Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

Hi! It’s Kylee here today! I know I’m long overdue with an update on our move to the townhouse, but between working, taking care of Bella and unpacking boxes, getting settled has taken a bit longer than I expected. The last time we moved I’m pretty sure we didn’t have nearly this much stuff!

We also had a little incident trying to get our old leather sofas up the narrow staircase to our second floor living room. I was kind of hoping to use that as an excuse for buying a new sofa, but my husband Lance was determined to salvage them. So, he came up with a plan to hoist the bulky sofa up over our balcony and into the sliding doors on the second floor of our townhouse. Good times. I have all the ridiculous photos to prove it, so I’ll share that tale and how it all turned out in my next update.

Meanwhile, I thought I would share a quick update to our main floor powder room! This tiny little bathroom is perfect for guests. Can you believe we have three and a half bathrooms in our tiny townhouse? We do! Our last place was a studio apartment with no separate bedroom and only one bathroom so we feel like we are living the life here!

I have been looking forward to updating this little bathroom ever since we bought the house! It is so fun having so many rooms to decorate. I really wanted to give it a personal touch as well as make it feel pretty and welcoming for guests. Eventually we may decide to do something crazy like install wallpaper or, dare I say it, stencil the walls…but for now we are loving these simple updates!

Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

In a powder bath it doesn’t take a lot to make it feel finished, which means even simple updates make a big difference. I started by adding a fresh hand towel, a pretty soap dispenser, and a small bouquet of flowers.

Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

I’ve collected blue glass vases for awhile now, I think they look so sweet with these mini pink roses in them.

Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

I couldn’t wait to get art on the walls, but I knew I didn’t want just any art. I really wanted artwork that has personal meaning behind it. When I found Kim at Albie Designs on Etsy, I loved the entire collection of her city prints and knew I needed some in my house! My husband and I grew up in Portland, and we now call Seattle our home, so artwork that represents those cities is very meaningful to us!

Aren’t they fun?

Townhouse Powder Room Update {and City Print Giveaway!}

If you love these prints as much as I do, you’re in luck, because today Kim from Albie Designs is giving away a $100 towards your choice of art at Albie Designs!

Note: The frames are not included, I got mine at Target! The wall color is Seal Grey by Glidden.

If you missed the story of our new house, catch up here!

What will you pick out from Albie Designs if you win? Comment below to enter!

A New Chapter: Our First House

Happy Monday! I’ve been pestering my daughter Kylee (who you’ve seen on The Inspired Room with her cute illustrated recipes and her wedding) to share a little bit about her recent move into the townhouse she bought, and at long last she is finally here today! She will be sharing more about her small space adventures in upcoming posts, but here is her intro, photos of her new house, and some new pics of her puppy Bella!

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A New Chapter: Our First House

It’s been one month since my husband Lance and I moved into our townhouse and we are still on cloud nine! We wake up every morning to ACTUAL sunlight, which is quite thrilling considering we spent the last five years in a basement apartment…

When we first moved into our apartment five years ago, we didn’t imagine staying there long. We had just trekked up to Seattle from Portland to finish school and neither of us had jobs. We just grabbed the best place we could get and assumed we would move as soon as we got settled with work and school. It was small and dark, but affordable so we decided to make it work until we could save up to buy a house. (I’ll be showing photos of my new house throughout the rest of this post!)

A New Chapter: Our First House

Fast forward to 2014. We have both settled into careers that we love and decided that this may be the year for us to start looking at our options for buying. Whether buying or renting, Seattle is certainly not the cheapest place to live. Not even close. We debated the possibility of moving outside of the city where we could find something a lot bigger or nicer for our price range, but ultimately decided on staying in the city. We both work here and enjoy city life so we aren’t quite ready for long commutes from the suburbs. Maybe someday…

A New Chapter: Our First House

The decision to stay in the city meant we had three options: a fixer-upper house, a condo, or a townhouse. We set out with open minds for all three, but concluded that a townhouse would suit our needs best. The Seattle market is insane right now and the first place we made an offer on got 27 other offers and ended up selling for over $100,000 more than asking price. Crazy, right?!

A New Chapter: Our First House

Discouraged, but not defeated, we put in an offer on a small, three-level townhouse. Within a few hours our realtor called and let us know our offer had been accepted!

A New Chapter: Our First House

A New Chapter: Our First House

Now that we have moved in we are slowly unpacking and getting settled. My sister Courtney just moved into our lower level and we are excited about having her there!

A New Chapter: Our First House

Another exciting change in life is that we have welcomed a sweet new puppy, Bella, into our home! You may have seen her on the blog a few weeks ago. I think she loves her new home as much as we do.

A New Chapter: Our First House

A New Chapter: Our First House

We will definitely be sharing some small space ideas with you soon, and even a few house projects now and then. We’ve already gotten started on a few projects that I’m really excited about!

A New Chapter: Our First House
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