Blog Posts - New Old Stone House



I’m back! {Summer Vacation Is Over.}

As you may have noticed from my instagram, I snuck out of town as they were finishing up our Kitchen and The Super Pantry Renovation. They were about a month behind on finishing the renovation work because of the whole trickle-in cabinet delivery/ter...
by ABCD Design on Jul 24, 2015

I’m back! {Summer Vacation Is Over.}

As you may have noticed from my instagram, I snuck out of town as they were finishing up our Kitchen and The Super Pantry Renovation. They were about a month behind on finishing the renovation work because of the whole trickle-in cabinet delivery/ter...
by ABCD Design on Jul 24, 2015

New Old Stone House Update: the renovation is wrapping up!

Forgive me, but I have not been particularly revved up about the idea of reliving any of this process here on the blog. I physically feel unwell when I think about all the shenanigans we have been through since we bought this house. It gives me a com...
by ABCD Design on Jun 18, 2015

Breakfast Room Update {My Mom gifts the best Hand-Me-Downs!}

Remember how I told you I was going to inherit a beautiful foyer table for the breakfast room? Well, it arrived and now my head is whirling. I currently have the Thomas Moser dining chairs around the table (because they are the chairs we had in the B...
by ABCD Design on Apr 25, 2015

A {nearly} Black Barn

As part of the improvements on the New Old Stone House, we decided to build a proper two car garage with easily accessible seasonal storage above and a sports gear ‘shed’ off the back. We started the project in earnest about two weeks ago...
by ABCD Design on Apr 23, 2015

{Spring-Sprung!} An update from the New Old Stone House

I did NOT intend to disappear for an entire month. When I last wrote, we were amidst a move from the Brooklyn Heights Apartment to the New Old Stone House. It was a gorgeous sunshine-filled early Spring day. About 3pm, the movers had everything packe...
by ABCD Design on Apr 22, 2015

{New Old Stone House} Breakfast Room Layout

As you know, we are transporting the farm table from The Country House Dining Room to the middle of our brand new kitchen to create a country kitchen-style dining experience. You’ve seen enough of our Country House to know we don’t own a...
by ABCD Design on Mar 5, 2015

Pretty Making = Pure Elation {New Old Stone House Renovation Update}

The color palette for the New Old Stone House finally came together. I am not kidding you, my heart was beating in my ears when it happened. I had a lightness in my breath. I felt a surge of power. Suddenly – everything flowed. As I drove bac...
by ABCD Design on Feb 9, 2015

Holiday Decorating and the House Renovation Begin!

You remember last week when I was feeling sort of low, right? Working on a complete historic home renovation while trying to keep The Country House picture perfect for real estate showings during the Holiday Season is likely contributing to the pres...
by ABCD Design on Dec 9, 2014

Holiday Decorating {and the House Renovation} Has Begun!

You remember last week when I was feeling sort of low, right? Working on a complete historic home renovation while trying to keep The Country House picture perfect for real estate showings during the Holiday Season is likely contributing to the pres...
by ABCD Design on Dec 9, 2014

New Old Stone House Renovation {Late 1930’s Kitchen}

At first glimpse, I thought about doing an unfitted kitchen renovation in the New Old Stone House. The whole idea came about because my friend was selling a vintage pair of late 1930’s cupboards from Fordham University that I thought would be p...
by ABCD Design on Dec 4, 2014

Making {Budget Friendly} Tile Decisions

Budget, budget, budget is the name of the game here. The Garage Barn that we’ve been working on the designs for has clocked in at 1.5x’s the original estimate = YIKES! We’ll be cutting that down as much as we can, but there is no qu...
by ABCD Design on Nov 10, 2014

{Black and White} Checkerboard Floors

I can totally imagine sitting down to work on this post in a Buffalo Check Wing Back Chair with a blanket on my lap, a cup of coffee and a fire glowing, can’t you? Last week I met the architect at the New Old Stone House to discuss both the Kit...
by ABCD Design on Nov 4, 2014

Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer™ {Versatile Pantry Storage}

On our recent trip to Knoxville my friend introduced me to the Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer™. Be still my beating heart! As you know, I have long been a devoted fan of the Fisher & Paykel Dish Washing Drawers. As a reminder, I installed my fi...
by ABCD Design on Oct 2, 2014

Rise of the Super Pantry {The Best Butler Pantry a Girl Could Ask For}

From the moment we walked into the new old stone house, there was one thing that was apparent. The kitchen wasn’t going to do…for ANYONE! It would not even work for a non-cook, cook. There wasn’t a refrigerator! (Or a dishwasher.) I...
by ABCD Design on Sep 16, 2014

It’s official. We close on Wednesday! {#NewOldStoneHouse}

As you all know, we have been searching high and low for a place to call home that will accommodate our life Monday through Friday, not just on the weekends. At practically 40 years old, living in a noisy studio apartment or a Brooklyn flat (without...
by ABCD Design on Sep 13, 2014


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