The Nester’s Pic of The Week #2
The Nester was dreaming big when she sent me some house pictures she loved. This house here, in particular, is really amazing. She had seen it on Brooke Giannetti’s blog and fell in love. I think Brooke’s husband is the architect. The house is fantastic and too much for one post, but let’s start by showing you the exterior!
I wouldn’t mind walking up this path every day, would you?
Let’s look inside and see what there is to see just inside the door!
Very, very nice! I wanted to show you this for three reasons. First, because it’s beautiful! Second, because it’s in a style I know many of you love! Third, because there are details here that you can include in a remodeling project, large or small.
We’ve talked quite-a-bit about wainscot paneling with both 1/3 and 2/3 wall coverage. In this entry, the whole wall is covered with what appears to be a “v-joint” board. It really adds character and a more cozy feeling to the entry as compared to drywall or plaster.
This would be easy for a relative beginner to do themselves and is a great alternative to drywall because you don’t have to learn tape and mud! It makes picture hanging pretty simple too! Just drive a nail!
Beautiful Casing and Glass Doors & Transoms
Take a close look at how the trim around this door is done. The carpenters here did a great job of putting together a beautiful design. You can use various sizes and pieces of trim to create an overall effect that is much, much more stunning than “off-the-shelf” casing. Again, it’s not all that difficult to do. It just requires a little inspiration and imagination.
The other great effect is the use of glass. I’m surprised how rarely people use glass doors inside the house! They make a huge impact by opening up space while still providing privacy and sound dampening. The transoms are a great feature if you have the ceiling height for them! I also love the hardware on these sliders.
Beveled Floor Boards
Many people love the look of a hardwood floor that clearly shows the separation between the planks. This is often done with the use of a beveled edge on the floor planks, like you see in the picture above.
I’m a big fan of floors that are finished in-place and have no seams. What do you think?
What about the rest? Any other features in this entry that you would love to duplicate in your home?