Over the holidays I saw this photo and much like Amy...I can't stop thinking about it. If you haven't spent a lot of time in Connecticut...trust me when I tell you this IS Connecticut. The architecture, the stone wall, the driveway lined with Belgian block...there's no mistaken that this photo was taken somewhere in CT. So last summer we bought another little house in an adorable little town with a village and a train station that delivers you to Grand Central in an hour. It's perfect...or so my imagination tells me. Here's the thing...my daughter and I went to look for a house as soon as school was out for the summer, could not find one we liked that met our requirements. And the requirements were not that stringent. First, The house needed at least three bedrooms, located in the village, walkable to the train, at least 2 full bathrooms, and a garage (or variance to be able to build a one). A few weeks later my husband and son were in NY on the way to Cooperstown and our realtor called to say that the perfect house came on the market and that we could see it that afternoon. Of course I called my husband and said you have to change your plans and go look at a house. Many photos were emailed, lots of phone calls and then that was it. We bought a house and my daughter and I have yet to see it. As a family we do not normally divide travel time, but there comes a point with kids at different ages, that sometimes you have to. So now I can't stop thinking about this house. I'm making lots of plans...with the help of Pinterest.
The first thing I want to do is paint it all white and maybe some rooms black. On my Pinterest I have a board titled "B L A C K R O O M S." Once I dedicated an entire board to black or dark rooms I was amazed at how many I came across. I fell in Love with photos of Jenna Lyons' Brooklyn townhouse that I saw here and here, so I have been pretty much dreaming in black and white ever since. This leads me to the GIVE AWAY part. I'm doing a give away of a few of my favorite things that are ...yes...black and white.
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