We moved over four months ago and are still settling in: there are so many projects we’d like to get to! Updating kitchen, repainting, installing ceiling fans, new windows, adding a deck… but for now we have barely furnished the place and are still staring at a lot of bare walls. The tag sales around here have been great in helping us furnish the empty rooms in what still feels like a mansion. What a difference an extra 1100+ square feet can make.
So keeping in mind that this is a work in progress, I present to you our first official house tour, from front to back:
The front view in mid-summer, with blooming perennials.
This side is the only sunny outdoor space we have, so the previous owners put up several window boxes to grow herbs and vegetables.
Check out the tropical flowers to the right! Oh yeah, and to the left is a sweet baby testing out a tricycle.
A couch will line that wall on the left. We’re looking for something contemporary to balance out the antique-y feel of the other furniture.
Living room stained glass window, made my one of the house’s previous owners.
The fireplace we have yet to try. We now have a screen in front of it now, and plenty of wood in the backyard.
This artwork keeps changing spaces, but once we have some of our paintings out of storage, we’ll have better-decorated walls.
Dining area: We plan to get a rustic dining room table made of reclaimed barn wood (there are a couple of places in Connecticut and Massachusetts that make them).
Dining area looking out to the back yard.
Dining room stained glass
The kitchen, facing the front door.
The den, which also serves as my office. My “desk” is a family heirloom: a farm table from Hoosick Falls, NY. The chairs we picked up at an antique store and could use a makeover.
Jax’s room is purple at the moment. I’d like to paint it an aqua color, but we’ll get to that in the spring.
The crib is also a family heirloom from the Hoosick Falls farmhouse, which was completely redone to meet today’s safety standards.
The upstairs full bath has the most cheerful Provençal look to it.
…and more stained glass!
Our bedroom takes the space of what was originally two bedrooms.
Plenty of room for the port-a-crib, for a certain 1-year-old who likes to be close.
I love my dressing nook.
With my own south-facing window. The stained glass piece also came with the house.
The backyard in June (it’s covered in leaves at the moment).
Our gigantic oak tree.
Set for many dinners al fresco.