WE. ARE. IN.
The furniture is back. Some pictures are on the wall. Everything is complete except the shower glass (which should be installed next week) and dealing with a broken granite piece on the back of my vanity cabinet.
But we are home.
And it feels so, so good.
Most of the house only changed in color—the floor stain is a darker brown than before, the walls are gray-taupe instead of sand. The most dramatic color changes came in the library—from light green to a deep gray—and our bedroom, which now has a gorgeous dark blue accent wall.
The master bath changed the most, with the wood-look tile laid in a herringbone pattern, a freestanding soaker tub, white-tiled all-glass shower, and seeded glass cylinder light covers.
But perhaps my favorite change has nothing at all to do with construction and color choices. I’ve always thought we weren’t using our living room space to full advantage and with the help of Jane, my designer extraordinaire, we came up with this furniture arrangement that is so cozy and seats a few more people.
Some of our furniture pieces are placeholders at the moment. And we’re on the lookout for the right decor items. And more will go on the walls soon.
Oh—and our library wall of bookshelves is getting stained from their light cherry color to a dark brown!
But we’re content to go more slowly on all that now that we’re at home again. It’s been a long road, and we are still trying to get insurance to cover the remediation of all the damage, but being back in our house makes that stress more manageable.
That it all happened this week makes us even more thankful this Thanksgiving weekend.