Sharing a glimpse into our new home today! Take a look...

LIVING ROOM: Our main living space was the first room we started working on! The previous owners left the couch for us which was sooo nice of them so we updated it with some new pillows & throw blankets to make it cozy. We also repainted this room, updated the light fixtures & bought a media console, coffee table ottomans, a lamp & bookcase. We still need an accent chair & art for the walls. The windows will also be replaced & then we'll need some window treatments.

ENTRY WAY/DINING AREA: I can't quite call this a 'dining room' because it's open to the living room and also serves as our entry way area. The space is small but after using it to keep all of our gifts from our shower & move in supplies, we were able to find a great little dining set at Pier 1. We also got a new light fixture for the ceiling (took us 3 tries before we found one that we loved!!). We still need some entry way furniture since there is no closet when you first walk in. We were thinking of some hooks for the wall & a storage bench, but a coat rack or hall tree might work as well. I also want a plant for the corner between all the mirrors.

KITCHEN: The kitchen is basically finished & was the room that needed the least amount of work! We are deciding to leave the wallpaper up & got a lot of our kitchen supplies for our shower, so it was really just a matter of unpacking everything. (These photos are from the previous owners listing online before we moved in.) Ideally, I would love a new refrigerator but it works fine & isn't really in the budget right now, so we are keeping it as is. I love how this room turned out once we unpacked all of our goodies. It will probably be the first room I share a finished tour of!

490 Atlantic Ave #225, E. Rockaway, NY 11518

BEDROOM: We have been working on filling the master bedroom with furniture lately! It's coming along!! This room was olive green when we moved in; we repainted it a beige color & then repainted it again a light gray & it FINALLY is looking the way we want it too! This room had new windows installed and so far we have purchased a bedroom set & new bedding. We need an accent chest to go between the closets, an accent chair for the corner, some art for the walls ('m thinking of creating a gallery wall above the bed) & lamps for our nightstands.

HALLWAY: We have a long hallway between the two bedrooms which we repainted to match the living room area. I got some art & photo frames to hang on the walls. The end of the hallway also has a little console table area where we will drop our mail, charge our phones, keep the takeout menus, etc ha! We found the table at Home Goods & it looks perfect in the space!

SECOND BEDROOM/DEN: This will be the last room that we work on. Right now, we're just using it to keep all of our extra tools, boxes, junk, etc. But we did repaint it an icy blue color & this room got new windows installed too! Jody wants this room to have a beachy, nautical feel. 

BATHROOM: We definitely want to make some upgrades to the bathroom - mainly fixing up the shower/tub a bit & getting new chrome fixtures. We haven't started on that yet, but it is definitely a project for the near future!

That's it for now! It's a cozy little space but it's been a lot of work to fill in and make it feel like a home! We are definitely getting there! 

If you have any decorating tips or suggestions on where to show for furniture and accent pieces, let me know!!

Michelle Paige