Tuesday, September 19, 2017


The gutters are being installed today!!  They are black so they blend in nicely.

More Floors

...moving right along...  This is the 18x18" marble for the entry, den, dinning room and the formal powder.  The 2 circles on the floor are where the floor outlets are.  Hoping I guessed correctly so the sofa will cover them!


This is Travertine laid down in a Versailles pattern.  It is the same color palate as the marble, but not as formal and shinny looking.  This is the kitchen.

It is also laid down in the mud room, laundry room, mud shower and butlers pantry.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink Guest Room

..So - I have these 2 adorable antique twin beds I found at my favorite auction Magnolia Gardens Auction and I also have 2 matching sets of pink bedding to go with.  I am praying that these beds will fit into the space allotted for a bed in the guest room with the Juliet Balcony because it already looks so feminine!

Well I have a few wonderful inspiration photos:

I LOVE the way the pink contrasts with the black...

So not only have I found an stunning neddlepoint rug that is black with pink and pale yellow roses, but I also found some fabric at Hobby Lobby that will make stuffing European Pillows and curtains!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2 Weeks of Flooring (Tile)

For the most part - the next 2 weeks will mostly  be tile flooring and showers.  I will have a picture here and there - but once the flooring is installed - a lot will be going on as we come close to the day we have been waiting for for SO LONG.... MOVE IN DAY!!

Today some carpenters came to install the tongue and groove above the car port.  it looks really nice!  They also installed some hinges for some seats that have storage beneath and they had to 'bend' the wood railing that goes over the metal banister on the landing.

Little stuff -
1. somehow 1 drawer front and 4 cabinet doors were missed and have to be made, installed and painted.

2. Bought new french doors for the upstairs - this time vinyl instead of wood and they will open to the inside.  Once those are installed - I will contact the dry wall guys and have them come to fox the kitchen ceiling.

3. Seem to have lost some of the pieces to the hand held shower faucet for the slipper tub....?????

4. One of my workers broke the lever to open - but more importantly CLOSE one of the windows that hand cranks and it is stuck OPEN right now...that needs to be fixed ASAP.

5.  STILL waiting to find out when the library doors will be delivered and installed.

6.  A missing drop in sink that was never delivered from build.com was reordered (at their cost) and it has yet to show up!

After the floors are installed:

1.  AC guy can come and put in the vent grates and the  thermostat and finish hooking everything up.

2.  The appliances can be installed.

3.  The electrician can hook the rest of the outlets up and hang all of our fixtures.

4.  The granite guys will come back and install the master tub and the (missing) drop in sink for the formal powder room.

5. The plumbers can put in the slipper tub and all of the faucets and hook up the water and water softener and hot water heaters.

6.  After all that is done, the house has to be thoroughly cleaned.

7.  The painter comes in to do all his touch ups (3 day project!)

8.  Lastly - the wood floors and carpet will be installed.  (AC must be up and running for this)



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Flooring & Paint

Sooo excited with these beautiful floors!!  Starting with the entry and den.  This is 18x18 inch crema marafil marble.  So elegant!!!

Beautiful contrast with the fireplace hearth.  You can also see my 'peach' walls.  I don't hate them, but it is not what I thought I chose.  I thought I chose a light tan color.  This paint color was called travertine.  I have never seen travertine that was peach...sigh..

Lily is checking out the boxes and boxes of tile.  This is the dining room and I love the color in this room.  It is called bagel and is truly a medium tan color.  Really gives the dining room a warm feel.

I am going to have fun dressing this window!

..and another view from the dining room into the entry.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

More Marble Pics

 Really happy with the soft grey that I chose for the 2 upstairs bathrooms.  I am usually not a fan of grey - even though it is a very in fashion color right now - but for these rooms, it was the perfect neutral.

We seem to have the same issue in 3 bathrooms... the positioning of the light fixtures is really off and I know if it bothers me - it is really going to drive Mike nuts!

This is the landing for the master tub.  They set the marble but have yet to drill out the holes for the tub and the fixtures.

This is part of the master bath vanity.

..and here are a few more kitchen shots.

The floors (not wood or carpet) as of today are being installed but the guys were still working hard when I went down to the house and I get the sense they do not enjoy having their picture taken while they work!

The painting is done except for touch ups and obviously after they fix the kitchen ceiling where it leaked.