shocking, I know. as much as we have loved our little suburban cottage we have decided it isn't our forever home...and that maybe we like nesting in new places too much to commit to a forever home anytime soon! i have always loved old houses but the effort and money required can be overwhelming.
as a young couple without kids (yet?) we are doing what a lot of other young couples are doing - moving back towards the city. renting looks like a better deal for the next few years because of the mobility, liquidity and freedom from expensive, time-consuming house projects it affords.
when the weeping cherry first bloomed last week I felt a little sad...
...but once packing hell is behind us and we are exploring our new urban neighborhood (courthouse in arlington!) in the springtime, I trust that this move will be worth it.
so what's in store? introducing chez dufresne URBAN!
a brand new building 2 blocks from the metro and within sight of the district. walking distance to georgetown. very little space but (we hope) exactly the right space.
obviously this calls for a very different interior design style. comfort is always priority #1, and I know I will be missing my gardens this summer, so a need to inject life and richness into such a sleek, tiny (729 sq ft) apartment led me to the organic modern design style. think west elm, with a little anthro, restoration hardware and cb2 thrown in. perfect example: http://www.houzz.com/photos/910500/Brad-Ford-ID-modern-living-room-new-york
neutrals, texture, organic shapes and materials, bright light and a few houseplants.
for a teaser, here are some of our selections so far. in about 3 weeks we will be moved in and posting a juicy first look.
cb2 framework credenza tv stand
cb2 supra bed