Erica's House Highlights

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Welcome to my home!  I moved into my charming center hall colonial in May of 2015.  Here are a few shots from the photoshoot I did with Creative Heart Arts over the summer!  

This is the front of my house.  I have since changed out the lanterns for a more traditional style. Next up, painting my front door!

My work in progress living room!   I had the floors all done before I moved into the house and had all of the walls painted.  The floors are a stain called Antique Brown.  The huge vintage window on the wall was found through a facebook group in my area called Suffolk County Thrift.  The antique cabinet was found at an antique/thrift store.   The sofa is a hand-me down from my mother, she originally purchased it from Zimmerman's.   Next up for this room, shutters for the sides of the window, a boxwood wreath, grain sack pillows, a rug, and arm chairs.  

This is my center hall staircase.  When you walk in the door it is the first thing you see.  I love how the antique brown stain looks on the steps.  I am sitting on the steps with my Havanese, Sophie.

This is my Montego dining room table by Pottery Barn.  The milk glass pitcher was my grandmother's. 

Another shot of my dining room with Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal paint.  The table is by Pottery Barn and the lighting by Murray Feiss.  The vintage window was picked up at an antique fair.  I recently switched the window to a narrower wall upstairs and replaced it with a large vintage mirror.  I plan on purchasing a larger table to fill the room and moving the chandelier to my bedroom.  When you move to a new house, your old furniture does not always fit right.  

Another view of the dining room.  The dresser in the corner is from an antique store, I just removed the mirror so that it would look more like a buffet.  The antique pitcher was a mistake, in that it had a slow tiny leak!  There is now a permanent water mark on the "buffet"...oops!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek at my house!  I promise to be back soon with some before and after shots.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely already!

    And I'm sure you will make it even lovelier. And have such fun, in the doing.

    I'll certainly have fun, going along with you, while you are doing-the-doing, by posts here in this lovely blog.

    Gentle hugs,
    upper NYS