Jul 062008

Apparently yesterday was a national holiday, but we hardly noticed. We’re moving! And setting up one room at a time. First, the living room and bathrooms.

We won’t have natural gas in the house for a few more days, since we could only get one utility service (electricity, of course) until we got our occupancy permit. So…no cooking, no hot water, no central heat. However, it’s summer, the house keeps the temperature pretty even, and everything else is working pretty well. We’re having a few friends over to help us celebrate tonight, so we’re setting up the basics for a party. This is where I just let Nancy do her thing…she has a way of creating a beautiful space.


This marble dining table has been at her father’s house in Novato for more than 10 years, used as a desk. She ordered the walnut chairs online about 2 years ago, and they went straight into storage. We bought the carpet in 2005 at a sale, but never got to use it. So everything is a surprise to us, like unwrapping Christmas presents.

Then there is the final kitchen, with the large shaded light fixture hanging over the island. I just finished putting maple stain on the sides of the island two days ago. The bar stools are also brand new, coming from more than a year in storage.


Master bathroom, showing the fixtures we’ve been installing all week. I now own a rotohammer drill and a set of bits for putting holes in tile and concrete. And I’ve had lots of practice using it.

The right photo is the 3rd floor powder room, with a combination fluorescent/halogen light fixture hanging over a very unusual mirror. The tiny sink is cute and functional (Nancy will probably hate that I say that 🙂 and in the mirror you can see some architectural drawings framed on the wall.

Lastly, here is the brand new (to us!) sectional, with the marble coffee table and another rug that has been in storage for years. I’m starting to love this place, the way it looks and feels.


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