THE BACKSTORY ON OUR MOST LOVED PHOTOS OF 2017
These were our top photos of 2017, since you all enjoyed them so much, we wanted to share with you a little of the backstory for each.
1) The kitchen at the #fairmountfoursquare was a very dirty shoebox when we took ownership, but gave it new life with ample storage space and room to move around. You can read more about the layout changes we made here. When it came time to select paint colors, we chose to use Benjamin Moore "Simply White" on the walls, trim and perimeter kitchen cabinets. Using one color throughout, made the quaint house feel big and bright. For a little dimension, we chose to paint our island Benjamin Moore "Hale Navy." A little trick for a small kitchen, if you want to add color to your space, but don’t want to jeopardize your space feeling small, use color on lower cabinets and/or the kitchen island.
2) The #collectedcountryhouse was drawn and redrawn on scrap paper, napkins and over and over again in my sketchbook. We finally landed on a design that nestled into its country setting and still maintained that crisp California aesthetic Brett loves so much. We painted the brick and trim Sherwin Williams "Shoji White" and added stained cedar posts, capturing a modern farmhouse aesthetic.
3) I’ve got to tell you, the #freshfarmhouse exterior turned out stunning, it maintained a certain charm that can be hard to capture on a large home. However, I’m not convinced it made it into the top 3 by it’s own merit. There’s just too much goodness in this photo to know for sure. I’ll let you in on a bit more.
That’s Gracie, my parent’s Labrador. We built the #freshfarmhouse on 7 acres next to my parent's house. We lived with them while we built the house, which made the process very convenient, especially being pregnant with our firstborn son. We drew the home in my sketchbook on a trip to London and spent every second we were not working, walking the jobsite and dreaming life. It was such a special time and was the hardest goodbye to date.