Greetings, associates! We’re taking a break from trend at present for an additional room reveal!
I debated splitting this submit into 2 or three elements, however I ended up placing all of them collectively, so it’s an extended one. These areas of my home are all open to at least one one other, so I assumed it made sense to group them collectively.
In the present day I’m sharing the entrance of our house and the lobby, in addition to the dwelling and eating rooms, and it ought to give some perspective to the opposite rooms I’ve shared — my residence workplace and household room/kitchen space. I additionally shared our visitor room again within the summertime; all of my house excursions and residential decor posts are linked underneath the My Home tab on the menu bar above.
Anyway, let’s dive in as a result of I’ve lots of footage!
Entrance Entrance/Lobby Earlier than
That is how our home appeared the day we acquired the home and walked in for the primary time.
That is what you see whenever you stroll within the entrance door. The eating room is on the left, and the lounge is on the correct. Straight again, these French doorways result in our deck and yard. My workplace is the set of doorways you’ll be able to barely see in that proper rear nook.
Right here’s a better view — you possibly can see my workplace doorway higher right here, and you may see the little hallway in entrance of that with a coat closet. That hallway results in our powder room and in addition provides entry to the lounge and my workplace.
In case you flip round and look again on the entrance door, you possibly can see how giant our lobby is. I feel that is such a enjoyable area! I really like that when our firm is coming and going, there’s loads of room for us all to say our good-byes, and we aren’t all squished in a small space. I all the time discovered that a bit awkward in our former home. Despite the fact that that lobby wasn’t precisely small, it was slender, and the coat closet was again by the kitchen, so it might get awkward at occasions.
Right here you can too see the doorways to the eating room now in your proper, and front room now in your left.
Eating Room Earlier than
For those who have been to stroll from the image above into our eating room, that is the place you’d be. These two home windows are on the entrance of our home.
The earlier house owners left us this buffet in addition to an identical china hutch. The door you see there goes into our kitchen, and the household room is true off of that.
Right here’s the view of the eating room from the lobby.
Dwelling Room Earlier than
And that is the view of our front room from the lobby. That small doorway on the left wall in our front room results in the hallway with the powder room, and people two home windows are on the aspect of our home.
Eating Room Progress
I’m sharing the eating room progress first as a result of we adorned this room earlier than the lobby and front room. As I’ve talked about, I labored with Magda at ReImagine Interiors all through this complete course of, and we began making colour decisions and design selections within the household room.
I used to be planning to take the BM Edgecomb Grey we utilized in there all through all the home, however on the final minute, we determined to color the eating room partitions above the chair rail BM Hale Navy. I needed to deliver the navy from the household room into this space of the home, so this was Magda’s suggestion.
It was additionally her concept to have our painters set up molding under the chair rail and paint it the identical BM Dove White paint as the remainder of the molding within the room to appear to be wainscoting. I’m so glad we took that additional step — it’s such a pleasant contact!
The grey space rug is from Wayfair. Despite the fact that there’s no Edgecomb Grey paint on this room, it ties in properly to the lobby and different areas of the home.
The eating room desk and chairs got here from our previous home — actually, we bought these for the home earlier than that. It has two giant leaves and expands to seat 10-12 individuals, which is superior for giant gatherings, which we host a number of occasions a yr. It was actually too massive when absolutely prolonged for our final eating room, however it matches completely on this one.
You possibly can see that it was too small for the room when it wasn’t expanded, so I’ve began protecting one leaf in it always, in addition to an additional chair on both sides. You’ll see that under.
The subsequent addition to the eating room was window remedies. We selected easy white curtains and matte gold curtain rods and rings. I’m loving the smooth matte gold finishes which might be gaining reputation — they work nicely with my design fashion that I’m studying leans a bit formal, and I feel it’s notably beautiful with the navy blue partitions.
The curtains are hanging somewhat wonky right here. I ended up taking off the clips and attaching them on to the rings so there’s not a lot area between the rod and the tops of the curtains.
On this subsequent image, you possibly can see the curtains hanging appropriately, and we additionally added a brand new chandelier! I’ve a greater image of that in my “after” footage.
At this level, the wall behind the buffet nonetheless wanted one thing, and I undoubtedly wanted a centerpiece for my desk, however it was coming alongside. These footage have been taken in early August, so we had solely been in our home for a few month at that time.
The subsequent merchandise on the agenda was a brand new lobby chandelier, so Magda despatched me a number of choices to think about. It took us a number of tries to seek out one thing I appreciated, however once I noticed this mild, I assumed it might be a enjoyable addition to our home. I like that it’s not tremendous formal or as conventional as my typical decisions.
It additionally has a silver leaf end as an alternative of the matte gold that I needed, nevertheless it appears to work okay with the remainder of the finishes within the space.
We received the 20″ model, and I do want we had hung it just a little decrease, nevertheless it works okay since there isn’t a desk beneath. If we do add a desk, I’m unsure what we’ll do as a result of then it should undoubtedly be too excessive.
To desk or to not desk has been an enormous debate right here on the weblog and amongst my pals. Individuals have robust opinions about lobby tables, I’ve found! I nonetheless don’t have one, but when I determine to get one, I’ve my eye on this weathered black pedestal desk.
The subsequent massive addition to this area was the lobby space rug. I knew I needed one thing with colour on this space. The eating room is pretty impartial, and we weren’t planning on doing a lot to the lounge throughout Part One in every of our design, so it made sense to make this space a focus. Plus in fact, that is the place individuals enter our residence, so it units the tone for the remainder of the home.
It’s straightforward to get caught up within the neutrals which are trending, and I do love that look, however I used to be decided to make use of some pops of shade in my adorning of this home — and I needed one thing a bit sudden right here within the lobby.
I prompt probably introducing pink or teal with the navy, and Magda discovered this rug when she was at a wholesale place in Philly. She texted me an image, and I knew instantly it was good for what I needed. I informed her to seize it for me, and she or he did. I used to be capable of meet her and decide it up the subsequent day, and I wasted no time rolling it out as quickly as I obtained house.
We additionally changed the sunshine fixture behind the lobby in addition to the one within the hallway by the coat closet with one in every of these semi-flush mount lights.
And we hung these portraits of our youngsters from once they have been 18 months previous. My women have been so glad to see these hanging in our new home — they stated it made it lastly begin to really feel like residence.
We additionally changed all of the brass doorknobs and hinges with matte black, which you’ll be able to see under on my workplace door.
And simply in time for Christmas, my new lobby desk, lamp, mirror, and vases arrived. I ordered these via ReImagine Interiors, so sadly I don’t have hyperlinks.
Someplace alongside the best way, we painted the entrance door and shutters SW Black Fox, and we obtained a brand new entrance porch mild fixture and entrance door handleset.
I’d love to color the stucco a cooler impartial sooner or later, nevertheless it’s in fine condition as a result of it was freshly painted earlier than the home was put available on the market, so we’re going to attend some time on that.
Oh and pardon the lifeless mums. #ooops
Dwelling Room Progress
Coming again into the lounge, the sofa and curio cupboard are from our previous home, in addition to the piano and the white recliner.
We weren’t planning on doing a lot on this area throughout Part One, however I did discover myself needing a espresso desk instantly. I often sit in right here to go to with my buddies so the youngsters can have the household room, and we had nowhere to place our snacks.
In my previous home, the lounge was too small for a espresso desk, so we simply pulled out the piano bench and used that, however that answer wasn’t very sensible right here.
This espresso desk was a reasonably cheap answer, and it really works with the opposite tables within the room. I discovered it on Wayfair, and it appears to be gone now, however this one is analogous.
The finish tables and lamps got here from the previous home, and I ended up getting curtains simply earlier than Christmas. You’ll see these within the after footage under.
Lobby/Dwelling/Eating Room After
Okay, so right here’s what my home seems to be like at the moment!
That is the entrance entry. And sure, I do nonetheless have my Christmas wreath on the door. I have to treatment that stat!
I seemed excessive and low for a brand new entrance door handleset that I beloved. I lastly settled on this Emtek Ares single cylinder due to the beautiful satin brass end. That end was onerous to seek out in outside handlsets.
Additionally, as an FYI, in case you are ever changing locksets, you will get all of them keyed the identical via Construct.com. We’ve got three doorways on our home which have deadbolts, and we have been capable of get all of them keyed the identical so we solely want one key to enter our home from any door — very handy!
And right here’s what you see now whenever you enter the lobby by way of the entrance door.
I completely LOVE this mirror over the console desk within the again. It provides a enjoyable, trendy contact to a fairly conventional area… and the vases do too, however that mirror makes me swoon each time I stroll by it.
Should you flip round and look again in the direction of the entrance door, that is your view. The stairway you see there to the appropriate results in the basement, by the best way.
We simply added the photographs within the lobby and the vase with flowers because the holidays. I really like how they end the area. They got here from Residence Items, so I don’t have hyperlinks.
And right here’s the eating room. We bought a couple of units of Queen Anne folding chairs to make use of when we now have firm, and I left two of them in place on the desk to assist fill it out now that we’re leaving one leaf in full time. The desk and chairs I’ve got here from a thrift store virtually 20 years in the past, so I can’t add extra matching chairs. The folding ones look actually good, although, only a bit smaller.
I additionally put the arm chairs on both finish of the buffet because it’s so brief for that lengthy wall. Ultimately the plan is to maneuver it to the shorter wall on the best, after which get one thing longer for this wall, however this works for now.
Enjoyable reality: the mirror was initially silver, and Magda spray painted it gold.
I really like the fashionable simplicity of this chandelier, and it has such a reasonably mushy matte brass end that works in completely with the curtain rods and different finishes on this space of the home.
That is the view of the eating room and lobby once you enter from the kitchen.
I’m nonetheless engaged on a centerpiece for the desk. I beloved my Christmas centerpiece, however now I want one thing for the remainder of the yr. That blue bowl is good in right here, and I like it. I purchased it with out understanding the place I needed it, however I feel it’d work properly in right here. I simply want another issues to set round it — and in it!
Additionally, would you hold something between these home windows, or depart that wall empty?
You could keep in mind me struggling a bit to type my china hutch again within the summertime. I performed round with it and managed to suit each units of china inside — mine and my grandmother’s.
I’m so glad to lastly have each units out the place I can use them… or a minimum of admire them, haha! I admit, I not often use them.
And eventually, the lounge.
The wall hanging over the sofa is from two homes in the past. It hung in my front room in that home, then within the eating room in my final home, and it sat towards the wall right here on this home or weeks after we moved in. I ultimately moved it to the storage with the intent of taking it to the thrift retailer.
I can recognize that the colours work on this area, however I used to be uninterested in it and actually needed one thing totally different, so we tried to seek out one thing new. In reality, there’s an entire saga about how Magda introduced me a big print from HomeSense that was good for this area. It introduced within the blues and pinks from the lobby, and even a contact of gold that labored with that ghastly puke-green sofa (why did I ever select that colour!?!) however Paul hated it. I imply, he hated it.
In our 23 years of marriage, I don’t assume there has ever been something that I’ve introduced house that he has refused to hold till this. It was an enormous problem to get it again to the shop as a result of it didn’t slot in my automotive, and he needed to borrow a truck from a pal, however he was that decided to return it. We simply giggle about it now.
All that to say, Christmas was coming, and I needed my front room to look completed, so we drug this print again in from the storage and hung it on the wall.
I’ve to confess, it actually does look good there… for now. Some day we’ll put in wooden floors and exchange the sofa and get a reasonably space rug, after which I’ll discover one thing new to hold in that spot. However for now, it does the job.
Additionally proper round vacation time, I made a decision to order extra of the white curtains we hung within the eating room for this room. I couldn’t get the identical curtain rods and rings as I’ve within the eating room, so I ordered these within the royal gold. The fluted ball finials are actually fairly, however the gold is a bit more garish than the eating room ones. Oh, nicely! They work.
The marble nesting tables and white chair additionally came to visit from our previous home, in addition to that lamp within the nook. I wouldn’t thoughts changing that sooner or later, however it’s advantageous for now. Perhaps I ought to simply exchange the shade, because it obtained bent within the transfer.
And right here’s one remaining look from the lounge into the lobby and eating room.
The portraits over the piano have been carried out when every of our youngsters was 5 years previous. I added a household image to fill within the final spot, however I’m engaged on getting that in a bigger measurement so it appears extra congruent with the remainder of the photographs. Each women take piano classes, so nook of the room will get used rather a lot.
after footage: Alison Cornell
So yeah, I feel it’s protected to say I’m fairly proud of every little thing up to now!
I used to be a little bit of a whirlwind, getting this all carried out in time for Christmas, however we did it, and now we will simply sit again and luxuriate in it for some time. That wasn’t even our aim within the course of, however it did work out fairly nicely since we had a number of massive occasions right here over the vacations. It was good to have fun with all of our adorning accomplished.
And now we’re simply planning to take a seat again and luxuriate in it for some time. I’ve plans for the lounge and kitchen down the street… and I ultimately need to do extra with our main bedroom, however this can be a good stopping place for now.
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I’m nonetheless planning to share my closet reveal and our laundry room makeover, so keep tuned for that!
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