Three years and three months.
That’s how long we have been in our current house.
This is the house we lived in when we became married, when I found out I was pregnant, when I was put on bed rest, and for the first 11 months of our son’s life. Lot’s of pivotal and memorable events occurred here, and although I am so excited to be moving, it makes me a tad emotional to be leaving this house behind. However, we know it’s time to move on. This was an amazing first home for us, but as our family grows, we find ourselves wanting more space and a more family friendly neighborhood.
I’m excited to share that we close on our new house this week! We can’t wait to make the new space ours and to get settled in. However, we are also increasing our square footage by nearly 1,000 feet, so deciding on how we will actually fill the rooms has become a bit daunting. We know we want to live in the space a while before buying any big pieces of furniture, or before we start any renovations. But it’s still fun to begin brainstorming in the meantime 😉
I started with the kitchen and (of course) browsed Pinterest for hours, (what did we do pre-Pinterest!?) then created an inspiration board from there. You might remember I’m a huge fan of inspiration boards since I created one for Jackson’s nursery too 😉
Jeff and I want something clean, fresh, and classic. So with that in mind, our “White Kitchen” inspiration board was born!
I love Joanna Gaines “modern” farmhouse style, but want something a little more timeless. We tried to bring in some elements from her show, Fixer Upper, without overdoing it. For example, we love a good farmhouse sink, but to go with a more industrial look, we opted for a stainless steel one instead of the usual white ones you see. We like the look of the classic white subway tile backsplash, and think a beautiful light marble, or granite would pair nicely with it. A lot of our existing furniture also has a “rustic industrial” feel to it, so I was excited to find these awesome barstools form Wisteria. The stainless steel cabinet bar pulls we picked out also add a sleek, modern touch to the classic shaker cabinets. Lastly, I love adding pops of colors to a fairly neutral room, and since we already have a yellow Kitchen Aid mixer, I thought it would be fun to add some other yellow elements like a hand towel and utensil holder.
Like I said, we are in no rush and this won’t happen anytime soon. But we look forward to planning and creating more idea boards in the mean time!
Be sure to check back soon because I’ll be sharing a living room idea board next.