Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Addition [Updates]

Some exciting things have been happening with the addition progress and I am happy to finally share some quick little snippets with you!

The builder dropped off our mantle on Friday and I am THRILLED with how it looks so far. It will be painted the same color as the rest of the trim in our living room, BM White dove. They also dropped off the carrara marble slab for the hearth, and I'm equally smitten! We're hoping to have the hearth and subway tile surround installed this week.

The bathroom cabinets were also installed last week. The vanity counter top was supposed to come yesterday but this snow storm has thrown yet another wrench in our schedule, so we'll just have to wait and see how things pan out. But as soon as the counter top is in, they can finish the plumbing, install the linen cabinet on top of the vanity, and finally hang the mirror and sconces. 

I just keep reciting to myself...

patience is a virtue
patience is a virtue
patience is a virtue 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Master Bedroom Mood Board

Master Bedroom Mood Boarf

Things are getting close! Today, the painters are putting the finishing coats on the trim, the electrician is hanging our fixtures and finishing the outlets, and tomorrow our hardwood floors will be sanded and stained. I've felt like a gypsy the last week (going on two now) because we've been hopping from relative to relative's house in order to keep little Harrison away from all of the fumes at home. But we're getting so close now, I can almost taste it! 

Today I put together a little mood board for our master bedroom... 

I like a mix of traditional pieces with contemporary art and accessories. Our bed was actually a wedding gift from my parents and we've used these Restoration Hardware bed linens since our wedding as well, except we just added this linen duvet cover recently for a more lush, layered feel. I ordered custom made, black out, flat roman shades in an off white linen for the window treatments that should be ready in the next couple of weeks. Other than the windows there isn't a lot of new things we need for our master, except I do want new bedside table lamps and art. I'm loving this piece right now, and think it would look amazing over our bed, although I'm worried the size may be a little too small.. but the colors are perfect. 

To see more master bedroom inspiration see here...

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

T-shirt // skirt // card // coasters// bracelet // candle // clutch // perfume gift set // card // dish towel 

Just a little Valentine's day inspiration to get you through this Friday...

We haven't really made any plans yet for Valentine's day, but I've been working on talking Wesley into taking me to see the new Fifty Shades (I know, not very original) movie at the Cinebistro for a date night, and keeping it really low key. What are your V-day plans shaping up to be? 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby Blue Crush


Pretty Roman Shade with Pelmet Box | Cindy Rinfret's Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 3

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I like the color scheme and the headboard @Jeanine DeOre C. // VT Interiors - Library of Inspirational Images


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Just a some gorgeous images of a pale blue color palette to inspire you on this hump day. Lately, I am just so drawn to the light and airy color palette of pale blues mixed with neutrals and gold. I'd be perfectly happy to spend time gathering my thoughts in any one of these rooms. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Addition [Paint Color Scheme]

Addition Paint Color Scheme

BM - White Dove // BM - Gentle Gray // BM - Decorators White // BM- Seattle Gray 

I hate painting. 
I can't tell you how many times we've painted a room and after a few weeks (and sometimes even immediately) I have regretted my color choice. Especially when you're married to someone who pretty much thinks paint is a permanent thing in our other words, once it's up, you better like it because it's staying. So the pressure is on. It's time to pick paint colors for our new addition (paint is going on the walls next week... eeek!) 

I've envisioned for some time now the look and feel I want in our new spaces, but picking actual colors that work in actual rooms is so different than seeing a picture in a magazine or on Pinterest and thinking "hey, that's the color I want". So over the past couple of weeks, I've been writing down every gray and white color I think I might like and yesterday I went to the paint shop to get pick up the paint chips. 

After studying all of my picks carefully, I narrowed each room down to 2 or 3 choices and took them home today at lunch to test them out in the middle of the day light in each room. I finally narrowed it down and am soo excited to get them up on the walls and {pray} I still love them as much as I do now! 

Benjamin Moore - White Dove has been my go -to white for a couple years now, and I'm still loving it. And I have been wanting a soothing gray/blue color scheme for a while now and I'm just loving how it is all flowing together.

Do you have a favorite universal paint color? One that you always come back to? I'd love to hear... it's not quite too late to change my mind! ey yi yi....

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Master Bathroom Mood Board

traditional bathroom Decorating the Guest Bath


Master Bath Mood Board

sconces //  knobs // pulls // faucet (I found ours at Tuesday Morning a couple years back- thanking myself for holding on to it this long!!) // dried box wood 

It's been a while since I've given ya'll a proper update on our home addition, but trust me when I say things are moving along slowly but surely... 

Insulation and drywall went up this week so we are getting closer to making it look like a real home. And in order to do that there has been a lot of decision making going on along the way. We recently picked out our bathroom cabinets, counter tops, sink, fixtures, and I am now trying to nail down a paint color (I'm leaning towards this subtle gray with blue undertones in BM Bunny Gray...

I'll be back next week with some progress pictures... Have a great weekend! 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Harrison's 1st Birthday!

Today is the day! My little baby is one year old! Oh my. This year just literally went by in the blink of an eye... probably because he has kept us so busy day in and day out ;) 

Unfortunately, because of our ongoing construction/ chaos, we had to forego a big party this year. I originally thought that if construction would be finished reasonably soon after his birthday, that we could put off the party until then. But then there were just so many unknowns, and I'm glad now that we decided to go ahead and celebrate because we are still at least a month away from being finished with our house. 

So about a week ago I decided to just have a very small get together with our immediate families. I took the easy route with catered BBQ, coleslaw, chips, and cupcakes. It honestly turned out to be so perfect for us. We had the nicest, stress-free day, and I think HRD thoroughly enjoyed his cake and presents! 

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