Sweet Summertime

The best thing about summer is the pool…and what does one need most at the pool??? An awesome swim suit.  Unfortunately, the days of rocking skimpy bikinis are long gone.  I watched that boat pull away from the dock a few years ago.  Needless to say say finding a classy yet still chic one piece can be a challenge. So I am passing on my top finds to you, regardless of style choices 🙂 ! Untitled #43
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The Sound of Music

I meant to say the COLOR of music.  Okay, I have been thinking about what we should do in what will technically be our “playroom” in our new home.  We have a designated game room space that is large, this is more of an open loft space, maybe 8×9 ft.  I want to build in desks, or shelving along one wall. But this leaves quite a bit of open and unused space( insert guilty face emoji). Unused space is an ultimate sin in my book, seeing as we are living in about 600 square feet currently.  I was searching for ideas on Pinterest and had my mind blown when I discovered a painted piano.

I love the idea of having a piano in the home.  I took piano lessons as a child and I credit my math and fraction skills to those lessons, plus it is extremely soothing and relaxing to me.  But a painted piano, practical and stylish in one.  My creative side almost burst! I have since been scouring Craigslist and have come to discover I can probally get my hands on a piano for free, it will just need some tune up.  GAME ON!!!

I am thinking this grey color, in a lacquer finish, with a gallery wall and furry bench.  We will have to see the style of the piano.  I am not quite brave enough to go with a bold color. 😦

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In other home news, I think I have found the couch I want for our living room.  Problem is this beauty rings in at $6000+, however I found this gem for $1300 ( modeled by my mom and sister). Getting excited and making plans slowly but surely.

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House Planning: The Kitchen

What I assume will be the most used and lived in space in our new home.  Let’s enter my fantasy land, where budgets don’t exist and everything is insanely beautiful.

Okay, now let’s get real and come back to earth.  These have been inspirational to me and I plan to use to them to guide my choices, even if it may not be perfect at first, I am determining a style and committing to a color palette throughout the home.  We will see where my Saturday takes me in terms of price and possibilities. (Fingers crossed it’s somewhere good), but regardless subway tile is SOOOO happening!

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House Planning

Well, the calls and meetings have started for our new build.  I will be visiting the design center for browsing this Saturday, so thought I would start preparing.  I do not have to make any permanent decisions this weekend, and am not meeting with the designer yet, but want to start planning and checking out my options so I am better prepared and know what to look for on my own.  Today I’m sharing with you my inspiration for my future master bathroom, followed by my paired down plans.  This is so exciting for me 🙂

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I love the faucets in this picture, they are feminine and soft yet still chic.  Also, I am lovingly the simplicity of the shaker style cabinets.  Also, after all these pictures, it will be safe to say I am a fan of white walls and Carrera  marble.

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This speaks to my love of clean lines, and loving those sconces.

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Hello subway tile!!! Yes please!!!

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The arching of the ceiling, floor tiles, glass shower, just everything about this is PERFECT! Too bad we have a budget to adhere to.  Anyways, here are my plans… Feedback welcomed.

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