It’s been a crazy few weeks, but we are finally moved into our new house. We closed on August 17th and scheduled painters to start immediately, knowing my parents were coming to visit the following Thursday. The tight schedule made for some interesting moments and a long day last Wednesday when we got the go ahead to unpack and move in. Our painters did an absolutely amazing job, working extra hard to meet our deadline. I haven’t taken any photos since the painting was finished, but here are some before photos of the first floor and upstairs loft right after we took possession.
This photo shows the living room, looking in from the front door. I fell for those large windows and the great view the first time we looked at the house.
To the right of the vaulted living room is the dining room. The sliding door looks out on the patio.
And, here is the living room from the dining room. You can see the previous owners had their TV on the left. We’ve decided to hang ours over the fireplace even though it’s a little high. The furniture arrangement in this space is tricky, and I wanted to minimize the number of focal points to the fireplace and the view.
Another shot of the fireplace from the dining room.
This is the other side of the living room, looking up into the loft over the entryway. From this perspective, one the left there are two nice size bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. On the right side of the first floor are the master suite, a full bathroom, and the bedroom which will become the nursery. The kitchen is on the left of the first floor.
The kitchen is a really nice size with a U-shaped layout and a funky overhang on the countertop where the previous owner had two counter stools. Obviously, this isn’t my dream kitchen, but it’s really functional with lots of great storage. I love that there is a window over the sink and plenty of counter space.
The back entry, a pantry, powder room, and laundry room are through that doorway.
The kitchen countertop has an overhang in the dining room for counter stools. I’m still debating on what style to order and how many. The wallpaper is long gone, by the way.
This house has great flow. I love how all of the main spaces have their own identity but are open to one another. We’ve been living here for one week, and I am really enjoying the connectedness of the kitchen, dining, and living areas.
We’re going to put a little office in the upstairs loft. I would love to do a built-in but the side walls don’t have enough clearance. Hopefully, we’ll spot some good options when we make a trip to IKEA in a couple weeks.
Looking down on the first floor from the loft above.
And, here’s a quick iPhone shot of what the fireplace wall looks like now. We still have to hang all of our artwork, unpack our books, set up our sound system, and bring our fiddle leaf fig inside before this room feels anywhere close to done, but I do love this little corner next to the fireplace. It’s truly amazing what a fresh coat (or three) of white paint can do to make a dated space feel bright and modern.