BIG news! The boy and I are currently house hunting with a plan to find our perfect place by December. 

Yes, it is both incredibly overwhelming and exciting, but I'm ready to make this big move {no pun intended} in my life and relationship. Plus, I would be lying if I said I wasn't overjoyed to leave my teeny, tiny studio apartment for something a bit more spacious. And with this decision, like every major decision in life, comes a hurdle to overcome. The issue? Creating a home together that combines both of our unique personalities and tastes that will be reflected throughout the overall home design and decor. 

Although opposites may attract in relationships {and believe me, we are the exact example of this rule} I'm not quite sure if this also pertains to building a home. Let's face it, our tastes are completely different. His ideal home is cozy, casual and filled with rustic, wooden furniture, animal-figurines and classic decor in shades inspired by nature. As for myself, I lean toward an all-white canvas filled with sleek furniture, chic artwork with hints of gold, black and pink. 

So, how in the heck will we combine the two into one home? The answer is still unclear. But, as we are in the early stages of this process, I'm thinking compromise and a little creativity is going to be key. Starting with the living room, here are a few homes I'm taking inspiration from:

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Based on my research and a lot of time spent on Pinterest, here is my first mood board for a "Rustic Chic" living room that combines our polar opposite design tastes into one space.

Please tell, do you have any advice on decorating a home with a boy?


  1. I think you just find a happy medium. It's all about compromise. A little give and take :). You put pink in the powder room, he can have antlers in the family room :)

    1. That's the plan! I'm sure I'll be bugging you for a bit of decorating advice here and there :)


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