Our new place: The before pics

^ Our new 1910 house was bought from a woman who lived there for 49 years (!).
The blue door is now *landmarked* in this historic neighborhood, thank goodness. We’ll match the color and repaint to freshen it up.

^ Super-amazing volume (i.e. 12-foot ceilings); the carpet will go. The thought is to paint the stairs + add a runner.

^ Looking back toward the front door.

^ Double-height stairway up to a skylight. Have thought about decorative painting mural of sorts here, possibly on grasscloth.

^ Original living room moldings offer an amazing chance to use 3 colors to intensify the details. Will paint window moldings, and walls too. Carpet removed to reveal original wood floors. Curtains are…. gone 🙂

  1. ^ Looking from living room into the study. 2. The study with fireplace 3. from study looking back at living room. Carpet stripped, wood beams stained lighter/matte or painted.

^ Dining room with wood beams to be stained lighter / matte or painted.

^ A very “before” kitchen. Incredible light… drawings to come. Inspiration is a British “conservatory”– style kitchen! Wine red cabinets, soapstone counters.

^ Master bedroom with groovy coved ceilings.

^ Six-sided room is of 3 additional bedrooms upstairs. Jack-and-Jill bathrooms have original claw-foot tubs (another paining opportunity!)

^ Office… needs love. Extra bathroom and view back to stairwell.

^ Floor plans

Up next: kitchen renderings and full decor scheme 🙂

Strathcona: Furniture inventory

Custom Tuxedo-style queen-sleeper sofa in KravetSmart red fabric. Could used a steam clean. Bench seat and two back cushions. Very comf! Two Rejuvenation rugs (7×10 each); vintage Scandinavian sling chair; Eames lounge; Visual Comfort cantilevered reading lamp; enormous plaster and canvas palm tree; champagne cork stool

Montauk sofa; pair of Karl Springer-style horn standing lamps; enormous wicker hinged basket; vintage bamboo hexagon cocktail table (paint matte black with lacquer black top?!); giant pencil.

Midecentury console (was Greg’s desk console. Can we give it back to him?); custom bent-wood and rawhide bench (an objet, not actually comfortable); some art, including 1970s silk screen of zebras.

3 x pillows: denim & check w/ chocolate tape + 2 bolsters (check)

Giant bolster in Lisa Fine fabric.
2 vintage gilded switch-lamps

Ballard Designs bench in honeydew melon velvet. Custom Rug, turqoise + lemon (Studio Four by Carrier & Co)

Small secretary (meh provenance but nice storage/org for my personal desk) + low midcentury bureau (greg’s clothes)

Sophie bureau + oversized gilt mirror (good quality mirror)

Nice late 19th c. console. Has held dining room stuff (linens, napkins, occasion pieces) and arts/crafts materials. The Masai shield needs a home; it was my father’s. (The Annie Selke metallic-weave rug LINK was one of my favorites. Feels great underfoot!)

Ikea king bed. The cute tie-on linen cushions can be re-made with our own fabric (not critical, just a sweet idea.)

6 Zone dining chairs. 4yellow, 1 nordic grey/green, and 1 pink.

Vintage club chair

Rattan console + apothecary standing lamp

Vintage screen x 2

Ugh.