We’ve been in our new/old home now for over a month – we’re settled in, fairly organised, pictures are hung, kitchen cupboards sorted. Once all of the essentials are unpacked and have found homes (having no wardrobes or linen cupboard limits storage options incredibly!) it comes down to fluffing about and feathering the nest.
Thankfully most of our furniture has found reasonably appropriate positions – two couches in the lounge, our dining table and hall stand (both were my great-grandparents), my eBay purchase vintage couch sits in the sunroom, another eBay purchase dresser in the lounge (where there used to be an old oil heater, and once upon a time an open fireplace).
Matt is all about getting the pictures on the walls – and boy do we have a lot! That man loves a picture on a wall. We’re lucky enough to have some nice art pieces by local artists and friends, as well as wedding photos and bits and pieces from our travels in Papua New Guinea. A lot of internal walls have been removed since we lived here, actually putting wall space real estate at a new premium!
The beauty of moving into a house we’ve already called home before? We still had all the light fittings and curtains which I spent many hours sourcing for very specific spots in this house. They’ve been sitting in storage or under the spare bed for the past two years, it was a bit bizarre putting them all back up again in their new/old positions. The hole for curtain rods were still in the walls that we drilled three years ago, very handy. Ikea changing their curtain rod and finial sizes not so handy though.
I was very spoilt for my ‘first’ pseudo-Mothers Day on the weekend with flowers delivered to me in bed, some bulbs and plants for the garden and a very cute card written by a highly advance Blueberry. Fresh flowers in the house definitely make things lovelier.
Once all the cushions are positioned, pictures hung, knick-knacks found homes, linen and towels folded and you no longer walk aimlessly around the kitchen wondering where things live, then you can truly say your nest is suitably feathered.
For today anyway…
Kim H says
Gorgeous, Emma. You definitely got my attention with your post title;) Love how it’s all looking. How are you feeling back living there? x
What a gorgeous nest! So peaceful…. Have you finished nesting in the nursery?!
Almost…it’s mostly just a jumble of bits and pieces shoved in a room and the door shut!
love the new/old digs Emma and your furnished it beautifully! I must say I love your trio of pigs on the dresser too – i’ve got a collection of them throughout my house too!
Yes they’re all from PNG, from various trips, and have arrived home in various states so some have added superglue!
What a beautiful home! I love the combination of the ‘old’ furniture and the bright white everywhere!
You have created such a beautiful home Emma. I love your colour pallet and your antique pieces that were your great grandparents. Happy mother’s day for Sunday. xx
What a beautiful home. Did you have your pictures with the white frames professionally framed or buy the frames and have the mats cut? Love how symmetrical they are!
They are the Madison frames from Freedom, but I had the mats cut especially (5 x 7’s, double mounted) by a professionally framer.
And what a beautiful nest it is!