We had a gray and rainy weekend which gave us our first taste of impending Fall! I still refused to wear pants and more dresses and sandals both days! Take that chilly weather! We started off our Saturday bright and early for a client’s window treatment install! The best part is that my installer is Jon! So, we get to work together which is fun. He does the installing and I project manager and make sure everything goes where it’s meant to go.
These beautiful sunny pinch pleat panels were the first to go up! Aren’t they dreamy!
Then we moved on to these stunning white linen panels complete with blue embroidery pattern on it. They gave a really chic look that was still laid back and beachy with the texture. On all of the windows we used these lucite rods, which I found to be the most affordable ones on the market.
When arrived we were happily surprised that a poster we ordered from MTK Posters had already arrived! So, that was going up as well! Alison Seiffer is the artist behind them and they are all stunning, bold, colorful surf contest posters for competitions based out in Montauk, Long Island.
While Jon did the heavy lifting I hung out with my littlest clients and helped them baked some banana bread. I’m not going to lie they also did all of the heavy lifting and I got to smell the vanilla and chocolate chips. I was happy to oblige.
After our install we had some hours at home with the boys and then we headed into the city to check out 29 Rooms which is an interactive fun house with 29 different rooms hosted by different companies that each contain a different experience. It’s pretty much instagram heaven with lots of colorful and unique backgrounds. It’s hosted by Refinery 29 is a popular ticket here in NY. This year my sister was able to snag us some tickets to their evening hours, which featured music, drinks, yummy appetizers and less people which meant less lines for experiences.
After we checked out all of the rooms we headed out to dinner and we didn’t get home till midnight! Wild and crazy night for us!
Sunday was busy as well! We decided to hit a couple of open houses. One wasn’t worth talking about because it had zero yard and with a dog and two active boys we really need one. The second one was a pleasant surprise because it didn’t have a photo of the actual outside so, I wasn’t sure to expect. When we drove past we didn’t even think we were at the right place, but we were and that’s when the excitement set in. Sure the front yard was overgrown and the brick path was uneven, but we saw potential.
There was a wrap around porch, which checked yet another must have on our list.
Wood floors? Check! Cool layout? Additional check I didn’t even know I wanted.
Charm? All over! Beautiful moulding, fireplace, separate dining room and living rooms, and pretty stain glass window! All checked off!
At this point I was already envisioning where to put furniture and how I would decorate it all!
Then we saw this: Water damage everywhere which means a new roof and maybe mold. There was also cracks on walls which normally means foundation issues.
I was expecting to have to redo bathrooms and a kitchen, but I wasn’t thinking about a roof, new windows, putting up walls and parts of ceiling and the list goes on and on. We did some calculations and the house that was in our budget was now what we could afford plus 200k of renovations we can’t afford. So, send me all of the positive vibes you can in the hopes that the house drops in price or I win the lotto or any other suggestions you may have.
We went to our favorite little cider mill to drown our sorrows in hot cider and apple cider donuts!
The rest of the day was spent running errands like haircuts for the boys, a trip to the library and a visit to Jon’s parents for a pizza dinner that I was craving! We were gone most of the day and I was super excited to get home and get into my bed and watch the new season of Ozarks!