Layering the Exterior

The exterior of our home has gone through quite a few phases since we bought it.

Here’s whatΒ the exterior of our house looked like from November (when we bought it) until April when we started making some updates.
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Next step was cutting down that tree on the far left, getting a new front door & removing the paneling on the far right and installing a window. We took a few steps in the right direction.

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The next BIG update was painting the whole exterior white!!! The existing shutters & gutters came down and everything got painted! WOAH! Big difference

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Next up: new dark gutters for contrast, house numbers & light fixture and front door color. It looked like this for almost a year. We knew it needed another layer, but had to wait for our funds to replenish.

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As soon as the next Spring rolled around, we had shutters and a pergola made. This is what I had been waiting for…that next layer to make the exterior feel complete.

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Shutters up close

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Pergola up close

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The wood had to stay in its raw state for almost a month for the chemicals to keep it from rotting to soak in. While that was taking place, I was debating about new colors for the front door for a pop of color. I narrowed it down to 2 colors…blue or blush pink.

This was the contender if I went blue: BM Wythe Blue

I love how its a subtle bluish/greenish/grayish, but makes a statement.

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After going back and forth for a few days, I asked Stephen his opinion. Surprisingly, he was on board with blush pink…woohoo! Every girls dream πŸ˜‰

Saying goodbye to beige

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And hello to blush πŸ™‚ It’s a very subtle blush tone which is perfect!! It’s BM- Odessa Pink. I definitely recommend it!

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I love how happy it makes our house look and in the Spring it’s a nice pairing with the pink tree beside our house. πŸ™‚

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After the month of letting the wood cure, it was time for a stain. I knew I wanted something in the gray family.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out!

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This isΒ how it’s looking these days with the help of Fall leaves πŸ™‚

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Why not one more before and after πŸ™‚

Before:

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After:

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There is still A LOT of landscaping that needs to be done, but we are pleased with how far its come.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

O

 

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Master Bathroom Remodel

Last February, I had the first meeting with my client for a master bath remodel. It was your basic late 90’s/early 2000’s bathroom. Jacuzzi tub, cubed window, whitewashed cabinets…Β My client had a great budget and was on board with a full gut of the bathroom. Just what you want to hear as a designer πŸ™‚

After walking through the bathroom and talking with my client about their wish list, the designing began.

Client wishlist: free standing tub, steam shower, his & hers vanities and plenty of storage.

My design wishlist: marble, brass, modern/boho vibe, luxurious, relaxing/spa like

When designing a bathroom, I like to start with the tile first. I found this 8 inch marble hex that I LOVED and knew it was going to be the showpiece of the space. I wanted the hex to cover every wall and I chose a 12×24 ceramic gray tile laid in a herringbone for the floor.

After nailing down all of the tile, next up was the plumbing fixtures and finishes. I went with brass and modern fixtures. After tile & plumbing fixtures, next up was the layout. Since this was a complete gut, I was basically working with a shell so I could pretty much do whatever I wanted with the layout.

Here are a couple of inspiration photos:

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Now for some photos of the bathroom…

Before:

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To the right of the window was the old steam shower:

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To the left of the window was her vanity:

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The window got quite the facelift. We removed the plantation shutters and added/painted the trim work black to resemble the look of a steel window.

Here’s the after:

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Her vanity area before:

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After:

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The cubed window was above the jacuzzi tub which all got ripped out and is now where the new steam shower is.

Before:

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After:

We closed off the cubed window for the shower and added a small window beside it for more natural light!

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His vanity used to be here, with the steam shower to the left of that closet door:

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This is how it looks now:

We did a built in for plenty of storage where his vanity used to be and moved his vanity where the steam shower used to be!

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Center view:

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Her side:

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His side:

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Now for some detail shots of the shower:

This shower has everything…steam control , aromatherapy, rain head, hand held spray.

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Marble and brass…all the heart eyes!!

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Side view:

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Now for some detail shots of the tub:

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I will leave you with one more before and after!

Before:

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After:

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This was such a fun project for me and I can’t wait for my next remodel!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

O