When we first moved into our Palm Springs home (seen empty here, and finished here) I photographed the space before we moved in, and it was so much fun to look back on later. So, yesterday I did the same with our new house. It’s quite the contrast! Our PS house was brand new, mostly to our style and pretty much the cleanest canvas to start from. I love our new (very old, as in built in 1926) home just as much- but it’s going to take some blood sweat and tears to get it to where we want it to be! We put in a solid 9 hours of painting yesterday and it was just the tiniest taste of what’s to come! So here we go, let’s take a tour, shall we? I’m so excited to show you and to tell you a little bit about what we have in mind for updates!!
Ok, so what you see here is the entryway to the house (love the front door, love the barrel ceilings, love that as you walk in- to the left is the living room and to the right is the dining room (see below for the view facing the opposite direction). Although I love the history of Spanish homes and the style, we’ll want to do some updates. I would love to replace the floors (they’re pretty beat up and the contractor we spoke with said that they’ve probably been refinished just about as many times as possible with the thickness of the wood). And for this entry way I’d love a pendant light that’s in line with the architecture/design but an updated version. I have my eye on a few already! But both the front door and closet door are keepers, I’m determined to maintain the style of the house but add our own modern twist to it!
Next up we have the living room! This is the room that sold us the house- these windows have been restored, but are the original design. And they are just AMAZING, right?! One of the first projects we’ll be tackling is window coverings- we’ll need them for privacy and to make the room feel cozy. But I also have intentions for that fireplace- a major makeover that I’ve already designed and cannot wait to tackle (and of course it starts with a paint job)! We’ll be doing as much of the work as possible ourselves, so I’ll be sharing DIY tips as we go!