We are happy to welcome Jessee Maloney to the blog today to share bits of her home with us! “My home is new construction, I know that’s not every ones taste but its a perfect fit for us. My husband and I lived at his fathers for three years to fix our credit and save up for the perfect home. My daughter was born during that time and it started to get very cramped. Plus I was getting super antsy to decorate, build and just have a home that was truly OURS! We were about to just settle and get whatever home we could find, but then we found out about a brand new community not far from where we were. It was right at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and the houses were classic on the outside and super open on the inside. We walked through the model, fell in love and signed a contract within a week. Since it was built from scratch, we were able to choose exactly what we wanted in the house. From what color the outside was (light gray, dark gray shutters),what color the hardwood would be, and even change the floor plan a bit. The four months it took to build also gave us time to pick out exactly what we wanted for inside the home. We weren’t rushed, which means everything was bought with purpose, not just because we needed something fast! It’s been three years and i am still in love with every aspect of our home. We’ve added a bit since we moved in, but all the original pieces are still here and are still perfect!” “Most of our decor is a little unusual. We have a bunch of faux deer heads on the wall, and toys everywhere. I have an entire shelf dedicated to my Doctor Who collection and there is a plush toilet in the library. If something makes us smile, then we want it in our home. I am a stay at home mom who also runs my own business, so I am here all day, everyday. It’s amazing to be surrounded by all the things we love, it makes it so much easier.” “My favorite find in this space is our knock off Eames chair! My husband and I found it in a thrift store right after we had just moved into our first place a little over a decade ago. It was marked at $200 and we were so upset we couldn’t afford it. We knew it wasn’t a real one, but it looked amazing and comfy. As we were walking out someone came over the speaker saying all furniture was 50% off for the next hour! Well, that we could afford, sorta. So we went and grabbed it and stuffed it in our car. It’s one of the few items that has traveled with us from home to home for the past 11 years. Sometimes it was too big for the space, but we didn’t care.” “One of the nice things about living out in the country a bit is you get more space for your money. Plus it’s quiet. Our main level is really open, most of the rooms only have two or three walls and the only doors are the bathroom’s and the ones going outside. It was a huge selling point for us. Even though the rooms are completely separate from each other, they are still each unique and have a purpose. The living room is where my daughter plays and where our TV and other entertainment is. The dining room is where we eat most nights and its set up perfectly for entertaining. I won’t lie, I sew in there a lot too because the table is huge and perfect for cutting fabric. There is a room that’s open to the kitchen too, I call it the morning room/kitchenette. There is another table in that room too, when people come over they like to hang out around it. I think because its more casual. Our favorite room is the library. I believe the builders meant for it to be a formal living room, but we have no use for that! We do a use for a room to store our books, display our collections and showcase my art collection. It’s actually the first room you see when you come in the house and It truly defines us. It’s always changing and I’m always adding to it. I love it!”Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Jessee! You can find Jessee at Art School Dropout or on Instagram! xo.