We have moved in! Everyone on instagram keeps saying it has gone so fast but really for most of the house we just painted, the major changes were in the kitchen and even that was just tile, counters and removing some uppers. No walls have been moved or major work. That being said things did go smoothly and quickly and I am thankful to be sleeping in our new home!
This room got new wood ceilings and lighting…most old living rooms did not have overhead lights. So glad to have lights in this room!
The blinds are the Tropical Isle Bamboo Blinds from Select Blinds and they are lined for privacy but not black out lined. The lining is perfect, it is dark enough to help with Texas heat and privacy but not too dark. The color on the blinds is BAMBOO TORTOISE.
And I was worried about the wall color turning out but it came out fine… it is BM EDGECOMB GRAY on walls in entry, living and into dining. . . and SW Pure white on all woodwork and wood ceiling.
And while this room is mostly empty and still needs drapes and a larger rug (I am also eagerly/patiently waiting for custom camelback sofas from LS Slipcovers and her amazing mama Gracie Wilkins to flank fireplace) the piece de resistance HAS ARRIVED. Let me just say y’all I have shopped at and worked with Leftovers Antiques for a long time but never thought I would have one of their treasures like this one below for OUR HOME.
When this English Chippendale cabinet with original wavy glass was delivered last week I nearly cried. I know its just a material object, a thing, BUT it is special. Very special. It was handpicked my Michael and Ed and lovingly restored and painted by their top notch guy in England. The wavy glass has survived wars and countless moves and a trip across the ocean to Texas. Hopefully it will survive the Mathis boys. This piece was made for this space and I love Leftovers for bringing it home!
You know I have enjoyed putting my little treasures in it, like my fave blue and white and old books, shells and little boxes.
The piece is antique 1880s English Chippendale. They had it refurbished with an amazing gray blue finish and the inside is a gorgeous dark ink color. Their wonderful guy in England retrofitted it with these old silverware drawers.
The other treasure in this room is the piano. Not so much the piano (thought it is lovely and glossy black) but the music that comes from it. It sounds so good in this house! I must admit I laid awake many nights before we moved worried about where it would go…there was/is simply no wall for it..this house is almost all windows and doors. A piano in front of a window is a no no because of the weather and tuning but we had no choice and its not an antique steinway so we have broken the rules again (wild ones i know) and we have it in front of the windows in the living room and I LOVE IT! Once it has drapes to keep it company its going to look fantastic and i love seeing it coming down the stairs. I love to hear my kids and husband play it and I am so glad we have a piano in our home.
IMG_1058 (click here to hear the end of a hymn he was playing yesterday; I was being sneaky so its not a great recording but trust me he is wonderful and he is will probably kill me for putting this on the blog;)
Stay tuned for more. I have hit a bit of a packing/moving wall I must admit but I will try to post often. In the meantime, please please do yourself a favor and follow Leftovers on Facebook and Instagram so you can see what is arriving for their new store displays and the fall Round Top Antiques show. They have two 45 feet jumbo containers full of French and English antiques! Special stuff you can’t buy at Restoration Hardware! They have everything from a SEVEN FOOT marble top Patisserie counter from an old hotel in South of France coming to smalls. Save your pennies and travel miles and come see it all in person!
Round Top is around the corner so begin making plans to come if you have it in mind. And thanks for looking at our transition into our new old home!