I love blue

I love blue. I've tried to get over it and I've tried to love new colors, but in the end I always return to blue.
It took me months and many, many paint samples to arrive at a decision I'd wanted from the beginning: our living room will be blue. I could decide between blue or yellow. Our kitchen will now be yellow.
See these great blues from desire to inspire
This is very close to our living room color.
I love how yellow is used as an accent with the blue, brown and tan. This could be an option for bring yellow into the living room. So many decisions!


A little inspiration

I finally downloaded pictures of the house and will have them posted soon! We're also working on a list of goals, and I'll post those also. We might need a little accountability :). In the meantime, I wanted to share a few things that have been inspiring me lately. I think I'm having trouble prioritizing because there's too many great ideas out there and I want to try them all!

You can find larger (and more!) images here.

This great lamp can be found at Hudson.

This amazing master suite is by Candice Olsen and I'll take one of everything please.


Why do we love green?

Mostly, because it isn't RED. The spare bedroom was red. Fire engine red. On all four walls. After two coats of primer and two coats of 'blade', the room is a nice mellow shade of green. It's relaxing. It's inviting. And most of all, it's not red.


Our first ever post!

This is the story of Chris and Jenn. And the story of our house. I'm getting married in October. To Chris. Chris owns an adorable 1928 bungalow in Portland. When I say I adorable, please read: has potential but needs so much work. Basically, we have a home in the making. This house is exactly what I've always wanted in a house (I'll post pictures soon!). It was love at first sight, and Chris and I are so excited to turn it into a home. I haven't seen pictures of when Chris first moved in, but I've heard horror stories. Dirty, nasty carpet, the starkest of stark white paint, years of dirt, holes in the walls, etc. He’s transformed the place. Chris pulled up 90% of the carpet and refinished the hardwoods underneath, he painted the kitchens and the bathrooms, he re-roofed and he painted the exterior (in a completely amazing shade of yellow). I’m marrying quite a handy guy! Well, we aren’t getting married until October, but the work has already begun! We’re using this blog to share our progress, what we’ve learned, and hopefully tips and tricks for budget remodels. Thanks for joining us!