Yesterday I mentioned a couple things we decided not to do at the new house, but today I thought I'd share progress on the things we did do.
Here is a before picture of the family room.
Its enormous, this only shows half of it. For some reason the fireplace was awkwardly placed in a corner, on a weird angled wall. When we first looked at the place it was the number one thing that drove me nuts. So when I realized we could move it to the center of the wall, get rid of the angled wall and do built ins all around it... it was a done deal for me.
Here is the progress as of today. It completely transformed the space. and the built-ins, mantle and marble aren't even in yet.
We had to build a rather large soffit across the top to run the fireplace chase back to the original spot. I'm not crazy about the look, but once all of the bookcases, cabinets and moldings are in, I'm confident I won't even notice the soffit.
They also finished up the master bathroom grout today. I am so in love with the way it turned out.
I've also been struggling trying to decide on which wallpaper to use in our powder room. I can't believe how hard its been for me to make a decision. Everyone always says that you are your own worst client, and its really true. I wish I could hire a designer to help me make all of these decisions for myself. When it comes to a client I never second guess my decisions, but for my own house its a totally different story. I've gone back and fourth a hundred different times... and its just the powder room!
These are a couple that I've been considering. Talk about being all over the board.
That's about it for now in terms of updates. The floors are getting finished tomorrow and then the kitchen boxes go in on Thursday. I'll have lots more to share next week.