Megan’s Bungalow

When Megan bought her cozy craftsman bungalow in the heart of Waldo in 2015, she had a very blank slate to work with. The unfurnished 2 bedroom home had been vacant for quite some time, but it had great bones. Crown molding, a charming exterior, close proximity to shops and restaurants, and great period details (including glass-paneled French doors and a claw foot tub!) made her decision that much easier.

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From left to right: Me, Megan’s dad Mike, Megan, and her lender Tim on closing day.

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Megan turned this bedroom into a sitting room/ office full of plants, quirky furniture and accessories, and bright pops of color. The velvet rocking chair is the perfect place to curl up with a good book.

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A nook on the counter top is the perfect spot for a makeshift bar and for her plants to get some sunlight.

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The claw foot tub pairs perfectly with her Arts-and-Crafts inspired shower curtain.

 

 

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Megan’s bike hangs out of the way by the front door, making room for more plants and a very cool storage cabinet. Notice the original hardwood floors and the chair rail and crown molding.

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Megan’s records and turntable find their home in the surprisingly spacious living room.

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…and Charlie the cat to get comfy.

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She has really turned this house into a home and filled it with her personality (and plants. And awesome midcentury furniture.)

 

Thank you, Megan, for letting me photograph your lovely home. ♥

Top 6 Spring Refresh Decor Items

Current decor crushes:

  1. Ferriday Bath Collection from Anthropologie
    •  This collection is simultaneously classic and on-trend.
  2. Kansas City Welcome Mat from UrbanOwlCo
    • Show your hometown some love and spruce up your entryway.
  3. Harmincourt Upholstered Panel Headboard from House of Hampton
    • This gray headboard with stunning nailhead detail is an absolute steal at under $200.
  4. Mid-Century Turned Leg Tabletop Planters from west elm
    • Add some greenery and a touch of modern style with these planters.
  5. Single-Light Sconce from Satco Products in Rustic Bronze
    • This industrial chic sconce would look great in a pair flanking your headboard, or as task lighting in your study.
  6. Zach Java Bar Table from Pier 1 imports
    • This mango wood and iron bar-height table is perfect in a tight space because it brings the level of the furniture-and your gaze- up, creating the illusion of more space.

The Purpose of This Blog

I created this blog to connect with people and provide interesting, relevant content.

Here you can find posts about goings-on in the community, stories about past clients, home decor ideas, remodels, home ownership tips, and anything in between.

If you have any suggestions for things you would like me to post about, please let me know in the comments!

My Passion: Helping People

When I started in real estate back in 2014, I’ll be honest- I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I had an idea largely fueled by HGTV that I would be touring homes with excited buyers, congratulating my clients when we had accepted offers, and holding open houses in luxury properties. It seemed so glamorous. While all of those things have happened and will continue to happen, there is so much more to the job than my 25 year old self could fathom.

I didn’t realize that as a purely commission-based form of employment, I wouldn’t get paid until I closed a sale- no hourly wage to fall back on if something didn’t go quite right. I didn’t realize that I would need to keep my serving job for a while as I paid for numerous unexpected expenses upfront. I didn’t realize that I would be holding open houses on the weekends, going in to the office for extra training classes every chance I got, or making cold calls to people I had never met before trying to list their homes. I didn’t realize that I had to find my own clients- they wouldn’t just come find me. I didn’t realize that once I did find those clients I would need to figure out what to do with them, and make sure they knew that I was a competent Realtor with their best interests in mind.

I joined a team and began learning more than I ever could have dreamed about the goings on in the wonderful world of real estate. I got in touch with people I hadn’t spoken to in a while and let them know that I was now in the business.

I have always enjoyed getting to know people, and luckily for me that is strongly encouraged in my line of work. I love helping people realize their dream of owning a home, and I also like helping people through the endless flow of paperwork, inspections, offers, negotiations, and even little things after the sale has closed. I love helping people, and I hope that comes through in all of my work.