We are now at that stage where things are generally done enough to get by... but not even close to done. Other than the sunburst mirror in the dining room, nothing has been hung, not a room painted, not a surface styled with accessories. But, it's a fairly blank canvas and we have time, so why rush? Our basement is full of boxes from the storage pod that we filled with "unnecessaries" before our 6 month stint in the apartment - most of which are decor items, so it will be an experience opening them back up one at a time and finding a place for them.
Until then, here's a mini home tour of the living/dining/kitchen area. I just realized I didn't get a good shot of the stairwell and 18 ft ceilings. I'm guessing that's because our fireplace built-ins are done yet and it just looks very blah on that wall so I didn't think of it. Soon, I hope!
Below is from the hallway. Front door would be behind me, laundry room to the left, mudroom/powder room to the right down that hallway.
Below is a peek at the very unfinished future living room built-ins. We've built the Besta units (hardware is coming) and in the spring will be building them in, adding shelves above, and tiling the fireplace. We also have roman shades on order that will provide some much needed privacy as we have no fence yet!
Couches and Side table: Homesense Rug: RugsUSA Drapes: Ikea
Into the kitchen, our newly completed marble herringbone backsplash. I was all set for a brick pattern until the day before the tiling job and changed my mind. I just love the impact and classic look of herringbone and I'm so glad we went for it.
After many days of back and forth, I opted for white grout. I love grey grout and I think it works really well with marble, but since the countertops and cabinets are so light, I wanted the backsplash to tie that in a bit and so I thought the white grout would do the trick. I also like how it makes the pattern pop.
Interestingly enough, these were not supposed to be our island pendants. I bought two round globe pendants online that were going to go here, but long story short, we ended up with these and used one of the other pendants in the entry, and the other has yet to find a home.
From the dining room. I opted for a solid pantry door because I thought it would blend in well and not scream "I'm a pantry door!" - but after we moved in I decided I'd rather a frosted glass door afterall. So, that will need to be swapped out one day. It also bugs me that the pantry door is our trim colour (white white) and our cabinets are a slightly off white (Alabaster white). I'm really torn on what to do - keep the door trim white and paint the pantry door Alabaster? Far right you can see a bit of the double wide entry to the laundry room which is waiting on doors as well.
So there you have it! If you have suggestions - please give them! And hope to get the rest of the floorplan up this week too :)