Monday, December 22, 2008

At Last! Photos!

Keeping in mind that we've only been here about a week so it's still really messy and incomplete, here are some photos of the new place, all happy, healthy, safe and lovely.

Our first night. We had our tree, our lawn chairs, and the fireplace. And TiVo. Those lawn chairs were awful. I don't recommend this.

Temporary kitty-city (before we moved everything in) in the gigantic walk-in closet off the living room (behind the lawn chairs)

View from the bedroom window. The view from the deck is the same, only expanded, and prettier.
I know you are envious of the lovely color scheme of the bathroom. It actually doesn't look too bad now. We're going with 'earth tones.' This is the oddest bathroom ever, but it's turning into something nice. We'll get there.

I love this view and these trees from our living room windows.

The fireplace. Inset are little carvings of phoenix birds. So lovely.

OK, now there is some furniture in the room. You can sort of see the couch color here, and the 'reading nook'. And the big box of firewood because it's been so cold.

This is the dining room. This is what you see when you first walk in. The living room is to your left, kitchen to your right. We'll be using this built-in for art supplies. The card table, while lovely, will be replaced with a real table of some sort, to be used for projects and also, on occasion, dining.

View of dining room and living room, from kitchen.

From dining room, looking into entryway. Priorities, you know. These were some of the survivors from the Great Book Purge.

These are two of the survivors from The Great Move. Poor kitties. This is in the hallway in the kitchen, in the converted icebox, an old remmant from the 20s. Also known as a perfect cat hiding place.
From dining room to kitchen. Lonely cookbooks need a home. They are keeping the vacuum company right now.

Reading nook. I love this. The tree is oddly placed for now but whatever. This is going to be my favorite spot, I can tell already. Also please notice amazing quilt, handmade by my talented mother, and keeping me toasty warm.

Gigantic bed in nearly empty bedroom. Also known as Cat Land. I have a fabric-covered box as a nightstand, and Terri has a chair (which, oddly, matches the bed frame I now see). Also includes oil radiator since these old Oakland buildings are not made for the cold!

Kitchen, working its way towards being charming. I really like this kitchen. Also includes a nook off to the left, which now houses a small table and extra kitchen storage. Too messy for a photo.

That's it for now! I'll put up more later as it gets more settled, and of the neighborhood, which is really wonderful. We very much like this place and best of all, it's not toxic! (crossing fingers)

But don't you think it needs more books?


Shea said...

Wow! It's really coming together. The living room looks so cozy. And I love the island in the kitchen!

Deanna H. said...

Hi Daphne. I didn't know that you were moving. I was your secret santa for the book bloggers swap. I don't know if you got your gift or not. I sent it earlier in the month. I'll feel completely awful if it's lost in the mail from the move. I hope it finds its way to you.
Happy Holidays!

babybuddhalover said...

YAY! Your place is so charming and the fireplace is fantastic! It already looks like home. Congrats on surviving 'the big move'!!

D'Arcy said...

Every home needs more books. Always.

Glad you're in and settled and starting to be less stressed. Hope to see your new home sometime! I don't think we're moving anytime soon, though, so it'll have to be on a visit.

Oh, and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! More on that later.

Nymeth said...

I really like it! Already it looks so cosy and homelike. And that tree outside your window is just gorgeous.

I meant to ask you how the kitties were taking it. I'm moving in a month or two and I really worry about how they'll react. Especially one of them, who's really prone to getting panicky over the smallest change.

Daphne said...

Shea: thanks! Can't wait for you to see it all put together.

Deanna: Thank you SO MUCH. I left a comment on your blog...

Beth: LOVE the fireplace. It's so comfy cozy.

D'Arcy: yes, do tell if you liked the gift!! I'm guessing that's a yes. :)

Nymeth: Kitties did well. They hid for quite a while the first and second day, but are now pretty used to it. They still slink around and get spooked but they're totally fine. It helps to set them up in a closet or somewhere small and protected for the first day or two, until they get brave enough to explore on their own.

stefanie said...

What a lovely place you found and it is already starting to look like home! I love your couch!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's coming together beautifully! Love the island!