Reno Updates and Inspiration.


Well here we are mid July and the goal was to post on a regular basis and that didn't happen!  Oh well.  The Morrison House is coming right along.  Demo is pretty much done.  Electrical, HVAC and plumbing rough-ins all completed and drywall is up and in the process of being mudded.  This month is set to be a busy one!  We've been slacking on getting pictures of updates around the property but for now, here is a little inspiration for the project.

As mentioned before, a modern Victorian farmhouse is the main inspiration for the whole project.  Charcoal greys, white, and a Mediterranean landscape are where this design starts.  We are looking to go with a classic feel for the outside of the house and these colors and how they were applied are pretty much spot on with what we were envisioning.  Still on the hunt for the perfect Victorian front door...

This kitchen is perfect.  We are wanting to create a farmhouse feel for the inside of the Victorian and we feel this kitchen has the perfect combo of farmhouse and modern style.  Our plan is to create a similar look with the ship lap walls, but our plan is to incorporate a more traditional cabinet with brass hardware, unique lighting and a stunning spot for the kitchen sink.  Can't wait!

As much as we would love to create these amazing Victorian details around the passageways in the house, it's probably not realistic.  But we do love the walls, rustic floors and the layout is almost exactly the same as the Morrison House! 

Now here is where we add our touch of modern.  The minute we saw this staircase we decided it needed to be done in the Victorian.  We've done black staircases before and we are excited to do it again.  We are even hoping to recreate that wear on top of the railing and newel posts.  An all white interior with an all black staircase?  Serious style!

The landscape at the house is already on it's way but from the beginning, we'd dreamed of a Mediterranean landscape.  Think lavender, sage, cypress trees, decomposed granite patios and gracious outdoor living areas.

Now the outdoor area wouldn't be complete without a mini Victorian shed!  We have plans to convert the shed into a cute Victorian outdoor living space...perfect for guests in the summer.  This converted shed has us in love, so we will see what we can accomplish to ours on our budget and time frame.

So there you have it.  A glimpse into what we have in store for the Morrison house.  If you want to see more of what is inspiring us for this project, take a look at Chelsea's and Brandt's Pinterest boards...and follow us!  We are excited to incorporate these ideas into our design and vision for the house while putting our spin on them.  The little things are starting to come together and it is going to be exciting to watch it all come together.  More to come!