Design is Often a Compromise

Dan and i started our summer trying to tackle a kitchen project. We had a budget, purchased appliances, ordered new granite and selected tile. We thought the process would be a two week deal. That was 12 weeks ago. At least. The granite went in and is lovely. The washer and dryer are in and are far smarter than me. And that is when things got tricky.

kitchen decisions

We packed up our kitchen and moved everything to our dining room. Our cabinet doors are in our living room and we have been eating panera for three months. We had to let the cabinet painter go and dan had to finish the process himself. I will say that he has done a great job though. Now we just have to find someone to replace our farm sink that the painter ruined. The next hiccup...tile. I special ordered some ann sacks tile and it took a few weeks to arrive. The gentleman installing the tile had a hard time and buzzed through all of it for half of the job. So we are on the lookout for a great tile person too. Alas…

kitchen styling

While we were on vacation we got some super sad news. Dan’s grandmother passed away. She was 93 and lived a great life. It was sad though that her death would mark the end of family traditions that we cherished. She was the matriarch of the family and her home in versailles will be sold. Dan inherited quite a bit of furniture and now we are trying to think of ways incorporate it into our home.

dining room update

Ginny’s home is the place where my husband and children will always remember celebrating Christmas with her and visiting with her and her husband and sister. These are happy memories that are the legacy that my husband and our kiddos have. So for that reason, it is important to thoughtfully make these pieces really work into our lives.

living room transition

When I furnished my house I never thought i would be incorporating any more antique pieces. My aesthetic is pretty beachy. So, to make a more formal look work i am going to have to make some adjustments. I have decided to take some inspiration from a book i always loved that belonged to ginny. Carolyne roehm has a great way of making formal seem fresh and bright. I love how she uses blue and white china to decorate and i think that will be a perfect transition for our home.

elevating our entry

I hope to be able to share more as we get more accomplished on our project. It should be fun to see everything go into place. I would love to hear about your experiences in transitioning design styles!

outdoor update

Cheers! - lh

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