So, we didn’t move in by Thanksgiving but that’s ok – we are making good progress! I’m still making a mish mash of constant decisions so I thought I’d just share a few with you for Update Part 6!
First of all, ship lap is almost finished! Let the haters hate and say it’s trendy, farmhouse, blah blah – I love it and I always will. To me it will never go out of style.
The first coat of paint is also up. I’ve left clear communication for the contractor throughout this process and it has really helped eliminate any drama or last minute stresses. Here you can see my love notes I left a few weekends ago.
The upstairs gets a lot more natural light than the basement level so I tweaked the colors slightly. The upstairs walls and ceilings are Sherwin Williams Pure White 7005. The trim and doors are Sherwin Williams City Loft 7631. Downstairs, the walls are ceilings are SW 7757 Highly Reflective White and the trim and doors are SW 6070 Heron Plume.
My kids are shocked that I didn’t put “color” on the walls. I really wanted the view to take precedence in this house and with so many windows, it was the right choice.
Trim work is also almost finished. I chose a simple shaker/farmhouse look.
The most exciting update so far – the tile is up in 2 of the 3 bathrooms!! The guys did an awesome job.
This is the master bathroom (grout not in yet).
This is the guest bathroom upstairs. I adore the baby window. There’s nothing like taking a shower with a breeze.
Notice the exterior wood beam details added over the front door. “Kelly – we need a stain color…..” Decision number 782…..
I asked for (3) stain colors – Ebony, Jacobean and Espresso. I chose Ebony. It looks great against the grey and will make sense with the black gutters.
“Kelly.. what kind of bannister/handrail do you want going down the stairs?” Decision number 783…
Here’s my choice (thank you Pinterest) – SO EXCITED!
This weeks decision … what color for the interior beams. I’m working on that now. This is the simple design we will end up with for the vaulted part of the kitchen. I like the simplicity of it.
Last week I also selected and purchased all of the hardware for the cabinetry throughout the house. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were my friend:)
I love these pulls and knobs in matte black from Emtek I chose for the kitchen. (And don’t think I didn’t specify on every cabinet drawing what pull/knob goes where for the contractor so there was no confusion – #longdistancedesign).
My job yesterday (before the UGA/Alabama championship game – but let’s not talk about THAT) was to select toilet paper holders and towel hooks (I really hate towel bars). The choices are endless. I have to say I am SO HAPPY to see so many matte black choices out there. No more oil rubbed bronze for me.
I really like bath sheets over bath towels (much bigger) so the hooks have to have a good projection on them to properly hold the towel. (Note: if it seems like I’m particular about a lot of things…. well, I am… it comes from experience (and lots of trial and error) my friends.) I chose these from Rejuvenation.
To encourage all potty participants to change the toilet paper roll when empty, I’ve made it as easy as possible…
Next decision (are you tired yet? I am!) – How to handle the fireplace wall.
I shared in Update 5 that I decided to wrap the wall in shiplap, do a reclaimed timber mantle and a painted brick hearth.
But, these 8′ ceilings keep throwing me for a loop (my home in Woodstock has 10′ ceilings).
So I was contemplating this wall for a while yesterday. My fear is that if I install a cool, beefy reclaimed timber beam as a mantle and then the 3″ shaker crown goes in, I’m going to have a whopping 24″ of height remaining for art. Art placement is always a priority for me. Thus – change of plans.
I think I already mentioned my current obsession with art by Dawne Raulet. This is the piece I covet for over the fireplace which is a 40″ square. (See why these measurements art SO IMPORTANT?)
So then I was thinking – since I’m loosing the cool funky mantle, why not add two sconces for some extra jazz. Soooo….. if my electrician can slide this change in, I’m leaning towards these new sconces that my friend Denise McGaha designed for Currey & Co.
How AMAZING would these look with the other selections I made (refer back to Update 3).
This week Joann and I are heading to Scott Antique Market (my happy place). I will be on the hunt for authentic rugs for some key places.