Saturday, November 21, 2009

House Pics--Part One

I can't tell you how many times I have almost posted pics of the new house on here. And every time I'm about to--I hesitate because, even though we've come a looooong way since we moved in, I still feel like things are not ready enough for pics...So many things still need to be done like window treatments and replacing gross light fixtures, hanging up pictures and getting new furniture. But then I decided I was being too picky and I should just show them already. So keep in mind that it's not DONE done--but you'll get the idea!

I'm only going to the first floor tonight. I need to retake a few of the upstairs that I'm still being neurotic about.

OK, so....Entry hall (facing front door):

Another view of entry hall. I don't think it reads in these pics, but the hall is painted a pewtery gray color.
Dining room--still very messy with stuff all piled up...Color on walls is called Yam and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Living room. Remember the retro green velvet sofa? I got it! This room is painted a blue that I had the paint store mix up for me--I couldn't find it in an existing paint so we invented it!
The fireplace was a VERY exciting find. When we bought the house it had been plastered over (for probably over 50 years!) and we took a chance by tearing all the plaster and wood down--but it was worth it! It was somewhat damaged and the wood you see in this pic was missing, but we had a carpenter recreate it in a way we feel is true to what the original must have been.
Another view of the living room--you can see the giant frog and bee science charts!
Family room--this room was originally called the "music room" but it's working pretty well as a family room for now, though some day we will probably add a family room on. Sorry about the blankets and magazines on the floor!
Kitchen--very messy! Note the "Princess Potty" on the floor--Pickle is potty trained!!
Screened-in porch. I took this pic at night so it doesn't look that great. I need to take some better pics because this is a nice room!

And here's the backyard (unraked!):
I'll show you the upstairs soon--I'm still waiting for some stuff to be delivered like the rug for Pickle's room--then it will be ready for the unveiling!

Meanwhile--remember a long time ago I said we were going to a dinner party with one of last season's Top Chefs (Radhika) cooking? It's happening tomorrow night! So I should have an interesting evening to tell you about and hopefully get some fun pics--and maybe some good gossip on Padma and Tom Colicchio!!



Heather said...

YAY for pictures! Love that fireplace - WOW!!! It's amazing! All the wood trim is gorgeous too!

Your invented blue is almost the same shade as the shutters and exterior front doors of our house were painted by the previous owners. Well, they still *are* painted that color, because we never had a chance to get them down and repainted so our house is quite noticeable from the street and will be until spring.

That yam color is great! I could *never* get my husband on board with colors that dramatic inside. He is all about the "soft linen" and "soft ecru" - aka beige and cream. Yawn. I'm still somewhat amazed that I convinced him to let me paint the family room and office "garden moss" green.

Allison said...

Wow, it all looks so great! I love the purple peeking through in the bookshelves in the family room. Cool effect!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

You have a very beautiful home! I was so excited to see your velvet green couch! Thank you for sharing with us!

noble pig said...

Love, love the fireplace, it's amazing!! All of it is really. I love old homes, they have gotten over all their problems:).

Miss your blogging!

Becky said...

Thank you, for the visually inclined. I have been wanting you to post pictures SO BAD!

I love the staircase! [[sigh}} And the fireplace was an amazing find!!! Wow!!

Jen said...

Wow! What a beautiful house you have. I can't wait to see more.

CaraBee said...

Oh Jen, your house is so beautiful! The fireplace is to. die. for. Seriously. And I love the colors you picked. So vivid. I am pea green with envy for all the space you have.

Can't wait to see the upstairs!

Oh, and YAY on Pickle and potty training!!

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DysFUNctional Mom said...

It looks great! I love your taste.
Have fun tomorrow night!

Jessica said...

Lovely! :)

Toronto mls said...

Lovely pics and house! My favorite part is the fireplace, which is just perfect. It totally looks like real people are living in the house, great, if you know what I mean. It's not just a house, it's a home.


Rebecca said...

Great house...the fireplace is amazing!!!

Mimi said...

The house looks like it's coming along great & the paint colors are fantastic!

prashant said...

What a beautiful house you have. I can't wait to see more.
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