House Update: Tile, Carpet & More!

I heart flooring. And doors. And trim. It really makes all the difference in the world. I’m a firm believer that it’s all in the details and that they make the biggest impact. It’s amazing to see all of our decisions and choices come together. And better yet, to see our completion date get closer and closer. It’s long overdo and we are beyond ready!

Here’s where I left you last:

But, now we have our flooring installed! And we completely love it!

I talked about painting before, and just happened to forget a dining room shot. Here you go! I love the color. It’s completely fabulous and I can’t wait to see how it looks with our furnishings and accessories. Love.

Anyways, back to the wood flooring, We love it. It’s such a warm color and it looks amazing with the cabinets, which I’ll show you later….

We’ve also had the trim, doors, knobs and some lighting  installed. I have a date with my paint brush again this weekend. Our doors need some love.

The guys have also made some serious progress with our tile. They’re basically finished, but we ran out of tile, so we’ve been playing the waiting game for it to arrive. Tomorrow it should be all finished, including grouting.

Here’s what we’ve got:

Carpet was installed Tuesday and we love it!

The bedrooms are basically done. All that’s left is the lighting and window ledges. Yes!

So, here’s to a week with some serious progress! We are thisclose my friends!

Have a terrific weekend!


House Update: Insulation & Rock!

Who would have ever thought that we would be THIS excited to see insulation? After a week and a few days of waiting for mr. electrical inspector, we are finally making some more progress! And it feels AMAZING!

The house completely changed today… it got much smaller… in a good way! The walls are covered with insulation and the rooms are definitely distinct!

Take a look for yourself:

The view from the front door! Living room and breakfast nook.

And there’s a wall!

Dining Room!

Dining Room/ Entry


Another kitchen view!

Laundry Room!

Laundry Room Pedestals!


Hall Bath

Guest Room!

Master Bedroom!

Master Bathroom & Closet. (The tub has been moved for insulation to be placed behind it.)

Our garage!

And now, the rock!

This rock… *sigh*… it’s stunning… *sigh***… We LOVE it! It’s beautiful!

Stucco is set to be installed this Friday, but possibly next Monday. We. Can’t. Wait.!!!

The excitement levels are rather high right now. It’s kind of like crunch time, which means…. it’s almost moving time!

Want to hear some more good news?!?

Dry wall starts Thursday! YES!

Pinch me now!

Style Board Series: Master Bathroom

Hey there!

I’m back with another Style Board Series Post! Today’s focus is on the master bathroom. I can’t even describe how crazily excited I am over this room. Like many aspects of our new home, I’ve never actually had a spacious master bath that has a shower and a tub. Which are separate. Know what I mean? They’ve always been combined, but not this time! We have a totally separate bathtub from the shower… It’s almost too surreal!

First, let me say that the master bathroom has been the hardest room to make decisions on. I have no idea what I ultimately want the final outcome to be. That’s kinda the problem.  There are so many different “looks” that interest me, making it hard to pick something and run with it.

Add that the master bathroom and bedroom are um… connected… and we have the second problem. They need to flow together, which means that I can’t go all uber soft, relaxing and traditional in the master bedroom and then go contemporary and bold in the master bath. They’ll conflict and possibly confuse.

With that said, I like all of the elements that I’ve put together, but it’s missing a little something, something. I’ve yet to find what that is.

Let’s look at what I’ve put together:

(Source Information Below)

Here’s my inspiration. It’s pure as gold!








It’s all so pretty!

But, like I said before, I’m having conflicting ideas for this space. Either way it will be great, it’s just deciding on the general atmosphere of the space. We’ve actually already made some serious progress. Cabinets have been ordered, which are a dark chocolate, the tile has been picked and the lighting and faucets have been purchased. I would definitely call that progress! And it feels amazing to have those decisions out of the way! Amazing, I tell you!

Source Information:

White towels- Overstock

Tile- Home Depot

Apothecary Glass Jar Canister- Amazon

Shower Curtain- Lowes

Shower Curtain Hooks- Lowes

Vanity- Home Decorators Collection

White Tray- Amazon

Stacking Tables- Joss & Main

Vanity Light- Home Depot

Vanity Mirror- Home Depot

Faucet- Home Depot

Mirror- Home Decorators Collection

Paint Color- Benjamin Moore- First Crush

Paint Color- Restoration Hardware- Silver Sage


So, what about you? Do you have any conflicting decorating ideas? Honestly, I’m leaning heavily to the more traditional aspect of the scale. We shall see how it comes together!

Next up is the master closet, which also happens to be connected to the master bathroom. Should pose a fun third problem. Just keeping it real!

Oh beautiful closet, how I love thee…

The Making of Something Beautiful!

It’s amazing to see something change so quickly. For some, change can be hard, but when it’s as exciting as this, it’s hard to not be ecstatic as the building progresses. In fact, I’d like it to change quicker. 🙂

In just a few short weeks (ha, it’s definitely felt longer) we have went from this:

To this:

I. Know. Right? Pretty sweet, eh? We’ve been knee deep in making all sort of decisions. Like stucco, rock, roof and soffit color. Hopefully, when everything is finished the front will look like this: (Colors Only)


We’re lovin’ the black rock with the cream stucco. So pretty!

But for now, we’re still here and waiting on the roof:

Because we all like them, here’s a before and after of the back of the house.


And After:

Aren’t those windows & doors great? They turned out exactly how I was hoping! And that patio, wow. I’m totally swooning. I can’t wait for spring and summer! I see  flowers, grass and landscaping in it’s future. Sweetness!

I know you are begging to see an interior shot of those doors. Quit it. I hear you.

Yep. Beautiful.I KNOW!

Soon, that will hopefully look like this:

(Via Pottery Barn)

Pretty, huh? We’ve already found the perfect sectional, it’s just not this one. The hefty price tag could have something to do with it!

So, can you see it? Pattern rug, sectional couch, coffee table, end table? Oh wait, sheet rock and paint could be helpful. Yes, we’ll need that too. Add it to the list.

Well, what do you think? We can’t wait to have it DONE! Shocker, huh?