Hi, friends! I took most of this month off because between managing a new house being built, work, physical therapy for my knee, and life, I just needed a break.
But I’m back and there’s been soooo much progress. We now have drywall, trim/moldings, paint, interior doors, and I believe tile starts this week.
Now, I will admit my paint choices may seem a bit out there, but there’s a method to my madness. In our housing allowance, I got to pick just ONE color for all the interior walls…so I chose my favorite trusty white color—Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams in a matte sheen. I chose this color because any décor looks great against it, and because I didn’t want to commit to a certain gray or greige for the whole house. White is a lot easier to work with, and I can paint later if I want.
We also have four tray ceilings in our new home (foyer, dining area, living room, master bedroom), and I chose a really unconventional color…Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams in a flat sheen. I wanted the tray ceilings to really pop/contrast. I love how the living room tray ceiling looks and am so pumped about having a super tall Christmas tree in here this year.
The dining room tray ceiling makes the area defined and cozy. The chandelier I chose is going to look amazing here!
And the foyer really looks amazing! It’s about a 20′ long stretch, so the impact is grand.
To keep the black and white theme going, Tricorn Black in a satin sheen was used for the interior doors.
Polished nickel/chrome hinges add a shiny touch. For the crown, trim, baseboards, etc. a pure white (untinted, off the shelf) semi-gloss paint was used.
I especially love how the closet doors look in my office. In. Love.
I know some people are going to hate it, but I love it. I think this palette offers a lot of room for flexibility in terms of home décor. And if I do live with it for a while and decide I hate it, well, it’s just paint.
Another big thing that has been accomplished this month is the cabinetry. We are in love, love, love with our kitchen.
The decorative vent hood was an absolute must for me. Well worth the splurge to have this beauty in the kitchen.
Another must was to have a ton of drawers I can organize stuff in rather than a bunch of deep cabinets.
We went back and forth on those tiny drawer spaces for spices and baking sheets, but ultimately decided against them since we have such a large pantry to easily store those items.
And finally this lovely 9’ island which will feature an apron front stainless steel sink, dishwasher, pull out trash, and some smaller drawers perfect for all my napkin rings and other decorative table type stuff.
I guess the next major thing that will happen is the flooring and granite will go in. My next few posts will be about the tile, plumbing and lighting selections we made for the house. The tile and plumbing selections are 100% done, and the lighting selections are about 95% done.
Can’t wait to show you all more pictures and thanks so much for following along this process with me. Your comments, advice and well wishes mean the world to me.