Home Wasn’t Built in a Day

We’re starting to get into the part of the new house that I really enjoy – design! We met last week to start picking finishes for the interior of the home.

Eric and I have very different styles, but it’s been fun finding out what combined style speaks to us both. Below are inspiration photos from my Pinterest Board for the house, as well as what we’ve picked so far. Overall, think Chip & Joanna – but perhaps a bit more modern and eclectic?



Our Selections


We decided to go with black granite countertops throughout the kitchen with white cabinets and white oversized subway tile with charcoal grout. We are also adding an interest piece above our gas cooktop using patterned cement tiles – a 3×3 inlay. All of our appliances are stainless and we’re doing an oversized farm sink. I’m SO excited for this room!

Master Bathroom


Our Selections


We’re carrying the black granite countertops and gray tones into our master bathroom. The vanity will be white and the floors will be a wood-style tile. We love the modern look of the concrete gray hexagon tiles with white grout for the shower floor and oversized subway tile with white grout for the shower walls and bathtub surround. (note, the blue is NOT in the plan … it’s the countertop at the design shop).

Other Rooms

Main Floor Bathroom


White cabinets, dark wood flooring (matching rest of first floor), black granite countertops, oversized gray tile in shower.

Laundry Room


Charcoal tile floors and a granite-style countertop with white cabinets.

Other Bathrooms


Charcoal tile floors with white cabinets and a white countertop. Marble-style tile for shower and bathtub walls.

Next for design: wood flooring color, carpeting, stair spindles, rock on exterior and interior of home, exterior paint colors, light fixtures … the list goes on. A big thank you to Factory Direct Appliance, SCI Surfaces and Weber Flooring for all of your help so far in making this process so easy!

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