Thursday, 25 August 2011

Our First Home!


G and I are very excited- this past weekend, we finalized the purchase of our first home!! We have bought a two bedroom condo townhouse in downtown Toronto, which we are thrilled about. We won't be taking possession for a couple of months, but it is exactly what we have been looking for, and we're so excited. I spend a lot of time going over my Pinterest Home Inspiration Board lately. Here are a few of the real estate shots of our new place (keep in mind this is how it looks currently, none of this stuff is our furniture):


Of course, we'll decorate the place and make it our own, and the furniture that they have now is not at all like our furniture, but I'm looking forward to making it our own. These are the photos from the main floor, there is an upstairs, but the bedroom photographs are terrible. Today we have the home inspection, and I'm looking forward to going over the space in more detail with G, and talking about some potential furniture placement!

Oh, and here's a parting shot of little Bruce Quillis. He's very camera shy, but he feels a little safer when he's peaking out from his little wooden house. 
bruce_quillis_wp



69 comments:

Carmel said...

Congratulations!! Such an exciting moment! I love the little patio and can't wait to see what you do with your space :)

winkieflash said...

Congratulations! :) Owning property can be scary but also very cool! I remember when I bought my apartment 5 years ago, I was in love with it! Still am ofcourse, but by now it looks less impressive then it did at the time ;)
Anyway, goodluck redecorating everything, I'm sure it will become beautiful!
xo,
wink

katherinelynn_04 said...

Congratulations! The wood floor looks gorgeous and it appears to already have great lighting. You should be able to make it homey in no time!

Tanis said...

yay for new home-ownership! I'm so happy for you guys! Thank god for pinterest, endless inspiration!

PixieSam said...

Congratulations on your new home, it looks lovely. I'm sure you'll have great fun making your pinterest board come to life in it!

How cute is Bruce Quillis? I was thinking about him today, I'm glad he's settling in well.

Jacey said...

Awesome, Julie! Congratulations!!

Noas' Libellule said...

Looks really cool! I love the space, many many possibilities! Congrats!!

smunch said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

monikita said...

Congratulations! Have fun with the decorating!

CelticCastOn said...

Congrats! Enjoy making it your own! I hope Bruce Quillis gives it his Hedgie approval!

Candice said...

Ohhhh, what fun! Something to build together.

When searching for wall colour, take a look at Benjamin Moore's Sag Harbour Grey. It is amazing the way it adjusts itself to its surroundings. In my previous house I had it in the kitchen and upstairs hall. In my current house I've used it in the master bedroom which is huge and gets various light during the day. Cloud White is a great companion.

Kara said...

Your home is lovely. Congratulations! It will be perfect for you guys are Bruce Quilis. I still can't get over how perfect that name is.

Brendaknits said...

Having spent my working life in the mortgage business and my husband in the business of real estate, I can tell you there is nothing like your first home. Congratulations.

SugarMaple said...

Looks fab, Julie - big congrats!

kingshearte said...

Yay! So exciting! Congratulations!

Cassy said...

Julie, that's wonderful! Congratulations. It looks like a lovely space and you have such wonderful taste that I'm sure you'll having it looking just like your dream home in no time. Bruce is a cutie.

Amber Weinberg said...

Congrats! I love your hedgehog, where can you buy them? Have never seen them for sale anywhere!

Small and Moody said...

Congrats!! Your new place is very nice! Have fun making it home!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Congrats, girl! That house looks adorable. I can't wait to see it all decked out!

Michele said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting news. The space looks wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing what it will be like with your things in it.

Voie de Vie said...

Looks like a sweet spot. All the best, and I'll look forward to seeing how you make te space your own.

Jane Richmond said...

Congratulations! You must be so excited! What a lovely space.

Evelyn said...

Fantastic news, Julie. Love your pininterest board and can only imagine how you and G will make that condo into your beautiful home. What an exciting time so have fun!

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

Congratulations. I love Toronto.
and that hedgehog is SO cute.

Adriana said...

Congratulations!! Buying a home in Toronto is a huge feat. I'm glad you found a place you love.

juicyknits said...

Congratulations! And have fun redecorating it!

Mandy said...

Wow, congratulations! Looks like a really great space!

italiandishknits.com said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you.

French Press Knits said...

Such an exciting time. The space looks fabulous- congrats!

Kat said...

Congratulations! Corey and I want to buy a house after the wedding. I am so excited to have my own house that I am already saving inspiration on pinterest. I am so over renting! I just want to have a house that feels like a home.

mimilikestomakeprettystuff said...

Congratulations! This is a great news, I'm happy for you!
I see a lot of potential in that condo, and I'm sure you will have a tons of creative ideas to make it look fantastic.

CanarySanctuary said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see your creative redecorating.

Carol said...

Awesome! I'm sure you will love your new digs! That little outdoor patio has huge knitting potential!!

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Rainy Daisy said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and G! (and Gatsby, and Yarn, and Bruce Quillis)

:)

melaniejennifer said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Mikaela said...

Congratulations on your new home! It sure looks lovely :)

fingersandtoes said...

It looks lovely, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

What a cute hedgie. They're illegal to keep as pets here as they're endangered :(

Lucy said...

Whoa! You have so much stuff on your inpiration board! Congratulations!

christine m. said...

Such an exciting time in a relationship! All the best and wishing you much joy in your first home.

yoel said...

Hooray! That is wonderful! It looks like a great space and you will have a blast decorating!

Phyllis said...

Congratulations, this is so exciting for you both. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more.

grandmastatus said...

Beautiful!

Bobbie said...

Congrats! It looks very warm and welcoming. It will be so fun making it your own! Does it have two staircases?

ellamadethat said...

Congratulations Julie! Looks beautiful, and I'm sure you'll be a happy homeowner.

Jodi said...

Oh, what a cute house! It's going to be terrific. Bruce Quillis is pretty much the sweetest little guy ever.

ifandany said...

SO EXCITING! congratulations! i can't wait to see what it looks like with your touch!

Jolene said...

Great news; great space. Congrats!

Katarzyna said...

Congratulations!

Kristen said...

Congratulations, I'm very happy for you. I hope you show lots of pictures when you make it your own.

Skein said...

Congratulations! How exciting..fun times ahead decorating it :)

Maryse said...

Congratulations! It's so nice to buy a new home! I've bought my house 5 years ago and I still love it a lot! I look forward to see how you will decorate it!

ANDIGAL said...

Congratulations!! I bet with your flair, you new home is just going to be beautiful. BTW, Bruce Quillis makes me smile everytime you post a pic.

Lina said...

Congratulations!!! We bought our first home last year so I definitely know how you feel. Looking forward to seeing pics of how you end up decorating it. :)

margaux said...

Congratulations!! It's SO exciting. I wish you nothing but the best and happiest memories in your new home! xoxo, m

Allison said...

How exciting for you - congrats! I'm looking forward to seeing all the creative things you'll do with the space :)

Clumsy Knitter said...

Yay, Julie! That is so exciting. Congrats!!! I can't wait to finally get a place of our own, either. I look forward to making things just the way I want them. I'm sure you're going to have a great time. :D

Hilary said...

Congratulations, home owner! Doesn't it feel great to buy your own place?! It looks like a beautiful space with a lot of potential. I love those grey walls! Looking forward to seeing how you put your own personal touch on it.

1funkyknitwit said...

Such wonderful news - congrats ! ..a great place and has great potential to make it into your own. I'll be looking forward to seeing the progress :)
Mr Quills is too cute for words !

Monika said...

I have been silent reader of your blog for long time, but this time just had to write something :) First, congratulations, second I LOVE the hedgehog!

Karen said...

Oh, congratulations!! My husband and I bought our first house just over a year ago.... I love the planning and dreaming (and still very much do it!). Enjoy!

Phoe said...

Congrats, Julie.

Erin said...

It is lovely! Congrats!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Yarny Days said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!!

Eva said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you do with it. And I can't wait for our own place hopefully at the end of the year or beginning of next :)

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Knit 1 LA said...

Still playing catch up from summer... Great news, even if it's almost a month old! Hope you have many happy days there!

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