22 May 2012

softly softly

Today I'm daydreaming of... 





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A bright sunlit space... with white walls (no surprise there!), dark wood floors... decorated with blush pink, subtle blue, grey, black, and gold... soft pale wood elements... along with plenty of charming flea market finds... mixed with sleek modern pieces, fabulous lighting, and sparkling mirrors... Yes, I think that would do quite nicely.

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House-hunting update: This morning, G found a house in our favourite part of town, with views of our favourite park, and the hills beyond--at a price within our budget, which was incredible. We jumped in the car to go drive by the house. With our heart rates increasing, as we drove further up the hill, getting closer and closer to our would-be dream house, we saw the sign out front, with the dreaded words "Under Contract". We were crushed. 

In the space of half an hour, we had gone from imagining ourselves living in our dream house, walking down the hill to the park, enjoying beautiful views every day... To a stunning loss of hope, realizing that some other lucky people got to this house first, and staked their claim on it. (Ok, I am being a wee bit dramatic here, but only a  little.) 

Searching for our dream home is becoming rather heartbreaking, I must say. We've realized that building is just too damn expensive, and we need to go with Plan B, buying a house, and fixing it up as best we can, while spending as little money as possible. We're holding out hope for finding an almost-perfect house, and having enough money left over to make our home close to what we have been dreaming of.

2 comments:

miss b said...

You have selected some lovely images here - I especially like the first room, the unusual rose quartz bookends and the pretty Jo Malone candle.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Kim Grey said...

Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting, miss b!