I suppose if I didn’t have any budget it might be easier but since that is a small percentage of people (that don’t have to worry about money) I think I’m talking to an audience in my same boat.
|I can bet they didn't have a budget! or at least not a budget like mine!|
For instance, do I love the painted white/cream cabinet trend right now? SURE! But I’m worried that it might not last and I really want to do something timeless.
|I love the dark wood beams and stone in this kitchen!|
So, when I think of “timeless” I think of a rustic, old world style with nothing new or shiny looking. I don’t mind adding a few more eclectic, transitional splashes but overall, I’m looking for a very classic and simple yet elegant design. I guess I would call it “Old World European with a twist of Transitional Accents”. (Mostly because I can’t afford TRUE European style throughout!)
Want to know what has been the hardest choice so far???
|Can you tell she is tired of looking at house stuff with me?|
My last house I designed, I choose concrete counter tops…….it was very cool but I LOVE the look of natural stone (granite). It can have so much texture and interest.
|Sorry for the lack of a good photo but this was 10 years ago! My taupe concrete counter tops.|
It’s a HONED granite, a granite that doesn’t have that super polished shiny look! It has a matte satin finish. I guess in Europe, they haven’t used that high polished granite for ages, this is what they use now.
Have I ever mentioned I LOVE Europe? When I was 17 I did a symphony music camp in Austria and then backpacked with a girlfriend to some of the other surrounding countries. (looking back, I think we were crazy to be doing that!)
My wood floor is a med/dark brown that is refurbished old wood with lots of pivots, knots and a hand scrapped top.
That was an easy pick.
The cabinets? I think I’ll go with a dark Ginger (or Brazillian) finish (still thinking about this) and pick up the knot color of the wood. I think contrast is the way to go on home interiors….
So far I think I’m figuring things out……a little stressful but still fun. I can’t wait to see the choices actually materialize IN my home!
**Anyone else out there had a hard time with finishes on a home they built? Do you look back and wish you did something different? What was it? Any advice? **
Thanks for following along!
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