Moving into a New House: Our Inspiration

We just found out we're moving into a house in about a month: it will be the first time we've lived in a house - not apartment - of our own. This house reminds us a lot of what our place could be, if all things were perfect. Some particular details we're looking to for inspiration:

1 Painting the currently dark green shutters white. We really like the subtlety of the white on white in our inspiration house. At the door, on the other hand, we're considering something else.
2 One particular side of the house needs some extra privacy. We love this stone wall that adds an architectural element and some material texture. It would be perfect for enclosing a walk around to the back of the house.
3 Like this house, ours has dormers and the upper rooms are up in the slanted roof. We love the low, minimalist furnishings used in this bedroom, paired with the classic bones of the house. It seems a perfect way to incorporate our modernist sensibilities into quite a traditional home.

Our inspiration home referenced here is from Martha Stewart. We'll check back in with you when we're all moved in and started on making the house into our home. It'll be fun to see how much our inspiration home comes into play when we're actually settled in.

(Images: Martha Stewart)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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