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Sleeping in, drinking coffee, being free

Years ago, Nancy and I woke up, a little hungover. I’d crashed at her house after a fun night with a group of our girlfriends. Nancy made a pot of coffee. We wrapped ourselves in blankets, sprawled across her cozy living room, and let ourselves slowly wake up.

I’d been feeling really sad about being single. One of those tough seasons where I just felt a little lonely. I had recently broken up with a long-term boyfriend who I had truly thought I would marry and have kids with. But it didn’t work out, and that was okay. For the better, I told myself. I didn’t yet believe it, but one day I would.

Nancy piped up. “Isn’t this amazing? We have no where to be.”

I nodded. It was actually pretty nice just slowly waking up.

“Can you imagine if we had children?” Nancy said. “We definitely would not be doing this. We would not be doing this for several more decades.”

I sipped my coffee. “Can you imagine having a hangover and a baby? That sounds horrible.”

We both laughed. Yes, it did sound horrible. And in that moment, we both agreed — being single in our late 20s/early 30s was kind of amazing. We had so much freedom. We could spend our money how we liked, we could make decisions without consulting anyone, and we could drink our damn coffee in peace. It’s a little hard to fathom, but that was maybe the first time I realized the freedom I had as a single person. And how awesome it actually was being single.

Fast forward a lot of years. This is my friend Nancy, and this is her insanely cool apartment (where we’ve gingerly sipped many a cup of coffee). Nancy is embarking on an amazing adventure — a badass job in a new city. Because she has loved and nurtured and designed every inch of this amazing apartment, Nancy asked me to come document it so she can always remember her first home.

As I moved around her apartment, I asked if she remembered that conversation we had so many years ago. She did.

We talked about our friends struggling to be new parents, trying to figure things out. And we both expressed gratitude that we’d had these incredible years to explore and grow.

To travel, solo and with friends.

To develop a sense of style, in our homes and in our wardrobes.

To treat ourselves.

To grow our careers and have work opportunities.

To drink coffee and sleep in, to get full nights of rest. To love our friends’ kids, but to go home to our own beautiful homes not yet covered in burp rags and sticky handprints.

I’m so, so grateful for that. I’m grateful for friendships I nurtured and grew throughout my 20s, and the inspiring men and women I’ve met as a single person. I will miss my inspiring friend Nancy so much, but I’m thrilled to watch all my friends — single and coupled — to grow and succeed. Here’s to the next chapter, the next apartment.

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Sometimes a fun surprise can totally make your day. Occasionally, you get two in a row!

I photographed this gorgeous, sun-soaked Inman Park loft on Monday — another listing for Andy McKeegan, with Keller Williams.

Even being in the space was inspiring! The owners had impeccable taste and the styling was spot-on.

Today, the listing made it to Curbed Atlanta! A site I visit frequently to drool over beautiful homes. You can find the post here:

http://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/1/10/14228212/inman-park-loft-beckons-225k-converted-building

A cozy loft with an edgy feel

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Another awesome listing at the Marble Lofts from Andy McKeegan with Keller Williams.

If you need an in-town home, he’s your guy! (But don’t plan on buying this one, because it’s certainly already under contract.)

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Welcome home: Duluth

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If you’re in the market for an immaculate, gorgeous home in Duluth, feast your eyes on this one!

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Who can resist this stunning Charleston-style balcony?

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Ralph and Jane, best of luck to you in your next home adventure! You were delightful to work with!

A loft to swoon over

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Swoon if you like, but this gorgeous loft had tons of offers within 24 hours of going on the market.

So, more like: swoon, then jump on it. Immediately.

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These photos were taken for a listing by Andy McKeegan with Keller Williams. Call him, ask him about chickens, then set him to work finding you a new home in Atlanta!

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Trip’s condo: Sold

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A few weeks ago, I got an email from my friend Trip. He rather unceremoniously announced he was moving away from Atlanta (double take), he’d be selling his condo soon (triple take), and he’d like me to do his real estate photography (woot!). If you’ve ever found yourself in the market to buy a home, you know that the photos on listings can make or break your desire to even see a place.

Back before I bought my current home, I was once browsing listings, and spotted a roomy supply closet — overflowing with household dry goods and cleaners — including a whole shelf of “Raid” products. Oh, come on! You think I want to see your bug-infested home now? Did anyone stop to think that that was perhaps a bad idea?

Lucky for me, Trip’s home is nothing like that. He has spent countless hours and weekends styling and crafting his condo into a place that really fit him. I did that triple take because it’s such a great place, and I never thought he’d end up parting with it! Take a look and see for yourself.

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It’s just about the most sophisticated condo of anyone I know! Doesn’t he have excellent taste?

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Within days of putting his condo on the market (before I had a chance to blog it and talk it up!), Trip had an offer. Last week, he and the buyer closed, and his home is sold!

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Which is unfortunate for any other potential buyers, but a great way to be able to end this post. Congratulations on your home selling so quickly, Trip! I will miss having you here in Atlanta. Thanks for all the LaCroix I drank during our shoot!

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