PUTTING DOWN ROOTS

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

In all my years of blogging, this is the post I’ve wanted to write the most: we bought a house! We closed two weeks ago after a roller coaster ride of inspections and negotiations (followed by even more inspections and negotiations…) but I’m thrilled to finally be able to say that we’re putting down roots in Raleigh.

I’m a homebody without question and not having a sense of permanence or a place that felt truly our own left me feeling unmoored these past 2-3 years. Professionally, it was like the cobbler’s children who had no shoes.

Architecturally, our new home is exactly what we said we didn’t want (isn’t it funny how that happens?) more 1950s ranch than 1890s federal (hard to come by in a young city like Raleigh), but we love the neighborhood, the big backyard, and the room to grow if we choose.

Right now it has grasscloth wallpaper that has been painted over (from the first time grasscloth was cool), lacquered brass switch plates, registers, and door knobs (again, from the first time brass was cool) and an unidentifiable but distinct smell it will take me an arsenal of Diptyque to defeat, but the bones are good, the potential is endless, and most importantly it’s ours.

I’ll be sharing peeks here and there along the way and am accepting all ideas for witty Instagram hashtags. 😉

9 thoughts on “PUTTING DOWN ROOTS

  1. That’s wonderful news! You never, ever know what will grab you while looking for a home. Just like you, the most unexpected can and does happen very often.
    Congratulations.
    xo
    Patty

  2. Sounds like midtown, perhaps? Congrats, very exciting, I’m sure. Must mean that Raleigh has treated you well so far 🙂

  3. As someone who has moved to a new apartment every year for the past several years, I am infinitely jealous that you have a home to call your own! I cannot wait to see what you do with it! Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you.

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