My husband and I like to joke that I was born to be a military wife….growing up I changed schools 12 times between kindergarten and graduation. I somehow managed to attend 4 colleges as well before I met and married my husband (only one degree though!) I’ve never lived in one house longer than two and a half years. Yes, the nomadic military life is one I’m pretty well suited for.
With retirement looming in less than five years my husband, who grew up in a tiny town in Michigan without even a stoplight, dreams of settling down in our “forever home.” To be honest, the thought scares me a little. What if I get tired of living there, what if we buy a Greek Revival and then I decide I want something modern?
I’m sure I’ll figure it out, perhaps the stability will suit me, we’ll see.
In the ten years I’ve been a military wife my husband and I have lived in apartments in Italy, suburban homes with picket fences and big yards, horrifically dated military housing, and now, our current urban townhouse near our Nation’s Capital. Over the years I’ve experimented and learned a few tips for getting settled quickly after a move, decorating rentals with big lists of rules, and how to make home feel “you” despite your surroundings.
I was honored when my friend Jackie of Teal and Lime and School of Decorating invited me to sit (virtually) with her for an interview on renter friendly decorating. The interview is part of her amazing School of Decorating community but just for this weekend she’s opening it up for all of you to watch too! Hop over to School of Decorating and watch now!
For more of my favorite renter-friendly ideas see these posts:
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