Exterior Update and Style Boards!

I’m back…. and apologize for the delay in updates!  We have siding!  So exciting!  Now I’m rhyming!  OK, I’ll stop now.

The exterior is almost complete!  We now have siding and are awaiting the garage door installation tomorrow.  I will post that picture just a soon as possible but here is where we are at:


At first I was worried that the vinyl shake siding above the garage door and front doors was too light, but now that I see it all finished, I think it will be a nice contrast with the garage door which is going to be black.  You can sort of see in the photo above that the trim around the garage door area is black.  That was my husband’s decision as he was at the lot when they asked the question ;-).  Since the front door is also trimmed with black, I think it will look ok—fingers crossed!  I do like the look of black trim and even the black windows that are being installed in many of the new builds around here, however, I was really going for timeless and classic with all of my decisions this time around and I just think maybe the “industrial” look of black windows might go out of style in 10 years or so.  I could totally be wrong, but decided to go the safe route with white trimmed windows as I know I liked that look 10 years ago and still today, so that rates as “timeless” in my book.  Again, fingers crossed ;-).

Here are the style boards I have created for all of the major design decisions in the main living spaces (the wood flooring pictures I was able to find are reading way too orangey online and that is not the true color–keep that in mind):



I will post about each specific room board in the next week–dedicating one post to each room/area with purchase and material detail links.  Just wanted to give you a feel for the “look” we are going for.  I would tag it as Cottage/Coastal/Country–what do you think?  What is your favorite style at the moment?

Thanks for stopping by and come again real soon!   Tina

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