Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New house


Here is our new house! It is so exciting to finally have our own space (I am sure I won't be nearly as excited when the first big repair/replacement comes along). I am continuing to have a dilemma with curtains for the dining room, so if you care to vote I would love the help! I had originally planned to put dark red or chocolate brown silk (the dupioni silk that looks kind of nubby) drapes with sheers underneath all the way from the top of the windows to the floor. My friend Stephanie suggested putting a curtain on the bottom 2/3 of the windows and leaving the top windows open for the natural light. It is a west facing window so it gets lots of sun in the evening. The dining room furniture will not be ultra formal (it's Crate and Barrel so it is somewhere between casual and pretty simple). I thought the longer, more formal drape may be a nice touch since the furniture is simple. Then again, the adjoining living room will most likely have seagrass blinds and a zebra striped rug, so the long drapes may be too much. O.K., enough rambling - I think I have proven I am in serious need of some outside opinions!

Aaron started his new job today - he basically just ran around like a madman filling out all the paperwork. Gotta love Human Resources!

9 comments:

Jean said...

Mind you, while I am known around here (real space not cyber) for many things, decorating is not one of them. My thought on the window is an energy one. Having some way to cover the upper windows in the winter will cut on the heating bills. Since heat rises, up--and out--it will go if the windows are bare to the elements. Is there a way to do split draperies or a blind and a drape so you can have light when you want it and insulation when you want that? Just my .02 worth.

Bryan said...

Wow, very pretty. I can't wait till I get to see the house when I'm up in September.

Looking at the background, I forget how blue the skies get in Kansas. Even on clear days we mostly get haze down here in Central Texas.

Jennifer said...

Congrats again - the house is gorgeous!!!

Carrie! :o) said...

What a beautiful home! I know the exitement you're feeling ... having just built our home!!! Have fun with it!!!!

Irritable Mother said...

Personally, I like natural light. But Jean has a good point...

~**Dawn**~ said...

Your new home is so beautiful! =) I will refrain from any decorating advice though. ;-) LOL

Nan said...

Beautiful! (got her via Corrie's place)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, congratulations! What a gorgeous house and I know in no time, you guys will be feeling like it's a home. It looks so big and roomy! Congratulations :)

gail@more than a song said...

Beautiful house! That is so exciting for y'all.