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A House Into a Home

20130818-054041.jpg I don’t know what it is, but being able to make toast and having a toaster in place brings me great comfort. I guess it also means we like toast quite a bit. Yesterday was a day of unpacking and continuing to turn a house into our home. Bit by bit, this sweet 1920 farmhouse is becoming ours. Both in our hearts and in aesthetic. We are adding pops of green to the kitchen. We really like adding similar elements from our places in Seattle, such as our all-green kitchen in the city. This kitchen will get bits of that. The green McCoy/Floraline collection will extend to here too. As well as small green kitchen accessories like a Kitchen Aid mixer and Le Creuset pots.

20130818-055057.jpg The house got an intense cleaning while we were away, as well as the front sun porch received a spiffy new coat of floor paint. Our caretaker Bill doing an amazing job on meticulously cleaning the more than 300 window panes in that room. The space just shines.

20130818-055339.jpg Scent will always play a big part in any Watson-Sive home. A bowl of Santa Maria Novella pot-pourri placed next to the washer and dryer in the basement to warm up the space.

20130818-055528.jpg We had tons of underbrush cleared, so we now get much more light looking out into the valley and the 400 acre organic farm that is our neighbor. This being a look from the dining room. We have a bunch of fun projects in store for the outside spaces in the coming year.

20130818-055841.jpg We had our first fire last evening. Nothing turns a house into a home quite like a fire. We had dinner on the back porch listening to a symphony of crickets and birds. It was magical.

Now up early this morning to head into the city for the show. So excited for new finds. Back to Hawthorne at the end of the week. A lovely Sunday to you all. From New York, TKW