Welcome to my home sweet home! I recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to pursue a 6-month long ministry training program with Elevation Church called ‘2K2’ after interning and leading the internship for the church during the Summer and Fall of 2017. I absolutely L-O-V-E Charlotte and it’s been a dream of mine to live in North Carolina for the past few years, so seeing the Lord fulfill this dream beyond what I could ever imagine for myself has been amazing.
I currently live in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house with two of my really good friends and co-workers, Sam and Taylor, and the light of our lives - Sam’s pug, Chubbs. He really is the best part of coming home each and every day.
Since I just recently moved in, my room isn’t the most decorated as I’d like it to be, but this Badala basket has been such a staple piece to really make my space feel like more than just a storage closet. I went to the local greenhouse and picked out the perfect plant (plant moms unite) to house my new baby, and I just love the way that it makes my room feel more like a space I actually want to be. The colors and size of this basket really compliment the neutrals of my room, and makes my room feel more home-y and less like a model-room in an IKEA magazine.
I’m currently in the process of buying a desk and end table for my room so this whole move is still a work in progress, but my roommates think that it all looks really “feng-shui”, which definitely helps relieve my frustration and give me a good laugh with this slow process. For those who might be wondering, I bought my mattress, sheets, and bedding at IKEA.
Our living room isn’t the most decorated living room in the world, but I’ve been loving the Badala brand and their vision and mission, so I’m making it my mission to fill our home with items to make this house feel more like a home.
The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be, probably because I love food so much, but I really do think it’s a special place where relationships are built and community is shared. I put my letterboard (I suggest either LetterFolk or Amazon to get one) on the counter to make the kitchen feel more personal and exciting. I also really love changing the quotes weekly (or when I remember to) and put fruit, bottles, etc. around it to make it look cuter with more of a layered-look.
by Shannon Dunn
Shannon Dunn is a Creative 2K2 at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and is currently pursuing Social Media Project Management. She is also pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry at Life Pacific College Online. You can follow along at @shannonmarie_d!