House tour #1 Aug. 10th

Oh my, I am so excited to finally be able to share this stage of the house!

Today is exactly one full year since we began this process – today was the day we were marking where the house should go.  I just have to start with how proud I am of my Jared.  He is no doubt one of the most determined and hard working men I have ever met in my life, and I am so happy to call him all mine!  He is no doubt turning a shell of a house into my absolute dream home.  Although we have our tired days and our over it days, we are having so much fun building this home together.  This is where we shine as a couple – I dream it, he builds it.  I am hoping to be able to share all of the monumental stages with you guys on here and give some tips on how you can get this same look.

Let the tour begin….

The Foyer

This is the place we get to welcome all of our guest! All the walls in this space are shiplap, and yes they will be painted white – shocker! The handrail will be the classic stained wood + white combo. This view is from the front door looking straight back to the back porch. On the left is the master bedroom and the second door is the half bathroom, and to the right is the living room, kitchen, and dining room.

The Master Bedroom

The master bedroom will be simple and nothing but neutrals – you’ll just have to keep check on the progress to see this room. We are finding the balance of masculine and feminine in here (it’s his room too ladies).  I am so excited about this space.  We are going classic in here with some bold trim and decor style.  Its our oasis, so we do not want trendy.

The Master Bathroom

The master will be our bright, clean, and cozy retreat. The master bath will be marble, marble, and some more marble. I have to have cozy though, so to warm up the space there will be deep navy his and hers vanities on each side of the window. Accented with bright, shiny nickel fixtures. The opposite side of the room is the soaker tub and walk in shower – this is where the marble tile magic is going to happen.

The Half Bathroom

This little room is the guest bathroom – I’m taking a step back in time with the tile selection for this room with a miniature black and white octagon tile with a custom design. To make this room a statement room amongst the white in every room, the paint color will be a deep green (like an old school chalk board, but darker). The vanity will be an antique sink dropped in an antique piece of furniture.

The Living Room

This space will be the “formal” living area of the house. Over the fireplace Jared is custom building a cabinet to hide a TV with trifold barn doors that can be tucked away in the sides of the cabinet. This will allow the room to have functionality while still giving me the chance to decorate and create a more desirable focal point for the room. The ceiling has been finished after the picture was taken in this room.  All of this wood on the ceiling will be painted the traditional ceiling white.  The wood is just there to give extra character and texture.

The Kitchen

This is by far the room I am most excited for. Oh how I miss all of my kitchen goodies. The plan for this room is white shaker cabinets custom built to go all the way to the ceiling – this will make the ceilings appear so much taller + it gives me so much extra storage. The wall cabinets are going to have black leathered granite counter tops. The center of the room will have my big island with two copper pendant lights centered over it and the counter will be a marble like quartzite. To the right with all of the windows will be the dining area with an entrance to the front porch and a HUGE farmhouse chandelier.

The Upstairs Foyer

The upstairs Foyer will just be all white shiplap with the contrast of the stained wood flooring.

Guest Bedroom 1

This room is one of 3 guest bedrooms.  I am going soft and neutral in this space with tan, grey, and blush.

Guest Bathroom 1

This bathroom is connected to the first guest bedroom.  There will be a free standing tub under the 2 windows with an old fashion curtain rod that goes all the way around.  The walls will have subway tile as a chair railing and the floors are just amazing! (we are picking all of these up tomorrow, so tile photos will be coming)

Guest Bedroom 2

The second guest bedroom will be a simple black and white color scheme.  The bed is an adorable black metal bed and the bedding will tie the whole room together. (Lawrenceburg Florist has these quilts 50% off right now!)

Guest Bathroom 2

This bathroom will match the guest bedroom 2 with the black and white.  I have exciting, bold plans for this small space.  The first picture ^ will be where the toilet and vanity will go, under the windows.  The second picture is the walk in shower.  The shower will have 4×4 white subway tile with black grout; the shower floor will be matte miniature black tiles; and the main floor will be the show stopper, matte black large hex shape tiles.  the wall will have a tall version of a chair rail with the cutest black and white buffalo check wallpaper.

The Keeping Room

Now we are back downstairs on the back side of the kitchen.  This space is the keeping room.  This will be where our family spends most of our time as the hang out spot with a comfy leather couch and a TV hung on the wall.  I am designing this space to be comfortable but with modern clean lines to keep it high design.  The accent shiplap wall in the first picture will be painted a bold dark charcoal that almost looks navy at times, and the rest of the room will be a clean white.

The Mud Room

The mud room is on the backside of the keeping room.  This picture is walking in the exterior door beside the garage.  From this view you can see into the laundry room to the right and straight ahead and looking through the keeping room into the kitchen/living space.  This room will have a combination of traditional and farmhouse.  We just bought the cutest patterned tile for this lower level I am standing in (pictures to come). The upper portion will just be continued hardwood from the rest of the house.  The steps to the right lead up to the final guest bedroom above the garage.

Jared finishing up the stairway from the mudroom into the guest bedroom.  This shiplap has been completed since the picture was taken.

Guest Bedroom 3

This space is more like a bonus room to us for now.  It can be an office, a future play room, or another guest bedroom.  This space will be painted a bright neutral to keep the space from feeling small with an extra-large black metal modern light fixture.

Guest Bath 3

This bathroom will have a subtle marbled tile floor with a traditional vanity (dark walnut stain and marble countertop).  The shower will be the show piece for this space.  We found some grey glass subway tile on sale (spirit fingers!) that will cover the walls and the floor will be a petite marble herringbone mosaic.

We are about to get to the really good part of the house! I would love for you to keep checking back for more updates on the progress, and hopefully I can show more detail in the design process for each room with both design details and my inspiration.  Even the top designers have to have some form of inspiration for each space.  Our house is going to be a cohesive blend of traditional, modern, and farmhouse.

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