We were in Atlanta over the weekend celebrating a friend's birthday and did a little browsing at Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams. It's now my favorite furniture store, and they manufacture it right up the road in Taylorsville, NC!
We found two pieces that we think will look great in our new (alleged) home:
There is nothing new to report on the builder breaking ground. We're still waiting for them to sell another house - given the last two weeks and the uncertainty about Wachovia and jobs in Charlotte, who knows how much longer we'll have to wait.
That's ok though, we're having fun thinking about our dining room decor. In addition to the pieces above on the focal wall, what does anyone think of this table and the moorish rug - maybe in orange??
Yesterday morning we met with the designer at Charlotte Flooring and chose our hardwood floor, kitchen backsplash, tile and vinyl for bathrooms. It was more stressful than we thought, but the outcome (we hope) will be amazing!!
We took my sister to Park South yesterday and discovered that 3 of the 4 houses in our building are sold! This means they may start construction fairly soon - just depends if they want to have another spec house on their list to sell. (They already have 1.) YAHOO!!
We spent some time at Home Depot design center today looking at tile, hardwood and back splashes. I have hopes it will help when we go to Charlotte Flooring to make our selections this Thursday at 8am.
Honestly, I think this is what I'm most excited for. I've put a few pics of of things we like - what does anyone think??
The mortgage is officially approved. Now, I need them to hurry and build the house before Tom decides he wants more lights! He has NOW decided that he also wants above-cabinet lights in the kitchen (this is in addition to the under-cabinet lights and all the recessed lights!). It may be possible to see our house from Pluto thanks to all the lights!
We met with the technology installer today and picked out really cool stuff. They are going to pre-wire for both TVs we already have, and wire everything into a media closet on the first floor - no wires anywhere!
Plus, we'll have speakers on the patio, in the kitchen and dining room and in the master suite. (Also in the great room for surround sound.) It will be a party house for sure.
Security is all set up too - neat advances since the last time I bought one. They have "pet motions" for cats and dogs that don't trip as long as the animal weighs less than 100 lbs. Saves you paying to wire every door and window.
Plus, we settled on adding 21 recessed lights. Ha.