Other than our kitchen, I think that the changes we made to our entryway are at the top of my favorite list. Scrolling back through the before pictures of our entry brought back some fun memories...including THE EAGLE! Todd LOVED that giant statue, and it was always a running joke in the family about that big eagle in our entryway. Todd claimed that he couldn't move it because it was sooooo heavy. Then one year for my birthday he surprised me and had it moved to his office, haha! Best. Present. Ever!
Anyway, when we were making our plans, my builder had an awesome suggestion, to make our doors 8 feet high, instead of the standard 7 feet. We also removed the triangular window above the solid wood doors, and have glass doors now, which make our entryway feel sooo much brighter. I love how this transformation turned out. The only regret I have is that I didn't put tile in our entryway. When it came time to select tile I was so incredibly overwhelmed that I asked them if I could just put hardwood in instead and they said yes. Now I'm wishing I had stuck with our original plan to put tile in the entry and back hall. But that's ok, I still love the way it turned out!
I've been wanting to share some of the before & after pictures of our remodel that we did a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd start with a space I haven't shared very much, but when I do on my stories I tend to get a lot of questions. You guys, I am really embarrassed to show you the before pictures of our old master bathroom... it was really really dated and the picture quality is so bad! But in order to see the transformation you need to see both pictures.
Prior to our remodel, you could access our master bath from both our bedroom and the upstairs hallway. In order to build another bath on our upper level for the nursery, we needed to change the floor plan a bit, so the orientation of the bathroom looks a little different. Now you can only access it from the master suite. We didn't have tons of space for our new bathroom, and we decided to eat into the master bath space by building a "his closet" in the space behind the sinks (the door in the middle of our sinks leads to Todd's closet). I am not a bath person at all so if it were up to me I would've just left one out, but for resale you can't exactly do that, and it's doubled as a "baby jail" for P, so at least its getting some use. I'll put him in our big tub and let him play with toys while I get ready. :) I had wanted to do a free-standing tub, but for budget reasons ended up going with the built in tub instead.
Picking tile was really overwhelming for me. There were so many options to choose from and so many different designs. I knew I wanted a lot of marble, but my budget didn't allow for me to do all of the tile in marble. So here are a few of my money saving tips:
Closeup of the fluted pulls.
I love that our builder made these vanities to look like they were furniture pieces with the legs. Cabinetry was all custom built. (Ignore the wear and tear.)
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I love that pink is showing up everywhere right now. If you know me in real life, you know I love blush - it was one of my wedding colors. These blush tones are a perfect way for me to add color to our home, to accent all of the grays and whites, without deviating from my mostly-neutral color scheme. Below are some of my most favorite picks and I actually have almost all of them in my house right now! I've also shared some pictures of how I have styled them in our home, too. Thought these would be fun to share with Valentine's day and spring around the corner, plus they are all super affordable!
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Pink throw pillows here.
Pink velvet bench. I use this at my makeup counter, so it feels feminine and girly when I'm sitting there getting ready (which to be honest is rare these days.) Also, if you LOVE nude lips like I do, this is literally THE perfect nude lipstick. It's MAC - Color Satin. I couldn't find this exact one online, but linked this one that looks almost exactly like it.
Love these vases. Small Vase, Large Vase. I can't wait to find the perfect stems to put in them. I had them out at Parker's party and I got a lot of compliments on them. The picture on the website looks really dark, but they are much lighter in person.
This rug in my kitchen is so beautiful in person, and looks really high end, but is only $20.
The rug below I have both when you walk into our home and by the sliding patio door off of our dining room. You can order it in any size off the website to fit your space. It's beautiful in person.