Friday, June 8, 2012

Lookouts and Libraries

June 8- Reverb Broads
What are your favorite decorative items/pieces of furniture/household features? 
Suggested by Kristen 

370 days ago we met with our mortgage banker to get pre-approved for mortgage.  We had started looking for a new house and thus far had been quite disappointed with our findings.  We had an idea of what we wanted, but nothing was clicking. 369 days ago we went to an open house and fell in love with

This is not our stuff.  This is what we saw at the open house.

Absolutely the best feature of our new home is the two story living room with the west-northwest facing floor-to-ceiling picture windows. The place is open and airy.  The previous owners had chosen great paint colors as well. And we love it.

But still, sometimes changes are necessary to really make it your own.

We converted the dining room. . .

Woo Hoo? Builder beige carpeting, but we love the red.

. . . into an office.

Maple flooring, cherry desktop and file drawers

And what was used as an office, but technically a first floor bedroom . . .

Great blue.  Nasty, nasty, nasty gray Berber carpeting

 . . .Into a library (with books grouped by subject and then in alpha-by-author-editor order)

Maple flooring, cherry woodwork, and a storage window seat

The dream house is more of a reality every day.  And that's my favorite part.



  1. Your house is gorgeous, and watch out, I might want to move into your library.

  2. oh my gosh, I love your library! So beautiful! If you added some mahogany leather chairs or recliner, then I would move into your library too! lol

    1. Thanks. We do, too. We're still looking into chairs. I'm thinking a leather club chair with brass studs and matching ottoman. It's the sort of piece that we're willing to wait until we fall in love with something.

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