The exterior of our home has gone through quite a few phases since we bought it.
Here’s what the exterior of our house looked like from November (when we bought it) until April when we started making some updates.
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.
The next BIG update was painting the whole exterior white!!! The existing shutters & gutters came down and everything got painted! WOAH! Big difference
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.
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.
Shutters up close
Pergola up close
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.
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 😉
Saying goodbye to beige
And hello to blush 🙂 It’s a very subtle blush tone which is perfect!! It’s BM- Odessa Pink. I definitely recommend it!
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. 🙂
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!
This is how it’s looking these days with the help of Fall leaves 🙂
Why not one more before and after 🙂
There is still A LOT of landscaping that needs to be done, but we are pleased with how far its come.
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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… 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 🙂
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:
Now for some photos of the bathroom…
To the right of the window was the old steam shower:
To the left of the window was her vanity:
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:
Her vanity area before:
The cubed window was above the jacuzzi tub which all got ripped out and is now where the new steam shower is.
We closed off the cubed window for the shower and added a small window beside it for more natural light!
His vanity used to be here, with the steam shower to the left of that closet door:
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!
Now for some detail shots of the shower:
This shower has everything…steam control , aromatherapy, rain head, hand held spray.
Marble and brass…all the heart eyes!!
Now for some detail shots of the tub:
I will leave you with one more before and after!
This was such a fun project for me and I can’t wait for my next remodel!
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