12/30/2010

We ARE Moving...For SURE!


So, I know we've been really wishy washy about this whole moving thing.  We heavily considered it a few months ago when the waterfall was gushing through our ceiling over by the entryway.  But, decided to stay because after MUCH issue, and eventually, the ripping out of our ceiling, the leak was fixed (and it would be crazy expensive to move.)  But then...last week over a lovely Christmas holiday, thiiiiiiissss happened...


 @$#%^&$&*$#*!!!!!!!!!!!!  The skylight decided it wanted to start peeing on us, and destroy the ceiling (and my rug!) in the process.   Ummm, yeah, peace out!  We are shootin' our current apartment the deuce and running like hell.  We are DONE!

So, we went and looked at a new place today, and of course loved it...because, well look at it.  But, it is a bit smaller than our current place (although, it's also nicer.)  I am going to have to seriously figure out where everything is going to go, as there is limited space.  I most likely will be selling a few things as, obviously, this place is vastly different than our last.  Would you like a tour? 


Above is the dining room and the living room is below.  Inlaid floors anyone?  Marble fireplaces, gorgeous woodwork, and that massive GORGEOUS mirror all make me a very happy girl.


Moving from the dining area into the kitchen (ahem, through the pocket doors) you will notice the original herringbone floors.


Hello, my new kitchen.  It's a little darker than I typically like, but, we'll see what I come up with. Check out that apron sink though, and the fab appliances.  I've never had a Viking stove before.  I wonder if it will make me cook any better. 

Below, the built-in, original, china hutch is magnificent and is right next to the large walk-in pantry.  It's located across from the kitchen wall. 



This is the bedroom.  It will be tight.  The the pic above, you can see the molding for the doorway to the left.  That is where the bed WILL fit (in my head.)  Then the pic below, is shot facing the opposite side of the room. 


Then last is the solid, Carerra marble bathroom. Fancy Schmancy. NO storage.  Oh, my, I have my work cut out for me. 


So there is the dime tour.  I worry that it's too sophisticated for little ol' us.  But, boy I love it, and I'm sure I'll make it work.  So, any thoughts?  I would love to hear your opinion.

26 comments:

Veronique said...

Umm it is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I would move there in a second even if it is a bit fancy! Have a great move :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

YES!!! Nichole you have to buy that place- it's seriously one of the most amazing spaces I have ever seen- the floors, the moulding, that woodwork arch thingy, all of it- seriously AMAZING!!! Please purchase so I can live vicariously through you! xo

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I adore it. The details! I'd want that kitchen white..but it is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you'll do with it. Love it!!!!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Nita-

Yeah, I haven't decided what to do with the cabs. I was thinking white or even an eggshell black. I don't know. We'll see. It will hit me.

Pudel-design said...

You HAVE to move immediately!!!
This place is the big score;)
I LOVE it!
The floor is great, the kitchen too!

Lovely greetings and a happy new year;)

j* said...

I was going to really miss the work you're doing on your current place, but once I saw the pics of the new one, well - CONGRATULATIONS!

Christie said...

This place is absolutely to DIE for! You cannot let this pass you up! I am in love and want to see what you will do with the place!!!

My vote is BUY IT!

Riell said...

Congratulations for your awesome ,new home!!!! We also moving to our new, first house in January! :)

Have a very happy new year!

Brandi said...

Wow the possibilities! I can't wait to see what you make of it! You will sure have to get creative with less space.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That new place is absolutely heavenly. So much classy character. That's what's lacking in my otherwise lovely remodeled ranch home. No character.

I'd have the same fear about its level of sophistication being too high for me!

Pixie said...

Wow. Serious apartment envy going on.

courtneyoutloud said...

Ummmm...hell to the yes! But I am bummed since I love your old apt! On the flip side, you get to try out a whole new style of decorating! So a your West Coast "intern" what should I get started on?

P.S. I love this... said...

WOW that place is just beyond fab!! Those pocket doors, the built-in, the Dutch door pantry (I think you said that was the pantry) those floors, the molding..too much fab! But that's a great thing to have. I think you so totally go for it. =)

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

That place is absolutely stunning!! Right out of a old movie.

I have never seen design like that where I live. If I walked into a place like that, I would sign on the dotted link without reading. Lol!

Kathy said...

I'm sorry that it's less square footage, however, I find that the most interesting and beautiful places are created in situations like this. (working with what you have)....You have an amazing talent...looking forward to the results..K

Anonymous said...

Is this a rental or are you buying? I find it hard to believe that a rental landlord would allow you to come in and PAINT the kitchen cabinets and all that refinished woodwork.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Anon-

thank you so much for your concern. I can understand what you are asking, however, the only thing I am planning on painting are the actual cabinets. I would never paint the 100 year old hutch, etc., and although the cabintry looks nice (which it was) there are large chunks missing out of the ornate carvings there below the sink and some pretty significant scratches elsewhere. They aren't looking quite up to the rest of the apartment anymore. But, like I said, i haven't decided what I'm going to do. Since we are only renting, and originally the cabinetry was probably semi-expensive, I may just touch up the stain and call it good. We'll see. I just want it to look nice and not shabby. Thanks for the concern though!

Nichole

Stephanie Sabbe said...

where are you? both apartments look like Boston, waaaaay better than our apt, but still familiar. I dream of buying a brownstone and gutting it....but first I would have to discover I am actually a Saudi princess. I have not met too many red headed Saudi princesses.

mandyface said...

hmmmm methinks we need to switch homes! lol! that place is gorgeous!!

Inspire my house pretty said...

amazing, you will have it stunning!!! happy new year, cant wait for the updates, careen x

Gabriela said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I'm drooling over this new place! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! How exciting!! You could make the inside of an old carboard box look lucious with your design style!

leanne said...

gorgeous! i'm currently renting a georgian house and the high ceilings and fireplaces look similar, we're really enjoying the proportions. The beauty of renting is trying out new places, love it.
Even if it is smaller, if the layout is practical it can often be easier to live in. Good luck and i look forward to your exciting journey!

m e g a n a l i n a said...

LOVE!

orange sugar said...

Wow. How much square footage vs. your old place? And is this in NYC or one of the boroughs?

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Amazing! Holy hell.

Debra said...

All I can say is WOW this place is beautiful all of the detail and character. Man I could and I would make this place work. I hope that you will keep us updated on all of the changes that you are going to make and of course photos.

I like it.

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