Sally's Sight Unseen Fresh Start

Sally's Sight Unseen Fresh Start

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Janel Laban
Sep 17, 2010

Name: Sally
Location: Austin, Texas

My boyfriend and I just moved to Austin, Texas two months ago, into a home that we decided was perfect for us solely based on the photos posted along side its' Craigslist ad. Arriving at this three bedroom house, with only what could fit in our small prius (our 45lb dog taking up quite a bit of that space) we were daunted by the idea of turning this big empty shell into a "home."

With the help of Apartment Therapy for inspiration, MANY trips to the local vintage/antique stores, countless hours on craigslist and more heart and soul than we realized we had- we have managed to make a home. This is the first place my boyfriend and I have really developed together, from the ground up, and we were both pleasantly surprised to find out how well we compliment each others' sense of aesthetic.

The house is an older craftsman with some updated detailing and a completely updated kitchen. With the house being almost too cute for its' own good, it was important for me to stay away from traditional, and maintain a feeling of vintage and eclectic. We got to know our new city through it's tag sales and vintage stores! I tend to go over board with color and outrageous pieces, while my boyfriend tends to be drawn to earth tones. Initially, this was a frightening realization for both of us, but with compromise and openness we some how created a space that is more beautiful to us than if we hadn't have the others' influence.

Thanks, Sally!

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