Well it has been 4 months since we moved into our new townhouse! It is really starting to feel like home. We kept my husbands sectional, a few side tables from my old condo, his TV and his bar stools but other then that all of the furniture on the main floor is new. We custom ordered a 7 foot long maple table from a local wood working company and it just arrived before Christmas. I love it, it definitely finished off the whole floor including the dining room! It was hard to spend months without one, but totally worth the wait. I lived in a condo for 7 years so finally having a home with a front door and small cement pad to style at the front of our townhouse has been fun. I get to change the door wreaths with the seasons and I ordered a fun front door mat which I have always wanted.

The living room needed a bigger rug then we had in our old condo so we found this light moroccan pattered one on wayfair. I also got rid of my husbands heavy brown wood coffee table and upgraded to this very cool metal round one from urban barn. The moroccan pouf was from my old condo and I love it for its added texture and bohemian vibe. I seem to gravitate towards gallery walls in my living room so I can switch out art pieces when I get bored.

We have quite a bit of room in the dining area so we could afford a big table. I had the gold bar cart and love it so we centered it between the living room and dining room. I hung the gold mirror above it long before we had the table so I knew I needed to either do one large piece of art or floating shelves in the dining room. I love to change my decor seasonally so having shelves made the most sense. I love how the shelves turned out. I decided to go with practicality on the dining chairs and get these plastic white eiffel chairs from Rona so that I would not freak out when the kids made a mess. They are so easy to wipe down with a magic eraser.

I love these shelves and I love that each shelf has things that mean something to me. The black beer growler with papas grass is from a local brewery me and my husband go to often. The pampas grass is from our rental home we loved in for the summer. The dried eucalyptus branches are from our wedding flowers. Each item is beautiful and makes me smile when I think about where it came from or what it means to me.

Last but not least on the main floor is our brand new white kitchen! I have never owned my own home before (my hubby has) I have always rented. So this alone was a major life milestone for me. Having the home be gorgeous and brand new was a major bonus. I love that our white cabinets feel so clean and fresh. I also love the creamy beige backsplash that keeps the room feeling warm. I have tried to keep the countertops as clutter free as possible but that is always hard lol. I looked for a while before I found these cool black and wood pendent lights for above the island. I scored them for super cheap at HomeSense. It all came together and I couldn’t be happier. I will share more of our home in the new year.

xxx Malika

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