Design Studio Decisions

Cabinets, and countertops, and tiles, oh my! We finalized all of our design decisions today, and our hours of contemplation, measuring, and Pinterest scrolling hopefully paid off. Once we have everything together in the home I’m hoping it looks similar to what I’ve envisioned. For now here is a bit of a sneak peek!

First, the exterior:

Second, kitchen cabinets, counters, and floor:

Now the guest and boys’ bathroom cabinets, tile, countertops, and faucets:

And our bathroom cabinets, tile, shower tile & floor:

And all the elements together:

I was inspired in part by this kitchen and this bathroom. My vision for the exterior is kind of a New England style red brick home with black and white elements to make the red pop. For the interior I just picked what I like, grays and whites that provide a perfect backdrop for our navy chairs, and other furniture pieces.

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Building a little investment

We have taken a big leap at the end of this year, and we’re moving! We’ve decided to build a house, and will be selling our home in the Spring. It’s been a faith filled journey, as we very much love our current home, but we are just completely out of space. The boys need more indoor space, and we need an office that doesn’t have Fortnite being played in it. We have thought a lot, prayed more, and even though it’s scary for four people who don’t like change, we are walking in confidence that this is the right move. And the final move. I think B and I say “and we are never moving again after this” at least once a day.

With our new house we get to make quite a few more design and decor decisions than we did in our last house. These past few weeks have been a lot of this or that. Such as:

This or that mirror:

This or that cabinets & this or that countertops:

These blinds that come with the house or purchase on our own:

If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll notice the deluge of pictures of kitchens and cabinets. I’m excited to share the process on here as we go through it! I’ve created a specific board on Pinterest entitled Our Red Brick House if you want to follow along with all of my design ideas and choices connected to our new house.

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Halloween Decor

It was 104 here yesterday. 104. Despite that, it’s October and we are embracing all things Fall and Halloween even if it won’t be here until December. Here is a little tour of all our Halloween and fall decorations!

My main decoration areas are always our fireplace and kitchen hutch, where most of our decorations really shine:

The bats are automated, but we rarely have them turned on because they fall down in the middle of the night and scare us half to death.

My favorite add to our hutch this year was the matte navy latte bowls:

And the vultures are everybody’s favorite. They’re our little Halloween house mascots.

I also spruced up the iron tier stand in the corner:

The pumpkin canvas is one of my favorite purchases from one of our local shops:

And the planter I wanted from Target sold out, so I made my own:

The boys love the light up characters, like this little alien who looks stunned he ended up in the corner:

And I redid our coffee/tea area on our kitchen counter:

 

Our Halloween Nespresso/tea mugs are from Target, and I have Nespresso pods, two Piper and Leaf tea canisters (birthday cake and golden hour are some of my favorites), and a cream cafe with Vital Proteins collagen packets.

I also love putting up different pictures from our Disney Halloween trips:

This little ghost has also been a lot of fun:

And this candle is my favorite of the Fall season. I love it so much I’ve got to go back and get another!

And finally, this little tea towel is glamming up my new oven:

Now it’s time to cuddle up in the air conditioning, and dream of nights where it isn’t 80 degrees for the low temperature. Ha!

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