Welcome to Kelly Martin's Blog! Here I share my stories from my blessed life as a wife to a super-talented man, Jason, mom to my precious kids, Lucy, Jack, and Connor, and friend to my amazing girlfriends who inspire me every day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

a few house pics

Sorry for the delay family; I know some of you are eager to see some pics...

So, I've taken a few, but more to come.

Here's my favorite room - the kitchen. It really was love at first sight :) This is super close to exactly what I would design if customizing my own kitchen. I love the cream-colored distressed cabinets, the large center island that's done in a dark color and also distressed. There's a prep sink in the island with disposal, which has come in very handy, and the new appliances are very nice. I don't mind unloading the dishwasher...yet :).

Jack and Lucy have their own barstools they use to eat on at the island, and the large kitchen table space is a huge improvement from our old house, where you practically bumped into the wall when you scooted your chair back to get up :)

Thanks mom for the lovely housewarming present, the new kitchen rug and seat cushions. I love it all!

Another view of the kitchen. The opening on the right, just past the wine rack is the pantry door, and the pantry is a long, hallway type pantry...so nice to be able to walk into it. The cabinetry on the right starts with the fridge, followed by an opening where we have a "coffee station", then more cabinets before the 90 degree turn from where you can see the countertop against the backwall with the stove. So, basically, the kitchen is a rectangular shape, with three of the walls housing all the cabinetry (which we so needed as we have filled up almost every cabinet) and then the area I'm standing in to take this picture is an open wall into the downstairs den.

Standing in the kitchen, looking into the den. We have a tv in that armoire, although we mostly watch tv in the upstairs media room. The opening to the left goes to our bedroom.

Foggy, because I just stepped back inside, but this is the view from the front door. Dining room (not pictured) is directly on your right.

Front door/ entryway

Okay, here, I'm standing in the little hallway at our bedroom entryway. To the right of the stairs goes to Connor's room, the guest room and guest bath, and eventually to the laundry and garage. To the left of the stairs is a hall bath, the den, and opening to the kitchen.

The window to the left of the fireplace looks out onto the screened-in porch, and the door to the porch is on the right of the fireplace.

My new favorite piece of furniture - and BEST CraigsList find EVER: a sofa from the Jeff Zimmerman collection. (These pieces sell for several thousand new- owner said this one was $4000, and I paid $350! I'm telling you, if you aren't shopping Clist, you should!) We ended up knowing the owner of the couch once I contacted them (has happened several times with pieces I've bought off CL :). It is filled with down and is hands down my new favorite place to nurse Connor. I love how my friend Tiffany calls it the "Matilda Jane" couch. It's a funky blend of all kinds of fabrics that are very different, yet all go together. Everything is reversible, and the trim on all the pieces is so pretty. I love it!

So, that's it for now. I'll work on getting more pics up soon.

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