Things are moving along so fast in the house – all of the finishes are being installed.
The wood floor was installed earlier in the month. I love the little bowties in the wood. It makes the floor look old! It is a European white oak.
I *love* my see-through fireplace. The rock is a Texas limestone. The sconces on this fireplace were actually the first lights I purchased. I bought them in Portland on a super-steal deal and could not pass them up! They are byAidan Gray.
Hmm, it seems I need to take a pic with the lights off!
I love this insanely huge kitchen. It is basically two kitchens into one. We love to cook/bake. My husband is the chef and I am the baker. Or as I like to say, he is the Chef de Cuisine and I am the Patissier. We host Thanksgiving and wanted to have a huge area to entertain. I imagine we will be hosting more parties now.
Here is “his” part of the kitchen. I am so thrilled with the beautiful white marble. It is a honed finished. Yes I know it will wear and may etch – but ya know what, the pastry counters in Europe are super old and made of white marble so I thought, why not?? It’s lasted there forever!
So excited about my pot filler! I actually had a dream about a pot filler. The next day I asked if I could have a pot filler plumbed. They said – good thing I mentioned it that day because the next they were plumbing that area and the very next day the walls were being sheet rocked so it would have been a change order or something. So, follow your dreams! ha!
Here is “my” part of the kitchen. A little steam oven, just for me! Crunchy baguettes, here I come!
The other side of the big fireplace. It took my Mother and I literally *months* to design this fireplace. It was way harder to do then you may think. We eventually ended up choosing a fireplace made of cast stone that was a fraction of the price of antique ones and I think it looks really great.
Ah, my antique fireplace mantel. We actually saw this fireplace mantel and designed a fireplace around it.
Originally the dining room did not have a fireplace and when I saw this in the store I decided to add one. The fireplace is from the 1800s and originates from Austria.
My Mom and I actually stripped this fireplace down to the wood, leaving the gilt work on. I like the chippy look – when it was painted it was much too formal for me!
A sneak peek at my dining room chandelier in the same room as the fireplace mantel above. This is the only formal room in the house.
While we are talking about lights, here is my entryway lantern. Can you believe I found this E.F. Chapman lantern at the Restoration Hardware outlet for an absolute steal? I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Outside, my antique wall lantern resides. I love the patina on this piece!
My master bathroom is almost done! So thrilled with how it looks. I was going for a serene and glamorous spa look. Now I just need to find a mirror!
If you follow on Instagram you will have already seen this bathroom. I was kind of nervous about choosing this green marble since I had not seen it really used before. I love how it turned out and how it gives also a nice spa feeling. This is the *only* bathtub in the whole house! I am not a bath person, just don’t have time and I totally get bored sitting in the water.
Carpet is currently being installed. Happy with the color and the texture!
Okay, that is it for now! We should be moving in *soon*. But there are always hiccups – like the carpet I picked out for another room is now on backorder (which by the way took me like a month to pick out!). Then I had to pick out a new carpet – totally made a decision this time in about 10 minutes. I think I have decision fatigue.
Soon it will be time to start packing. Although I already started. I cannot wait to move in and live in this beautiful house… and to start decorating!!!
Also, huge shout out to my parents – they have been supervising the project while I go to work. Love you both XOXO.
Until next time!