Sunday, October 24, 2010

On the eve of moving in

I'd like to share my excitement.  The punch list will be long, but the project is well worth it.  I can't wait to get myself organized and I look forward to documenting all my decoration conundrums.

Can't wait to get this beautiful piece hung up!

 I'll now briefly meditate on the calmness of the long light of late summer before the winter starts.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spotted: tons of goodies in a crammed ABC sale

Found some great things in NYC last weekend.  Here are a few:
This would be nice for our dressing room

Perfect example of how sublime pink and orange are together.

The sconce - it's crazy!  Huge scale.  Likey.

Great French chest at Lucca

Good potential pendant light for our MBR in front of the bookcases (as a single) where our Moroccan fixture is too large

A beautiful antique mirror from Lucca

This is a friend's moulding.  It's one of the most incredible NYC apartments of anyone I know.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A moving move-in day

And by moving, I don't mean grab your tissues.  
I mean it's moved.  To Monday.

Here are some small things to share.  Some good:

Master bath sconces

Metallic paint in the closet (hard to tell, but it's very glowy!)

More tile installed in the kitchen.

Some, not so good:

This has got to go.  Sorry, but not a handle I can handle.

Another strange hole cut into my kitchen ceiling.

The hood will surely hit my husband's head.
(and yes, it is strange to call him "husband.")

I crave for the next round of pictures to show a moved-in house.  Here's to hoping.

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's down to the wire

And I can still see wires.  exposed.  
That can't be good.

But.  We are almost there (and as I've said before: ready or not).

  Hood is installed

The latest is as follows:
the kitchen light fixtures are now not available, the missing stone tile for the master bath will not be in until mid-November, I've not spec'd plenty of the hardware we need, kitchen tile needs to be installed, final speakers need to be installed, the walls & floors need painting and finishing and the outdoor space needs to be finalized.

 kitchen shelves almost done
 TV room bookshelves.  Love.

Black doorknobs installed.
 The (over-scale, but groovy) light fixture in Isabel's room.  It's too big before completion.  But I. STILL. LOVE.  IT!
Finn's desk
master sconces installed

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 days until move in

Ready or Not!
Subway tiles going up in the kitchen.

Pipe cut while fitting in stone counter.  D'oh!

Appliances arrive.  This is one tall fridge!

Trim getting the black paint treatment.

Inspiring ..moon

We returned from Spain & Morocco 11 days ago and somehow it feels as though it's been 31 days.  It was incredibly inspiring and equally exciting a relaxing.  I'll share a few pics.

Take a look at these incredible tiles!
A great shutter window in Seville

Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Beautiful lanterns & archways, Marrakech

La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech

This Mosque is the third oldest in the entire world, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

This wall is about a thousand years old.  They don't make 'em like they used to.

Casablanca, Morocco

Our lovely riad in Marrakech

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hurry up and wait

Back in action.  Our completion date was pushed back from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1 and now seems to be Oct. 20th.  Next week, who knows?
2 weeks, 2 months, what's the difference?  (See previous post from 6.4.10)

The hopeful optimism of leaving for two weeks to come home to a newly married life in a newly renovated house has been soured to impatient pessimism of not getting into our house before the first snowfall.  Ok, so that is clearly sour grapes, but that is how I am feeling right now.

The place looks pretty wonderful and will be so terrific when we can get our butts in there.

Here are some progress pictures:
Our awesome walnut lined powder room.

First coat of poly on the floor in Isabel's room.

Kitchen ceiling, painted.

The awesome master bedroom bookshelves.

And the other master shelves.

Master shower, almost done.

Living room floor, sanded.  I was over-ruled (rightly, I may add) to sand and re-stain this floor.  More time, but hey, who's counting?