Home Wish List: 2013 Edition

Charlie Eppes: [looking over Alans shoulder] Grow a ponytail?
Alan Eppes: Yeah. I found an old wish list.
Charlie Eppes: Who’s? Steven Seagal’s?

I was looking through some old posts, and I came across my wish list for my home, the 2011 edition. It made me smile to look back on what I dreamed about, before we bought our first home. I’m happy to say we actually have something on the list! We bought some light fixtures that are very similar to the ones I dreamed about.

Here’s the one I liked:

lantern

and the ones we installed:

lantern2

We have them on each side of the garage. I’d still love to get that hanging lantern light for the porch, and the back deck as well.

So now that we’re in our home, I decided to update my wish list. I would love to get a new couch for the family room. Something leather and squishy to go with Match’s man chair.

leathersectionalWe have this empty space in our front room beneath the bay window, that’s filled once a year with our Christmas tree. I would LOVE to fill that space with a window seat. We could scoot the tree out further, and we could sit in the window seat and stare up at the tree.  And for the rest of the year it would be extra seating for parties, or a great place to curl up with a good book.

baywindow windowseat

 

 

In the kitchen, besides the updating we desperately need, I’d love to get granite countertops. I love the light color in this picture. While we’re at it, I’d love to paint our kitchen cabinets white like this too. It would make the room look so much more open and bright. And that kitchen hood is amazing too. Drool!

counters

Thinking ahead to the spring and summer, and all the time we spend outdoors, we could really use some more seating for the backyard. We bought two really pretty chairs for the firepit area. I’d like to get two more, and the matching bench that goes with them.

chairsbenchseat

So that’s what’s on my wish list for our home so far. I’m sure I’ll add to that list and then some. Hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to get a few things on the list this year. What’s on your home wish list?

 

House Wish List: 2011 Edition

Lily Randall: If you call me one more time… I will tell everyone that you played with a doll until we were six
Robert Robbie McGrath: It was a female action figure
Lily Randall: With a Dream Home! Please! –Radio Free Roscoe

As you guys know, I’m constantly day dreaming about what my dream home is going to look at. When I was walking Monkey on my lunch break the other day, I noticed a home that had these beautiful quoizel lights. They are so pretty!

I would love these for my front porch. I also would love to have a nice big front porch and bench or porch swing. Match likes wrap around porches but I wouldn’t mind if we just had a big front porch and nice back deck.

I also can’t help but drool over these dark hardwood floors, like the ones I saw on House Hunters. Ignore the rest of the place, the floors are beautiful.

Now imagine that dark wood floor, with this awesome chair rail molding. I’m not sure what color I would paint the top portion, maybe a nice mocha color.

My dream home would most definitely have a top notch kitchen, complete with a spider range and walk in pantry.  There would be stainless steel appliances and it would open into the living room.

There would of course be a sprawling master suite where I could take bubble baths with Match. Champagne would be mandatory. 😉

What does your dream home look like?

Wishlist-2010 Edition

Lily Randall: If you call me one more time… I will tell everyone that you played with a doll until we were six
Robert Robbie McGrath: It was a female action figure
Lily Randall: With a Dream Home! Please! –Radio Free Roscoe

I can’t believe we’re almost done with the first week of November. Did you hear that whooshing sound as the year has passed by? Every year as I’m browsing the internet and checking out all of the holiday sales I like to come up with a dream wishlist. I never actually ask for any of the items, I just like to dream.

At the top of my wish list is of course a home of our own. Maybe next year this one will become a reality. We’ll probably start off with a cute little starter home, but wouldn’t this be cool?


Check out the gorgeous
landscape lighting that makes the house just glow. So pretty!

Here are a few other items on my current wish list. These are slightly more obtainable, but most likely not for another year or so.


Do you ever make wish lists for fun? What’s one thing you’d absolutely love to get?