Welcome to our first Spring Home Tour from our colonial in Connecticut! We just moved into this house a couple of months ago, so you will be seeing it before we begin making it over room by room. A big thank you to Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for organizing another great round of tours. If you are stopping by from Life on Virginia Street, welcome! Doesn’t Sarah have a lovely home?
Are you new here? Here’s just a quick background to catch you up to speed. My name is Kristin Cadwallader and this is my blog where I am sharing our home makeover. My husband and I have recently relocated from Illinois to Connecticut with our two boys and fur baby, Zoey. We just started to work on this 1942 classic colonial. It is quintessential New England and we love it! We chose this diamond in the rough because of its charm, classic style, and neighborhood. I hope you enjoy our journey as we chronicle this remodel in the weeks and months…and years ahead.
Our first space we are tackling is our living room and adjoining entry way. We are all set to begin and I will be sharing the progress very soon, but here’s how it is now before our projects start.
For today’s tour, I’m focusing on our living room and master bedroom. Pretty much the ONLY two spaces that look okay to photograph right now 😉
SPRING LIVING ROOM
Our living room right now is a mix of things we are keeping from our last house and has some things for our entry way mixed in at the moment. I had to store some furniture and decor in here since the entry way walls are getting prepped for grasscloth. This room gets the most wonderful glow midday because of the front to back windows. I tried to capture that for you guys.
I won’t be sharing the entry way today, but I will have an update for you soon. The living room is also getting a makeover and we begin the work the first week in April. I can’t wait to see this space get transformed.
Sofa: Bernhardt discontinued | Mid Century Chairs: resale shop | Window Seat: Ballard Designs
SPRING MASTER BEDROOM
Our master bedroom needs some work and over the years and homes our furniture isn’t really up to snuff anymore. I went ahead and added a little spring with some new pillows. Hopefully, we’ll be able to update things in here this year and get some proper furniture.
I really do love that touch of spring with the Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock pillows from Stuck on Hue though. That’s the only chintz I’ve ever loved. In college, when I was taking my first interior design courses we studied fabric. Every pattern and textile I had to be able to identify. When I first saw chintz, let’s just say it seemed stuffy and outdated to me…until I met Pyne Hollyhock. The pattern seems current and fresh to me still today. Once you love something this long, you should find a reason to introduce it into your space. Updating our bedding this spring made me revisit a favorite and I think it is the standout of this room so far.
There’s so much to do in this new house, so I’m not quite sure when I’ll even get to this room…but here is how it looks for now.
Thank you so much for joining me today! There have been so many great spring tours all week and a few more being shared tomorrow too.
In the weeks ahead, I will be sharing the progress on our living room and entry way makeover. Also, I’ll be sharing the befores of other rooms of this old house. I love following remodels, don’t you?
Be sure to visit Rain on a Tin Roof next…
You can see all the links to all the Spring Home Tours HERE.
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