As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I had the opportunity this summer to go out and purchase a new home. Since that point in time, I have had the opportunity to spruce up the place and bit and enjoy my new home. The great thing about the place is its age. It has been around for about one hundred years and many of the moldings and the floors in the place are original. This is something that I take a lot of pride in because it means that I am now guarding the history of the place, so to speak. One of the ways that I have tried to bring the place into the modern day is by focusing on updating it, while enhancing what has been in place. One way that I have done this is by brightening up the place through painting it and giving it a new look with Hunter Douglas window treatments.
My girlfriend is very into interior design, especially when it concerns antiques and mid modern goods. My house, considering its age, can be put into the antique category and we are in the process of giving it a mid modern appeal. A great way for us to do that is by acquiring some furniture that would be of the mid modern sort and have the pieces sort of give a different idea to the rooms. This has been accomplished through the brightening of the room – changing the colors on the walls from a light brown to a more grey whiteish color – and by introducing furniture that changes the mindset of the place. Aside from the couch and a few of the dressers in the room, we were also able to change how it looks via the Hunter Douglas blinds that we installed. I was very impressed with how easy it was to install the blinds and I appreciate the fact that these blinds are of the best quality so they really do strike a great picture in the place. There isn’t a lot that I would change about the actual structure, so I appreciate the fact that I am able to do some changes that make a huge difference in the long run of its appearance. The other thing that I would like to note is that the shades that we installed look great. I have some French doors in the place and instead of having them without any kind of covering, which I would, but I have a roommate, I have them covered with a sheet on the inside. I am still able to see the glass and the beautiful doors, but I have a shade up that keeps the sun from shining in too much and the privacy of my roommate intact. I am sure that he appreciates having that shade up and I like having it there. It gives the place a much more intimate feel and that is something important to me. Hopefully, I can continue to improve the place in the future.