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The Lived In Look

Posted by Scott Holstad on March 21, 2014

Well, we’ve been living in our new house for exactly one month today and things are coming together. We’ve got just about all of the boxes unpacked, which is good, and most things have been put away. We still haven’t hung any pictures yet, though, but that’s the norm for me. It takes me awhile to hang pictures, mostly cause I hate putting holes in nice walls. So we have them stacked and lying about the house. I guess we’ll have to do it sometime.

We started out by meeting the neighbors across the street, who seem nice, and the neighbors on one side, who are nice, but we haven’t met anyone else yet. Gretchen has exchanged waves with the neighbor on the other side of us, but they haven’t come to greet us, so that’s that. I guess we’ll have to go introduce ourselves to them. Where I came from growing up, when someone moved into the neighborhood, you went and introduced yourself. I don’t like it when people don’t do that. In our last neighborhood, no one ever came by. I guess times have changed.

We’re really, really enjoying how quiet it is here and how peaceful it is. It’s also very private, particularly out back. That’s nice. We have a deck and a patio and when weather permits, we try to use both. The weather hasn’t been that great here though, although yesterday was nice. It’s also safe here, which has been important to us. People actually leave their garages open during the day! I would never do that! Everything’d get stolen from it in areas I’ve lived before. It’s a very nice change.

We’re almost done with contractors! I’ve got one here right now working on the screen door to the deck. Some more work needs to be done on the deck, and the floors squeak a bit too much, so we’d like to have that looked into, but otherwise most things have been taken care of. And let me tell you — it’s cost a pretty penny! Contractors aren’t cheap.

I’m going to post some requested photos of the place as it currently is (even messed up a little bit). It’s the “lived in” look. I hope you enjoy.

Our entryway

Our entryway

The entry leading into the living room

The entry leading into the living room

Living room. We're going to get more chairs.

Living room. We’re going to get more chairs.

Looking into the dining room

Looking into the dining room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Hall bathroom

Hall bathroom

The library

The library

Another view of the library

Another view of the library

Yet another view of the library

Yet another view of the library

The den

The den

Another view of the den

Another view of the den

Another den shot

Another den shot

Office

Office

Another view of the office

Another view of the office

Garage

Garage

6 Responses to “The Lived In Look”

  1. Connie said

    I love your den! It just calls to me! 🙂 And Command strips are your friends! I use them to hang up everything!

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  2. dweezer19 said

    Your place looks wonderful! All the sunny windows make me want to run over and have a look outside! Yes, the world has moved on from the traditional. When I grew up new neighbors were actually welcomed with a pound cake our bundt cake. Now I can hardly get some of them to look up as they scurry out to grab the morning paper and rush back inside. But my Mom always said it is the ones who approach cautiously who will remain your true friends. She was never wrong! Good luck getting all settled in. Thanks for sharing the photos too. 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! It’s nice when it’s sunny here. It hasn’t been too sunny though, so the past couple of days have been a treat.

      It’s disappointing about neighbors. My parents had good neighbors on either side of them in Knoxville. I never even really met mine at our last house. I’m hoping to here.

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  3. i love the pictures! It looks lived in, but clean. 🙂
    I think people these days just really crave their privacy. I’m trying not to take it personally.

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