In college, I had the opportunity to live with 5 of my best friends. We had lived in the dorms the first two years of college, and when it was time to move out we decided to rent a house together!
We started house hunting and ended up finding the cutest little brick tudor in Queen Anne at a price we could all afford. We loved the hardwood floors throughout and all the charm that came with an old house. It was small and cozy, but it still had plenty of room for all six of us to spread out. I shared a room upstairs with my best friend that I’ve had since 1st grade.
We called this house “The Manor”. This will always feel like “my first house” (as an adult, at least). We were about to be juniors in college and had a lot to learn about actually living on our own.
We learned those things together, laughing our way through things like taking out the trash, calling the plumber to fix leaky faucets, spending money on boring adult things like toilet paper,, killing spiders (since our dads weren’t around to take care of it)…the list goes on.
We had a gorgeous view with the most amazing sunsets every night. If you climbed out that window to the left of the fireplace, you would enter out onto the roof of our garage with a wooden porch swing.
We combined whatever furniture each of us had, and scoured Goodwill for things we needed. My best friend‘s dad made us this gorgeous crackle-painted table out of an old door, we loved it!
This main room is where we spent lots of our time together. When I think of this room, I just picture us all lined up on the couches with our laptops working on homework, browsing Pinterest, or watching the Bachelor and other great quality shows like “Dance Moms” and “Toddlers and Tiaras”.
Our dining room table was where we had meals together and where I completed many of my interior design projects late into the night.
We lived in this house for a year, and I’ll never forget some of the amazing memories of living here! I lived with these girls for the next two years (in another great house, I’ll try to find some good pictures of to share here soon!), and now even though some of us live apart now, we all continue to be best friends!