Believe it or not, there are times when I have so much to say that I don’t say anything. That phenomenon best explains why you haven’t seen a new post in the past 11 days. Within those past 11 days there was a 5 day stretch where I would go over to the house and tear up. Not in a bad way. There is a tremendous sense of relief now that the finish line is in sight. I’m now seeing how decisions that were made months ago look in the context of the overall design of The Ashland House.
The feature image shows our dining room pendant. I ordered it on December 4th. It arrived around Valentine’s Day and was installed this past week. Good thing it makes sense in the space because it’s too late to return it now.
Note: Since that picture was taken I switched out the bulb from a 4000 whatever LED to a 2700 whatever LED. It’s a softer white. Of course, after the fixture was up I realized that we need a dimmer switch for this light. Our electrician is going to start calling our house The Hotel California if I don’t stop making adjustments.
A few weeks ago I revealed what color stain we used on our floors. One of our readers (THANK YOU FOR READING!) commented that they couldn’t wait to see what our cabinetry looked like. My response was along the lines of, “Cabinetry?! I don’t even remember what I picked exactly.”
I don’t know what I was thinking when I picked it out but it turns out that I love it! See for yourself:
The cabinetry on the first floor (kitchen and Jack & Jill bathroom) all has the same profile. Since I used Benjamin Moore Simply White (OC-117) in these areas in addition to the trim throughout the house I changed things up a bit in the Master Bath:
If we’re going to visit the Master Bath we might as well visit the Master Bedroom. I remember the drywall guys wanted to know if we wanted our beams drywalled. Um. NO! This is what we are doing instead:
My primary design principle is: The House Wants What The House Wants
The second on my design principle list is: Lighting is the jewelry of your home
I’m meeting with the wallpaper installer this afternoon. Did I just say wallpaper? Yes. Yes, I did.
Thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!