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We just crossed the four weeks mark and it’s starting to get real! The moving container is booked and I’ve broken down all the To-Do’s into weeks, to (hopefully) stay on top of things. I’m dreading the cleaning, but oh so looking forward to starting a completely new life over on the East Coast! I’m beyond thrilled to get going on all the house projects and really making this house our home.

Ever since I first shared the news of us moving to New England, the all present question has been: WHY ARE YOU GUYS MOVING? I usually reply with a big smile, ‘We’re just going on a huge adventure!’

House of Menig - Why We Moved from California to New EnglandSources // STRANDMON Wing Chair | Open Shelving | Blakely Pendant Light for the Kitchen | Grey Bedroom | Lydford Dining Chairs | Patterned Tiles in Shower


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[…] year down, another to go. It was a crazy year, 2016 was. But instead of re-capping on our story of picking up our lives and moving our little family to the East Coast, or telling you about our craziest wedding season to date, let’s look forward […]

This house had popped up on Zillow in late April 2016 as ‘Coming Soon’. It looked interesting enough and I gave it the name ‘Awkward Space House’. Now let’s forget that name RIGHT AWAY, okay? As time went on, it wasn’t listed until just a bit over a week before we flew out for our house hunting trip! Coincidence or God’s gracious plan? I’d say it’s the second one.

When we stepped over the threshold for the first time we both felt like this could be a possibility. It had some land, the old main house was super bright and beautiful and we liked the idea of having the guest quarters away from our private rooms. Long story short, we ended up falling in love with it and bought our first house!

We have so many plans and dreams for this place! It’s going to be such a beauty once we’re done with our projects list. To give you a good idea of what we’re dealing with, let’s take a peek at the before photos I took after we closed.

The Outside  //  The house consists of three parts – the old main house (far right), the ell or breezeway (middle) and the barn (far left). This is typical to New England colonials and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

House of Menig - New England Colonial Before


Hello hello! Thanks for visiting!

A little over a year ago, my husband Adrian and I decided to start a new life over on the East Coast. We found the perfect town in New Hampshire, bought an old 1790s New England colonial and will be leaving California in 4 weeks! Talk about a leap of faith and some serious changes ahead of us!

house of menig - scandi meets new england home decor

Sources FROSTA Stool Hack | Paper Star Lantern | Light Blue Walls | Geometric Black & White Pillow Case | Wall Sconce | Chambray Blue by Olympic

With this blog I want to document the journey, share the stories and inspire you to dream big and follow your heart. You will find plenty of fun projects, renos, DIYs & tutorials. There will be posts about decor, homemaking & recipes and let’s not forget adventures in the traveling department!

I’m SO excited to have you here!! Thanks!

XO, Rahel