brooklyn house love.

Home decorating has proven to be an addictive habit. We finished our small bathroom makeover and put up new sheetrock walls in the basement. De-cluttering took a whole weekend and there is a new sense of peace throughout the house. It’s amazing the euphoria you feel from gazing at your clean space 🙂 Each room we upgrade begins to reveal beneath it our proclivity for comfort and harmony.  There is a certain je ne sais quoi about the process.

The finishing touches are left and (in my opinion) are the hardest part! The fixtures, finishes, door knobs, wall art and shelving are all part of cohesively tying the room together. I’ve spent the last 48 hours looking at light fixtures for one room and came away with fresh ideas for the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room. West Elm, Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware were among some of my personal favorites in this department.

One of the perks of being a homeowner before you get married is that you already have a good sense of your living space and personal style which makes the decorating decision -making that much easier. Also, you can register for your wedding gifts with a theme in mind! I’m going for a ‘french country rustic‘ meets ‘contemporary in the city‘ kind of vibe. These are the two looks that inspire.

I titled this post ‘brooklyn house love’ because it sums up this chapter in my life. FiancĂ© and I are passionately in love with the city that we live in and devotedly happy to be living in our favorite place in the world. Our focus on home is creating an anchor in our abode that serves as an oasis from the stressors life can bring. Finally, love not only represents the wedding planning and preparation we are in the midst of right now but also the enduring feeling of being appreciative of one another and being that same anchor we find in our home, for each other.

This is our brooklyn house love.

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About Maya

I like words like "labyrinthian," "kerfuffle," and "serendipitous" because they're mellifluous. I love poetry, pumpkin ales, sangria, long summer days, Fall foliage, going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves in October, live music, Jazz, Salsa dancing, theater, film (foreign and indie), the arts (myriad varieties), dance (in theory and practice) and any place where I can sit outdoors and take it all in.
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