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Paint!

By on Sep 2, 2014 in Addison's Bedroom, Back Porch, First Floor, Front Porch, Guest Bathroom, Guest Bedroom, Office - Hers, Second Floor, Third Floor | 0 comments

The countdown has started.  60 (ish) days and counting. Let’s hope we stay on schedule. It’s surely exciting to be nearing the finish line. We have pretty much chosen the paint colors. We are staying the same for the exterior. Back in 2010 when we repainted we consulted with Robert at Historic House Colors to match this home he did above. And will duplicate it on the back of the home. Jonathan is putting his photoshop skills to use for Ryan and his team since we have about 8 colors going on. I have always loved a blue porch ceiling. And we will soon be sporting Hazel on both the front and back porch ceilings. In the past I have been a fan of lots of color on the walls. This time we are going with a beautifully understated neutral in all of the common areas and getting the color from the fabrics. Thanks Scott! The ceiling will be a nice, warm white. Copen Blue will be the...

Wine Cellar – Why Not?

By on Mar 2, 2014 in Cellar, Plans, Renovation, Wine Cellar | 0 comments

Plain and simple – Jonathan and I love wine! Anybody who knows us knows this about us.  Sometimes we may like it a little too much, but I digress… We got married in the Napa valley in June, 2004. Jonathan was already a gourmet chef and I have always been a connoisseur of great food. Planning our wedding was an incredible experience.  The many trips out to Napa really cultivated and solidified our love of fine wine. Then we had our honeymoon in Italy in fall of 2004.  Unbeknownst to us, it was during white truffle season, the first cold press of olive oil, and vino novello. Talk about a gourmet’s trifecta!  That year sealed the deal for our love of all things gourmet, and would shape the future of many vacations to come. We have planned many vacations around food and wine. Wherever we go (even with Addison) we try and experience something about the history of the food...