For the first time in my 31 years on Earth, I am living alone. Why is that so important? Well, because for the very first time, I get to be in charge of every design element in my home. This is such a huge deal for me and really opened up my eyes to style and design. Many things are similar to my previous Lakewood house, but I have added a lot more.
My MeMe calls this new place “Jessica’s little dollhouse”, and I am quite proud of what I have done to it in the last month. Here is a tour of my new historic home (built over 100 years ago).
I had the opportunity to keep Allison’s couch from the Lakewood house, but I knew I wanted something smaller to open up my much smaller living room a little more. Instead, I bought this couch and chair but kept my pillows.
Attached to the living room is an open nook. Since this house has only 1 closet and no linen/coat closet or garage, I did my best to make it as clutter free as possible, but still store what everything needed. It’s also the perfect nook for my desk.
This dining room is even larger than my last one, and I love how it opens up to my kitchen. On the other side I have a bar and wine bar that I will eventually turn into a wine/music bar with a record player.
My main decor in my kitchen is the see through cabinets and fresh flowers. I don’t like clutter, so I try to keep my countertops as clear as possible.
This room is open and seen all the way from my living room, so I can’t use it for complete storage. However, everything else I own is organized in this Ikea bookshelf. It’s the perfect place for the dogs too.
Say hello to my little oasis. I wasn’t lying when I said I became a crazy plant lady. Here’s hoping I don’t kill all these beautiful babies.
The biggest adjustment to moving was losing my huge, gorgeous bathroom. I had to make the most of the tiny space in my new place without cluttering it out.
So that’s my little place. Next week I will be sharing some of my favorite places to shop for house things and tips and tricks for moving in.