Back in December, while we were in Florida, even though a lot of the actual renovations still weren't finished, I jumped the gun and started accessorizing our home. Since this photo was taken, not only have I shipped a big box of accessories from down, but our contractor has thankfully been very busy finishing up some of the bigger projects there as well.  I think it's finally safe to say that we are getting close to the end zone here (which means lots of zhushing!)

Last month, our contractor sent us the photo below, of the fabulous Martinique wallpaper that finally went up in the guest bath. And, now just this week, we've gotten some images of the staircase and walls that he has been working on.  I've also included the "before" image of the original stairs and railing (which isn't even the true "before" as this was an all black railing when we purchased it). At first we thought we could get away with painting these ornate black iron rails white, but since this is an open layout and you see the rails from every angle on the first floor, it didn't work. So we replaced most of the railings with plain white dry wall, simplifying the whole overall effect and then implemented a much fresher railing, using Phoebe Howard's South Hampton home, as the inspiration for our own stairs (image included at the bottom).  I'm thrilled with the way things are shaping up and can't wait to get down there next month for spring break and see everything in person! 

To see the first few posts on our vacation home updates, click here, here and here!

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