I’ve been promising quite a few people for a couple weeks now that I’d get photos of the new house up. The thought of putting pictures of rooms filled with half empty boxes did not appeal to me in the least so I needed to wait until there was at least a semblance of order in the house. I’m happy to say that we’ve reached that point!
This is a view of the kitchen island. I need to find a spot on the counter somewhere for fruit. The island is so large it definitely needs something decorative in the middle to break it up. The ferns will work for the time being.
Here’s a bit more of the kitchen. I am so happy with the way it turned out!
The family room is an extension of the kitchen & breakfast nook.
(I think Daisy wanted to get in on the photo action…)
I’ve ordered woven wooden blinds for the windows along the back side of the house with white linen panels to frame the windows. After refusing to spend what it would cost to buy the drapery hardware I wanted from Restoration Hardware, I found hardware that was almost identical at JCPenny’s for a fraction of the cost (thanks to Décor Pad Look for Less one of my new interior decorating obsessions!). I’m still looking for the right rug for the room, I need lamps for the library table behind the sofa and I also need to figure out something for over the mantel.
And then there is the issue of the wall… I need to figure out what I’m going to do with this awkward empty wall. I’ve got many more priorities before that however.
Here’s the living room. The dining room is still a hopeless mess. I had gotten rid of our dining room chairs a few years ago (back when the dining room transitioned into a play room). The table we have isn’t going to work with the space and neither will the china cabinet. This room may be sitting empty for a while. I did order a rug for it that matches this braided jute we got for the living room. I guess it’s a start!
The living room is fairly close to done. I ordered the woven wooden blinds for the window — can’t wait to have those up! I need some more art work in the room and the Real Deals oil painting that I got as a filler when I had a party a couple years ago (a large oil painting for just $100!) needs to be replaced one of these days but otherwise, it will probably stay as is for a while.
Above is part of the entry way. That too is a work in progress…
I am so thrilled to have a big laundry room! Our last house it was literally the passageway to the garage and there was no room to even put down a laundry basket. I don’t even know what to do with all this room. The only thing I don’t like is that I can’t figure out why the builder didn’t think the cabinets over the sink needed doors? I’m planning on getting glass fronted ones put in.
And I adore the little cubbies!
I just wish they had finished the 3rd one so each child could have a cubbie of their own.
That covers the downstairs (except the office which is just a mish-mash of stuff at this point). The upstairs is still looking very basic so I’ll come back to that later. We are so happy with our new house, our new neighborhood and our new surrounds. We miss everyone we left behind in Oregon but are thankful for a new adventure is what was named the 6th best community to live in!