Because the front of the house is so tall, we had to re-imagine the concept of "drapery". Whilst doing research on this conundrum, I came across a theatre drapery company in Chicago. I think this will meet our needs quite nicely - having heavy theatre-type drapery mounted on tracks, so we can easily slide the large panels open/closed. They also have a terrific assortment of fabrics available in extra-wide bolts. Even if all we get is the track and rollers, it's a good start.
On the furniture side of things, I think we're going to Hemnes it up at IKEA. Yeah, I know - it's Ikea furniture, but at least it's inexpensive, solid wood and will match the flooring.
So, on with the adventure.
We'll start in the kitchen:
|Cabinets are off-white, with bronzed pulls/knobs. They will not have legs like the illustration, but will be mounted on matching bases.|
|Square stainless steel basin - ours has a full and three-quarter, unlike this one. But you get the point.|
|Grohe Minta faucet with pull out dood-dad.|
|Bosch range, with propane conversion.|
|Dining table and chairs. Stornas-Kaustby by IKEA. Seats 6-8.|
|Eileen by Kichler - I think we have the five-light. But you get the idea for dining room lighting. This light (as will most in the house) will be on a dimmer.|
Living room - this space will be largely lit by the dining room fixture and indirect floor lighting:
|It's not the best picture, but you can see where the stone and mantle on the fireplace will be located.|
|It's a terrible rendering, but you get the idea.|
|Cultured stone surrounding the fireplace.|
|Our fireplace will look similar, except our Napoleon NZ26 is square, and for the time being we'll only have the stone below the mantle. Our mantle will be similar to this, in white (I think in off-white, matching the kitch cabs)|
|Recliner by La-Z-Boy. It's a recliner! I call this pattern Spicy Amoeba.|
|Sectional by Sears. Has a queen size Hide-A-Bed.|
|Hemnes storage unit for the back wall of living room.|
My favourite space - the snoozing room!
|Hampton Bay Lake Alice ceiling fan/light combo.|
|Hemnes king-size bed. WOOT!|
|Two Hemnes side tables.|
|Small Hemnes bathroom vanity and cabinet.|
|Laura will have the Hemnes corner work station in her office downstairs. She'd like this to be the grey/brown colour. Incidentally, this is the same colour of boy's Hemnes bed.|
|And finally, the deck. This is not what I imagine for furniture, but this is what I'd like to see for the deck "balusters". I really like the idea of solid, galvanized panels - keeps people safely on the deck, but does not obscure the view.|