The Dream House Diaries #2

The Dream House Diaries #2

So…after a long weekend of talking out all the options, the dream house possibility is seeming like it MIGHT actually happen…we’re meeting with our banker tomorrow to figure out our options and are thinking that what we really want to do is actually keep our existing house and rent it, rather than selling…this of course totally depends on if we can actually afford to do this, which we won’t know for sure until tomorrow.
So…in the meantime, my mind is on hyper overdrive thinking about the possibilities…which leads me to the second edition of…
When I think of my dream home, there’s a couple of things I know I want…3 to be exact…high ceilings, lots of moulding work and herringbone floors…I want the house to feel like an old Parisian apartment, but with super modern finishings/furnishings.
Something like this…
Adore this exact floor…colour and pattern…and I want to make out with the ceiling detail…the antique interior doors are also aces…
Would love one room on the mainfloor to be dark like this guy…thinking a pocket door space that would be a playroom for now and perhaps a formal dining room down the road…
The ceiling work, double doors and beautiful floors in this place are perfect…
Floors, walls and architectural salvage = what I want…

Crazy high ceilings and such a good mix…
This is a little too perfect for what I’m after but I love the idea of some curved arches and I like the tone of the wood…
And speaking of arches…wabam…
White walls, moulding and floors WILL happen…
…and I might die if some round arched windows could be added to the mix…this exact place actually, would be perfect- adore the moulding, colour of the floor, layout ( I want walls in the new place- no more totally open concept for this cat)…it’s everything…
…and as an aside, there will totally be some huge scale modern art for contrast and goodness…
I like the ceiling detail mixed with modern fireplace and furniture…
Oh floor to ceiling Parisian windows…how I love thee…
Love, love the ceiling in this place and am still a sucker for some dark window action…
And finally,  had to include this one…miss my sweet pup…she would have looked so pretty in the dream house…
And with that, I think you probably get the idea of what I’m after with this place…pleeeeeeassse cross your fingers that we get to make this thing happen.


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  • House@heart
    Posted at 08:34h, 03 June Reply

    May you dream come true, this style you’re after is indeed beautiful!! I fell in love with this concept seeing the Gilles and Boissier house you also showed here, the gorgeous high detailed ceilings, all white and the moulding+floors are really special!!

  • Sarah Walker | The Curated House
    Posted at 08:37h, 03 June Reply

    You’re living my dream, Christine! I have the same wish list for my one day house – herringbone floors {bites palm}, high ceilings, gorgeous mouldings, a contrast of old world and modern… Yep. GORG. Hope it happens so I can live vicariously through you! xo

  • Dianne
    Posted at 08:55h, 03 June Reply

    Your renter will have landed a gold mine in your kitchen!!!! πŸ™‚
    Good luck in making it all happen. Love the blog.

  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design
    Posted at 09:11h, 03 June Reply

    AH Christine this is so exciting. I’ve always been fond of a good herringbone floor. Can I rent your house? (if only I had the budget!). Good luck at the meeting I hope it all works out for you guys!

  • Nuha
    Posted at 10:35h, 03 June Reply

    It’s scary how similar our tastes are. (Maybe it’s because we have the same birthday?) I always tell my husband that I’d rather buy an old Parisienne / Victorian home v. building a new one – but building a new one to look exactly like an old one? Perfect! I’ve talked his ears off about herringbone floors and wall mouldings, high ceilings, etc. aghhhhhhhh I really hope this all works out for you!!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 10:59h, 03 June Reply

    Ok you are seriously killing me. This is exactly what my dream house would look like as well. I hope it happens so that I can live vicariously through you!

  • The Now
    Posted at 11:49h, 03 June Reply

    Ornate moulding, chevron/herringbone floors are a MUST for my dream home too!!! I wish I could just take a Paris apartment and transport it to Dallas. xo

  • Nancy
    Posted at 14:27h, 03 June Reply

    Best of luck that all the stars align for you! Your dream is gorgeous, love love those floors, too! and the whole idea. fingers, eyes, legs, toes, every and anything crossed for you.
    xo Nancy

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 21:26h, 03 June Reply

    Living the dream, my dear. You’re living the dream. xoxo

  • Irene
    Posted at 22:31h, 03 June Reply

    in LOVE with the herringbone, white, mouldings and the rest! Fingers toes crossed for you lil mama! Going to paris for a week and OH the places I’ve seen to rent… I can’t wait to show you the place we’re getting! LOVE!

  • Leonor Heleno
    Posted at 03:13h, 04 June Reply

    I hope you get it!!
    Crossing all fingers and toes for you…

  • Tim
    Posted at 07:35h, 04 June Reply

    this is my dream home too C! All the details on the wall and ceiling + the floor… GORG! Where on earth can we find one in Toronto (well … that’s still available and affordable?)

    Fingers cross for yours to happen right at home πŸ™‚

  • Susie @ Maddie's Nest
    Posted at 07:36h, 04 June Reply

    Fingers crossed for you. Sounds like perfection. We gutted and re-did our 1920s home last year and it was so much fun I keep begging my husband to let me do another for fun πŸ˜‰

  • shoppua
    Posted at 10:08h, 05 June Reply

    LOVE it all!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 10:18h, 05 June Reply

    my goodness, so you redo the whole basement, kitchen, house and then move? You sound just like me! πŸ˜‰
    I hope it works out. Totally with you on the floors and mouldings. Sounds beautiful.

  • Cara @ Lilac and Grey
    Posted at 13:15h, 05 June Reply

    It sounds like you are describing my dream home as well! Good luck love!

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