It's not officially official, but Locke is planning on retiring this summer from the U.S. Coast Guard. He may be accepting a job working for a company which would have us relocate from Florida to Indiana.
Locke and I have been scouring the internet looking for houses. We both have the same thing in mind. We want a house with a decent amount of property, preferably with 4+ bedrooms and over 2,000 SF. We would like to find a house that has a "Mother-In-Law Suite". We also want a house with character. A house that is not perfect.
A house that we can make into our home.
I'm showing you this house NOT because it's the house that we are buying, but because it's the one we've been stuck on this past week. It would be a bit of a commute as it's actually in Ohio, but it has most of what we are looking for. We found it through Century 21. It has 4 bedrooms, a family room, living room, kitchen, dining room, breakfast room, a study and a utility room. That's a lot of rooms! There are over 10 acres of property, which other than the house, includes multiple buildings (detached garage and sheds)! Plenty of room for Locke to have his man spaces for all of his cars and maybe I could turn one of them into my craft/DIY/office/mommy space. I'm swooning...
Now that I have a new house on the mind, I have decor on the mind and Pinterest is helping me find so much inspiration. I just LOVE Pinterest. My favorite is the Home Decor section. I cannot wait to start over again. This time I plan on diving way deep into it. Yes, Locke, that's right! Get ready!
This is the house.
And along with the pictures of the house in Ohio, there are some of my pins from my Home Envy board. They have helped me find inspiration on what I would like to do with our next home.
|Ohio home. Sit's on a little hill. Love the stone exterior.|
|I can see myself sitting here on a cool spring morning, on a porch swing, drinking my cafe con leche. Ah...|
|Inspiration photo. Yup, something like this is what I have in mind!|
|Driveway looking toward the house.|
|I believe this is part of the entryway. In front of the stairs would be the front door.|
|Inspiration photo. How I would love to do this to the stairs in my house. From the moment you step inside, it would make you feel like you are in a fun house where you can sit back, relax and feel at home.|
|I believe this is the Master Bedroom which is located on the 1st floor. Love how bright the room is.|
|Inspiration photo. I would like to keep the kind of feel we currently have in our Master Bedroom. Like this. |
Inviting but a bit more streamlined and modern.
|Love the doors going into the room but there isn't much privacy. That could easily be fixed though by having curtains on the other side of the door.|
|I love everything in this inspiration room. The color of the walls. The bright colors of the curtains. Love the area rug. Feels like you could just walk right in, sit on the couch and put your feet up.|
|Inspiration room. I think I'm seeing a pattern in the things I love. Freshness. Color. Texture. Laid back feel.|
|2nd Floor Bedroom. I think the floors are painted. I would probably strip them down & stain them.|
|Inspiration room. Family/playroom. A place where anyone could be comfortable. This would probably be good for a basement or family room.|
|Another bedroom on the second floor. Could be used as the girls room.|
|Inspiration room. What little girl would not love to sleep here? Love the fresh colors. Love the rug.|
|Walk-in closet. I'm just not sure for which room!|
|Inspiration photo. If it were for the girls closet, this would be absolutely perfect.|
|This would probably serve as a guest room/office. Seems like a smaller space, perfect for either.|
|Inspiration room. If I were a guest in this room, I would never want to leave. |
Love, Love, love the colors, textiles and furniture. Everything!
|Inspiration room. There isn't anything I don't love here! Color of the walls. Appliances. Sink. Butcher block and marble countertops. Open shelving. Everything.|
|One of the multiple buildings on the property.|
|Looks a bit rundown but I definitely see potential in the building!|
|Inspiration photo. Perfect place to work on my projects and get away, maybe with a glass of my favorite Moscato!|