While we are getting close to breaking ground on the new house (crossing all fingers and toes) and I’m anxiously awaiting having some progress to show you, I thought I would continue on with my parent’s Florida house tour. Up today is the kitchen and family room just off the kitchen.
My parent’s lucked out this time and the kitchen was move in ready. The previous owners had already put in brand new white cabinetry, appliances and pretty marble counter tops so my mom basically just needed to unpack her dishes and pour herself a glass of wine.
Well and paint, having the right paint color makes such a difference! The really warm beige/yellow they had before wasn’t playing well with the cool toned marble. The Top Sail paint color by Sherwin Williams really sets the kitchen off so much better.
Other than that, just removing the drapes and swapping out a few light fixtures finished things off.
You will notice there is a cute pup photo bombing almost every shot. These rooms are the sunniest in the house and my parent’s 3 dogs are enjoying the retired life just as much as my dad. They basically lounge all day in the sun only breaking their dedicated napping to chase geckos.
This little bar height kitchen table is actually part of the new Magnolia collection. We are still waiting for 2 more of these chairs from Pier 1 to arrive.
Yep, I officially want to be a dog and nap in the Florida sun all day too.
There is a cozy family room right off the kitchen that overlooks the canal in the back of the house and the pool.
Again this room got a coat of paint and some new furniture. My parent’s friends actually had these couches they weren’t using anymore and they fit perfectly in here. Which was nice because this home didn’t come furnished, and it’s a bit overwhelming to buy an entire house full of furniture all at once.
Sorry about the super sunny pics, I had to get to the airport to catch my flight so I had to deal with the morning lighting. We added a few pops of deeper teal in this room for a bit more fun.
That’s all I got for now, but I will finally have some progress on our home to share soon. The house and trees are scheduled to be torn down next week, and we have all the required building permits in our little hands, so fun things will be starting soon!