I Bought a House!

The next Chapter Begins…

So yesterday I took the red-eye home from San Francisco, went to settlement and bought myself a house.  I’ve dubbed it “The Cottage” and I’m so very excited to make this house a home.  Sure, it’s lacking in curb appeal, is teeny-tiny and is quite ugly on the inside, but I just know it’s going to be perfect when I’m done.

The whole endeavor has been a huge leap of faith.  I wasn’t planning on leaving the city, or owning a home or taking on a big project, but it just felt right.  So I did what I’ve been doing all year; trust my gut and go for it.   Luckily I have a strong team backing me.  My father and the DM crew will help me transform the place from fug to fab, and my friends and family will help me fill it with love.  What more could a girl ask for?

How ‘bout a big back yard!?  Holla!  Not gonna lie, I’m dying to get a trampoline.  How can I make a trampoline chic?  Skirt  it?  I’m looking forward to gardening, landscaping and serious back yard transformations.  But I’m also being patient and practical.  My budget isn’t huge, so things will have to happen over time.  I’ll settle for cleaning up the front and some cosmetic interior improvements.

Stay tuned, I’ll be showing the inside soon.  In fact I’ll be showing this house every step of the way.  No secrets, no sneak peeks, just the house transformed as I can do it.  I can’t wait to share. 

And a little warning- I’m planning to make it completely different than the loft.  Same stuff, same Naomi Style, but translated into a charming cottage setting.  Yippeee! It feels good to have a home again.

  1. Congratulations! This is an amazing accomplishment. Oh are the neighbors going to be soo envious of you and your skills. I can’t wait to follow along.

  2. Kisha

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  3. Ashley

    CONGRATULATIONS, my dear!!! I’m so happy for you! I was kind of hoping that your secret would relate to house purchasing! Congrats a million times over!

  4. MFAMB

    congratulations! that place is adorable!! can’t wait to see your magical design fingers make it adorable x’s a million.

  5. You’re going to ROCK that place! Nothing like having a place of your own….

  6. Angeline

    (An in-ground trampoline is on my wish list – I may have pinned a pic…)
    How fun – can’t wait to see “Naomi: Cottage Style”!

  7. So excited for you! Home ownership is a huge step and you will have support (from us too!) every step of the way. When we first bought our home it needed so much work it didn’t feel worth it for a long time but like you I knew we’d get there. I love fixer uppers! So looking forward to following along as you transform it!

  8. you seriously just made my day. so very happy for you, gal. this is gonna be so much fun! congrats…donna

  9. Congrats! Gwyneth and I are so happy for you! We think your cottage has great bones, and we can’t wait to see you work your magic on it!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

    PS: Love those hot pink jeans!

  10. Leah

    so happy for you! looks like it has serious potential and I know you will make it incredible!

  11. Wooooo! Congratulations. You say it lacks curb appeal but I think it is just oozing with charm!I love the lines of the roof and the pop out bay window! Can’t wait to see you work your magic on it.

  12. Oh my goodness…this is huge news – so so excited for you- I literally can not wait to see what you do with what’s already, such a charming house!!

  13. Congratulations – that’s so very exciting!
    I can’t wait to see what you accomplish.

  14. Congratulations! Its a charmer and already oozing with potential. Yay for following your gut!

  15. Amazing! Good for you. Looks completely charming–love that crooked roof the most! Can’t wait to watch the transformation….


  16. Tara

    Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your new home! That lucky house is sure going to get a lot of love and is going to look AMAZING soon enough! This also makes me even more excited to work with you on our little cottage someday!

  17. hip hip!! congrats, girl!!! you are going to turn that place into fab in no time! first house guest? *points to self*

  18. WOW! Congratulations! How much fun is this project gonna be? It’s fantastic!

  19. How exciting!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see all the lovely transformation that you make… I know they’ll all be amazing!

  20. Congrats Naomi! I just know that you will transform this into a beautiful home. I can’t wait to watch your journey unfold!

  21. Congrats! Can’t wait to see what you do with it…it’s so charming! By the way pretty impressed with your cartwheel skills!! 😉

  22. Lynn

    It’s adorable…and watching it evolve under your expert hands is going to be a treat!

  23. Melissa

    Congratulations! That’s such an exciting adventure. I can’t wait to see all the progress :)

  24. This is SO exciting!!! I can not wait to see all of the genius-ness you will create with this new home.

    Also your niece is ADORABLE..loved the picture of you holding her in SF.

  25. Erin

    Hope you have a guest bedroom… Yippee!!!

  26. Holly

    What great news for you – congratulations! I think it’s such a great feeling to purchase a house (#1) but knowing that you have a vision for it and making it your own is even better. Enjoy it and looking forward to seeing the progress.

  27. wao!!!!! COngrats!! This is a BIG year for you…so many exciting changes. I think this will give you so much satisfaction…..I’m glad we get to join you for the ride!

  28. Congratulations Naomi. What a huge and exciting adventure. I’m sure this house will be stunning once you get your hands on it.

  29. So incredibly exciting!! For a girl like me who’s tackling life solo and not willing to compromise because of it, you are all kinds of inspiring <3

  30. nkp

    You bought a house!!!! Naomi, I’m so incredibly excited for you! Congratulations!!!! I’m thrilled that you’ll be share the transformation, although it looks to be incredibly charming as is. Wow! Mazel Tov!!!!!

  31. Congratulations!!! I’m sure you will make it absolutely beautiful inside and out.

  32. A huge congratulations!!! Can not wait to follow your transformation journey :) Naomi style!

  33. Aww, congrats girlfraannd. Now I really have to come to Philly and visit. Mind if TH and I crash? :) A trampoline would be the best house warming ever.

  34. Victoria

    Um, I’m in LOVE with your house. There is so much potential going on up in this biatch. Congrats, Naomi!! I can’t wait to see you wave your magic wand to make it cover-worthy! xo, vmac

  35. It’s gonna be lovely ! I am so happy for you.Imagine- a garden- how much you can do with that.You are going to love it.A whole new exciting chapter.Wow!

  36. congrats girl! you are going to have a blast with that place, pour your heart into it! can’t wait to see!!!

  37. So happy for you!!! It is going to be quite amazing and I feel lucky that I get to follow along!

  38. Sandra

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see pics of the place as you transform it and make it your own. I clearly remember you saying a little while ago that your next place would be decorated in a different direction – excited too see what you. :-)

  39. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the transformation. Have no doubt it will be gorgeous!

  40. Congrats to you! Can’t wait to see what you do with the place, looks like it has great bones just needs some TLC.
    Going with your gut is key to life.
    All the best to you in your new home.

  41. I’m so behind. So so so excited for you!!!!!!! I think the cottage is adorable!! I cannot wait to see the magic you work with it!

  42. Kim

    Congrats! Looks like a cute place. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  43. Congrats! How fun will it be to make it your own! Can’t wait to see your talents swing into high gear! Good luck:)

  44. ermegahd – CONGRATS NAOMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we can do our kitchens TOGETHER now. I cant believe it – that’s such an exciting feeling for you AND bailey

  45. Lori

    Congratulations! I think it’s adorable behind the wacky shrubbery! It took us 6 months to cut our house out of the overgrown yard we inherited. Bailey’s gonna have a blast marking his turf:)

  46. So excited for you! We love your loft and can’t wait to see what you do with this cottage. Amazing style!

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  47. Robin

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see how you transform this duckling into a swan. I love my apartment but sometimes I really miss living in a house with a yard so I will be living vicariously through you!

  48. oh man this is exciting! looking forward to seeing what you do to it! Dang it I want to cut those bushes myself lol

  49. I’m so behind. Congratulations!

  50. If anyone can Rock that house …It is you !!!
    I LOVE IT !!! Can’t wait to see the Fabulous unfold !!!
    Congratulations !!!

  51. Karena

    So excited for you girl. You can see a diamond in the rough!

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