Friday, December 23, 2016

Cooper Cottage Room Inspirations

Now that the drywall is up, kitchen cabinets are to be delivered soon, appliances have been ordered, and our contractors are ready; we have been working hard to piece together the flooring, paint colors, and other room components. 

Here is a peek at some of our inspiration boards that we used to help us match up our flooring and paint choices with our overall room themes. 

 This was hard, y'all! David and I were NOT born with the gene to "see" or just "know" this stuff so we are relying on our gut instincts to see us through! If it feels right then we go with it. 

We settled on a color palette that was full of varying shades of soft gray, rich whites, and calming accent colors such as the sea salt. Our flooring is a solid hardwood hand scraped oak. 

 Our lighting resembles a hodgepodge of "industrial" meets "farmhouse" meets "we liked it so let's go with it"! :) After all, you have to pick what makes you happy. YOU are the one living in the house all day and night.

 I(Sarah) am currently obsessed with anything gold, black and vintage school house. So dreamy. Deer antlers, big calligraphy, and flowers are all mixed in there as well. I am sure there is a poor designer and interior decorator out there that would freak out if they read this. Hehe.

The wallpaper I would like for our guest bath makes me DROOL! Like I can't even tell you how obsessed I am with it. You can check it out here. I would love to put the wallpaper on the wall where the sink will be with a wood planked wall on the toilet side of the room.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Framing and Electric

Lots of work has been happening on our Cooper Cottage. The framing stage is complete so we wanted to share some photos from that phase. 

This is the view of our stairs to the second floor. Our living, dining, and kitchen area is an open concept layout so this specific part of the room will be where the dining table will be. The hubs and I are building our table on our own so that it fits the space perfectly. <3

I am so excited about having a mudroom. Our mudroom will be right off the garage. The stairs actually lead up to another room above the garage. We are going to leave the room above the garage unfinished for now, but we already have big plans for it in the future!

(Another view of stairs leading up from the mudroom)

(Bonus rooms above the garage)

The hubs loves to use his GoPro to take shots of the house like this one that shows the electric, AC, and plumbing in the ceilings. 

Our two car garage had the concrete poured recently as well! We have never had a garage to park our cars in before so we are pretty excited about this space. 

I cannot wait to get our gas fireplace lit for the first time. We have the option to burn wood or use the gas and we also added a blower to help us disperse the heat throughout the main floor. 

This is our master shower. It will have a tub inside as well as three shower heads. This was the one room that the hubs went crazy on. It has also been one of the hardest spaces for us to design! 

One other major change has been the construction of the retaining walls. Due to the large slope of our lot, we have had to create multiple retaining walls. 

Insulation and drywall is next! <3