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Sunday, October 25, 2015



Completed new house

The much anticipated moving day has come and gone. 

We moved into our new home On Wednesday without a hitch. Everything went very smoothly this time.

I think it is because we had a dress rehearsal 6 months ago when we moved out of our previous home into an apartment.

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I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised that our furniture fit in the new house so well. We only had one chair that did not make the cut in the great room, but we found a place for it in the office. 

I took  these pictures you are about to see of our new home the very next day, on Thursday so I could show you all how it is looking so far.

We still have some things to move in, and a bunch of boxes in storage that need to be brought here, but right now we have what we absolutely need here in the new house. 

Our plan is to bring boxes here a little bit at a time and either keep, purge or donate.

I did a lot of purging before we moved, however, as many people told me that have experienced a move like this said we would need to purge even more, and they were right!

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We might be totally tired, but we are still smiling from ear to ear, and having a lot of pinch me moments. It is still hard to believe we get to live here.

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The great room is where I spent the most time tweaking furniture. 

I have two chairs in there that have to be angled, and I will be honest with you I like angled furniture in a room when it is placed in a corner, but it has to be exactly angled at the right position when it is in the center of the room, and angled for my eye to like it.

This girl who loves order and symmetry is learning to live with angles and asymmetry in her design world.

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I am finding it so interesting to see how everything looks so good with a white back drop. 

Having never lived with white walls before  I am pleasantly surprised at how much I am loving them.

All our walls and woodwork are painted Sherwin Williams Swiss coffee.

The furniture came in before the rug because we had the furniture in the apartment, but the rug was in storage. 

I immediately loved the furniture in the room, but when the rug went down the whole room came alive.

Black and white is a staple as the base for my rooms, and this rug fits the bill for me.

It was fun to see how my new black spindle chair worked in the room as well. 

I must have moved that chair twenty times to get just the right angle. 

It literally can be moved a half inch here or a half inch there until it feels just right. I am kind of like a Goldilocks when it comes to details like this. 

I went through the same process with the white chair and ottoman in the same room.

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The biggest surprise of the day was the TV, and it’s placement. 

I am not a big fan of TV. I watch it, but to be honest usually only at the end of the day right before bedtime. 

The TV has not been visible in a room for years and it has never been a focal point. We hid it in an armoire for years.

The white console table came in, and then the TV was placed on it. As soon as the TV was placed the room pulled together beautifully. 

How can a TV play an important part in the d├ęcor/design of a room?

It was because of it being black, and it mimicked the black opening of the fireplace, it  also created balance and weight in the room which was needed because of all the white and light in the room.

Who would have thought a TV could do that? 

I have to be honest I would have never in a million years given a TV such design kudos!! 

We have plans on purchasing a larger TV and it will be hung on the wall. 

Our builder has a tech guy that will come and hook up the TV. It is part of the  media package when you purchase media wiring in the walls and the TV wall mount.

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The house has great flow from one room to another and the great room and the kitchen/dining area feel like one big room because of the nice open floor plan.

The above image was taken from the kitchen side of the large island looking into the great room.

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This image was taken to at night and it shows how the great room is backed by the kitchen and dining area.

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This is our dinette right off of the kitchen. You can see my computer on the table, this is where I will be writing my blog post. I decided to switch sides so I am now facing the great room as I type this. 

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The bar stools fit perfectly under the island. However my hubby is not as happy with them as I am so that might be addressed in the future.

I can hardly wait to get my hands on the glass front cabinets once I find all my platters and white ironstone. 

In our previous home we put mirror on the back of the glass front cabinets, and added lighting inside the cabinets and under the cabinets.

I must have gone to the cabinets to turn on those lights a dozen times. 

So something that was not even close to the top of the To-Do list got promoted to the very top of the list. 

The lighting will give this part of the kitchen such a nice glow at night. We have a light in the hood, but it is too bright for ambient lighting, however it will be great for cooking.

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Right off of the great room there is a little entry hall into the master bedroom. My antique French marble table fit the bill perfectly. 

It needed to be open piece in order  for air flow for the air intake grid. 

The table and plant help camouflage the intake grid. I will be hanging the antique mirror that goes with the table soon.

The master bedroom was another pleasant surprise for us.  

This home is living larger than we anticipated.

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Another pleasant surprise was how well our cream furniture looks on the soft white walls. The carpet has also turned out to be the perfect  back drop color for our room.

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Again and again the white walls are turning out to be a pleasant surprise for us. 

Excuse the wrinkled pillows please! 

We have paper blinds on all the windows for privacy until we get our window treatments selected. More on that later in another blog post.

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We have an office and another bedroom, laundry room and of course the two bathrooms that are not quite ready for company yet.

We are learning and discovering things about our new home at every turn....... 
  I LOVE white walls.
  • Our new home lives much larger than anticipated.
  • Angles are my friend.
  • Asymmetry can be interesting.
  • Our cream bedroom furniture feels very restful backed by white walls.

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Walking back through the house to the entry hall where I will say goodbye for now.

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We are tired, happy, grateful and I hope you all will come back as we continue to…..