We finally have some after shots! It is still a work-in-progress, as I haven’t gotten around to styling and decorating exactly how I envision. The realities of time, budget, and energy! However, the construction in complete on Phase 1, and I am loving the function of my new, bright space!

Speaking of reality, here are a few that are typical for renovation. 1) Do your best to stick to your budget. Did you notice the countertop microwave hidden in the corner by the fridge? Here is a better view- My budget did not allow for all of my appliance desires. Most notably, an Advantium. So currently there is an empty hole in my island where one will eventually settle in, but for now, a countertop microwave it is!

This is the view from where a mirrored wall once stood. Can you believe how much brighter the space is? I love the waterfall countertop, bookcase, and pendants.

This bookcase is a focal point as you walk down the hallway. I love creating vistas with beauty and function. The bookcase is one part of a complicated 4-sided, decorative/structural element in the heart of the public spaces. I love the function & beauty.

A close-up kitchen view showing my free-standing stainless cabinet. It looks completely built-in! We used integrated hardware on the painted cabinets, and rail pulls on all the walnut pieces.

The dining room was brightened up with a fresh coat of white paint, and my new favorite shade of green, Sherwin Williams “Nervy Hue.” As soon as phase 2 is complete and all of our boxes are finally unpacked, I’ll add my books.

Townes’ room and playroom were brightened up with bold colors and a fun (and incredibly soft) carpet. Please forgive the box clutter!

Speaking of Townes, he was quite the helper with the photos!

Townes’ bath features stripes in the same Nervy Hue, and a fun circle backsplash. Another “reality” moment, note all the toothbrushes, mouth wash, and tissues! These will go once mom & dad move to their new bathroom.

I really love how his space turned out.

The guest bathroom/powder room features a fun tile and gorgeous walnut vanity. A little more reality- no window treatments yet.

I loved the faucet we used in our office so much, I reused it here!

There you have it! Our photographer is coming later this year, and we will have the official photographs taken. Although, I do plan to take my time with the decor for 2 reasons: 1. I enjoy the process and want to relish it, and 2. Realty… my life is a little hectic! Meanwhile, this sign going up at the house means Phase 2 is nearing completion… stay tuned!