Pleased December, my fantastic associates!!! Wow, December?! Am I the one feeling this manner? This yr glided by too quick and the older I get the extra I see that I can’t waste my time. We should take pleasure in life, do what we REALLY love and make reminiscences surrounded by the necessary individuals in our lives. The remaining, my associates… is the remaining. Give attention to the gorgeous aspect of life, as a result of that’s what actually issues. Dwelling on the small stuff turns into a waste of your valuable life and it’s not value it. Begin this week figuring out what you need and also you need all of the Good Issues life can give you. You’re deserving of that! 🙂
Now, let’s concentrate on a very nice individual? Meet this gifted and type home-owner, Elizabeth Bear from @elizabethbeardesigns. That is the sort of house that you simply get into and every type of stress begins to run away… the white interiors actually create a constructive vibe that feels heavenly. Right here, she provides us extra particulars about her type:
“What an honor to be featured on the @homebunch weblog. I’m Elizabeth, as some of you already know, and reside within the Denver suburbs. I by no means went to design faculty to get a level as a designer, however have all the time been drawn to it. After school I went into the company world after which by accident fell into the artistic aspect of life and have by no means appeared again. (It wasn’t a shock since from the second I can keep in mind as a toddler, I’ve all the time beloved creativity.)
Quick ahead, in a nutshell, after school I used to be married, we have been glad, he unexpectedly handed away, I used to be heartbroken, a number of years later my school sweetheart, who was divorced, and I, crossed paths, shortly fell in love, acquired married, and I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado the place he lived together with his three youngsters who he had half of the time. We love journey, touring, street journeys, snow snowboarding, household and buddies.”
Learn extra under…
When in search of a house collectively, it was necessary that it labored for our new household of 5. We instantly knew we had discovered our house once we walked inside. We beloved the bones, nevertheless it wasn’t an open flooring plan, trendy or up to date. Between my love for inside design and my husband’s means to do or know what concepts could possibly be executed, based mostly on headers and such, we knew we might make it ours. The day we bought it we opened the door with a hammer and scraper in hand and commenced renovating. We’re nonetheless chipping away at it and respect every time we examine yet one more area or undertaking off the listing.
Planter is West Elm Radius Planter (which we spray painted white to go together with the white buffet).
Lighting: rh – comparable right here.
In our entryway we selected to make use of three giant chrome steel pendants which are additionally in our kitchen, as an alternative of one chandelier. One of the issues that we liked once we noticed our home for the primary time was all of the glass and the massive window above the entrance door.
Sideboard: West Elm white buffet (Elizabeth changed the hardware).
Picket planter: Native retailer – comparable right here & right here.
Paint shade is Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist in satin is on all of our partitions.
Sky Beads Blue dot pillows: Hable.
White linen pillow with grey circles: Erin Flett.
Comparable Basket: right here.
Comparable Stool: right here, right here & right here.
Comparable Fiddle Tree: right here.
To offer the house a contemporary look and to showcase our artwork (principally all from household and pals), we picked a heat mild grey to color all of the partitions in your complete home, with the exception of the main bedroom which we selected a heat white. All of the trim and doorways all through are a shiny crisp white. The home will get quite a bit of pure mild so the nice and cozy grey partitions, vibrant white trim, and lightweight pure hardwood flooring add to the brightness. As a result of of all of the pure mild and the fashionable look we selected solely to make use of white curler shades that mix into the window trim.
White cotton pillow: Ikea – comparable right here.
I really like how a lot colour and curiosity Elizabeth’s artwork brings to this area.
Consolation Roll Couch: Pottery Barn.
Watercolor artwork: Reminiscence Lane Artistic – Comparable Right here.
Fake shearling chair: HomeGoods – comparable right here & right here.
Grey velvet pillows: HomeGoods – comparable right here.
Grey fake fur pillows: HomeGoods – comparable right here.
Grey velvet lumbar pillow: CB2.
White Martini desk: West Elm.
White linen and grey velvet striped pillow: Erin Flett.
Chair are Pottery Barn – comparable right here & right here (such a snug chair & couch!).
Comparable Tree Stump Accent Desk: right here.
A drywaller got here in and smoothed out the textured ceilings and touched up any marks from the removing of the wallpaper.
Grey cowhide space rug: Cb2.
Giant spherical grey rug customized made – comparable right here, right here & right here.
Flooring lamp: CB2.
I really like the simplicity of this vignette.
Ceramics are from CB2 and West Elm.
Once we designed the kitchen we needed a big island for prepping meals and gathering with household and pals. We requested that the Caesarstone countertop go as giant as attainable with out having a seam.
Counterstools: Crate & Barrel.
Lighting: Restoration Hardware Harmon Assortment pendants – comparable right here.
Giant white wall clock was orange and we painted it white discontinued – CB2
Vary: Wolf – comparable: right here.
The backsplash we used was a small clear glass tile (comparable right here & right here) we stacked for a contemporary look, and used chrome steel home equipment, lighting and counter peak chairs.
Caesarstone countertop – discontinued sample.
Renovated full kitchen with Aspen Leaf Kitchens.
Toaster: Era Basic four-slice Dualit toaster.
Fridge and dishwasher: Jenn-air
The hardware that we selected all through the home on the cupboards is an easy bar that we used on the drawers and cupboards to provide it a contemporary and clear look.
Hardware: RH – comparable right here.
Additionally tied into the kitchen renovation was eradicating an previous bar space and changing it with a flooring to ceiling storage cupboard. We additionally changed all of the shelving in a stroll in pantry to match the shelving within the kitchen cupboards.
Planter: right here.
Wall paint shade Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27.
We additionally constructed a window bench and low cupboards on both aspect so we had further area to eat or play video games.
White Panton chairs: Design With Attain.
Pillows and window bench cushion I made utilizing white Belgian linen tablecloth from West Elm.
View from kitchen island in the direction of the household room and eating room. This can be a nice strategy to construct inside columns with out obscuring the areas.
One of one of the best issues we did to our residence, a recreation changer, was to take away the wall between the eating room and household room. This opened up the sight line on your complete first flooring. Now you can benefit from the wooden burning hearth from the kitchen, household room, and eating. To offer “some” definition between the rooms, we constructed half partitions with columns.
Birch Christmas timber: Crate & Barrel.
Cherry wooden Primary Extension Eating Desk/Vermont Furnishings: Circle Furnishings – comparable right here & right here.
Glass Pendants: discontinued (Simon Pearce) – Different Beautiful Glass Pendants: right here, right here, right here & right here (giant).
Tree candles: Crate & Barrel.
Dishes: Crate & Barrel.
Flour sack napkins: Goal.
Customized white hutch.
White eating chairs : InMod – comparable right here.
Chopping board accent: West Elm.
Giant white planter: West Elm.
There was wallpaper in virtually each room (which we eliminated) and darkish wooden trim in some locations. On the primary flooring the kitchen, eating room, hallway, and powder room had stained wooden floors. The lounge, the workplace, the household room, and the stair treads all had wall to wall carpeting. We eliminated all of the carpeting and had the stained wood flooring sanded right down to their pure mild shade, changed the carpeting with matching pure hardwood on the ground, constructed new stair treads to match the ground and polyurethaned them with a colorless satin water base in order that they wouldn’t yellow.
Comparable hardwood flooring: right here & right here.
White leather-based womb chair and ottoman: Rove Ideas – comparable right here.
Ski Lodge pillow: HomeGoods – comparable right here.
Once we moved within the hearth was pink brick from the ground all the best way to the highest of the vaulted ceiling. We had the highest ⅔’s sheet rocked and the underside ⅓ and fireside coated in a riverstone and my husband constructed a shaker fashion mantle that we didn’t have earlier than. Once we aren’t utilizing the fireside we put a panel, that we DIY’d, within the opening of the fireside to appear to be stacked wooden.
Fake grey fur blanket in fog: rh – comparable right here.
Cowhide rug- comparable right here, right here & right here.
Metallic bins: comparable right here.
Velvet/linen pillows within the hearth opening: West Elm.
Grey chair, and sofa discontinued: West Elm.
White linen pillow with stripes: Erin Flett.
Fake grey fur pillows in fog: rh – comparable right here.
White Jelly Bean Goop espresso desk: CB2.
The trim is Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White.
Paintings is by household and associates.
Going again to the steps. We eliminated the carpeted treads and my husband recommended putting in a thicker stair tread to provide it a extra trendy look. We additionally changed the turned newels and spindle balusters with a easy craftsman field newels and sq. baluster type.
Within the workplace area we designed a desk and flooring to ceiling cupboards as his work area after which on the opposite aspect of the room we made a sitting space for shoppers.
We framed a big mirror in the identical trim because the window to offer the impact of two home windows within the room.
Pottery Barn Sq. upholstered loveseat and chair: Pottery Barn.
Grey velvet/linen pillows: West Elm.
Espresso desk and aspect desk discontinued: Crate & Barrel – comparable right here.
Space rug: West Elm.
The identical painted white shaker cupboards within the kitchen have been used to rebuild my husband’s workplace constructed-ins and a desk.
Aeron Polished Black Basic desk chair: Design Inside Attain.
Hardware: comparable right here.
One different area we renovated on the primary flooring was our toilet. We redid the bathe with a riverstone flooring matching the riverstone on the fireside, put in a seamless glass bathe door, and changed the cupboard doorways to match the kitchen shaker fashion.
Hardware: RH – comparable right here.
I’m loving the impartial/timeless tile decisions. That is is one thing that may by no means exit of type.
Comparable Tiling: Flooring Tile & Wall Tile.
Upstairs we changed the previous wall to wall carpeting all through the hallway and bedrooms with new grey wall to wall carpeting to maintain it cozy. We introduced the identical colour scheme from downstairs upstairs and simply completed portray the main bedroom a heat white. We’ve got but to do the grasp tub.
Two grey ottomans discontinued: West Elm – Different Beautiful Ottomans: right here & right here.
Space rug: CB2.
The main bedroom wall is a satin Benjamin Moore Merely White.
Framed artwork: Artwork to Frames.
Mattress linens: West Elm (extremely really helpful bedding!) & Brookelinen.
Fake shearling pillows: Pottery Barn.
Grey and white circle throw: Anthropologie (on sale!).
Birch Christmas tree: Crate & Barrel.
Close to the inbuilt window was an previous slider that we eliminated and changed with two glass atrium doorways that open outward, to provide us extra room within the kitchen, onto the patio.
Our terrace received just a little love, too. We left the cement basis, nevertheless, we stained it grey. Keep in mind the atrium doorways from the kitchen out to the patio… they used to open up onto one small cement step. My husband constructed teak stairs filling out the whole area from one aspect of the door body all the best way to the opposite with two steps right down to the patio. We additionally eliminated the drop ceiling and now have a vaulted ceiling with tongue and groove pine. As well as, we framed out the stilt columns to make them giant, matching the columns in the home.
We additionally eliminated all of the landscaping across the exterior of the home, which was overgrown, and have changed it with new timber and boxwoods.
I’m not a development follower until I actually love an merchandise or type. Many issues circle again round so if I’m always chasing the newest “it” factor, my house by no means feels at peace. My recommendation is to comply with your coronary heart not the developments! Not all guidelines are made to comply with in designing a dream house, it’s only a matter of determining the most effective path so that you can get there.
Thanks for studying and being serious about our house renovation journey…extra to return on my @elizabethbeardesigns as we full different tasks.
Many because of Elizabeth for sharing all of the small print above. Be certain that to comply with elizabethbeardesigns on Instagram for extra inspiration!
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