Hello! Just in case you are wondering about what is going on with the PB house…there is progress being made albeit a little slower than what we wanted. Some of it was our fault, changes in the plans, and amendments that needed to be made. The good news is that we decided on a builder, soon to sign on the dotted line and with luck this show is going to hit the road very soon and never look back:)
One great thing is that unlike up here in NY, “down south” they do not lose time for bad, cold, inclement weather…so building is pretty much a year round process there. That is good news indeed. I feel somewhat ahead of the game in that I am doing lots of research to figure out what/how I want to do things and think so far I have a really good idea of what I am looking for. Thankfully my Pinterest board is a great place to curate a collection of pictures to refer to (click here if you want to see).
So today I am focusing on flooring. SO many options. We are finishing a small wine cellar in our home and went to look at flooring and boy, was I ever floored (pun intended) at the vast choices but even more what they are doing with tile that looks like wood flooring, right down to nails and cracks….incredible! Totally wowed by so many of the choices and best part how affordable so many of them are. The tiles that look like marble, wood and onyx are mind blowing. So here we go on the subject of flooring….
For the great room which is basically a living room/family room with dining partially open to kitchen inclined to go with wood (a little softer on the feet) though some of the wood/tiles are mighty temping. First here are some of the real wood ideas-
And then check out this tile (we chose this one for the cellar) as we are keeping it lighter/weathered woods, channeling a rustic Napa vibe to work with the great room next door. Amazing stuff! The Tile Shop is an excellent source for beautiful and super affordable flooring! I get a special contact me about it:)
This is the “wood tile” floor we chose for our wine cellar-incredible with the “cracks” and nailheads-
For the family room/study, I may do wood but thinking to do an area rug out of sisal with a herringbone pattern or possibly wall to wall-
Always loved this room above, it feels coastal but in a very sophisticated way and love the textured sisal carpet…..great vibe!
For first floor powder room fell in love with this painted cement floor, it is stunning!
For the back powder room will likely do a simple white honed marble-
Onto bathrooms, we divided our big master and did a his and hers smaller (we are used to our own bathrooms and this is a luxury we want to keep:)
So for mine just loving these, they are white marble with celeste blue accents-
For hubby white with the brown tones is always masculine and attractive-
For guest baths I will likely do what I did in this house, kept them all clean and classic variations of white marble. it is timeless and you can add color with things like prints, art, and/or wallpaper,etc….
This below is so pretty , love that chunky marble chair rail and detailing
For bedrooms am a big fan of wall to wall though down south you see lots more hardwood, not sure if I will go that route. If I did the carpet I would go with either Stanton or Stark they both make some all time favorites, these I may also do area rugs out of and bind the edges with about a foot or so of wood floor exposed (another look I like)-
And finally for the back mud area which leads to a small pantry/mudroom/laundry I do love the look of herringbone brick or would do oversized pavers, possibly Peacock-
A few patio/outdoor space inspiration pictures-
So those are my ideas on flooring, though they are subject to change, I have a feeling what I end up doing will be very close to these ideas. I typically do not waver much when I really like something and I really really like these ideas:) Of course the budget is to be considered and that is something that needs to work as well! Anything you particularly love?
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