Some of you might remember about a month ago when I mentioned that Trey and I MIGHT be buying a new house. Emphasis on the might because we had a house fall through the night before closing, so I was feeling pretty unsure of everything until it was all official.
Well, it’s official. And I thought it might be fun to show you what our new house looked like the day we bought it. I say looked like (past tense) because I shot this video almost three weeks ago. SO much has already changed. If you follow me on IG (@emmaredvelvet), then you may have seen that I’ve been spending pretty much every night after work and the weekends painting. More on updates soon, but first, check out my empty home tour video:
This house was originally built in the late 1960s. It has gone through a LOT of remodeling and updates in the past few years as the owner before us (rumor has it) bought the house at auction and has been working to flip it. I just LOVE the wood ceilings he added. I also really, really love the layout of this house. As you can see from the video though, there are a few things that just aren’t my taste. Luckily, I really enjoy personalizing spaces, so that’s what we’ll be doing in this house (slowly) over many years to come. Can’t wait to see how we make this house feel like home, and can’t wait to share it all with you guys. 🙂 xo. Emma
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Video and Music: Jeremy Larson.
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I can’t wait to see what you do with it!! Good call on changing the counter tops 🙂 It’s awesome to be able to put your stamp on it… especially with your eye!
We just did a remodel too, you can see the before and after photos here: http://www.thislifeisbelle.com/home/2017/7/10/our-home-in-san-francisco
I am so jealous of your kitchen! Though I have the same counters in my apartment and I hate ours too! Unfortunately I can’t change them. 🙁 They are not very photo-friendly and you can’t see dirt on them! Lucky you, you can change yours. Can’t wait to see what you do!!
I can’t wait to see what you do with the space! It has so much potential!
Beautiful house! Definitely looks like it could be forever home material, very spacious seeming yet also very cozy. I also think it looks pretty good to start with so I can see how it would be easy to take your time making it yours and not feel rushed to get rid of anything unsightly, because I don’t see anything unsightly!
Congrats and good luck moving and settling in!
The house is beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you do with it, especially when you add the doggie door! I also live in a house with glass windows in all the doors. We have always wanted a doggie door but never quite sure how to put one in.
Hi Emma… love the house, the kitchen is going to look fantastic with the white cabinetry and the wooden sloped ceiling. I’m curious about your office though and what the tv shaped object on your wall is? I can’t quite tell what it is in the video, I thought it might be connected to the fire, but it seems too low?
Great to see the progress, you make it all look so easy! Karen
This might sound a little off, but I’m so proud of you! I remember your post years ago telling about how you bought your first house all by yourself, and then I saw this video and your new house looks AMAZING! It’s so big and I bet it’s going to look awesome in the future (it kind of already does). I’m so happy for you and Trey! Congratulations!
I love to see your videos, you are really beautiful and photogenic, and so so friendly when you talk.
And I’m so in love with your house, those big windows and the backyard will go in my “dream house” scrapbook journal.
I wish you two good luck and all the happiness in the world 🙂
Hi Emma !
these videos are my favorites, I love seeing how your home evolves and all the DIY you make.
There is something that is really bothering me though, and it’s not the first time I notice it (hope I’m not rude) but the music is too loud in the videos, I mean compared to the volume of your voice. Hope it’s OK to say that because my English is not so good…
Thanks a lot for sharing
Ohmigosh, I love this house! It looks so huuuuge! How exciting for you! 🙂
I would move to America just for the houses. They all look so pretty en big! Even the tiny houses! And what a big backyard! We pay sooooooooooo much for such a big house with such a backyard here in Belgium :'( I can’t wait to see how you make it your home!!
I am in love with this house and see so much potential on it, I can’t wait to see how you decorate/change it! 🙂
omg that kitchen is amazing!
I expected you were going to say your garden was huge and then you said small and I was like wait what? we have a garden of 5 by 2 meters so I am not used to much hahaha. But the houses in your area will probably have bigger gardens. I wish you guys the best in this beautiful new home!
What a beautiful house!!
Emma, you’re such a natural in front of the camera, always coming across very warm and genuine and natural… I can see you hosting a cooking / DIY show, and being wildly successful! 🙂 Congrats on your new house. It’s beautiful!
Congrats on the house! I love decorating and this place has so much potential!
Congrats! This house is Huge!! and beautiful. Ive just bought my first house too, and now I want to do a video tour!
Εmma (and Trey!) congratulations on your new house! Many wishes to create great memories in it!
Sweet house! If you need custom furniture made- cough, pick, me cough cough.