After about a week, the drywall is complete. I had no idea what a process this would be. First, the drywall pieces are measured, cut, and hung onto the walls & ceilings. Then there is mudding, taping, smoothing, and sanding. These steps are repeated a total of 3 times. It is quite a lengthy (and VERY dusty) process!
I realized tonight that I have never taken a picture of the view right inside the front door. The dining room is on the right, and the great room is straight forward. The staircase has an open catwalk on both sides, overlooking the foyer and greatroom.
I am so glad we chose to use a rectangular double tray ceiling in our master bedroom.
Now that the drywall is finished, we have been really focusing on lighting. Although it has been a great deal of work, selecting our lighting has been one of my favorite steps so far. Since we are using a "Transitional" decor, it really allows us to mix 'old with new'.
The foyer light is called a "birdcage" or "lantern" style chandelier. On this light, you have the option to either keep or remove the glass globes. When the globes are removed, special bulbs can be placed into the fixture. These bulbs put off a light that looks like a burning flame. Because the outside of the house will have several cedar accents, the flame lit cage light will really bring the rustic look into the foyer.
Our master bedroom light is one of my favorites! It is an eight light Bohemian crystal chandelier. I can not wait to see how it looks in the space. I have selected a silk fabric for our bedroom window treatments. The shine from the crystals and the silks will be amazing.
As if it weren't difficult enough selecting the basic items for the house, we have also been looking at new furniture pieces. Oddly enough, it really helps to make basic house selections when we can picture what furniture will be filling in the space. Our main furniture focuses have been: Bedroom and Kitchen.
For our bedroom furniture, I have had a specific idea for what I would like to see in the space. I have really had my heart set on buying a bed with a fabric covered headboard, trimmed in wood. It has been insanely difficult finding such a simple item! After looking at every covered headboard in America, I think we have decided on this set. The combination of the dark espresso wood mixed with the chrome hardware is a nice contrast. The headboard is exactly what we have been looking for as well. Also, the crystal chandelier will be the perfect accent to this furniture.
Our kitchen table will be a Pottery Barn inspired farmhouse table. It is going to be a one-of-a-kind solid walnut table. We will be using parsons chairs with floor length white slipcovers. The most special part of the table is that it will be handmade by my wonderful husband!