Friday, February 4, 2011











a peak at our renovated first floor...a few before shots here. today we have been living here six months and i am so excited to finally start making it feel like a home. we don't have much furniture so it is going to take a while to fill up all this space. my goal is to only bring in pieces we love and try to keep things minimal and clutter free. one of the best new additions so far has been the record player my mom gave us for christmas along with a box of records from her amazing collection. we always had music playing in our house when i was growing up and i plan to continue that tradition with our family.

32 comments:

  1. beautiful!! 6 months! that's a long time. it must be so nice to be able to settle in.

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  2. I am completely amazed at the difference between the before and after of this room! Obviously much hard work has gone into this...your new home looks so lovely, and I imagine it feels all the more beautiful knowing that you had such a hand in making it that way.

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  3. Wow! All the hard work you guys put into it really shows, well done, It's a beautiful home!

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  4. Oh my god, this is beautiful! I love all the wood! And that cute little music room, or whatever it's gonna be, is my fave :) Nice work!

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  5. what a transformation! those floors really are beautiful, and those built-ins are lovely!

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  6. I've been following you for awhile. What inspiration.

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  7. Oh wow, Stephanie - it's divine!! Congrats.

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  8. I have just seen my dream house. completely lovely, in every way x.x.x
    Casie Jean

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  9. wow - it looks fabulous! and it looks like you've got some fantastic light, too, which makes all the difference when it comes to darker wood, i find. lovely lovely lovely! :)

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  10. I love your home! The ceiling edging is just so pretty. I feel the same way about furniture and clutter. Mike and I really tried to get rid of all things that we didn't really love. I can't wait to see it!

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  11. So lovely! You guys really did a great job with it! It's amazing how much the wood floor and white walls really lightens everything up! Well done! :)

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  12. wow! you guys have done some SERIOUS improvements! It's gorgeous.

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  13. this is just great, stephanie! your hard work has paid off so much. what a wonderful place to live, and look at all that light! it makes me look forward to having a home of my own someday to work on.

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  14. I'm nearby and we have so many of the details in our house! Love.

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  15. What a beautiful house! It has so much character. I'm sure the two of you will make it into a beautiful home; you're definitely off to a great start!

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  16. you have done an incredible job! i love the mancha appearances in the construction photos! :)

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  17. wow! great post=)
    have a lok at our last one!
    www.modemuffins.blogspot.com
    we are now following you!
    love
    MMM

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  18. gorgeous! it reminds me of an old library... sigh i dream of white walls and deep wood floors..

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  19. It looks amazing! The floors look so bright and they really set off the wood of the built ins (which are GORGEOUS!).

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  20. OH, woweeeeee. It is just the lovliest.

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  21. I spelled that wrong. *loveliest

    Bah.

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  22. Your new home is just perfect.. So lovely and beautiful!

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  23. This space looks so beautiful and special! What a fine renovation - it's a hard work, I know it my self : http://www.finurlig.net/2010/11/renovating.html
    Your blog has such a fine atmosphere - and I love your jewelry, hope it won't be sold out for ever!
    /Inger Marie

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  24. Oh wow! How exciting, your home is so beautiful.

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  25. oh, what a beautiful house you have! i love the history it seems to carry in all the details.

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  26. My goodness, your home is stunning!! What a treasure to find a Frank Lloyd Wright, mission-style home in recoverable condition and you have done a beautiful job!!

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