Friday, January 18, 2008

RI house

Finally some pictures of our new house. Mr.C wanted me to use pictures that he had taken a while back because most of mine were of the outside and property...the view is gorgeous. But he doesn't want that in my blog because of safety reasons.

The house is very new and decorating it will be so different than my home in CT which is very old (antique we call it). We transformed a barn on our property last year into a pool house and everything was new but we kept the style very much like the main house - classic, traditional (not stuffy though) Ralph Lauren meets Pottery Barn meets Ethan Allen, New England style. Although I didn't use Pottery Barn or Ethan Allen...we have some wonderful specialty furniture shops in our area...plus tons of antique shops. Just trying to best describe the style I guess.

BUT the RI house will be very different. I want to use local craftsmen and furniture shops and make it very Rhode Island - beachy but elegant. E wants a "sufer girl" room and I do believe PBK has bedding, accessories in that fashion. There are 5 bedrooms besides the master and I can't wait to do one room in a nautical theme for visiting children. It will be gender-neutral but with blues, boats, etc. stuff that I never got to do having only girls.

Oh and Mr.C is meeting with a landscape designer recommended by the property management company and I told him I want hydrangeas everywhere! That is my idea of a beach house...gorgeous blue hydrangeas and beach grass.


 
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14 comments:

Preppy Mama said...

Absolutely Beautiful and Hydrangeas would be perfect. I always think they are the most beautiful flowers!

Melissa said...

The house looks great!

The Mrs. said...

Looks so amazing!! Please post pics as you decorate!!!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Amazing House- I know you will make many wonderful memories there with your family!

atlanta social said...

It is lovely, particularly that porch.

Russell and Hillary Jordan said...

Beautiful! I especially love the porch as well. It just screams for rocking chairs and a breakfast table set, or maybe even a swing or hammock. Looking forward to what you make of it...

Kate said...

Gorgeous! All the white really opens it up.

Paula said...

Wow! Looks like you've got a beautiful house to decorate. It will be fun to see pictures as you go along with your decorating.

mnolan1180 said...

So beautiful...congratulations..Happy decorating

Happy Homemaker said...

So pretty! Please show pictures as you decorate!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Gorgeous! So jealous. I love RI!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

Oooh, so beautiful. And I also love that porch. You should get LL Bean's adirondack glider for two. So when will the Open House invites be sent out? :)

Connecticut Charm said...
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Connecticut Charm said...

Oops..I deleted my own comment.

Thanks for your comments! I am so excited about it! It will make for many wonderful memories for our family and friends. I'm already planning a huge 4th of July bash! What is so great is that no work needs to be done, just decorating! We had a TON of work done to our home in CT plus the pool house last year. Decorating is the fun part. I'll be sure to keep you all updated on the progress, and probably be asking for advice and opinions!