Our First Grown-Up House

When this California couple bought a home in Charlotte, NC, they finally had the chance to decorate like adults. They showed off the new digs to HGTV Magazine.

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Jonny Valiant

Time for an Upgrade

Like many young couples’ first place, the rental house that Bryn and Matt Dunn shared in Orange County, CA, was a no-frills space full of hand-me-down furniture. So when Matt got an opportunity to move to Charlotte, NC, for his job, the couple took the cross-country leap, in large part because they could finally afford to buy a home of their own and furnish it with things they loved. “I was so happy to get rid of our matching bedroom set and beat-up yellow sofa,” says Bryn, a decorator and blogger. “I was ready to decorate for real.”

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