Hello! It’s Courtney here (Melissa’s daughter!). While my mom is off on a much deserved Hawaiian vacation with my dad, I thought I’d pop in here today to share an exciting home and life update of my own!
If you follow me on Instagram or if you’ve been around The Inspired Room for awhile, you may know that I have lived in my first apartment in Seattle for the past two and a half years. You can take a tour of my apartment tour here!
But today, I’m here to share that I am actually MOVING! I think you are going to love seeing where I’m moving to…so keep on reading for the details.
Making the decision to move has been bittersweet because I have absolutely LOVED living here. Other than the tiny bedroom I rented at my sister Kylee’s house (see that tour here), this has been my very first place all on my own, so it’s special to me!
So much life and growth has happened here over the last couple years (personally, and plant growth haha…but also plant death let’s be real, RIP to all my crispy plants). My apartment has been the coziest place to come home and recharge in every day.
Sooo…why would I move?! I could easily stay, keep living just like I do and probably be pretty content…but living in this apartment was one dream of mine, and I have LOTS of other dreams that I’m looking forward to next. It’s always a bit sad to leave a home that has served you so well, but I’m intentionally mixing things up and diving into a new season that I’m excited about!
So here’s the fun part…moving means that a new design project has been in the works! That’s always the best part about moving, right? :)
Where am I moving to? I am actually designing my parents’ lower level into the coziest little apartment to live in, starting in February!
You’ve seen bits of their lower level here on the blog over the last couple years. It has so much going for it already—the new wood floors, windows with lots of light, an exterior entrance into the office, a bedroom, bathroom and laundry room, and the living room with the fireplace! I’ll even be making their laundry room into a cute little makeshift apartment kitchen, although let’s be honest, with this pretty kitchen just up the stairs I’m sure I’ll be using that too. ;)
Another perk…much closer access to my two favorite fluffy white dogs Jack and Lily!
I also work full time for The Inspired Room, so my commute to work will be…very short. Haha.
I’ve been putting together design plans, shopping for small space storage solutions, and planning a couple fun DIYs that I will hopefully not fail at, ha. I’ll be documenting the process here on the blog and on my Instagram stories, so I hope you’ll follow along!
I will definitely miss my apartment, but the excitement of getting to dream up new design projects like this gives me life!
How long will I be living there? Well, I have no idea! One thing I do know is that I’ll be saving tons every month (Seattle is crazy expensive), so I’m excited for the opportunity to more rapidly save for the bigger dreams I have like traveling and somedayyy buying a house.
I’m sure I’ll live there at least six months or so until I’m ready for another move, or maybe longer, or I could just suddenly pack my bags and announce I’m moving to NANTUCKET? Just kidding, just keeping everyone on their toes…including myself. ;)
Time will tell, but I’m excited for this new adventure and hope you’ll enjoy following along!
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