Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hello there.....

Yes I did not plan on taking a break but somehow it just happened.  It is kind of like not going to the gym for a few days and then you realize you haven't been in a week and your jeans are tight!!!

Most responsible bloggers advise their readers that they may be taking a few days off....I was so rude and just took it with no advance warning........like an ill-mannered teenager.  

So here I am with not much to share but a few updates on that renovation.  These were taken on move in day.  I will list all paint colors when I get home.  Can you believe that I did not bring the file with me to the BEACH?????

Here is the front of the home.
The shutters and front door [along with the stair railings inside] are painted SW Iron Ore.  Trim is white and the outside of the house is painted BM Creamy White.  The portico was added.

Here is that wonderful carpet that I showed you. 
 
It was a little expensive but since she really does not have a foyer....we needed a BAM when the door was opened!
I think it will be good with dirt also.  I twisted her arm and threw her down on the floor until she agreed to get it.  Don't mess with me if I get obsessed with something......:)

One final shot of the Kravet teal grasscloth.  Cute little brass chandelier too!!!

The back of the front door did get painted the same color. 
 
Circa Lighting Ralph Lauren fixture for over the kitchen dining table.  Yes...I know it needs new bulbs.

This is the den.  The TV will go over the mantel.

Mudroom....I wanted one of these for Christmas......no dice.  But maybe he is doing it while I am at the beach :)


Daughters vanity
Her floors....
Sons/guest bath
The kitchen hardware.  We kept everything pretty classic.

Huge pantry....good Lord...who would not was a pantry the size of Rhode Island????

Here are the bar stools we ordered for the island.  They are from Pottery Barn.

So there we have it.  The day they moved in it POURED all day.  Yup.  I was there telling the movers where to put everything.  It was crazy.  The next day.....gorgeous.  

I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Little late I know.....how about this then.....  Happy New Year!  There I am early!

Sherika





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47 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Hi Sherry I think everyone is kind of taking it easy this week, just popping in here and there when they can. The house is coming along beautifully.....love that carpet and the teal grasscloth. Fun fun fun..cannot wait to see more! Enjoy your "kind of" break:)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

An Urban Cottage said...

Wow, I love pretty much every single thing. Totally dig the herringbone runner. The RL light. The marble. The cabinets, the hardware....I could go on and on but my cats are looking over my shoulder drooling at those chairs. They'd love to rip them to shreds.

Kat said...

Beautiful! I'm dying over those marble vanities. Can't wait to see it all completed.

Marissa Waddell said...

This is a FANTASTIC house! It has beautiful bones, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Marissa
www.roost-home.blogspot.com

The Vintique Object said...

Oh man, oh man, oh man, that RUNNER!!!

Actually, that entire HOUSE!!! Is it for real?

Camille

Cathy Wall said...

We missed you, but I'd say you are entitled to a few days off....even if you don't tell us!!! Your client was nice to let you throw her on the ground over the carpet for the stairs, it fills the bill for a "Bam." The rest of the house isn't too shabby either.
Happy New Year!
Cathy

classic • casual • home said...

Hey...I have the lights out over here...:)
Love that runner. Sophisticated and practical.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! Everything is gorgeous. I love that Ralph Lauren light fixture in the kitchen! I love the carpet you chose to go up the stairs. I love the home exterior and interior colors. I love the wood floors and kitchen counters and hardware. Shall I go on? I'm swooning with all of your great choices. Oh and I almost forgot the mudroom. I'm sooooo jealous. I am HAVING one in our next house or no deal! Thanks for sharing. Hope your Christmas was great and you're having a good time at the beach. Hope it's warmer there than it is here too!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Love that runner. Killer! man you do a great job.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Love this house and all the materials you've chosen for it. I might hurt someone for a pantry like that!

Enjoy the beach :)

Holly said...

I love seeing all of the elements in place - the carpet and the grasscloth are so so pretty. And let's talk about that built-in there in the dining area - I can't wait to see that all fancy. And the hardware in the kitchen is awesome. You deserve all of your time off Sherry and happy New Year!

Carla Aston said...

Lovely house. Can't wait to see you pop in all the furnishings. That stair runner is fabulous and the grasscloth is so rich!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I did the same thing- just kind of hopped off the planet for a few days...that's what the holidays are for right:) LOVE this entire house- love, love. The runner is perfect and that grasscloth...sigh- totaly heaven. I can't wait to see it all finished!!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Ha ha - I've been mia too! OOps - I've also not been working out - double oops - and the tight jeans - girl it's like you're reading my mind! That house is ridic. I'm in love with that wall paper!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

I've been sporadicly posting for weeks now. We all do the best we can! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

By the way, I love the carpet on the stairs!

My Interior Life said...

I'm not sure I told anyone I was taking a break, but my blog writing is typically pretty spotty so I'm sure everyone assumed I was taking a break. You deserve a little downtime, woman. Hope you had a great Christmas too, and a very Happy New Year! The house looks great and I'm seriously wanting that stairway carpet since I don't have much of an entry either and my stairs are right in your face when you walk in. I'm mainly dying to get a new newel post and have the rail and newel post painted black. That is one my many new year's resolutions!

Francesca said...

What a gorgeous place! You sure have taste. I am very bad at organizing the house and decorating. I'm following you all the way from Rome so that I can learn from your ideas. Happy Holidays!

Victoria said...

The house is looking wonderful, Sherry, especially the stair runner and the Calcutta Gold marble counters. Have a happy New Year.
All the best...Victoria

Karena said...

Sherry Bravo!I love everything you have done. That rug is gorgeous!!The bar stools from Pottery Barn are interesting to me because I just happen to have a gift card! Hmm!

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

René said...

Every detail is perfect! My foyer is even smaller and it needs a "bam" when you walk in. Now I want to paint my door black, again. Thanks. The Circa Ralph light is absolutely yummy. Gosh I want this house.

designchic said...

It was totally worth the wait, and we are definitely running a little slow this week. I am officially in love with the runner on the stairs...such a WOW factor. Wishing you all the best in 2012 ~

Interior Design Musings said...

That's one lucky little girl! Her vanity and backsplash is divine. Not to mention the stairwell carpet, grassclothe, etc. etc.! M.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Beautiful, Sherry! I think I might be becoming obsessed with that stair runner too!

Accessorize and Organize said...

This house is to die for...ahhhhhhhh...

Splendid Willow said...

I am speechless! The cloth, the runner (amazing), the colors, the cabinets. You are one talented lady and it is an honor (read H.O.N.O.R) to follow you!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Sherry.

Love,

Mon

Angie said...

I seem to recall that you took some time off last year at this time as well. It's just that time of year to take a breather for yourself. You deserve it!

Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

Love the classic kitchen hardware! Who is the manufacturer? Great job- it all looks fabulous.

Sherri Cassara said...

I went a little awol this week too... LOVE the runner - you were so right to put that in ... so typical about the rain and then the next day being perfect... you gotta laugh, right? Hope you are having a lovely New Year's ... wanted to say THANKS for all the laughs, the inspiration, the wonderful posts you shared this year ... your post is a 'must read' for me. Can't wait to see what fun you have up your sleeve in 2012! And thanks for all of your kind comments - you are my blogger role model!!! Happy New Year! xo Sherri

Karena said...

Happy New Years Sherry & All the best in 2012!

I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

barbara@hodge:podge said...

OMG! That house looks just like my old house we had in Virginia! Wish they had homes like that here in western Canada. Well mine was so beautifully renovated, nice but not like yours! Love that stair runner!

christine, just bella said...

This looks fantastic! I loooove that teal grass cloth! Hope you're enjoying the beach (so jealous ;)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How lovely. That teal grasscloth is gorgeous as well as so many other details throughout the house!
I love reading your posts! They always make me smile/laugh out loud!
Happy new year to you!

Lisa Mende Design said...

What a beautiful job! Love every detail, so clean and fresh!

LiveLikeYou said...

Nice! Love the staircase carpet and grass cloth cover!! Happy New Year-here's to a great 2012!

hartmom said...

Wow Sherry, this home is practically perfect in every way (channeling Mary Poppins..oy vey)!
I'm in love with many things, but especially the stair carpet...yowser. So glad you beat her up to get it...worth it! :)

Happy New Year!

Karen

Burlap Street said...

Hey Sherry, the house is absolutely beautiful! Love everything. I want a house just like that when I grow up!I also want to tell you how much my sister and I enjoy your blog, you crack us up and laughing is really our favorite thing in life. Blogging is pretty new to us and we are not that good at it yet..theres sooo much to learn and youre a good example! God Bless you and Happy New Year!Michelle and Kate

Ashley said...

Your choices are absolutely perfect, especially the decision to go with a soft black accent. What a lucky, lucky homeowner!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am one of those bloggers who is just all willie nillie! When I post, I post....when I don't, well, I don't. No rhyme or reason to my madness! Random....

Love the house, love the colors, can't wait to see it when the furniture is all in place....

Happy New Year to you too, but I am late :(

Have a great week girl!

Lou Cinda

A Delightful Design said...

Holy favorite house. I neeeeeed that wallpaper. I just love your work. I'm ready to move in!
Abby

Happy 2012!

tearinguphouses said...

so much to like. and that carpet in the front is gorgeous (looks like it will wear well, too).

Jessica Marhoefer said...

love all of your choices! I am designing a home right now that is very similar in design choices, colors, materials! I love the classic style. It is so timeless and lasts through all the trends!! Do you have more information on the bathroom floors? Brand?? Thanks so much that would help a lot!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow! Amazing work, sherry! I am so glad you shared these photos! I love the grasscloth!

Teresa said...

I absolutely love the runner up the stairs! Where can I buy this?

Chante LaGon said...

We love the herringbone stair runner! I’ve added a link to one of our pinboards. Check them out at Pinterest.com/Homedepot

- Chante LaGon for The Home Depot

Sadie + Stella said...

Everything looks so lovely! I am obsessed with the runner!

kristie said...

where can I buy this stair runner?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous remodel!! Could you please share the brand and pattern name of the stair runner. I have been searching high and low for one this nice. Thanks!