Archive for Ideas by Floor

Garage: Rollup Tarp Covers for Painting

One of the coolest things we’ve done for the garage is set up tarp covers for future painting projects. We have had our sights in an air sprayer for painting/refinishing furniture. Before investing in a sprayer we wanted to first ensure we had a system to cover the walls and items stored in our garage. […]

Paint sprayer for dresser

Latest progress on our dresser project. In the last month Sol has set up tarps long the garage walls to protect them while we paint. Last year we repaired the broken dresser foot, removed the hardware and sanded down every part of the Ethan Allen dresser. This year we finally got our garage to a […]

Basement Evolution 2020

The COVID-19 virus has changed our lives. With an abundance of caution school have closed in favor of online learning. We are fortunate that both our jobs allow us to work from home. It took some getting used to but over time we started to manage working from home with kids. It also shifted our […]

Solita Playschool – Family Room Evolution – Update April 2020

Latest Update of the Playroom. Just one more photo before we change things up again. Do far we believe the space has been fun, cozy and efficient at keeping things organized and in their place. The magnetic child locks on the doors are especially effective in keeping things with pieces together. Top Shelf: Puzzles Bottom […]

Master Bedroom Update – Sept 2019

Bedskirt purchased Blue king blanket in navy blue Blue velvet Euro pillow covers New rug under bed (need larger) Still Need Sitting room furniture Chandelier above bed Vanity mirror Hang up artwork and mirrors Matching mirrors above nightstands What I love Soothing, calming, colors with a pop of color Modern headboard Soft fabrics Lots of […]

Master Bedroom Makeover Project – 2018

Master Bedroom Project Current Status: In progress   Before:              Current State:  11/24/2018 –  Received the gray duvet cover and matched it with the new ultrasoft furry throw from At Home. The Taupe is just perfect against all these colors and somehow it all works together. The room has that […]

Master Bedroom Window Treatments

Window Treatments Color Pallete: Neutral Cozy Theme: Cozy, Oasis Got lucky on an Amazon Deal of the day on Taupe Curtains. They work with the colors of the fabric panels for the bed. Sheers & Curtain Rods: Found in the basement. Double Rod. 1st Rod Sheers, 2nd Rod Taupe Panels   Before       […]

Villa Solita – Basement Evolution

The basement in our Eastman unit was partially finished.                             April 2014 – Basement     This was the original configuration we set up the basement after the move. Bare in mind that there was a lot to get through and we […]

Villa Solita – Family Area Evolution – Dinnette & Family Room

Per the original floor plan from for our model home, the two spaces connected to the kitchen are known as the dinette and the family room. Together these two rooms make up the family area. This space has gone through an interesting evolution in the first year and a half.                 […]

Front Room Theme of the Moment – Delivery Room

February 2015 – The “Delivery Room” theme On the day of the baby shower, the whole family worked hard to make the house look beautiful for JP’s baby shower. Neetin hung the streamers while Janet and Kim proofed up the gorgeous pom poms. Aunt Martha and Aunt Laura were busy wrapping the cupcakes with coordinating light and […]

Villa Solita: Family Room Progress

Here is our latest progress in decorating/furnishing our family room. We are in no rush to buy furniture just for the sake of filling up a room. We like to take our time and explore our options. Here is the progress so far. Keep checking back for updates! While making decorating decisions, we kept in […]

Utility Room – Transformed into Hobby / Craft Room

Its always a great feeling when your old furniture works in your new homes. We have had these ClosetMaid modular shelves for years! Half of them were purchase new, and the other half were an impulse buy at a garage sale or Craigslist adventure. Over the years these shelves have made their way from apartment rental, […]

Kitchen Chandelier

Some people would call me crazy … well it wouldn’t be the first time! When we saw the beautiful Eastman Kitchen, we were in love with the size and layout! It is so amazing, we think it deserves a bit of bling! The electrical is all set up, and we would like the center recessed […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Master Bedroom

While we wait for our move in date, we have been spending time watching lots of HGTV to get inspiration on home decorating. We have been keeping all our decorating and furniture ideas and inspirations on our Pinterest Board with Master Bedroom Ideas seen below.  Master Bedroom in Eastman Model Home Click here to take the virtual […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Dining Room

The formal dining room has a beautiful tres ceiling and crown molding along with white chair rail which is just begging to be paired with a bold statement color. The lighting fixture is … okay … for now, but this room deserves better. For a room this size a larger fixture would be more appropriate. […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Family Room with Coffered Ceilings

The Eastman has a lot of architectural details such as the crown molding, octagon tres ceilings, picture frame molding and especially the coffered ceilings in the family room. We have seen these ceilings in luxury homes on TV and a few model homes during our original home search. This classic look has been revived with […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Master Closet

I’m not even going to drag Solomon’s name into this! This Pinterest Board below is ALL ME! One of my favorite features of Eastman is the Master closet. It is HUGE (highlighted in pink on the floor plan)! It comes with basic wire wardrobe racks so the sky’s the limit for upgrading to custom closets […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Entrance / Foyer

While we wait for our move in date, we have been spending time watching lots of HGTV to get inspiration on home decorating. Eastman Entrance and Foyer Details Pinterest Board We have a Pinterest board where we have been keeping ideas of furniture we like. Here is a look at our Pinterest Board for the […]

Noir Elegance – Black Color Palette for Eastman

The word for “Black” in French is Noir. It seems that everything French has an elegance about it. One of the color palettes I have selected for Eastman is one I like to call Noir Elegance. It is clean, chic and eye catching. I have found several photos on Houzz and Pinterest that have that […]

Neutral Chic Paint Colors

Neutral Paint Color – Ideas for our new home We have been picking out paint colors for the walls in Eastman. Here are some of the inspirational room photos that have neautral/beige tones. We have been collecting Neutral Chic Color Palettes  on a  Pinterest Board (Click Here). Please check the board for more photos descriptions of the […]

Gray-Blue Color Palettes for Wall Colors

Gray Color Palette – Ideas for Gray Wall We have been picking out paint colors for the walls in Eastman. Here are some of the inspirational room photos that have blue/grayish color schemes. We have been collecting Grey-Blue Color Palettes  on a  Pinterest Board (Click Here). Please check the board for more photos descriptions of the color […]

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