3. Very Cute! I had no idea you lived in your parents house. We were down in Provo on Saturday for Halloween. I would have brought the kiddos over to trick or treat and see you :(.

  4. Oh man! I wish you would have known! I would have loved to see you guys!!!

  5. Oh and Meg.. I realize now that DJ looks like he's wearing tights like women's tights... he has black socks on with his under armor. They're not tights that cover his fee, haha!

  6. Wow, you have SUCH a nice little home! I definitely love the huge kitchen and living room area! So glad that you're loving it and having fun decorating it bit by bit!