Like many of you, this year our Spring Break trip has been cancelled. We are truly disappointed, but understand the rationale. That said, we had the incredible chance to spend a week on three separate occasions in my former home of Rosemary Beach, Florida last year. I was fortunate to live there while in college studying at Florida State, often making the commute to campus. I couldn't wait to share this place with which I have been able to enjoy since birth with Hannah, and a few years ago, we made our first trip here together. Needless to say, Hannah fell head over heels in love!
It's here! This collaboration between Studio McGee x Target is a dream! We are moving from a 730 square foot one bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom house (which will be 1600 sf with the new basement). That said, we've got some shopping to do to get the home ready for AirBNB (even though we don't plan to rent it out this summer). The Studio McGee line at Target could not have launched at a better time! It feels like many of the items Shea designed were meant for the lake house! Here is the list of items on my list. Happy shopping, friends!
Before we move to the lakehouse, we want to share the full reveal of the GR condo renovation! For those of you who were not around when we bought this place, the full story is in this post. Long story short, we sold our mid century haven in the woods (1800 square feet on an acre in the suburbs) for 730 square feet near the city! We've truly grown to the love the simple life that this condo promotes. Rather than spending our weekends maintaining a large backyard or cleaning multiple bathrooms, we are spending more time outside, pursuing creative outlets, and investing in relationships. We have also LOVED being a short drive from our favorite walking path, local restaurants, and coffee shops.
If you have been following along on instagram, you know that I designed three kitchens....a galley kitchen, an "L shaped" kitchen, and a "U-shape" kitchen. After hours of staring at the space, any many sleepless nights, I decided to go with the U-shaped kitchen which allows for the most counter space!
If you have been following along on Instagram, you know that the lakehouse bathroom has been entirely gutted. We did not have plans to remove the cast iron tub, or rip out the ceiling, yet, here we are. It's a little bit of a nightmare! Pictures below. However, the deeper the gut, the "newer" and nicer the room will feel in the end. We are thrilled to have a brand new tub, new drywall, and a new ceiling along with the other finishes,
Today, we are sharing an overview of the renovation plan for the lake house! We will dive into each space in greater detail in future posts. For now, here is a rough outline of what we would like to do to the home, including some pictures that are serving as inspiration!
Throughout the years, you've asked for more insight on the design process...and we've listened! So, going forward, I am going to begin sharing more of how we design our spaces. The first decision we ultimately make is what "theme" suits the home. Typically, factors that help us select a theme are existing features of the home, location, and original architecture. Next, we consider personality. If we were helping a client design a home, I would try to nail down their personal preferences and lifestyle so that I could design a space that reflects them. For example, for our residences, this translates to minimal decor and clean spaces.
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!