Our New Home: The Before Tour

Here it is! Our full home tour – before move in. But after construction!

I shot a lot of these on different days so with the different sun exposure, colors look different (ie the kitchen island which sometimes looks crazy light grey and other times almost looks blue).

We chose all of the lighting, the countertops in kitchen and baths, the hardware in kitchen and baths, and the backsplash in the kitchen. And we chose the white paint on all the walls which is Sherwin Williams Extra White in an eggshell finish. Yes – every room is that color. It was easier than making decisions for different rooms… we might end up painting Henry’s nursery. Might end up wallpapering the powder room. Might even paint the wall behind our headboard. TBD. Going to move stuff in and see how it all goes first.

Our unit is the second and third floor of a two-unit property, also called a duplex up or duplex penthouse.

The first of our two floors has a conjoined living and dining room and the back half has a kitchen/family room, and the two spaces are separated by a small hallway with coat closet and powder room. The top floor has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a laundry closet. There are a few outdoor spaces: a front terrace off the living room, a back deck off the family room, a large terrace that’s a quasi-roof deck that is off of the master bedroom, and a small front yard that is shared. We negotiated two garage spots in the three-car garage which we’ll use for seasonal storage (and obviously our car).

It looks like we are moving in next week! Thanks for all your excitement and following along! I’ll continue to share design updates as I have them.


The Living Room & Dining Room

Shop: dining room chandelier // fireplace sconces


The Kitchen & Family Room

Shop: kitchen island lanterns // breakfast nook pendant light // cabinets knobs // cabinet cup pulls // cabinet latches // kitchen faucet


The Back Entrance

Shop: flush mount // baskets


First Floor Powder Room


The Master Bedroom

Shop: oversized cone pendant


The Master Bathroom

Shop: hardware // faucets // sconces

The Nursery


The Office

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Second Bath

Shop: faucet // hardware // sconce