Saturday, May 02, 2009

Formal Dining, Music Room, Den and Entry-Hall

I hope this is not too boring for everyone. It has been three years ago since we did all this but I love to share it. I have to say we did have an architect to help with the ideas and he was great. The Hubby allowed me, for the first time in 30+ years of marriage to have more than white walls. It was so much fun trying to make it all work together and I feel good about it.

This is the formal dining room with a view into the formal living. We vaulted the ceiling or trayed the ceiling in here. Lots of color and getting rid of the ugly orange carpet.


This was the before of the formal living and formal dining.
This was the fourth bedroom which had a wall in the entry. We opened it up with pocket doors and now it is The Hubby's Den or "his room," like I have "my" room.
The formal dining after with a little creamy yellow paint (can't tell here), drapes and the tray ceiling and lighting.


This is then entry hall, view from the bedrooms (there were doors here.)
The opposite wall looking to the bedroom hall and den.

This is what I call the music room. It was the formal living but I hate that. We have a piano and a game table.
The opposite view into the library alcove that is in the music room.

9 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great job. You guys really did well.

Char said...

lots of hard work there!

Becky said...

I love the entry way! Everything is beautiful, you guys have worked really hard!

lagirl said...

My husband would leave me for you if he thought he would have access to your library alcove. We moved from a house that had a library to our current house which has none. My dh loves books!
I'm really enjoying your photos, and NO. IT"S NOT BORING!!

Hey come on over to my blog, since I'm posting about "HOME" too. Great minds. . .

Ruth said...

Great idea to turn the "living room" into something you love. We don't use our living room either, though part of it is a dining table as we have no dining room.

Debbie said...

Those photos are great! You did a great job.

Kelly said...

As you know I'm working on drapes for the living and dining room. In your dining room did you find a striped fabric or did you piece it together. I was thinking of piecing two fabric together, but I thought I'd ask to see what you did.

Miss Disaster said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Kay said...

I am very, very impressed. Wow! Jill! You've got a showcase house.