Moving is always an interesting experience. It’s easy to get caught up in all the logistics. There are inspections and packing and maybe a side order of mortgage paperwork and other assorted craziness. But there is also the excitement of moving to a new place, having the opportunity to explore it and finding fun spots to enjoy, people to meet and of course, creating a new home.
The design process is fun for me, but time consuming. And this is the time of year when I have very little personal time. It is busy season at work as we finish up the year and do the planning and kickoff for the new year ahead, and that means lots of travel, late nights and working over weekends. Oh and horses being horses, when I stepped off the plane to come home yesterday and turned my phone back on, there was a message from the barn saying my senior horse had a puffy leg and the vet was on the way. Sigh.
But the farm planning continues. It’s fun to look at design blogs and magazines and even catalogs for inspiration. This one, by Laurel Home, is one of my favorites. It’s a nice way to spend a morning with a cup of coffee, gathering ideas.
We’re thinking about painting the house. This is what it looks like now:
It’s pretty and I love the porch; just out of the picture are some nice shade trees and good views of the front paddocks. I’d like to brighten it up with a lighter color though. I want to add some new lighting, and when it warms up, I picture adding a couple of classic ferns and some annuals to the front garden for color. This is the leading candidate color scheme so far, but of course it is all just speculative until we actually move in and can try the colors on the actual house. Just two weeks from now!