In the new build, Miss F’s room has the chimney inside her room. Because of setbacks and other restrictions, the chimney couldn’t be extended out. So I have decided to make it a focal point of her room and work with it. Dry walling over it could have been an option, but I thought the bricks would look cool. She really has a tiny room compared to the room she has now. I say it is cozy. She is so excited about her new room and I am almost finished gathering all the things for it. Sourcing was pretty easy.
Here are some rooms that caught my eye with painted brick. I am going for stark white.
I have had the moroccan wedding blanket on a short list to purchase one day for about 7 years. Every year I say this will be the year I get one. I search quite often for the perfect one at least a few times every month. I was finally going to purchase one that had the coloring and size that I had wanted for like ever. Figures. Sold that same morning. Back to the search. I want to drape it on the bed in the master.
Do you know of any sources for these beautiful blankets?
My current dining room has become a storage room for all the deliveries I have been getting for the new house. I think I use this room as a storage facility more than I ever actually used it as a dining room. I mentioned before that a lot of the furniture pieces that we have in our house now will not be going to the new house. The new build is really an open floor plan with no interior walls to speak of on the first floor. So a lot of the things I currently have will not work in the new space.
When we started to design the new house, I wanted to really live in one space. The kitchen open to the family room and the eating area. I have always loved the townhouses in the city, and wanted to translate that into the new house. I also wanted the mudroom area to be usable and sizable. We have no mudroom in the house we just sold and are currently renting, which always was annoying. The kids have no where to put their things and the half bath wasn’t close to the garage. The new mudroom will have a butler’s pantry, half bath, closet area and my desk area. I am so pumped for this room.
Here are some inspiration photos that have the look that I have always loved and hope to have in the new home.
Loving this simple bohemian interior.
That light is amazing.
It reminds me of SoCal.
With the new home in the works, I am already thinking about what direction I will be going with the family room. I love a mix of styles. This is the direction I am going in. The starting point will be the sofa, and I am definitely going with the one above. Since the first floor will essentially be one big room, I want to have a loft style approach even though the exterior of the house is more colonial to fit in with the established neighborhood. The credenza from our current home will be making the move as well. But basically everything else will be a new buy. I am going to be very precise or picky in what I will put in there, because it will have to last and stay current for a long time. No more spontaneous purchases anymore. I am going with whites and soft greys for the color scheme. I am months, months, months away, but starting the search has begun.