Our home is a whopping 700 square feet. And we couldn’t love it more. Built in 1928 with lots of original touches, it is just the right cozy character home for us. We rent and have the most lovely, gracious and generous landlords. We have hit jackpot.
I have never done a home tour, for lots of reasons. . . one being that everything is pretty much thrifted, family hand me downs or homemade so it wouldn’t be easy to link to purchases. But, the main reason is that sometimes it feels like, with all the BIG and shiny home tours on ‘big’ blogs, I get kinda bogged down in thinking my home would be scoffed at for its size, price point (of our stuff) and lack of mainstream decoration influence. But, I love my home.
I want a space that invites anyone to come in and cozy up with a cup of something steaming and play or read. And I feel like we have that, coziness and homey love abounds here. So I think I will slowly share some of our spaces, itty bitty as they may be.
Here is our dining room- this is where life is lived. The in-between of our kitchen and living room. Nolie plays here, Charlie reads and bounces Ever here, I write here. This is our hub.
Our table is a garage sale find. Our chairs are a hodge pods of hand-me-downs and a kid chair from Ikea for Nolie. To the left is an end table turned play kitchen that is still in the works. The darling prints above our table are made by our awesome friend, his shop is here (check it!), and the plates with A and C are from Anthropologie (years ago).
The board with tin cans (class-say) are made by Charlie as a space for Nolie to organize her art supplies since she often has her easel in here to do projects. And the shelves were made by Charlie too. The roman shades were a DIY that Charlie and I tackled when I was pregnant since we knew I would labor at home and would likely want some privacy in our little fish bowl (ended up not really even leaving my room, oops!).
The rest of the artwork is made by Nolie. We love our tiny cozy home!