Finallyyy!!! I can share our exciting news! It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime. Dylan and I just bought OUR FIRST HOME and I’m so excited to share our entire renovation / interior design journey with you! Our new home is in New York, north of Manhattan near the Catskill Mountains if any of you are wondering where we are! (List at the bottom of the post of my favorite Catskills-based Instagram accounts to get a feel) If you follow me on Instagram (@lindsaymarcella), you’ve probably noticed I’ve been a little MIA with posts the last few months, mainly because our lives have been packed up in boxes in storage since January and I haven’t had any of our belongings to shoot content, or a place of our own! This year has been a wild ride for us, but, here we are, and I’m so excited to get started and be able to share more aspects of life with all of you! We have so many plans for this amazing place, and it feels like a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) to be surrounded by the most beautiful, inspiring scenery right outside our door!
There’s just something about a new build, seeing the entire transformation, that makes me so happy. I grew up in a home with blueprints everywhere, and with my dad owning his own flooring business, I’d sometimes get to go with him to pick up the floors before he’d drop me off at my babysitters house or school. I was always fascinated that he knew how to do so much, and I still find the entire process that goes into renovations or building from ground up to be such an amazing skill to have. Reviving a home to bring it to it’s fullest potential, where so many memories will be made, where life can be fully lived with everyone you love. The good and the bad. Putting in physical labor to work on something, and seeing it come to life right before your eyes… there aren’t many things more rewarding to me!
I know so many of you are in the same phase of life where you’re buying your first home, maybe doing some renovations, decorating, and creating a space where special moments can be made with the people you love. It’s such an exciting time, and I can’t wait to share all of the ins and outs and details of our renovation in hopes that it might help you in your own process! From flooring and cabinets, to appliances and decor, we’re going to share it all! For us, it’s all about creating a space that’s visually inspiring, functional and organized, and a place where people feel relaxed, at ease, and welcome at all times.
The house needs a lottt of work, which is what we were looking for when we were buying, so I’ll be sharing more on my insta stories where you can see the whole process take place (follow along here). Here’s to the surprises (hopefully not too many) and all of the happy moments along the way!
P.S. If you have anything you want to see more of during the renovation that would help you or you’re interested in seeing, feel free to send an email or DM me on Instagram!! – firstname.lastname@example.org
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