New Sunglasses ~ New House


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Kind of in love with my new Tom Ford sunglasses which weren’t actually my first choice. But the OGs were not so great so I returned them and unable to find these anywhere else, I purchased them through amazon {Tom Ford Sunglasses – Anouk Tf 57 B5} for less than half of what the originals cost at Bloomingdales …and now I have a nice little chunk to spend thanks to my ridiculously fabulous husband.


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I’m back to work today after a long and rainy weekend of moving and rearranging and cleaning and since I have no internet at the new house {which ironically was supposed to be set up last Friday} I am happy to be at the gallery today. And that may be the only time you will hear me saying that.

Trying to put an outfit together this morning via boxes/bags and clutter was no easy task. Hopefully, if the rain lets up I can get some outfit shots for a post tomorrow.

I am so so so glad we are over the huge hump that was moving day …and even though there is so so so much work left to do, I am so so so happy at the new house.

Here are a few shots of our new place in progress . . .

. . .before

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. . . in progress

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. . . the other view

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In the photos, the walls look a bit blue but they are actually a medium dark gray with white trim, which is where the couch and flat screen are now situated. I chose a super light gray for the ceiling/entry/dining room and painted the wood paneled wall surrounding the fireplace in white {matching the trim and the white wood paneled wall in the brick room}. I’m leaving the brick as is in the step down/extra room. The gray grout/cement in between is a perfect match to the tv room.

The original kitchen sink faucet fixture was not only gross, it was leaking horribly at the base and under the cabinets and the sprayer was broken.

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…so I picked up this new one for $99 at the local hardware store and my brother and step dad installed it for us on moving day while we were still packing up the old house …while my mom did some last minute cleaning {thanks family!}

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The new fixture makes all the difference in the world. It no longer leaks and wastes water, has a working sprayer, is much more pleasant to the eye and makes it look less like a rental. However, the photo above wasn’t actually an “after” photo …it was more about the upper left side of the window which began leaking yesterday afternoon in the midst of our LA storm.

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At the eve of our Sunday/rainy/moving day, this was the view of the sunset from our backyard. Gorgeous.


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Ya know what they say about just knowing when you meet the man of your dreams? I think the same can be said about a home. As I was unpacking the kitchen boxes and filling our new cupboards with our dishes, I felt home. In fact, I finally feel like I am home, in general. And other than a few strange things that were written on the walls {as I believe the poor family that lived in the house prior were forced to move due to foreclosure} the house feels really really good and even amongst all the the boxes and clutter, it feels like it’s ours …and I’m pretty sure we will be here for a while …at least until our needs change again …but at least there’s room for growth now.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

80 Comments

  • The Traveling Circus

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congrats on the new house!
    I hope you guys have lots of happy years there!

  • Erin

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Love it! For the record…I would like to live in either the brick room or the grey room, please :)

  • Shannon

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    It’s beautiful!! We’re moving in a couple of months, and I can’t wait to feel that home feeling.

  • Cubic Hell

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congratulations on the new house!! I love the colour you chose. It’s the same as I have in my condo and everybody loves it. It’s an uncommon choice, but definitely a chic one. Enjoy your new casa!

  • Holly

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    ahhh cant wait to see more of the house!!

  • ♥Aubrey

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new home :)
    You deserve it…and it will only get more homey as the days go by!!!

  • Style (R)evolution

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    I love it…. Congrats!

  • Jacqueline

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new house and it is so great that the moving day went pretty well! I am sure you will do a fabulous decorating job. Love the sunnies. xoxo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Lorena

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats!!
    OMG… you can DO SO MUCH with that space….
    Love the sunnies :)
    Hugs,
    Lorena

  • anhesty

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    yay to new things!!!!!

  • Summer {Bisfor...}

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    a big congrats to you! it looks great already. our friends did gray and it looks really good.

  • Chloeeeee

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Sunnies?
    HAUTE!!!

    House?
    HAUTE-ER!!!!

    hahahah congrats on everything!!

    chloehasflair.blogspot.com

  • ashlina

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    yay! house looks amazing!
    congrats to you because i know la house hunting is awful!!!!

    and loving the sunnies….
    they are superb!

    :)

    http://secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

  • brittany

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congrats lady! it looks super duper cute. can’t wait to see it decorated!

    xoxo.

  • Linda

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Love the exposed brick! We moved in Dec and I don’t feel like it’s home yet. Still too much clutter!

  • Kellie

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Love it! Congrats! I know what you mean when you finally find a place that just feels right. So glad you finally found it! And I have our bedroom painted a grey w/ a tinge of blue very similar to your walls and love it! Nice!

  • Vee

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    It already looks amazig, congratulations on finding a home. I can’t wait to see more before and after shots.

    I’m so happy for you.

  • Mrs.Zeus

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new house!!!

  • Francesca

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    so awesome! im so jealous of a new home. I always think of how big of a place me and my bf could get with the money we spend on our tiny place in NYC :( boo!

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– law student bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Summer

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    It looks amazing…

    I so want to move into a house. And buy.

    Hmmmph.

  • honey my heart

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congratulations on finding a great place :)

  • Down and Out Chic

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congrats on your new home, so exciting!

  • Nicole

    January 19, 2010 | Reply
  • MY BOOK STYLE

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    i wish you happiness in your new home

    http://WWW.MYBOOKSTYLE.COM

    xoxo!

  • Morgan

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congratulations! the new place is beautiful. Love the color you choose!

  • anotherfishinthesea

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congratulations, your new house looks fantastic (im a bit jealous!!) I can’t wait to see the beautiful things I am sure you will do with it!

  • sara

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    congrats on moving into your new home! it is absolutely beautiful!

  • prettyface

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    That wall color has my heart! I painted my bedroom that lightish/medium grey color, and it too looks blue in photos. BOO! But goes so well with my damask themed room. :-)

  • Jenn

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    New home is looking gorgeous, good work! ;)

  • holly

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congratulations!! cant wait to see how it all comes together into a warm stylish home.

    best of luck with the new chapter in you life :)

  • -city-love-

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    my fave part so far…the shutters on the window!

  • Bruce

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    I am loving the hard wood floors and the brick work…….and the glasses too.

  • Fabulocity in Amish Country

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new house!! That’s awesome!! And I LOVE those glasses! Ultra fab!

  • The Socialite

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    wooo-hoo! To new adventures & new beginnings! :)

  • buttersandroses

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Yay! Two super awesome things to be happy about. You’re so cute, and such an inspiration for style. I can’t wait to see the house transform!

  • drollgirl

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    love the brick! and the wood! and the paint!

    and so happy that you are happy in the new home! RIGHT ON!

  • Clorivak

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    awwww…that was touching, I was so happy you feel at home! I can hardly wait to have my own someday…this apartment business is annoying.
    it looks really cozy!!!
    have fun moving in…i find that is the funnest part once you get over the actual moving part of it…its fun from then on…making it your own!
    And wicked cool shades…they are similar to my Betsey Johnson’s…kinda cat-eye-ish except mine are the same colors as your sunset.. ;) i swear.

  • stacy

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    i am so very, very happy for you.

  • Red Lipstick Style

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    I know exactly what you mean, about realizing that you love your home. Adore the glasses as well!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    January 19, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats Maegan…It looks sooo cute! Don’t forget to post after pics of the house, I always love to see how people decorate.

    We may be having to do a short sale & move soon too. I was pretty sad, but as long as we’re together & everyone’s healthy that’s really all that matters, the rest is just “things.” Like they say, “Home is where the heart is.”

    O BTW I love the new glasses!

  • Marianna

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    The glasses are amazing and so is your house! Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!!

  • diamondsinchampagne

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    What a beautiful space, you can tell it’s going to be gorgeous.
    Love the shape of those glasses!

  • Iva

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

  • FashionAddict

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    How wonderful! LOVE the fireplace! Congrats, and I hope you can fill it with love and joy :)

  • K.Line

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, what an amazing place. I’m sure you are going to be incredibly happy there.

  • anon

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    beautiful living room. love that color with the white and the exposed brick is awesome.

    love the cat eye glasses also.

    is that HUGE ring what was in the tiffany’s box for your anniversary?

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Love your new place!

  • luccie

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    I love those sunglasses on you, gorgeous photos. And that photo of your view is so amazing!!

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Those sunglasses are super cute! And congrats on the new place! I bet it’ll look amazing when you’re done decorating :)

  • Mary Anne

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new house! I love all the little characters like the brick wall… it looks fantastic!

  • erinlovesdesign

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    It’s beautiful! Congrats on your new home.

  • Mademoiselle Frou-Frou

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    congratulations on the new house!!

    i’m loving your new glasses…they look amazing on you!

    xoxo alison

  • Aritza, Goddess of ..

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    The house looks great, congrats ! The brick walls are amazing and I love the new grey in the living area.

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling home.. it must feel wonderful :) I’m really happy for you !

  • Evelyn

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Great glasses! Fit you perfectly! And congratulaions on the new house! I wish you lots of happyness! You inspire me so much, I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and love every minute. Thanks for the ride!

  • Rowena Anne

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    A new home feels so good! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the closet space. How do you keep your closet organized?

  • Katie

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the house! (And the sunnies :) ) Can’t wait to see more pics of your new place!

  • bAúl y mEdio

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    ¡¡ Felicidades !! conociendo tu buen gusto seguro que dejarás la casa preciosa…;))! Suerte ! .
    Te sigo desde España, desde hace muuuuucho tiempo,( pese que yo el inglés no lo domino mucho;p) y por fín me he animado a dejarte 1 comentario .MUASSSSSS XXXX

  • Maritess

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see how everything looks once you’re finished decorating! I’m sure it will be beautiful..

  • Lali

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Wonderful!:) looks nice!

  • Tara Gibson

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    congrats on the new house!!!!

  • dancinginchiffon

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    that sunglasses look amazing on you! Congratulation on your new house!

  • Maria@chicisimo

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    I´m glad for you! I can imagine the emotion of the first days and that you must be exhausted!! Enjoy your home!!
    xx

  • Lyndsy

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    I love what you have done so far! Love the gray walls and the exposed brick. Can’t wait to see more pics!

  • issa

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on the new house.. and that exposed brick.. AMAZING.

  • ~ Kelly Ann ♥

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats!!! Gorgeous house– I love the brick wall and wood floors that would be great to have in my studio-I’m jealous!
    Hope you are having a great week- Take care

    http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

  • Marcia

    January 20, 2010 | Reply

    Moved already? Time flies when you’re not paying attention. Enjoy the new home!

  • Anna

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    I love it!

  • Style Porn

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    OMG, I am queefing in excitement for your first house tour. I’d love to see the transformation as well, so keep the pictures comin’!

  • Margarita

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE those sunglasses on you. I tried them on in the store and didn’t LOVE them but now I do! Your home looks gorgeous :)

  • Zuzuli

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    Love the colour you chose for that room!
    You are a wonderful inspiration M!

  • Chessa!

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    the house looks wonderful:) I’m so excited for you! and I love the colors that you’ve painted. I can’t wait to see the progress. and btw, I can’t believe the rain that you are getting there! We are at a balmy 41 degrees here in NYC today but it beats the -10 from a couple of weeks ago…but at least the sun is shining.

  • Leigh

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    I am so happy for you guys!! What a beautiful home..

    I just choose a similar grey for a few walls, love it! And I am in love with all that brick…

    Cannot wait to see more as you settle :)

    xoxo

  • Soma Pradhan

    January 21, 2010 | Reply

    Loves the house, the gray, the faucet, the sunset! Perfection! I can’t wait to see what you do with the furnishings! I’m certain it’s gonna be luxe!

  • Hanako66

    January 22, 2010 | Reply

    i love the new sunnies and what a great space! can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • SoCalFashionista

    January 23, 2010 | Reply

    congrats on the new home Maegan!

  • Christina

    January 23, 2010 | Reply

    Congratulations X 1000! Even just from the photos you shared, it looks like an amazing space. :-)

  • Kez

    January 24, 2010 | Reply

    I love your new place! I hope it brings you lots of happiness!!! :)

    When I moved into my current house, I finally felt like I was home – still do. It’s such an amazing feeling – enjoy it!

  • Di Brito

    January 26, 2010 | Reply

    The native American to clear the space of any old energy would sage. Might be a good idea since the folks that lived there prior had to leave with a bit of strife. Go from room to room, open all the windows and sage. Utter words that mean something to you, or prayers or wishes for your new home. It is a lovely ritural of home. Cheers and congratulations on your new home.
    Di from San Francisco

  • Acne Scar Treatment

    May 2, 2010 | Reply

    Love you new house. Especially the “old” bricks. I have the same style walls on my flat. They are amazing!

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