We’re continuing to plow ahead with progress on the new house — I can’t believe how far it’s come just in the past few days! My mom, brother, and I have been putting in long days this week and so far we’ve painted the trim in the nursery, the trim in the study, and started painting the trim and walls in the dining room. Upstairs we have a contractor working on reconfiguring the master bedroom and closet and I’m thinking we may hire a painter to help with just the stairwell and foyer where removing the wallpaper resulted in a lot of chipped plaster. I know that all our current house projects will take a major backseat after our baby boy arrives in less than eight weeks so we’ve got the pedal to the metal in the mean time!
It’s too soon for me to wrap my head around much decorating besides our plans for the nursery, but I’ve been batting around ideas with Will and my mom and keeping a running list of thoughts like “grasscloth wallpaper in study?” and “quatrefoil mirror above fireplace?” I’ve been browsing my go-to home retailers at night and bookmarking a bunch of things I love, but since it will be a while until I’m ready to pull the trigger on most of them, I thought I’d share a few new favorites here! We did order this desk for the study (to replace the oversized dining tables we were using in our last home office) and I can’t wait to get properly organized thanks to the built-in drawers and file cabinets. Also I stumbled upon this pink grasscloth wallpaper and I think my face looked like this emoji: 😍. I’ve never seen anything like it! Do you think it could look sophisticated enough in our grown-up home or will it look like it belongs in a teenage girl’s room no matter where I find a home for it? And any thoughts on what to do with the walls in our study? It will be a more masculine space with the leather chesterfield sofa we bought for Will’s apartment in New York five years ago and I can see us going in any number of directions: navy grasscloth wallpaper (or maybe a dusty blue?), hunter green paint, keeping it white and bright… I always love hearing your two cents!
Click through the slideshow below to see a few more things I have my eye on:
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