As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I gave myself a June 30 deadline to complete the major house projects and here we are – almost at the end of June! (How did that happen so fast?) Anyway, I’ll be traveling next week so I’m checking in with you a week early and I’m happy to say I got almost everything done. As I already reported, all of the lighting is installed, the laundry room got a little fancy and the cabinets in the butler’s pantry got painted.
In addition….. the wallpaper also went up in the butler’s pantry…..
The living room finally got that new sofa…..
The guest room got a fun wallpaper (called C’est Magnifique)…..
And the dining room got a new look…..
I donated the old dining furniture and brought in the table, chairs and lighting from the eat-in space in the kitchen. I also swapped out the art wall for this painting by Atlanta artist Nancy Westfall which I bought as a Christmas present to myself!
Obviously this means the eat-in space looks different too and I love, love, love it. Here’s a very tiny peek of that…..
The three things I didn’t get to are wallpapering the water closet in the master bath (can’t decide on paper), re-wallpapering my dressing room (glitch with the paper) and painting guest room #1 (can’t decide on color). I plan on getting these knocked out during the summer. I swear!
Then for the rest of 2015, I’m giving myself just one giant task: to clear out and organize the storage room and my office/studio. Both are overflowing and in need of some serious attention. I feel like I’ve got some good momentum going so I’m pretty confident I can do it!
So in other news, my first trip for the summer will be to Berlin next week. I haven’t been there since before the wall came down(!) and I’ve been wanting to check out its design scene for a while. There’s also been a lot of buzz around its food lately (really!) and I’ve booked some interesting sounding places to check out. Also, we’ll be staying at Das Stue Hotel which I blogged about back when I didn’t even have plans to go to Berlin but just really loved the design. So you can count on plenty of hotel pics on Instagram (@fromtherightbank)!
If you’d like to follow along on this trip, I’ll also be on Snapchat. Now let’s talk about Snapchat and Instagram for a minute.
On Instagram, I try to post only really pretty or interesting photos because that’s what I personally enjoy seeing. And yes, I edit the heck out of most of my photos to get them to look how I want. So hopefully, what you’re getting with my Instagram feed is a beautiful gallery of photos as opposed to just a bunch of snapshots. There’s nothing wrong with that of course but it’s just not how I like to use it.
Now enter Snapchat! I only got on it recently and I’m having so much fun posting snaps and videos of what’s going on behind the scenes at FTRB and random things I’m up to, all on the fly. So if you want to see it all – the unplugged, raw, unfiltered, etc. – join me there! I’m @fromtherightbnk – no ‘a’ in ‘bnk’.
Well, I think that’s enough from me for today. See you back here in a couple of weeks!
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)