Hello my friends!! I am so excited to say that I’m back to blogging after a long and difficult, but exciting, couple of months. For those who haven’t read, in a nutshell I moved (downsized), had knee surgery, and went through some other difficult things that required me to take some time off. The move was so hard…. moving after 16 years in one home to a much smaller one is a lot of work. It is very exciting and we are finally settled to an extent, but there is still a lot that I want to do. I’ll show you the four main rooms, tell you what’s to come, and list sources at the end. Here goes:
The goal here was to make it beachy and incorporate the look of sand, water, beach glass, and other elements. Here is the view from the kitchen:
I haven’t had time to steam the curtains yet, but it’s on my list:
This art is from the old house (family room), and I love it here:
This is the tv project I told you about before, almost finished. The tv is inside that fireplace mantle. The house does not have a fireplace, and although I wouldn’t miss that terribly, I would miss the mantle. So I bought this one and painted the wall black and put the tv inside. You can’t even see it here, which is the goal!
Here it is with the yule log playing on YouTube. Pretty cool, right? I’m very happy with it. (I poorly photoshopped the tv sticker out, which is why one side looks wiggly 🙂
But by far my favorite thing about the room is the light, meant to represent sea glass:
Isn’t that gorgeous??
And the ottoman is a close second for my favorite thing – I couldn’t love it more:
The sofa came yesterday, and I love that, too:
Next, here is the master bedroom. I used the Anthropologie mirror from my old bedroom as the head board, and the light is from my old office:
My absolute favorite thing about this room is the Ikea storage cabinets:
Many of the things in here were my mom’s, like the alligator bags from the 60s. I also have a handmade purse from the first design show I ever went to, and other things that are really important to me. I love seeing them everyday:
Next, I made this room into a tv room for the kids. It’s not that exciting, but I’m happy with the calm and quiet feel:
The kitchen is very much unfinished. I have cabinets for a big island and desk area on the way, but it will be many weeks before they are in, the granite is cut and installed, and the lights are installed.
The desk will be floor to ceiling cabinets with glass uppers, here where the temporary desk is:
And the island will be more or less where the work table is now:
And will look like this:
So the kitchen is pretty much a mess, but I’m excited about how it will look when done.
Maybe the best part of the house is the setting, though. I’m on a river with about a 6 foot tide, so the scenery changes drastically throughout the day.
This is standing on the porch. Of course those cushions need to be replaced soon. I haven’t had time to do anything out here, so ignore the furniture please!
The second floor of the house has two big bedrooms and a shared bathroom for the kids. Those rooms aren’t ready to show, but hopefully someday soon! They both have water views, which is kind of cool!
Ok, onto the sources:
Paint: Sherwin William Zurich White
Sofa: Andes in Heathered Crosshatch fabric, color Feather Gray (here)
Chandelier: Corbett (here)
Ottoman: Safavieh Home (here)
Small Ottomans: here and here (different colors)
Curtains: here (Color is oatmeal, 2 panels per side, or 4 panels per window, with rings sewn on)
Bar Cart: here
Mantle: here (This is the one I bought but I painted it gray with acrylic craft paint)
Ok that’s all for now. Thank you again for waiting for me and for visiting today!!