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Can I get a Capital “P” for Progress!

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Back Porch, Bonus Room, Dumb Waiter, First Floor, Guest Bathroom, Kitchen, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Closet - Hers, Powder Room, Renovation, Second Floor, Third Floor, Upstairs Landing | 4 comments

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Wow – the transformation of the last week has been amazing.


Like “take my breath away” amazing.

front porch1

The haint blue ceilings I have swooned over for years are finally here – and ours.

back porch

And we get them on two porches! Do we really get to live here? (This is what I keep asking myself…)

cabinet delivery

The cabinets were delivered on Tuesday and the crew have been busy installing all week.




To say that we are excited is the understatement of the year. Enough bitching about our current digs – the light is shining bright at the end of the tunnel. (That is a little smile coming from Jonathan’s face!)

powder room transom

The old doors have been installed in the pantry and powder room. I really love the view of the new powder room tile through the transom window.

powder room wall

It’s fun to have a modern surprise of 1/2″ penny tile covering the entire sink wall.

powder grasscloth

And – next up for this powder room will be the grasscloth wallcovering and old, refinished  slop sink. It’s going to be a really, special bathroom!

back porch

The blue ceilings of the front and back porches are in the same tone as that beautiful powder room tile.


The painters have been busy – and have painting the exterior trim to match the original parts of the home. It is really coming together.

hallway with old doors

The old doors have been hung upstairs. It makes us really happy to see the old and new together finally in this space.

hall bath

My affinity of the front hall bath continues to grow. Classic, vintage subway tile. Can you ever go wrong with this? (I think not!)

hall bath2

The dancing light from the stained glass window in the afternoon is so pretty. Imagine the pistachio/avocado green tub under this beautiful stained glass window? While it won’t be the bathroom I use – I will be admiring it often.

master bedroom

And then there’s the master bedroom. With white trim(Here’s a little secret: I have dreamed of a room in our home with painted white trim. And while I love our wood trim, I have always longed for a little white and airy woodwork.) What a perfect compromise – at the end of the day, we all get what we want. The wall color here will be another pretty shade of blue/green.

master bath1

I honestly cannot believe that this is going to be our bathroom. Really. It still seems surreal. The space, light and tile… Another tone of the master blue/green will go on these walls.

master bath2

Compared to what we have been accommodated to as long as we’ve been married – we are in for some serious space. We are about to get a true master suite.

master bath vanity

I am very grateful – and thankful – that we get to do this. I have never experienced a bathroom like this in my adult life. Seeing it come together after a long time working hard to make this happen is a great feeling. Both Jonathan and I realize how fortunate we are. We are happy that after 10 years of marriage, we finally will be sharing a bathroom.

master lavratory

With a private potty.

my closet

And our own closets. (Again – still all seems so surreal…)

3rd floor bonus

The third floor was a bonus we really didn’t need.  We decided to do while we had the opportunity with the new build. The kids are going to LOVE this place. (Let’s hope they observe the strict dumb waiter rules!!)

third level bath

I love how this bathroom turned out. Classic with a beautiful, cool blue.

wetbar top cabinet

We’ve had a few glitches. The wet bar upper cabinets had to go back for a little change. Thankfully we are big embracers of change over here.  And at the end of the day – it’s all good!


  1. Michelle Poccia

    September 25, 2014

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    I just love that you maintained this home’s “flavor” with all of your designs and selections. Too often when people undertake remodeling and/or additions, they fail to pull off honoring their home’s architecture and design. You and Jonathan have truly added modern amenities and space while truly honoring this fabulous classic American home. Bravo! (LOVE LOVE LOVE the master suite/bath and the kitchen! WOW!)

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