& now we interrupt this program for an important announcement

posted on: March 27, 2011

Adam and I are moving in together!


He purchased an apartment last summer from a seller that was moving to France, so we was able to buy it fully furnished. Though she had decorated it beautifully, we now have the delightful task of making it ours. The bedroom will be completely re-done and I've been surrounding myself with an abundance of design inspiration. And as an HGTV junkie and a home store frequenter, this is a dream come true. I love the challenge of making the space gender neutral, and to slowly make the apartment our own. My biggest issue? Where on earth will I put all of my clothes and accessories?!


If you have ANY interior design blogs or websites, or know of any great Vancouver or online stores please let me know! Any tips and tricks are greatly appreciated. I look forward to showing you the before and after progress we make over the next month until I move in May 1st.


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All photos from Apartment Therapy & Design Sponge, two of my favourite interior design blogs!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! (again) This is exciting news! I'm really happy for you two :) The renos will be a lot of work but it'll totally be worth it in the end because you'll make it your home. Can't wait to see the end results! With your keen eye, it'll look amazing. Be sure to post photos! xo

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  2. That's so exciting! Renos are so much fun. Painting gets tiring but I love making the walls my own =) Can't wait to see what you wind up doing!

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  3. Congratulations! I see you already read both of my fave interior design blogs too!
    Another one you might find fun is http://www.ikeahackers.net/

    Good luck with the renos, I'm sure you'll have fun with them =)

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  4. Congrats! So exciting!! I can't wait till I get to do the same ;)

    xo, alison*elle

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  5. congratulations!!!im looking forward to see your new place done!

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  6. Aw, congrats! That's so exciting! Loving the rustic feel of all of these images! Making a space gender neutral is definitely a challenge, but a fun challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  7. OMG Alicia, congrats! And WOW what a beautiful place :) Have fun making it your own!

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  8. Wow Alicia, that is so exciting, I'm so happy for you two! Can't wait to see pictures :D

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  9. Congrats on the move! I am in the same boat with moving in with the man... only thing is, I am moving all the way from Nova Scotia to Vancouver.... this Friday! EEEK. I haven't even seen the condo yet, but it's in Yaletown and tiny (but new!)Closet space will be an issue for sure. I'll be checking the comments on this post to see if anyone has any good ideas :)
    BTW, love the blog!
    Jen

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  10. Congrats! That's awesome news.
    Moving in together is a big step but I found it was great. I think you will too!

    Good luck designing your new home :D

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  11. Wow Congrats! Can only imagine how exciting is to have a whole place to decorate and make your own, I'm pretty sure you'll find a great way to storage your lovely apparel! Can't wait to see pictures, hope you have a lovely week!

    <3 Cess O.
    The Outfit Diaries

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  12. Congratulations! That's an exciting step in your relationship! I moved in with my boyfriend last August and I basically took over two closets. If you have a spare room call dibs on that closet space!

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  13. Congratulations! This is exciting news. I've been living with my boyfriend for almost 4 years and it is wonderful. I agree with Marie la Mode. When we moved into the house, I turned a spare room into my closet/spare room. It's great because in the apartment we were always arguing about how many clothes I have... now he doesn't see them (and he has room in the bedroom closet), it's not a problem.

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  14. So excite for you! And jealous!! I still have to wait another six months....Are you on Pinterest? That's a great place to get interior design inspiration!

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  15. Congrats! Another blog you may want to check out (in case you haven't done so already) is http://www.desiretoinspire.net/

    Good luck!

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  16. Congrats!! But as Patty from Millionaire Matchmaker always says.. never ever move in without the big sparkley ring!! So good luck!

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  17. Congrats on moving in together! How exciting! My now-husband and I moved in together after only dating for 6 months (we were friends for years before we started dating) and it was the best decision ever! Don't worry, it will all fall into place and you'll find room for all your stuff!! :)

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  18. congratulations!! thats soo exciting!! i love apartment therapy, its so good. try taking a look at pinterest, its a great place to find some inspiration.

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  19. Aw yay, congratulations!! Wish I knew a great secret source to share with you but I don't think I do... I've recently joined Pinterest and people post some amazing stuff there, you could search "home" or "apartment" or whatever there and see what people have "pinned" up.
    http://pinterest.com/

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