Wednesday, November 21, 2007

House Update

The house is progressing right along. We are working on all our final selections, and hopefully will be done with decisions next week. Finally!! Building a custom house is a lot of work, and like a full time job. I have enjoyed it, though. They are pouring the concrete sidewalks and driveway today and finishing all of the trim work on the inside of the house. The painters will start painting inside on Monday. I'm just ready to be in there!!! Hopefully, we will move before Christmas.

They built the front steps this week.

They put the bronze roof on the bay window.
This is the trim work in the dining room. It will all be painted white.
Here's a view of the kitchen from the great room.
They even put crown moulding in our closet!! We weren't expecting that, and our builder wasn't too happy about that (they get paid by the piece of crown moulding so he felt like they were trying to run up the bill).
This is the bead board in our master bathroom.
Here are the reds that I have tried for the dining room. The winner is the one on the top left. It is a special color formulated by my Sherwin Williams store called Chicken Garnet. Apparently, a Carolina baseball player helped them come up with the perfect Gamecock color. I love it!!!
The great room and hallways are going to be tan. I have tried several, and still have not decided on one. I think I like one that is not in this picture. I will update my decision later.

Our kitchen is going to be the terra cotta on the left. It is a Pottery Barn color from Benjamin Moore called Audobon Russet.
Our master bedroom and bath is going to be a variation of the blue on the right. I have had them add some gray to this color to soften it a bit. It is called Blue Heron by Sherwin Williams. It is in their special Historic Charleston color set.
This green will be in one of the guest bedrooms. It is called Palm Leaf by Ralph Lauren. I'm going to pair this with black and white toile bedding. I saw something similar at The Parade of Homes, and it looks so good!!!
After so much searching for granite for the kitchen countertops, I finally found one that I liked. It is hard to see all the colors in this pic, but it has whites, tans, terra cottas, chocolate and black. I think it will look great with the white cabinets and terra cotta walls.


Terri said...

Love the white trim on the outside. Everything looks so nice when it's brand spanking new!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

getting closer...Yeah!!
I love the kitchen color- the whole house is going to be beautiful!

Mari said...

I just love all the colors - you have great taste. It is going to be just beautiful.

LeslieW. said...

Love the blue heron...might steal it. I am so lazy/busy. I have no time to pick colors!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Gorgeous! I love the front porch, and I'm getting ready to have my kitchen painted RED. (Sherwin Williams Tanager, to be exact.) Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennisa said...

BEEEEEEEEEEEEautiful! I love the terracotta color! We're thinking of putting something like that in our kitchen too! Can't wait for a virtual tour when it's all done (or maybe a real one???)