My husband and I are in the exciting, beginning stages of building our dreamhouse on a two acre, wooded lot in the country. This is "first" for both of us, but for me, it's the chance of a lifetime to sort through and bring together all the ideas, clippings and inspirations I've been collecting for years. I've always been a designer at heart, and I know what I like... but when it's your own home, you only get one shot to get it right! The choices can be overwhelming! That's why I'm soooo happy I found Houzz! The photos are amazing and inspirational - plus it's easy to collect the ones you want to refer back to. I love it!!
This bathtub and faucet for master bath.
Back hall stairway trim?
Ice blue, almost grey in foyer.
Car siding on ceiling in master?
Perhaps use oil rubbed fixtures, door knobs, etc. upstairs, for interest, since there will be no crown.
Who would have ever thought of using barn red as an exterior color?!? We love this!
Ralph can build this!
Cute way to add an extra touch of black in kitchen, if needed.
Nice dark satin color for butlers pantry, wet bar and kitchen island.
Same dark satin color on island..... love this.
Could be our color combo right here, except add black countertops to the perimiter cabinets.
Love the apron kitchen sink.
Another shot of our future tub.
Another beautiful painted dark island. I love the cream wall cover, too. Like the way white contrasts with different shades of off-white and cream.
Pretty grey, white and stone color combo for exterior. Another possibility.
Love this chandelier! Lighting is a huge issue/dilema for me. I want to get it right.
Like the granite. Ralph is a geologist, so our granite choice is something he gets input on! :)
Possibility for family sitting room - high vaulted ceiling. Or do I want a ceiling fan?
Love these schoolhouse pendants for the kitchen!
This floor is awesome! Not a fan of travertine, which is so popular right now.
I want this front door!
I like the shakes on the columns.
Like this color gray for our dark painted wood.
Love this green paneling.
Ceiling chandelier AND wall sconces in foyer.
Beautiful half-door leading to screened porch.
School house pendants - like these for our kitchen.
Don't know why - I just like this photo...
Our exterior stone has also been a big consideration. Again, geologist hubby :/-
Love the contrast between island and cabinets... of course love the marble and backsplash
Love the contrast between the dark floors, countertops and cabinets.
Pretty tile work for masterbath shower stall.
This is the exterior stone Ralph likes.
Black countertops against subway tile and white sink.
Marble backsplash and pot filler above range.
Cute open shelving to place in a corner.
I like lots of things about this kitchen, including the open shelving in the corner next to the stove.
Side cabinet door near window will let more light in.
Like island finish, like dark drawer pulls, like color of subway tile.
notice the wine cooler is in the island
Even in white, this kitchen looks and feels warm.
Apron sink, dark wood floors, mixing dark drawer pulls with chrome faucets - I was wondering if you could get away with that!
Like this pretty guest room bath!
There's my kitchen pendants!
The marble windowsill is unique!