The past few weeks the house has been moving along quick which means I better get to work!
The latest happenings:
The roof is pretty much 80% finished and I really am in love with it. Thank heavens because I’ve been sweating it a lot since it was custom ordered; we were stuck with it love or hate. I know Scott will never let me forget what it took to get that roof. The first part of the stucco work is finished so next week I get to go look at Round 2 of color samples. I didn’t realize the mixture would change the actual paint color to make it darker so I’m having to wing it (scary!). However, I’m really glad that the stucco won’t be painted but rather will be mixed into the texture. We are going to do a very smooth skip trowel method. I’m going for a clean look with just a hint of old world texture. I’m anxious to see it when it is finished.
Apparently, I better get on the ball because it is time to order tile selections. Though I know mostly what I want, I keep flip flopping back and forth between two entirely different looks for our kitchen which is causing me to lose sleep at night. The kitchen is the most important to me out of all the rooms. My OCD is coming out! One thing that is for certain….nothing is ever certain when it comes to me choosing things because I change my mind constantly. I do know I want everything to be classic. I keep falling in love with cool tile (it’s amazing the options that are available now….my favorite is Walker Zanger; that place is overwhelming) but then I have to remind myself that my taste changes like the wind and I’ll probably get tired of it in 2 years. That is what is actually most challenging for me at this stage in the design process. I need to choose materials I will still love in 10 years….hopefully!
Next week, I’ll try to post a few pictures of some of the house. It is sheetrocked. Yay! I meet with trim guy next week to show him my cabinet designs so they can start on those. From here on out, it should really move along.
My latest project has been trying to design custom arched doors to act as shutters for the arched window over the Master bathtub. I’m using these doors as my inspiration because I love the architectural detail they add to the room rather than doing curtains. I also love the bathtub here and had already planned on doing something almost exactly the same (and everyone looks at me like I’m crazy when I explain to them I want a drop in bathtub paneled out to look stand alone because I love the detail of the panels rather doing an actual standalone) and when I saw this image, I knew that my vision wasn’t so crazy after all. We currently have a standalone and I do love it but I wanted just a little something extra.
I would love to credit this image but don’t know where I got it anymore.Posted by hibnerfamily | 4 comments