Tuesday, September 25, 2012

decorating a new home

My husband and I officially signed papers a few weeks ago to build a new home. We are beaming with excitement. We've been married 4 years and have lived in 4 different apartments, we are ready for our own space and to be somewhere permanently...for awhile at least :)

In those 4 years we've decorated with mostly hand-me-downs from relatives and are ready for our own stuff! So over the next few months you'll be seeing posts about my decor choices or preferences and I'll share the progress of the house as well. We are scheduled to move in the beginning of February, possibly January depending on delays/weather.

With the builder we chose we were able to choose everything from outside house colors to what style doors we want to carpet/flooring and every single thing in between.

Here are some permanent choices we had to pick two weeks ago:
white cabinets (seen at the bottom)
kashmere white granite counters
dark wood floors in the kitchen & dining (shown on the left)
carpet (shown at the top, it's a little grey-er in person)
tile for the bathrooms, mud room & laundry (on the right)
paint colors-warm gray with white trim (bottom left)

not pictured- craftsman style exterior that will be dark gray with white trim
hardware & lighting choices
interior door style
more I can't remember I'm sure

I've been dreaming of this style house for a long time and it took me about 10 minutes to make all those choices. Well maybe a little longer, but I knew what I wanted :) Growing up with a contractor for a dad you're kind of around this stuff all the time. 

Stay tuned for posts about couches, rugs, curtains, color scheme, and much more. I'll be expecting your input as well, I am a bit indecisive when it comes to color scheme.