A few family members have been asking to see photos of my new house. I’ve been in my home for six months now, and it truly does feel like home to me. I relish in the little things and find myself casually walking into each room from time to time simply to look around me and soak it all in. I cannot take credit for the interior design layout. My mom has a natural talent for this kind of thing. It’s funny how I can create an entire book in my head down to the details and I can’t wait to get it on paper. If I walk into an empty home and I’m asked how I want to decorate, I wouldn’t know where to begin. Lucky for me, I had help and the luxury of time. If I saw pieces I loved while out browsing, I would purchase them. If I was undecided, I knew it wasn’t right and I waited. The house decor came together nicely over a twelve month period.

Above is a photo of my dining area. I knew I wanted a wood table and also a bench (not fully pictured on the opposite side of the chairs). I searched online and in furniture stores for months, and then I came across this set which was on clearance at Macy’s. It was the floor model. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. The chandelier came from my parents’ home in New Jersey. For years I had my eye on this piece, and when they were moving they stored it for me. I’m glad it has found its new home still within our family. From the lower corner you may notice Maisy Mae, my cockapoo and sidekick, on stand-by ready to play at every moment. Most of the artwork in my home was curated by my Dad. These two pieces came from HomeGoods, one of my favorite stores to shop.

I knew I wanted a bar cart for when I moved into a home. This one came from HomeGoods. The glassware was passed down to me by family.

This piece above came with my Macy’s clearance set. The artwork was photographed by my Dad in Venice, Italy. The small framed photo was taken outside of my NYC apartment during a snowstorm. It’s a reminder of my days experiencing winter, which I do miss every time the season comes around. We named the bullfrog Boris. He came from the Philadelphia Flower Show.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

“Home is where you hang your heart.”