Hi friends! There is a lot of change happening around life right now. If you hang out on our instagram, you probably have a good idea about two things going on that are consuming us right now. Thing one is: We are moving back to NYC. Yep. We have a very very big and exciting plan that is going to be very hard to execute, but we are SO excited to try and see if we can do it. Right now we have the Rich Hippies House (our AirBNB) up on the market and after we sell it we will share more details about the when, what and why.
Thing two: We are in a bit of a discovery process with Atlas. He has Sensory Processing Disorder and we are on a journey to find what it’s cause is along with some additional issues he’s facing. This is number one, and we have gotten pretty aggressive about figuring out what’s accompanying his SPD and setting out a path to follow to get him back on track so it’s been lots of Doctor visits and testing at hospitals until we can get some data that helps us.
Moving is extremely exciting, and with that comes some planning. The planning includes lots and lots of gatherings and good bye’s before we have to stage our cottage to sell.
Being our cottage is so tiny, it doesn’t hold a lot of people. We had to make a decision to clear out a room for our first gathering. We decided to pull our dining room together to gather because it’s between the kitchen and the living room and a great space to pour a drink and have a chat.
We liked the new set up so much we kept it that way for a few weeks before replacing the dining set back.
Here is the before dining room we pulled out. It’s been a room we thought a lot about, like how we want to throw that chandy into the Cumberland and replace it with something more chic and cute. It’s a tiny room and clearly didn’t fit our old dining set, so we don’t really spend a lot of time in there.
I loved the storage of the chest and the very large and beautiful bar cart together. It was great to have durable surfaces for serve-yourself drinks and snacks and storage for cups and napkins hidden away in the drawers.
This pics are how we styled the room after our gathering. It became a catch-all for keys and mail and my glasses I always lose.
We kept the record player in the same placed because Atlas is actually very good at playing music on it. He’s very careful and mindfully guess what song begins where.
The chest now hold blankets for the couch along with some notebooks and pens, because we can never find pen and paper when we need it.
This other great piece we got (from Sauder) we set up as a guest station for people who crashed with us. We loaded it with towels and toiletries and I eventually began to use it as a safe place for my purse (Atlas is always snatching my phone) and hats.
A big ol’ thank you to Sauder for inviting us to help style their look book again. It’s such an amazing collection of unique ideas from bloggers, designers, and stylists.
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