Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Week Fifteen: Nearly There...

This weekend felt far more productive than last weekend. The fridge (finally!) got installed, we polished off the last of the hardware installation, the painters painted both the master bedroom and Dave's study/man cave/media room, and (most importantly) we managed to get quite a bit of packing done on Sunday.

With the last of the hardware on, the kitchen finally feels finished. I like the sleek modern handles juxtaposed with the more traditional style of cabinetry.


Dave's "man cave", painted out in a lovely shade of blue-green (Benjamin Moore's Slate Teal to be precise). In person this color is really quite fabulous, going from blue or green depending on the light. The heavy undertone of gray really adds a lovely depth to the color.

The master bedroom's walls were treated to Farrow & Ball's Parma Gray while the tray ceiling was painted in Ralph Lauren's Iron Gate, a lovely gray metallic with subtle blue undertones. Ralph Lauren's Regent Metallics' series is shown with a rather ghastly texture that RL suggests you apply to the paint to give it a crumpled effect. I ignored them though and just had this paint applied with a standard roller. Metallic paint is bold enough without layering on additional "effects".

I think the painters did a great job of creating a clean transition between the ceiling and wall colors, though it certainly would've been easier if the Parma Gray had been taken up to the inner molding. Ah well. I'm contemplating doing this myself to make the ceiling a bit more subtle, but I think I'll live with it a while and see how I feel. Besides, once the furniture goes in, both wall and ceiling colors tend to be a bit less "in your face" since there's so much else to look at.

A view of the family room from the open hallway above. No plans to change the current paint color (I've had my fill of painting for the moment!), but at some point when it comes time to repaint I'll probably go for a slightly grayer tone to work with all the cool tones throughout the rest of the house. A few weeks ago I happened to win a free design consult with PK over at Room Remix. I've asked her to help me out with this room and I can't wait to see what she comes up with -- especially for those niches on either side of the fireplace.

I'm going to go ahead and ask for your patience over the next couple of weeks as I anticipate posting to be lighter as I finish packing, moving and unpacking. Juggling work, moving, and the rest of my life is proving to be something of a challenge lately and unfortunately blogging may have to take a back seat for a bit.

17 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

The bedroom is wonderful-love the F & B Parma Gray with the RL Iron Gate.

Christy said...

Take your time, we'll be waiting for you when you have time to return to your blog! Life comes first!

I love all the rooms - they're looking great. That little window ledge in his man room is too cool. Love it.

Kitty said...

i'll be interested to see how you do your fireplace niches;i am in the same boat there! your house is gorgeous!

pk @ room remix said...

Thank you for e-mailing the measurements the other day and the photos last night. Other than the samples (which they've hopefully sent already), I think I have everything I need to get started!

When you're so busy it's hard to actually ENJOY moving into the home that you've anticipated living in for some time now, but savor it as much as you can. The hard part will be over soon!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm always so inspired by the colors that you choose - I love how bold you are! Can't wait to see the house all finished. :) Good luck with packing and moving!!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Your color choices are so great! I'm always terrified to choose dark/vibrant colors for fear that it will make a room seem too dark or small. But yours don't have that feeling at all. In a future post, it would be great to learn how you chose these particular colors. Good luck with all the packing!

David Waddilove said...

1. I didn't realize that you blogged.
2. Congratulations on the house; it looks lovely.
3. I didn't realize that we are as close in age as we are, just over 1.5 years. I had always thought of myself as significantly older.
4. You are fortunate nevertheless to be at a vastly more advanced stage of life than I. And just when I was beginning to catch up...
5.

Kara said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Enjoy the new house. I hope you will be taking a moment at some point to sit back and open a bottle of wine and celebrate your new house. You did a great job and I can't wait to see how everything evolves.

Kristina with a K said...

Aww it looks great! I love the colors you painted in your room. I am dying to see it with the furniture

Kellie Collis said...

Your floor boards are just what i would love for my home! Stunning xx

Shannon said...

Your new home is gorgeous!!! We are breaking ground on our dream home in less than two weeks!!! I can't wait to reach the end as you have! I hope our results are just as fabulous!!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

The color's you've chosen are fabulous. I love the darker grey on your bedroom ceiling. Everything is looking terrific Averill. The excitement must be unbearable?!

annechovie said...

Looking smashing! Love the paint effect in your master.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Wonderful, smashing, Gawww-juss! Can't wait to see it all!

Things That Inspire said...

How nice to be on this end of the process, with the finishing line is sight. I know it has been a lot of work to get there!

Lauren said...

I love the master's paint! So exciting :). I also really like how your backsplash turned out. I know you wanted glass tiles, but I really think the current one gives the kitchen a contemp look that also blends with the more traditional style of the rest of the house. I also love the pot rack/light fixture. Good luck moving in this weekend!

Kristin said...

Love your backsplash!

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