New Build Kitchen
Ah, the kitchen, the heart of the home. By far, this is my favorite kitchen yet! It's cozy, inviting, and functional. I'm thrilled with how this space came together after months of planning and coordinating! I really wanted this kitchen to have some soul and character. While I have loved our previous kitchens, most of which were white-on-white, I was ready for something with more depth. I do think white kitchens are timeless and fresh, but I was eager to design a kitchen with more color and variation to bring some uniqueness to new construction (which can lack character!)
Our Home Project List for 2023!
As our Florida trip comes to a close, we're starting to think about all of the fun projects that await us back home! One month on the beach and I have had way too much time to scroll Pinterest and come up with project ideas. I am itching to get started! We have so many empty spaces and bland white walls to tend to. Here is a list of some things we would like to tackle soon!
30 Coffee Table Books
Coffee table books have a way making a space feel complete. They belong in short piles on the TV console, dresser, dining room buffet, kitchen shelf, and (duh) coffee table. I haven't counted how many we have gathered over the years...some things are better kept unknown (Ty is already telling me that my little "collection" is outgrowing our new abode!).
Our Wood Doors
Ah, our doors. The amount of time and thought I put into selecting our interior doors is slightly embarrassing. Originally, I planned to do all wood trim work in the house...doors, baseboard, window casing, etc., which is very uncommon in new construction and most commonly seen in older homes. I wanted to do some unusual things in this house to make it feels aged and to bring in some character. After significant thought, I decided against wood trim and went with white because I did not want the large kitchen window to be trimmed in a dark color due to the warm wood island and flooring. Ultimately, I decided to keep only the doors a stained wood!
Friday Faves 12/30/22
There was no typical Wednesday blog post this week due to the holidays…we are taking it slow around here! I did think it would be fun to share a “Friday Faves” instead. It’s been a while! Here are some miscellaneous favorites as of late!
Our Dark Green Exterior Siding
Since before we began construction, I knew I wanted the house to be dark. Originally, I had my heart set on black. You can read about that here and here. Long story short, we changed our minds last minute and decided to go with a deep dark GREEN! Ah, the single best design decision of the whole project, if you ask me! I appreciate our dark green siding every single time I drive up to our house.
This is definitely my favorite type of conversation to have when I find out someone is building...where to save and where to splurge! With building, there are endless possibilities. So many options, products, new technologies. Coming up with a budget certainly helped keep me in check and forced me to prioritize what was important to us vs. what we could live without. While kitchen splurges are most common, it's always fascinating to learn what people prioritize in their homes!