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{the proposed plan}

If you didn’t catch my big move news, I’ll quickly fill you in. I’m officially moving into my very own place in Astoria… at some point. It didn’t happen in December but It WILL happen this year (keeping my fingers crossed for April)!

The space that I am moving into is a home owned by my family that my grandfather purchased many years ago. It’s a place that’s close to my heart and meaningful to me since it’s the first place my father lived in when he immigrated to the United States from Greece. It’s definitely a special place and area with lots of history and culture that I can’t wait to explore.

There is a ground floor of the home that we have the opportunity to build out into a one bedroom apartment. When this opportunity arose, I saw it as an amazing way to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to essentially “flip” a space from nothing to something great. As the work has started, this has been a much bigger project than I originally anticipated but I’ve been loving every minute of it.

Here are some before shots of what the ground floor looked like when we first started the work. I know what you’re thinking..HOW are we going to turn this into a one bedroom apartment.. well we shall see!

I’ll be documenting the progress and the renovation journey on the blog so be sure to follow along for updates!IMG_5687 IMG_5686 IMG_5014 IMG_5013

Rustic Feel

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A lot of good changes are coming up! The good changes don’t only pertain to myself but they also pertain to the boyfriend. Aust is moving into his own NYC apartment and I’m really really excited for him. One secret thing we love to do together is going on long drives to look at the decor and aesthetics of different homes wherever we are. We both have an interest in interior and exterior style/decorating.

When thinking about his new place, we both agreed that a rustic, American feel, with a mix of tribal twist would look pretty awesome. Dark wood, deep reds and rustic blues all come to mind. I explored Pinterest today for some inspiration because September 1st is coming up pretty fast (I also want a say in the decor!) and I am stoked to help him put his new home together.

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PS. See more decorative posts here and here!