This is obviously a very special entry in the Home column; the first glimpse of our new house! There are BEFORE before pictures, showing the old paint color (tan, including the ceilings), but they also prominently feature the previous owner's furniture, which I don't want to show you. So just trust me when I tell you HOW MUCH BETTER this already looks! The paint color is Westhighland White by Sherwin-Williams. We adore it (even the painter said he loved it and was going to use it in the future).
Pardon the one blurry photo; I didn't realize it wasn't focused properly until I got home. Yes, the fourth photo is taken from our walk-in (really, walk-through) closet. And the last photo? Oh, that's just my VERY OWN OFFICE! The kitchen is not what we would have chosen, but it's brand new and it's pretty neutral, and trust me when I say it looks MUCH better against the white paint. The shady-looking items in the fireplace are pendant lamps that we're getting rid of; we'll add recessed lighting above the bar, where the lamps were, since we're eventually putting in a hood and a gas stove (M, a trained chef, is rightfully insisting!).
This weekend, we moved in a TON of things: all the kitchen cabinets are filled, the closet is organized and partly filled, and there are some random pieces of furniture scattered around the house. Next week, we get new windows and have some other work done, and then WE MOVE IN.
Pardon all the caps; I'm just so excited. My first house. Here we go!