3/01/2011

A Glimpse


So, this is what the new place looks like. Yikes. But, I know you all felt like I was holding out on you, and so, I wanted to at least give you a little peek.  NOTHING is together.  NOTHING is done.  It's all still a work in progress.  But, in the future, when I talk about what I want to do with the bookcases/paint/layout/etc., I wanted you all to have a reference point.

You can see the paint options on the wall to the left there.  Believe it or not, they are all some form of "grey," although most of them turned lavender in the room because of the low light.  Still working on that.


Above is the kitchen. If it is possible, it is even a little sadder than the living area. I have several ideas for it, but, nothing concrete yet. There is sooooo much to do, but it has potential, right?

So, I love this last picture.  Because it is the history of our apartment.  Remember when I told you that our place used to be a barber shop?  Well, there is a picture of the original barber that stays with the place and a little note left with it from the owners telling the history.  Here is what it says...

"Welcome to you new home!  This floor was originally a barber shop (c. 1920's.)  The original pressed tin ceiling is above the current ceiling, which can be seen by going through the crawl space in the archway.

The portrait here is of the barber, Mr. Graziano.  It has been passed down from owner to owner.  As is the tradition, we are passing it on to you.  We hope you enjoy living here as much as we did. "

I think that is soooooo cool and special.  But, I'm weird that way.  Mr. Graziano will definitely have a home on my walls.  I may help the frame out a little though. 

So, there is your first small glimpse of the place.  Now I can start filling you in on details and plans for it as we go along.  I will break it down bit by bit over the next few weeks.  It seems so daunting, but, I know I just have to take it piece by piece.  It will get there eventually.

11 comments:

modern jane said...

Fun fun! I can totally see the potential! and you have to keep the old man.. what a conversation piece!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

You have your work cut out for you with those shelves in the living room. I can't say I like them at all. But....the kitchen is going to be great! I love the cabinets and shelves and curve over the window. Not crazy about the black and white tile. I have black and white tile in my kitchen too and I hate it. But I'm working on a cheap fix for it to get me by for a few more years till I can change it all out.

Can't wait to see what you do with the place. With your talent..you'll make it fabulous.

A Pearl In The Making said...

LOVE your new place. Maybe they will let you uncover the pressed tin ceiling:)

Really lovely bones and I am sure it will look as amazing as your last place. So jealous:)

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Too cute! I love that the photo gets passed down :) And original tin ceilings would be gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with the space :)

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

That is so super cool. Talk about character! You will make this place fabulous.

erin.patrice said...

That is so cool in a tiny bit creepy way, with the picture. I'm sure that it's really awesome though. I adore your spiral stairs. Super jealous. Have fun with the decorating!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm 100% confident that you will take that place and turn it into the true jewel it deserves to be. Can't wait to follow along!! xo

Danika Herrick said...

What great lines your place has! I know you will do wonders, and can't wait to see what you do and how your style evolves here. I've moved so many times, and some of them felt more daunting than others. Just think of it as a fresh canvas that you get to paint your next chapter on. And take your time and enjoy. Oh god, I sound like my mother.
-Danika
PS... those bookcases are gonna POP and be fab!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Lots of potential here!
Gray can be a tough color. I did gray in my last place and it ended up blue gray. Sad face!

Peggy said...

I think your new place is great. I know you will make it fabulous, and it will be so fun to watch the evolution. Gray is definitely the way to go with the walls, isn't it amazing how many shades of it there are?

I love, love, love the deco accents in the kitchen. Do you think you will paint the cupboards?

I love your wall paper post. I'm not normally a wall paper person, but you really showed a large selection of beautiful selections! Did you ever think of wallpapering behind the shelves? I need to search the internet to see if anyone has done that. Good luck, it will be fun watching. Thanks for sharing.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Peggy-

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I will paint the cabinets. There are a ton of people who have papered behind shelves. I'm not planning on doing that, I think it would be too busy. But, I am going to paint the back of them. Thanks again!

Nichole

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