Andrew and I have been nesting like MOFO’s. This weekend was no exception- finishing up some exterior work on the house, the nursery and the basement. I was so exhausted last night my brain could not come up with a more fascinating post, so here are some house updates!
The basement isn’t finished by any means, but here is an update. I’m waiting on some wallpaper and a countertop for the bar in the basement, along with some new furniture (a larger, more comfy sofa) but it’s coming along! The walls are Sherwin Williams for Lowes in Modernist Gray. It’s pretty true mid-tone grey if you need one- not too blue, green or purple. The sconces are awesome and from Lowes as well. We decided to re-purpose some items from other rooms in the house or items we no longer were using. The IKEA rug is from our guest room (which is now the nursery), the sofa is from the sunroom which we replaced (and we’re getting rid of this one too), the leather butterfly chair was in the sunroom too but is too crowded in there with the larger new sofa. Same goes for the acrylic CB2 table. That is the only thing I really need to replace upstairs but not until next spring :)
The side tables I picked up at Target ($77 each on sale and real marble! Thanks Nate Berkus!) and the IKEA frames I will fill once my prints arrive, obviously. :)
I wanted to put some greenery in our large egress window well to make it more attractive and Andrew wanted a mini Christmas tree so, yep- we have a tree before Halloween (he put lights on it last night). My hormones are making me a nicer person. :)
I also swapped the accent pillow in my master bedroom from Peter Dunham’s ikat sptripe in purple to the blue colorway because I was craving blue (and a client wanted to buy my purple pillow!) So I needed to replace the purple art in there and got crafty and did some gouache paintings myself this weekend. They came out a little brighter than I wanted, but you can’t beat the price! :)
Popped into a West Elm frame and it looks more professional. This is me putting my bachelor’s degree in studio art to work!
I know you’ve been curious about the nursery and we’re SO close. By next week it should be done! Some little details though- my fave little Jonathan Adler nightlight against the mural wallpaper and the giraffe hooks we put up in the closet against the Nobilis wallpaper. :)
The buffalo check roman shades went in too. :)
I’m going to post this week on the redo we did of the entrance to the house, but I came up the walk yesterday and got a glimpse of the new chartreuse door (Ben Moore Wasabi) against the cheetah carpet and swooned. :)
And while it’s not our house, I am really jazzed about this gallery wall install at a new client’s home! We laid it out and had an installer hang it and it came out perfect (her incredible collection of art doesn’t hurt either!) If you are curious, the wall color here is Ben Moore Revere Pewter.
Random question: do you know the brand of your doorbell? I have been looking for a brass/gold good looking (not cheap looking!) one and it is hard.
Everything looks fantastic! I especially love the photo of your front door. I love the style of the door itself. Can you share where it is from? Also the pineapple door knocker? Enjoy these last few weeks as a party of two, and best wishes on the arrival of baby boy Gates!
Adore it all, but especially that front entry/door! Is that a pineapple knocker I spy with the chartreuse? Love!
Love that wasabi and cheetah! Also – your clients stairwell is gorgeous – can’t go wrong with Revere Pewter!
Adore your blog Erin and look forward to looking at your beautiful home photos and resources in great detail every day! We recently put crown molding in our basement and it made a real difference in the feel of the downstairs space and the flow from the rest of the living spaces upstairs. Probably something Andrew could do?
No, our ceilings are too low for crown. At only 7′ high crown would make them feel even lower. But in a normal height room, yes, always a good idea
That was SO FUN!! Luv the “this ‘n that!!” I, too, have “that rug”…just layered a wool over the top (leaving 3” of border) to “warm up the cabin.” Your art rendition is the perfect accent!! franki
Any tips for keeping that black and white ikea rug clean? We have it in our TV room and between the dog and two year old, it’s starting to look a little dingy!
I really love the pillows on the sofa in the basement. Who makes them?
I love the pillows on the sofa in the basement. Who makes them?
Erin, thanks for offering a peek at some details from your nursery — can’t wait to see the finished room! (I hope you’ll also share an updated photo of your master bedroom, now that you’ve switched out the purple pillow and artwork for new accent pieces in blue.)
Love that stunning gallery wall you created for your client, too. And the new color on your front door looks fantastic! So many wonderful images in this post. :)
Enjoy these final weeks before your little one’s arrival. Wishing you a smooth delivery, and a joyful transition to parenthood for you and Andrew! XOXO.
How do you find the right person to install artwork and pictures?
Looks great! Thanks for sharing. What do you planning on using for the countertop material?
Where are the light fixtures from? Looking for something similar that doesn’t need an electrician!
Never mind, lowes!:)
I love your pineapple knocker!!
loving this post about all the goings on and I love love your front door paired with the leopard runner going up your staircase, stunning! Looking forward to see more basement progress :)
Wonderful! Enjoy these last weeks and your own precious time…
You’re the only woman I’ve heard say your hormones make you a nicer person! You GO, mommasita! Enjoy these last weeks. Sending good vibes for a safe, healthy delivery!
Basement is looking *amazing* and can’t wait to see the nursery. Love!
Everything looks wonderful . I love the little tree such a wonderful idea to add to an otherwise drab view. So cute. The color of the door…awesome!
Can’t wait to see photos of your bar area when it is done! We are starting our basement renovation today and expecting a baby boy in January…..so following along just a few months behind you.
Thank you for sharing all the paint colors. You have the best taste in wall colors…and front doors! I have Bunny Williams lamps in a sapphire crackled finish and can’t decide what color to do my walls. Do you have a blue gray paint you like?
I really appreciate you posting even when near blind with exhaustion. Those pregnancy nesting hormones are producing great results. It’s all going to look wonderful when finished and clean. Take photos because you may not see those rooms clean again for a number of years. No doubt you’ll find a way to make kid messes look totally chic.
Very happy for you.
aww nice post; that knocker, that front door color, and that carpet…well just made a rough monday wayyyy better-yup just that:)
Erin- where did you client get all those pieces of gorgeous art included in the gallery? Or did you pick them out? Please share!
All collected over time from various resources/galleries.
Well, it’s a testimony to your design talent that I totally thought that was the art in those larger frames over the sofa! Until you pointed it out I would not have thought twice that they were empty :)
Everything looks wonderful–now I’m sure we are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby Gates!
♥♥♥ the basement and the glimpse of the nursery is incredible, can’t wait to see it. You two are getting all set up for your little guys arrival. Thanks for taking us along with you on your incredible journey. I just moved into our new home on Wednesday and I have the same rug in my great room, it anchors the room and gives me my required black and white stripes fix. Have a fun week nesting,
PS you can see our new home if you have time here…. Goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com