The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Apartment Pictures!

Matt and I finally found a new apartment a month ago. We've been looking for a long time - it's really tough to find cheap housing in the Bay Area, especially in the Danville through Pleasanton areas. We finally signed the lease on this one on August 1. We're happy to be home again! Feel free to send me an email or Facebook message if you need our new address.

The view from the front door. Downstairs bath on immediate right,
then stairs. Kitchen is on the left.

Kitchen. Pretty good size, with a dishwasher (yea!).

Table and pictures in entry.

The family room/office/dining area.

Bookshelf. This is the only part that's probably
totally done being decorated.


The view from the back door. You can see our 'dining room' in the
back and the 'office' to the left of the couch.

Couches....

...and a wacky boy.

Our new entertainment center... a great Craigslist find!

I've converted the closet under the stairs to a pantry. 

Our little backyard patio. We've got a small storage unit back there,
and eventually hope to get a small barbeque and some lawn chairs,
and maybe plant something. We have a tiny palm tree and
lots of weeds.... but they're growing great! :)

Owen's room is at the top of the stairs, toward the
back of the house. It started out clean this morning,
but I didn't take pictures fast enough. :)

He picked out his red curtains and is very proud of them (I generally
would have sewed curtains, but his window is eight feet long,
and these panels were super cheap at Walmart.... I couldn't pass up the price,
especially since I never would have been able to get that much fabric for that cheap).

Owen's "Cars-ey bed" in the corner with his racing flags
and Radiator Springs pictures on the wall.

Bookshelf and more wall decorations... all chosen and placed by Owen. :)
Each bedroom has a closet that runs the length of the wall, which I love.
The closet doors are the bane of my existence, though. Because of the way
they're built, you can only open up about three feet of the closet at
once. Kind of makes it hard to use that giant space when
you can't get a whole lot in and out of there.

Full bathroom between our room and Owen's room upstairs.

Giant closet in the bathroom - LOVE.
 
Our room.
 
Dresser - another great Craigslist find. Curtains from Ikea...
they block out so much light that my body has been getting
confused in the morning - it's so dark in our room!

Hey Owen, what's that?

What are you smiling about, goofy?

Hmmm.....

Surprise!


Hope you enjoyed the tour. :) 


4 comments:

Shannon said...

Ahh!!! Congrats!!! Your apartment looks fabulous too!

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Wow a great apartment and a really great announcement! Congrats!

Min said...

Love your apartment. So happy for you. I especially love your sign for The Loo AND Owen's cool room! Congrats on the new baby. We're so excited for you guys!

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C Tam said...

hahaha, what a fun way to announce. Happy for you!