1.20.2011

pagoda 17 cont'd...

Thank you all for your kind comments yesterday.  It really was a labor of love, the sleeping on a mattress on the floor, living out of cardboard boxes, doing so much of the work ourselves and eating microwave food for 5 years sometimes got to me so your thoughtful words are especially appreciated.

Today we're finishing up where we started yesterday, our living room.  To remind you of the before...


Same view now.  Wall on left demolished, addition added, ceiling raised and floor filled in...


from the other direction - you can see the back door in the kitchen which was, as I said originally a small dark dining room...


The orange chairs are where we sit to watch television or turn (they swivel) to look out at the view of the mountain.  I am still looking for a little coffee table or some sort of ottomans to go with them (these things take me years I swear).  Some details...

I wasn't sure about this little table when we bought it but it's grown on me so now I love it...

Andrew Henry did not like these ceiling fans when we bought them but he let me have them anyway, now he likes them as much I do...


I do love the shells we collect on our trips.  The  textures and subtle colors thrill me, little pieces of art...



Have posted about these glasses before...


always my favorite in any room, the artwork - bought this in Poland and at the time we lived somewhere else and had NO orange in our home (didn't like orange then but was struck by the painting), now I have a white and orange house which I love - there you go, you just never know...


Oscar, who you've met before...


these are photos of Andrew Henry's and my parents, us and our daughter - all taken when each of us were little.  The best artwork is the kind that means something to you I think...


where the still unfinished painting will eventually hang...


my favorite part is sitting here with Andrew Henry, the long sliding door on the left open and chairs swiveled toward the outside...


because the mountain view is why we bought this tear down, yellow shag carpet house in the first place...


and why I'll probably not ever be able to leave.

33 comments:

jandjhome said...

Oh, what an amazing view. The details in this room are just perfect. I could just imaging sitting there with a great glass of wine. Enjoy!

Maria said...

Breathtaking view!
The colors you've chosen remind me of sunrises here.
Love the little table - just enough southwest in it to be suitable and yet still quite mod.
and I agree completely with "The best artwork is the kind that means something to you.." There is a story to go with every single piece hanging in my home.
Lovely post my dear - and wonderful, warm home.

MJM said...

It truly is a beautiful and happy home. AND, there is something about the desert sky you just can't find anywhere else in the world.

koralee said...

Everything is so lovely...especially those orange chairs.....why am I liking orange lately?

Enjoy!

xoxoxo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gorgeous, jeanette. You are quite a visionary!

Nicole said...

OH MY GOSH that room is awesome! I'm super jealous! Want to come remodel my house? :) No but seriously, LOVE what you did!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh, AMAZING view!

Teenage Bride said...

I simply cannot find the words to tell you how creative you are. Your house is a dream living space!!!

<3 have a great day

Silver Strands said...

Wow Jeanette ... can I just say: YOU ARE IMPRESSIVE!!!
oxoxo
Denalee

kroney said...

I think "amazing" does just about sum up the whole package! I was going to say "from beginning to end" but as we know, it doesn't end! Super job!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow! I just found you over at Teenage Bride's blog and I'm now officially addicted!

This is amazing and I'd never leave. I know exactly where my new writing spot would be!

Stacey said...

I love all the personal touches- i can feel the love that was put into the room emanating from each of its corners! Of course, i'm also in love with all the orange touches AND the view is just STUNNING! XX

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Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh its a breathtaking place. I bet it took a lot of you both to have it all done but you must be so pround as its stunning. I really love how you made sure to have as much natural light as possible..The little windows up on the wall are amazing for that!!! Somehow the whole place feel so creative and full of love:) Beautiful my dear! Hugs and kisses

pamela said...

i love the orange! also echoes the sunset color. i agree with MJM. sunsets are always missed.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Is this for real?? You live here???? This is like the dreamiest most beautiful Dwell-featured kind of house. I am in love!

DIRECTIONS NOT INCLUDED said...

What a fantastic room!

Beatnheart said...

So Beautiful, classy, elegant and modern. When do I get to sit in those chairs?

bronwyn said...

Oh Jeanette! I LOVE your home! You did an amazing job. It must be so satisfying after putting that much into it. It doesn't look like the same place at all. And what a view!

And I love the orange painting!

Julie Smith said...

Gorgeous!! I love all that light streaming through the windows. You have fantastic style, and, yes, that view is absolutely stunning.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love yesterday and today's post- So great of you to share your home with us!

Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] said...

Beautiful home! I love the view!

Stitchfork said...

Oh so pretty! And love that little table!
xo Cathy

Reya Mellicker said...

Your house is BEAUTIFUL!! A labor of love, yes, but wow! So worth it. I am really impressed. Very cool.

Kayla said...

That is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. We're decorating our place from scratch now and needing all the help we can get

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I am in LOVE with the ceiling fan. We're destined for each other.

Debby said...

Oh... that view!! I would never leave either! Love your renovations!! xo

Krystal said...

Gosh. Everything is so perfect. It's definitely a completely different house! I can't wait to see your final painting :)

ola appletea said...

so great interiors!
Love it!

Chris said...

It is absolutly gorgeous stunning cant say anymore

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow. Just wow. You are truly surrounded by beauty all of the time!

Laurie Chaney said...

The color orange..
I spent an entire day covering a large canvas in impasto paint..scraped it off... only to add a brighter shade. Brilliant orange greets you from a canvas adorning a white entry way hall.

Beautiful renovation, Jeanette. Love the color orange.

shopgirl said...

OMG!!! This is so beautiful Jeanette! You guys have done an incredible job! I should definitely ask you for design tips! I can't believe you ate microwavable meals for 5 years! You definitely deserve a fantastic place to live in!

xoxo