In all aspects of my life right now it feels like time is flying by, they say that happens as you get older. But knowing I still have 47 days until I can lay my hands on my new little 1936 Cottage is just dragging on and on and on. I went to do a scheduled visit of the house May 13th so I could take some measurements and show the house to my mom. Still as cute as it was the first time I saw it.
Seeing the space once again helped me realize what items will work that I had put into storage and what will not. My sweet little twin size vintage day bed… buh bye… But, that is ok. However, my queen mattress will fit up the stairs which means the loft will become my Primary room and the small room attached will be my dressing/makeup room (So Fancy!!)
I’ve been taking some time to create mood boards for the main rooms (Living/dining, Primary and second bedroom). I’ve picked a colour scheme for the house which will include Benjamin Moore’s October Mist – as I am not quite done with that colour. Sage green, soft pinks and beige will be the primary colours throughout. I feel these colours will play well with the dark floors and off-white kitchen cabinets. I want to keep the space light and airy.
Here is the living room/Dining room Mood board: (first 3 images are the staged images from the sale of the house)
Many items from Lady Mathison will work really well in the space including my artwork, TV stand, vases and brass wall candle sconces. The dining table makes a comeback since the legs are already a dusty rose. The chairs are still TBD as I’ve kept the antique set (pictured) and my fun ghost chairs to try. The accent chair and coffee table are also a work in progress but will probably end up similar in shape and style as the photos. I am also considering board and baton walls to give this little cottage are real cottage feel.
The Primary Bedroom Mood Board: (First 3 images are the staged images from the sale of the house)
Since the loft space technically isn’t a bedroom with a closing door Ive decide to do board and baton paneling on the lower 48″ part of the slanted wall in the October Mist to carry it up from downstairs. This colour looks beautiful with the orange wood tone head board and make up vanity. New dusty rose curtains, the bird floor mat, bedding, artwork from Lady Mathison, lamp and side tables (from my apartment) will also be reappearing.
The Second Bedroom: (First image is from the staged images from the sale of the house)
This sweet little bedroom will have a new double brass and black bed frame, mattress and curtains. Other than that, everything being used in this room is from my previous house. I may do the room in October Mist OR a soft dusty rose or do a soft dusty rose ceiling (skies the limit in this tiny room). This room will have a lovely feminine vibe with mostly antiques/vintage items in use.
I’m having a great time testing out mattresses and couches. There will not be any major purchases until I am in the house and have had the chance to layout the space (with my favourite green painters tape) to get a true feel for size. This house is a big downsize (1993 square feet to 853 square feet) so I have to be smart about it. I’m going to test the space for a regular couch and chair(s), sectional and TV placement.
I know that once I am in the house everything will fall into place rather nicely. If there is one thing I love, it’s decorating.
Can’t wait to share the progress as it happens.