House Tour: Part I

Well hello!

This place is so roomy, I need two days to show it to you!  A pretty big change from our previous pad.

Today you'll get to see the main entry, the living room, the screened porch, the dining room, and the kitchen.  And then tomorrow, I'll be back to show you the master bedroom, the guest room, and the bathroom.

Remember, we've been here less than 10 days, so things are still looking pretty unfinished. Later in the week, I'll be back to talk about some of the things that are missing and some of the things we want to purchase and/or tackle in the coming weeks and months.

But for now, here she is in all her new-to-us glory.

Once you turn the corner of the stairs (above), you open the door straight into the living room.  Try not to get too hung up on the random chair/footstool/end table configuration.  As I said, we're a little short on furniture for this big of a space. I'll talk more about that later in the week.

Living room
living room 1
Living room 2

That white door leads into a large closet, part of which you can see here.


And the closet leads both to the enormous attic (hurrah for storage!) and to this lovely screened porch, which we will most definitely be using when things get a little less nippy.

screened porch 

And if you turn back around at the white door, you're looking back at the wall next to the front door.


And into the dining room, which is the most sparsely furnished room at this point.

looking into dining room 

I'm in love with the doors between the living room and the dining room. The space is nice and bright and open, which I love.  But when you close the doors, you can also make the living room feel all snug and cozy, which I also love.

Looking into dining room 2

And check out the pretty glass doorknob.

glass doorknob

Like I said, the dining room is pretty sparsely furnished at this point. But we won't be wanting for art to hang on the walls!

Dining room

That door on the left leads to the bedrooms and the bathroom.

Through the dining room to the right is the kitchen.
Let's get a little 360 viewing: 

Kitchen 2
Kitchen 3

Slight detour to exclaim over the built-in cabinets.  LOVE the built-in cabinets.  And look at these little door latches!

door latches

And finishing out the 360 viewing

Kitchen 4

The kitchen is so roomy.  I'm not sure if you can tell from these pictures, but there's a lot of space in the middle there with nothing in it.  In fact, when the dining room was still crammed with boxes, we had our little table in here and ate meals there.

The kitchen has been unpacked the longest and is the place we've gotten the most settled into.  So it's also the room with the most finished touches. 

Jammer's got his own little spot for T-R-E-A-T-S.  

Jammer's station

Every kitchen needs jars of grains.  Especially mine.  We have a lot of grains.

Jars 2

Plants to make things cheerful.

I love me some snails.


Measuring spoons from Anthropologie that were a total indulgent splurge.

Measuring spoons

And more plants - my mom and I hit up the clearance section at Lowe's after the plants we brought up with us met an untimely end.  Who thinks about the fact that it's freezing in the back of a uhaul truck?  Not us, apparently.

Kitchen counter

I'll close with a picture of our front doorknob just because I think it's lovely, and it makes me happy when I open it.

Front door knob

Come back tomorrow to finish out the tour!