With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

Our First Home

Fairfield County, CT

Our First Home

I’m so excited to share more about the home we bought in Fairfield County! We bought a charming modern farmhouse in the cutest town just an hour outside NYC. The second we walked into this house, we just knew it was “the one.” It instantly felt like home. The previous owners had decorated it impeccably, and picked beautiful fixtures throughout the home. The home buying process was stressful no doubt (will share more on that later along with tips!), but it was all worth it in the end.

From NYC to CT

We loved living in NYC, but after a series of events (the last straw was our apartment building getting broken into by someone who had robbed the surrounding buildings multiple times), we made the decision to leave. This wasn’t an easy decision at all, since we both not only loved the city, but loved our apartment, our doormen, and our neighbors. Everyone’s experience in the city will be different based on their own circumstances. So I can only speak to and share what ours was like during this time.

Ultimately, I feel that for our family, we made the right decision, and I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at how much I love it here. I say surprised, because I didn’t envision myself “moving to the ‘burbs” for many, many years. I love big cities and need a sense of culture/liveliness wherever I am. Luckily our neighborhood has a great downtown with a nice vibe/buzz to it (even during the pandemic.) While we aren’t sharing exactly what town we moved to for our privacy, I will say, you can’t go wrong with any of the towns in Fairfield County area – they’re all beautiful. I included a ton of my favorite shops, restaurants and sites in each town on my Travel App in case you’re ever interested in visiting.

Modern Farmhouse

In the coming months I can’t wait to share more photos inside our home, fun DIY projects (I’ve gotten hooked on refurbishing estate sale finds), and our kitchen renovation which is hopefully happening this spring! Our home is new-ish, but doesn’t look or feel “too new” if you know what I mean? It still has a real sense of charm and coziness to it. For our kitchen reno, I’m swapping out the more traditional elements like the white cabinets and stainless steel appliances, for slightly more modern/unique elements like mushroom/taupe colored cabinets, gold hardware, a plaster hood, and cool veiny marble countertops. My design inspo for the process is Eye Swoon; her kitchen is to die for! And this black La Cornue oven is at the top of my wish list!

Year of Change

While 2020, was certainly a year of change for all of us, I’m personally really grateful and happy about where I’ve landed. I’m so looking forward to sharing more tidbits of our home and life here in Connecticut! If you’re contemplating a move or just in need of a little bit of guidance right now… I highly recommend reading these posts; Life On Your Own Timeline, Advice On Moving And Changes, Dealing With Uncertainty.

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  • Orangemintpop says:

    congrats on the new home. Can’t wait to see how you are going to style it.

    January 8, 2021 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you :)

      January 8, 2021 | Reply
  • Becka says:

    YESSSS! So excited for this journey you’re on and life turning into something so amazing! Looking forward to everything you will be sharing about everything!!

    January 8, 2021 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you Becka :)

      January 10, 2021 | Reply
  • Family Room Design - With Love From Kat says:

    […] an entire house is a slow, but steady process and we are excited to be thinking about our basement/family room area […]

    March 28, 2021 | Reply
  • Barb says:

    Love love love your home!! I saw your mortgage advertisement and saw glimpses of your home. Looks very comfy and touches of modern. What would you call your home style? I love the look you and hubby have! Nice job. Hope we get to see the whole home one day!

    November 26, 2021 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks so much Barb! I would say it’s a Parisian apartment meets country farmhouse vibe!

      December 2, 2021 | Reply