Thursday, December 8, 2011

getting a good look

I am putting together the short list of selected items for the new house to get a good picture of the direction of the house design. I recently received a delivery from Delta , I was so excited to receive  this beautiful kitchen faucet, it will be the perfect addition to the new kitchen, it has a pull out which will be so useful. Thank you Delta.

  image from I have made a final decision on the foyer flooring , it will be brick , just like this brick here , isn't it so lovely. I can just see our puppies laying around on it sunning themselves in the late afternoon sun.
 How gorgeous is this tile , to die for right? I will be incorporating this tile in the powder room , but in white . photo from
 As I have shown you before this is the kitchen sink. I will have it under mount under the marble , we will have the faucet installed into the marble just behind the sink.
 I picked up a nearly identical fixture to this for a song , I am looking forward to installing it in the dining room .The dining room is turning out to be a lovely room , it is full of windows and is a square room , I love a square room with a round table. The chosen color of the dining room table is more of a mushroom color than the green tone shown here , 54" round should do it.

 The new mantle in the family room , I am thinking cararra subway tile surround.
Two of these Steven and Chris pendants over the island.

 Two of these star lights somewhere.
 Carrara marble counters in the kitchen.
And we have decided on the GE Monogram commercial style dual fuel 30" range , it is self cleaning . The interior is a beautiful blue and it isn't missing any of the conveniences we are looking for. It has a great warranty and each burner grate flips over to accommodate a wok , which is pretty cool. I haven't heard anything negative about it so far and I've looked.

I love watching how all my decisions are coming together , you pick components and imagine how they will look but you just have to wait to see how things really look only in the end which is exciting and scary. So far the walls are all finished , so smooth and pretty , the ceilings are beautifully smooth also so pretty to see an unblemished perfect canvas. Everything is freshly painted Birch white, it looks lovely . I am always peaking in to see if anything else has been done , I am eagerly waiting to see how the trim will look and the 8 foot tall doors , I wish I had some tall friends . I look forward to seeing how the interior stair railings turn out and I hear the cabinets are due to arrive this Saturday .... 84 days and counting.


Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Your house will be stunning. I love every one of your picks!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

How fun for you! That faucet is very pretty. I can't wait to see the final results. It's been fun to watch.

frances said...

I am so excited for would think I was moving in haha..less stress for me to follow your far as always your choices are spot on..don't worry you have the talent to make this your dream home....I wish I could do woodwork like you. In the new year I am going to get some lessons from my daughters boyfriend ..he is a carpenter...I think with a little, okay a lot of practice I can make a few things of my own. Cheers Frances

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Limefreckle said...

I want to move in with you! Readin your blog lately has been even more fun than normal, I can't wait to see what comes next! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you mind sharing your source? We will be redoing our master bath in the new year, and It could be a contender...

laxsupermom said...

Love your choices! The barrel stave chandelier is gorgeous! And I love those arabesque tiles! Can't wait to see it all installed.

NicoleZ said...

Hi Christie
Congrats on the quick sale of ur home. The new place will be fabulous I am sure.
I have sent you two emails. Please get back to me when you have a minute.
Your Park Ridge neighbour

InteriorGroupie said...

Wow, these picks are gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all together.