March 12, 2012

The Living Room

Some of you have asked to see more of our new house so I thought I'd share some pictures.  I still have a lot to do but that's just part of the fun of a new house, isn't it?

 This is the living room.


It has beautiful woodwork and moldings -- even on the ceiling.  You can see some of the ceiling detail in the photos below.



The French Oak floors have inlaid detail around the perimeter of the room and a beautiful, hand-scraped finish.

The living room has a squared bay window in the front and two tall windows on another wall.  On sunny days the room has beautiful light, which is part of the reason I'm having a hard time choosing window coverings -- I really like all the light in the room and I don't want to cover the window casings.


I adore the paint color -- and I can be kind of finicky about paint.  Sometimes the color looks like milk chocolate and sometimes it looks gray.  It's a wonderful, ever-changing greyige color and it really looks pretty against the warm white woodwork.


I am still looking for ceiling fixtures and sconces for one of the walls you can't see in these pictures.  And I'm still trying to figure out those window treatments.  Any great ideas?


  1. If you don't need window treatments for privacy of light control...I'd leave them alone:) Beautiful!!!

  2. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Love the details and can't wait to hear the ideas people have for you and can't wait to see the girls' rooms!

  3. Do you know the paint color on your living room walls?

  4. Do you know the paint color on your living room walls?

  5. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I agree with 3 Peanuts. Your room looks just lovely without.

  6. If you must have something to cover those beautiful windows, I would go with something sheer, to let that wonderful light in. And the color of the moldings, so it all blends in.

  7. have you thought about shutters? they add privacy when you need them and you can always retract them when light is needed.

    i love the chocolate color of the walls against the white trims and ceiling details


  8. oh kristi, just remember that during your 12 days of christmas, i won day 7 or 8 but life got busy and never got contacted by you. can i still claim the prize? thanks.


  9. the house is simply gorgeous!



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