The house is starting to feel more like a house than a construction site. Well sort of anyway. Walls are being smoothed out. Tile is down. The wood floorand entry tile on the main floor has been laid.
In keeping with my concept of a light, bright ,warm space, I decided on a white washed oak floor. There are purposeful imperfections- a shabby chic floor for sure. I didn't want the floor to look shiny new next to the well worn staircase. I know the white floor is gutsy design decision in this historic district. It will be laid next to the staircase which will be stained as dark as possible. I love that contrast!
Most of the trim and casings in the house were removed after the many renovations that occurred over its life. There is a bit left. The pic below shows the original casing that is in the process of being stripped and sanded.
I found new casing and rosettes at Allegheny Millworks in Pittsburgh. It isn't exact match, but I felt it was close enough. I can just hang outand check out all their beautiful woodwork at Allegheny Millworks. I love that place.
I found this beautiful cherry trim for the first floor. It's chunky and gorgeous.
The master bath tiling is complete. It is all in carrera marble.