A quick look at the bathroom (yes I know I post about it all the time, but I really love how it turned out) then off we go down the back stairs!
So calm and lovely in the morning.
I want everything those soft shades of grey, tan and white!
Rear stairs to the left leading to kitchen, 3rd floor stairs to the right leading up to 3rd floor loft. Front stairs forward leading to 1st floor.
The front stairs and 2nd story landing are painted Farrow and Ball’s Drawing Room Blue and the rear stairs are painted F&B’s Charlotte’s Locks
We are so happy to have gone with the bold colour pops throughout the house. It keeps the white from being overwhelming and reflects the fun bursts of colour found in the stained glass.
Those turn of the century folks were not afraid of bold choices either, check out all the hues found in just one window glass!
The front of the house turned out really well. At some point a wall was put up to partition the living and dining room.
When we got the home it was a very vivid blue painted using a high gloss enamel paint…not so great.
After all the plaster repairs we went with a soft and creamy shade of Linen
Love how calm it’s turned out, a great complement for all of that great painted trim and iron work. And now for the living room!
More trim, iron work and soft smooth walls. The floor had to be refinished in one area. Dale managed to match the varnish perfectly and it all came together.
I’ve hung the curtain rod with an exaggerated width and placed the curtains outside the window frame to make what is an already large window seem impossibly huge. Nice trick for this room.
And here’s the kitchen in all it’s AFTER glory!
New Stone counter top, subway tile back-splash, deep stainless under mount double sink, freestanding butcher block island, floating shelves, stained glass, chalkboard wall. Remote controlled ceiling fan with dimmer light. Large Pantry, new wide plank floors, powder room and separate staircase.
It’s funny how you can’t get an idea of the scale of this room since all of the items in it are so large but totally in proportion to the space!
Lets just say some serious parties can happen in here with plenty of room for dancing.
Dale’s 1800’s oak Filing Cabinet has found a home in the kitchen.
We are delighted to have found both a space and a new use for it!
This piece is unbeatable for it’s stylish storage, keeping all sorts of goodies out of sight.
Another fun piece is this PTA chalkboard. It’s a great alternative for artwork in the kitchen as it’s easily washed and won’t be affected by grease, steam or sunlight!
You can’t beat it’s pure functionality, keeping track of grocery lists while adding a bit of fun to this small space between the window and door.
At night the colours glow. We chose soft creamy tones for the ceiling and upper walls and grounded the space with a grey that compliments the warm red tones in that wide plank flooring.
Just off the kitchen was an unused skinny closet/storage space under the stairs.
Isn’t a main floor powder room a much better choice?