I have been looking back at alot of posts and facebook albums and realized that while I have many "before" pictures of our house, I have very few "after" pictures. I am going to take it room by room and talk about features that I love about our house, maybe a few features I do not love. Most of these pictures are not going to be staged, just pictures of things when they are relatively clean and how they look everyday.
Some general features of the house that are very nice are: it's age, I love the character and feel of a well built older home; lighted walk in closets, for a house built in 1914 this house has sufficient storage space; the wood work and plaster, just beautiful; and lack of remodeling, this house has not seen a major remodel so we do not have to undo alot of things.
I took some pictures of things I like in our bedroom this morning. The room is green with tan accents. Green is my favorite color and I think that my bedroom will always be based in a green palate. The only thing that I do not care for is the blue carpeting. The homeowners before us replaced all the carpet upstairs to a plain tan, except this bedroom and they left the blue carpet. We have not had the budget or time to fix this yet. The room was painted blue when we moved in and had accents of red and white.
The "theme" of this room is branches. It started out with the headboard that I had custom made by a gentleman in southern Illinois that came and sold at the Carbondale farmer's market.
The bedding is a duvet cover from pottery barn. I am not super impressed with the quality. It is a looser weave and seems to rip easily. The cats have already made several slashes in the top. The reason that I bought it was its color. I did not develop the color scheme from this fabric, but it fits in perfectly.
We chose this room in the house because of one aspect. It has a balcony!
The room has several flea market/antique store finds. First is my favorite...the hands....