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We broke ground, Our House Rendering, and 5 Spaces I Love

I've never been more happy to see a port-a-potty.

We finally closed on our land at the end of April! That same afternoon our builder had a port-a-potty and a tractor dropped off.

This called for a celebration pick-up truck and veuve style.

That night we drove up with my sister and brother in law and popped a bottle of bubbly to celebrate this 9 month long saga!
Here's a quick rendering of the front of the house below! YAY!

Just like our inspiration pic, we are going with white brick despite the maintenance, a light grey roof, a dark stained door and blue shutters. Classic with just the right amount of twist if you ask me!
I'm currently SO TORN on the overall feel and aesthetic of the house. The only thing I can decide on is that we are not farmhouse...

...which was never in the running in the first place. No offense, farm-housers. Do we go granny chic leaning more traditional? Or do we go more transitional and modern? I love coastal but we do live in the Carolina foothills so I will save that for a beach ;)

Here are 5 spaces I love! 

1. Coastal Living Room by Andrew Howard

This breeze of a coastal, blue and white beauty is by Andrew Howard. I love the casual bead board on the coffered ceilings, the moulding and millwork details, the gold accents that bring a touch of polish, and the warm woods and textures. You can't go wrong with blue and white or that view! 

2. Brooklyn Penthouse by Ariel Okin

It was love at first sight when I saw this Brooklyn Penthouse by Ariel Okin. The grasscloth papered walls, that raffia desk, the touches of Chinoiserie, and all the details down to the scalloped lampshade are swoon-worthy and classic. 

3. Living Room by Edie Parker x Mark Cunningham

I'm surprised by how much I love this living room for NYC accessories designer, Edie Parker, by Mark Cunningham. I keep coming back to it because it feels equally cozy and chic-- a formal living room that is somehow also warm and inviting. Again the coffered ceilings, the moulding and millwork, the modern art juxtaposed with the traditional and classic upholstery silhouettes, sprinkled with antiques, the floor to ceiling french doors and windows, even the green painted walls-- I love it all so much!

4Tori Burch's Southampton Sitting Room by Daniel Romaldez

The love affair between designer Daniel Romualdez and fashion designer Tory Burch never gets old. Her Southampton sitting room is full of favorites from Quadrille textiles and wallpaper, blue and white ginger jars, rattan, wicker, and a global, collected but simultaneously familiar and home-y feel that you can't fake.

5. Living Room by Cece Barfield Thompson

This living room by Cece Barfield Thompson may be the most off your radar of what you're most likely used to seeing out of me. I adore the drama of the oversized lighting, the classic library touches complete with rolling ladder, and the coolest chairs I've ever seen!

As I start to design our home, I'll be sure to share more as I absolutely love hearing from you and polling you on the 'gram