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The Sylvans Get Lofty

Whew, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? The hubs and I have been super busy the past few weeks—we packed up our cute little bungalow in the ‘burbs and moved to a loft in downtown Birmingham.

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The “living room” is incredibly cozy and always full of sunlight from the giant windows

We had always tossed around the idea of giving downtown life a try. We love our little city, we spend nights and weekends walking and photographing all its nooks and crannies, and it’s the new, hip place to be.

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Exposed shelves in the kitchen meant a lot of decluttering and searching Pinterest for layout ideas
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Coffee and poured concrete countertops

It’ll be an adjustment for sure. I love trees and grass and crickets and nature. The pups have gotten spoiled having a large, fenced-in yard to play in. The hubs and I have never coexisted with others—not even in a dorm.

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New nightly ritual – sunset playtime on the roof

But the loft is to die for. I mean, it doesn’t get loftier than our loft. Exposed brick, open floor plan, original hardwood, killer views of the city, and one of the best rooftops in town. My favorite coffee shop is also in our backyard. ‘Nuff said.

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My new writing nook – brick, warehouse windows, and views of the hills

And so far, the pups adore being downtown dogs. They enjoy exploring their new ‘hood and have playdates on the roof with other dogs in the building. They even pee on pavement like champs.

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Our new bedroom is Moose-approved

It’s still a work in progress, but I think I’m going to love loft life!

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This is what we wake up to every morning
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Old ad in our alley

 

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