As previously written about, we’re building a house. It’s affordable and not far from where we live now, with the added bonus of being in the center of two great high schools for the kid. Yesterday, I went to the design center for our builder to select how I wanted things as part of the home design process.
My brain is still fried.
In three hours, I pored over more hardwood floors, tile, cabinets, crown moulding, and accoutrements than I thought humanly possible. I had a good idea of what I wanted already, but when you’re totally immersed and focused, you have to keep your brain from acting like Ricochet Rabbit and bouncing all over the place.
Imagine your brain yelling things like “Shaker,” “Beadboard,” “Java Stain,” “Hardwoods, “Cohesiveness,” “Light Fixtures,” “Brushed Satin Nickel,” “More Windows,” and “Wet Bar” over and over and over.
Thank goodness my best friend went with me. While I would have loved for my husband to be there, he started a new job this week and that wasn’t in the cards. I took my camera and took photos of all of my selections to show him last night and thankfully, he thought I was spot on.
Everything will flow from room to room. I chose not to make every room different with colors in cabinetry, sink tops, etc., even though it’s very “in” right now. That’s just too much for me. I like order and continuity.
What will it look like? Well, clean and airy. At least that’s what I’m going for. A blend of contemporary meets mid-century modern meets industrial. Don’t even try and guess. It will confuse you. I will say though, my mother has seen some of my ideas/selections and loves it — and her tastes in decor, while not mine, is immaculate. Check one for pleasing the every-picky Southern Mama.
So, if you see me and you’ve built a house before, offer me a pat on the back, maybe a kind “there, there.” If I burst into tears due to your kindness, you’ve done nothing wrong. Subway tile backsplashes make a gal emotional.