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House Update: Countdown to Move-In

It’s been a while since my last house update, and this one is exciting! When building a house, there’s always something going on, but sometimes it’s a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff that isn’t super fun to photograph. But we’re finally at the stage where you guys can start to actually see some of my selections come into fruition. I’ll get into more detail regarding our color selections, tile selections, carpet, wood floors etc., but that will be in another post since there is so much information to share. But as you can see, we chose a very simple color pallet for the entire home. White walls, grey doors as an accent, and we’ll have a beautiful caramel-colored wood floor being installed next week. Most of the fixtures will be replaced once we move in, so any of the chrome fixtures you see in these progress pictures will all…

7 Things I Learned When Building a Home

These past few months have been a blast for Chad and I. We’re building a beautiful home with a builder we couldn’t be happier with in a neighborhood that we LOVE. But, although I’m a designer and have experience in the world of remodeling, I’ve never built a home from the ground up. So – for all of you that might be new to this like me, here are 6 things I’ve learned about the home building process thus far. 1. Nearly all of the design decisions are made in the beginning. Chad and I aren’t building a custom home. We’re building in a master-planned community, so we had a number of different builders and floor plans we were able to choose from. If you didn’t already know, when you go with a builder with a pre-designed floor plan, you are able to add “structural options” as well as design…

House Update: Framing Our New Build

How in the world am I already writing about the FRAMING of our new build? I feel like it was just yesterday that we finished remodeling our reno back in Fort Worth. But nope! We’ve sold our Fort Worth home, moved to a new city, laid the foundation of our new house, and now we’re actually FRAMING the home as we speak. How does time go by so fast?? Also… I just realized my babies aren’t babies any more. Gah! Look at them! They’re so big!! In less than two weeks, we’ve seen our house go from a lot filled with dirt, to a two-story framed house. So far we’ve been really happy with our team at David Weekley. They’ve been very transparent about the building process from day one, which is I think why we’ve had such a great experience.  I spent MONTHS customizing this home before we even…

Client Work: Guest Room Design Board

It’s always so fun to get a client that isn’t afraid of color. A few months ago I had the pleasure of designing a guest room for a client that lives just up the road from me. She lives in an old house, has great style, and let me go crazy with color. Talk about DREAM client. She had only one request, and that was to use a piece of art that she actually created herself. I was all for it, and her art is actually what inspired my entire design. West Elm Console Table Gold Light Fixture Black and White Abstract Art Mosaic Multi-Colored Art Barn Art (Sea Foam Blue and Citrine) Mirror Side Table Pink Lumbar Pillow Citrine Pillows Black and White Pillow “X” Ottomans Shag Rug Lamps She had an existing headboard, which was a light oak color that needed to be updated just a bit. I…

Harper’s Nursery Reveal

SHOP THE POST: [show_shopthepost_widget id=”2844126″] My dearest Harper, how are you already 7 months old? In these past few months, you’ve brought your mama and daddy so much joy and laughter. You didn’t smile at us until you were at least a month and a half, you’ve got a pair of lungs like you wouldn’t believe, and you’re trying to crawl but absolutely hate it. I’m pretty sure you’re going to skip crawling and go straight to walking.  Oh, and pink is by far your color. Especially with those brunette locks of yours. Oh my sweet Harper — you’re just perfect! I started designing Harper’s nursery many, many months ago. I wanted her room to be colorful, bright and cheery. Her room has a ton of natural light, which reflects perfectly off the light grey walls and beige carpet (Quiet Durable in Champagne) from Shaw Floors to be exact. Since I kept the walls and flooring neutral, I…

Back Porch Makeover

Living in Texas, you just never know what the weather will look like from day to day. Over the summer, the temperatures rise above 100 degrees, while in the winter we’re known to get snow and ice one week, and 80 degrees the next. With warm and sunny days throughout the year, a beautiful pool view, and a movie projector for nightly TV watching, we knew we would use our back patio year-round. We started with painting our siding a matte black to make the space feel more modern. Next, we added a cedar ceiling that my Dad, Father-n-law and husband actually did themselves. Copper accents  were the original inspiration for the space, so I picked up a few copper side tables, lanterns and sconces to finish off the look. But if you ask me, the first two things you notice when you walk out on our back patio are our new Haiku…