Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our old house -- feeling wistful

I am feeling a bit nostalgic today - starting to do our annual Shutterfly album for the grandparents, looking through the year in pictures...  The incredible baby-ness of our twins, the still round-faced sweetness of our then 5 year old, has me reeling as I look back on shots of them from a year ago - but house-obsessed as I am, these shots of our old home taken January 2010 have me feeling almost as wistful...
While I love our new place - and it will indeed be the house of my dreams someday, our home of 9 years back on 27th Pl had achieved the kind of us-ness that can't be conjured up in the few months we've been here.  I long for that Viking stove too, dammit!  Anyway -- I need a place to be able to see these shots all together too as we have some new clients doing a more Moroccan themed house and some of our old rooms seem right for them. 
 The living room above and below. Old Indian door surround as fireplace mantle.

 The guest house above and below - Indian bed and breakfront, Turkish kilim on wall. 
 Out back - Indian cabinet, and antique arched window over Indonesian sideboard made with old bed panel.
Below - the breakfast nook with Indonesian daybed and Moravian star.
 Our Indonesian four poster in the master -below.
 The master vanity with it's damachiya chest, urli sink and Moroccan zellij and bone inlay mirror.  Barbara Cosgrove lamps in lieu of sconces.
 Old Indian window as mirror in guest bath below-- wish we'd done a copper sink there. 

 The master bath below - Moroccan tile. 
Ol's room - - simple - but fun -- need to redo something like this for Finny.
 The guest bath below - with Mexican tile and an old teak vanity from India.

 The guest house Doug built.
 We need to replicate the lattice arbour behind our new pool area.
 The guest house 3/4 bath below with Indonesian stone floor, open vanity and cool woven pendants.

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