Our Condo: Step One - Planning

My family and I are moving into our new condo in the next little bit. This is a huge milestone for us since we have basically been nomads for the last 8 years, moving from one city to another for my husbands job. Finally settling down feels like heaven.  Anyone who knows me knows my second love is interior design, but its kind of scary to have to totally commit to some pieces of furniture for the long haul. Normally we just rent a furnished place for 8-10 months and know we are moving on to the next, but this is going to be our home for the foreseeable future and I want to make sure it's perfect. Or as close as possible.

I have a hard time pin-pointing my design aesthetic. I love light and airy, I don't do dark, ever. Natural worn woods mixed with high shine modern pieces, colorful textured pillows and accessories, comfy linen upholstery. I want my home to feel like a combination of all the places we have lived, to feel like we are surrounded by all the amazing memories, places and people we have been so fortunate make, live in and meet.

I thought it would be fun to share the planning, the process and the outcome. So here are some of my favorites:

Restoration Hardware Wyatt Shelf
West Elm Carved Wood Table
The look:

All pictures from Pintrest