Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Outdoors

Ahh, the backyard.  This was my #1 requirement on our house checklist.  We spent a lot of time sitting on our deck growing up, and it was something I was sorely missing in our condo.  Sure, we're surrounded by parks we can go to, but there's nothing like just walking outside to relax in the sun or to soak up the outdoor air.  And of course, having a dog makes a yard much more desirable!
Our property is split into two levels.  The bottom is the patio area, which is currently divided in half between a concrete deck and gravel.  The first thing we're going to do next year is build a deck that spans the whole length of the house!  I'd like the make this whole space more usable, but mostly, I can't stand gravel!  
I can't wait to paint our house another color!  On one hand, I love that it's like the house from Up (cutest 10 minutes ever), but on the other hand, I get tired of looking at that yellow fast!  In fact, one day I just started playing around and now our shed is black :)!  Pictures coming soon!  I also plan to paint the house white and add some black shutters!
Anyway, back to the tour, we have a little hill full of shrubs and one giant tree, leading up to our grassy area.  

The yard is nice and big and great for dogs to run around in.  Of course, our dog and all our friends dogs don't really like playing fetch, they all just like to wander around sniffing things. But hey, yard!

I am literally dying to build a live edge table for the patio!  I can't wait to string up some globe lights and have dinner parties out back!!  But alas, it's probably going to have to wait until we can extend the usable space- unless people want to eat in the gravel?



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The front yard needs some inspiration too!
Like I mentioned earlier, I'd love to eventually paint our house white, and paint the door black.  We'd like to add a short white fence in the front as well, as that's where we usually let Mia out.  And, hydrangeas are a must!!  Lots and lots of hydrangeas!!!
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I'd love to have a Grecian vibe in our backyard, but logistically, I just don't think it would go with our house.  Wouldn't it be pretty though?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Laundry Room

OK, I think this is my favorite mood board!!!!  I literally can not wait to start working on this room!  I keep campaigning to start right away, but I know that there are quite a few other things in the house that are more important to do than making the laundry room pretty!


As you can see, the room is big!  There is a ton of storage in here, and so many possibilities for future renovations!  It's already been great having a mud room as well!  I can't wait to get this room designed as I'm picturing it!!!!!

Some inspiration:
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Game Room

Beyond the kitchen (I'll have to upload a floor plan soon!) there is another bedroom, a little removed from the rest of the house.  This is a perfect place for Tim to create a game room!  



I want to tear up the carpet as soon as possible because it scheezes me out, but Tim doesn't mind it. 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guest Room

Yay!!  We finally have a real guest room!!!  We've already had two sets of guests before we even got a mattress in there!  We better hurry and get this room ready!

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I stumbled across this picture and immediately fell in love with it for guest room inspiration!
Including the puppy. Tim, pleeeasseeee????  

Navy, black & white, floral print, and black & white graphic print?  Perfect!
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As much as a love the fabric our old bed is covered in, I'm excited to try something new with a velvet navy fabric headboard!
Here's the initial design I had in mind:
Eh??  I can't wait to go all Monica over this room!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bedroom!

OK, now it's time for my favorite mood board!  Well, it's tied for the top three with the kitchen and the laundry room (can't wait to post that one!!).  Our bedroom mood board was the first one I made after our offer was accepted!!


So here is the before shot in all it's glory:


It's at the back of the house and is the darkest room by far.  There's no walk in closet like I wanted, but it's bigger than our old room, enough for either a sitting area or to build some built in closets so....that's what I plan to do!

My big inspiration here is this dark floral wallpaper from Ellie Cashman:
You've probably seen pictures of this wallpaper floating around from Cupcakes and Cashmere's bathroom.  I'm obsessed!  I ordered a sample of it and framed it in my bathroom in our condo, but covering the wallpaper with glass was just not doing it!  Thankfully, I broke the glass in the frame while we were moving, and was reminded how incredibly beautiful this paper is!  I can't wait to hang it up in our bedroom!!

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Isn't this the most gorgeous bedroom!?!?

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