Finally! We’ve made it to the halfway point on our custom built home. When we started the home building process I originally planned to write something about it every month. Turns out, as fast as it seems like it’s been…it’s been slow too. Some months feel as if only one or two things has happened. Not really giving me a lot to write about. Other months so much was done that it was overwhelming. This led to little or no time to sit and write.
With that said, since we last chatted a lot got done. It’s starting to look more and more like a home every week now.
The biggest change has been drywall. It was overwhelming to finally see it start to go up. Also the brick is 80% done (it’s been raining a lot lately). I’m saving that big reveal for later. I have so much to say about it.
Since it’s been so long, I’m thinking of breaking down each room for you, one by one. This way I can nail all the details, changes and ideas I have for it. For now, below are some images of the steps in building and what we are doing with Restoration Hardware for the decor.
If you feel like you’ve missed something or didn’t get enough details from my IG Stories, don’t worry. I’ll be sharing all colors, style, brands, designers, and details with you as we move in and have good images to share. I can’t help but find myself at home depot all the time. You would be surprised at the good stuff they have!
We have a frame on our custom home
It felt like at this point when the frame went up that everything was happening so fast. It’s been a lot of fun going to the house and documenting it along the way. I’ve been taking videos and will put something together for you all in the end. Youtube possibly.
It’s crazy looking back at these images. I’m so happy to be documenting it. Crazy to think (now that the drywall is up) that I’ll never see between these walls again. I can’t wait to show you all the railing.
When it comes to design, Hamptons is the main goal. I have so many ideas for each space. Which again is a reason I will end up breaking down each room for you.
I know that I want everything to light and soft. The wood elements (outside of our floors) through our custom home build I’d like to be dark. I think this feature will pair well with light wood floors. That will be the base concept. It feels very Hamptons to me. I will say this about the wood through out, NO RED! I’m not trying to make this house feel or look like my grandmas. God rest her soul.
Roundtop Antique Week comes in March and I’ve been holding out on buying a lot so that I can shop some antiques there. I’ll be going with Michelle from House of Strasner (who really lended a hand during the design process of our custom home build. I also have another friend (who I will introduce you to soon, Katherine) who will be helping me with some of the interior decorating.
I love having the help because I can tend to get off track. Having someone with me keeps me from going overboard and holds my feet to the fire of what my initial design ideas are.
Building a custom home comes with a lot of details. If you’re in the process or thinking of building yourself, then I highly recommend having people lined up to help. It not only makes it easier on you and your spouse but it is a lot of fun to have someone to bounce ideas with.
Here’s a list of things I am keeping in mind with decor:
- Clean lines
- Light colors
- Hamptons feel
- Minimal dark pieces
- Dark wood on furniture
- Painted front door
- Classic trim
- White exterior
That’s all for now. Don’t worry, I won’t wait this long before updating you all again. We don’t have a move in date set yet but our general contractor is hoping for May. Halfway point on our custom built home has come up fairly quick and that’s including the holidays. If anyone is looking for a homebuilder…look into Partners. We’ve had a great experience with them so far.
I know I’ve talked a lot about all the details on my IG stories that I haven’t mentioned here, like the siding mixup, cocktail wine wall, etc!! But again, I will cover all the ground eventually…just one thing at a time. Hopefully this will help anyone wanting to build and give you ideas for your dream home.63