Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Choices are made! Lighting, Exterior, Flooring, etc...Tons of pics!

We had an exciting day today! We had an appointment at a lighting center to pick our stuff out. We basically have a credit to spend there and can choose whatever we want. We knew up front that the credit would not come close to covering the lighting we needed/wanted so I've been looking for lighting from other places and choosing lighting at the center that would be most profitable.
This is a SUPER long post, but there are tons of pics! 

From the lighting center we purchased all the bathroom, hallway and closet lighting.
Girls Vanity will be double so there will be two of the "3 light" fixtures above and the bowl will go above their toilet
Master bath, there will double vanities as well
Our toilet light it just a plain bronze/white bowl.

These will be in the hallway upstairs and downstairs. I wanted something plain with 2 lights in each fixture and these fit the bill! EDIT: Adding link : These are made by Capital Lighting

Guest bathroom downstairs vanity and above toilet. I chose this toilet light because the ceiling will be 9 ft. all and I thought something with some height to it would be nice
What I've bought separately:

For the dining room I've been dreaming of two pendants and found the perfect pair at Pottery Barn. I ordered these on Monday after confirming I could do 2 pendants in the room and thankfully, they had emailed me a 15% off code. I normally wouldn't spend this much but these are classic with a rustic twist that will last a looong time. Our will be hung about 2 feet apart EDITING: Adding link:
This, this I feel like I STOLE from lowes. Seriously, it's on closeout for $58.75! They had it listed as the portfolio brand, but when I went to pick it up it's actually the Allen Roth line! Super excited. This will go in our 2 story foyer.
Master Bed Fan, I've posted this before but wanted to add it to this one too. From Lowes, it's really neat, the glass bowl has linen look to it and the blades have large bolts. We like rustic/contemporary can you tell?!
I think this is the fan we got for both girls rooms, we bought the light kit separately. It's actually an indoor/outdoor fan! We wanted one with one glass bowl instead of several shades.
For our breakfast area. I love this because it takes 5 light bulbs and it will be nice and bright! This is from World Market.
Still needing:
Recessed lighting trim
Light for Family Room/ Office (still undecided)
Fan for living room
Fan for guest room
Fan for Deck
2 Coach Lights
2 Overhead lights for front porch
Light for mud room area (thinking an Ikea pendant)
Now For Flooring!!

Girls bathroom, we chose espresso cabinets with Armstrong Indian Spring Vinyl
Their counters will be white cultured marble with bronze hardware
The wall color with the flooring, very neat that their website offers this!
Guest Bath- No great way to get a picture of this, since the tile was about a 4x4 cut piece. It's Shaw Cactus and this will be in the full bathroom downstairs that will also have Espresso cabinetry and white cultured marble counters.
Entire downstairs will be hardwood except for bathroom and guest room. Our kitchen cabinets will also be espresso and the counters are typhoon Bordeaux. That's not our slab, we will pick one in a few weeks.

The hardwood up against the carpet. This carpet will be in the downstairs guest bedroom and in all the upstairs rooms and hallways.
I went out on a limb and chose this hardwood vinyl for the laundry. Our laundry room will be a decent size and I want to do white upper cabinets above the washing machine and dryer with a counter. I wanted something darker and loved the look of this! It's Armstrong Windsor Walnut Peppercorn
Master Bath is still up for debate. We didn't love the tile choices for our floor, we are probably going to use the cactus tile for our shower because we prefer darker tile in showers. We didn't want something so dark for the floors so we are getting quotes on some 12''x24' tile. I think we would be better off going with something we love than settling for something mediocre. I'll make another post when we know, we are using espresso cabinetry in the master bath with the same granite from the kitchen
Exterior Colors
Our exterior will be cement board and they will paint it after installation. The sides and back will be 100% horizontal board and the front will have vertical board, shakes and horizontal board with stone accents. I have NO pictures of the elevation with this combo because we switched up where the vertical board and shakes are going. I used the James Hardie tool and chose a house style similar to ours.
Surprisingly this is very close except our garage is side loading.
All Horizontal Boards are Monterrey Taupe
Shakes will be Evening Blue
Vertical Board will be Evening Blue with Monterrey Taupe seams
Trim will be Timber Bark
Shutters are Dark Dark Brown (don't know the actual color)
Stone-Chosen later, they don't keep the samples in the office
There will be one section of shake siding that is not included on this elevation.


  1. I love those pendent lights! Will compliment your dinning table beautifully. And that foyer chandelier from lows IS a steal at that price. Everything looks beautiful.

    We have espresso cabinets and white cultured marble counter/ vanity tops for all our bathrooms too. They are gorgeous and you will love them when yours is done.

  2. LOVE your choices! I am pretty sure we have that cactus tile in our laundry and girl...we have that brushed tumbleweed floor on our entire bottom floor. we seriously love it so much!! Love your lighting choices! I'd love to switch to something rustic like that later on in our morning room!

  3. Nice choices the exterior is going to be so unique I really love your granite ours is a similar style isn't it nice to pick the exotic slabs we had so much fun choosing our slab it came from Brazil!

  4. Britni, love your choices--one of the many benefits of building custom. It requires a good eye to get the details together without causing a sore eye or difficulty with furniture placement. I love the hallway lightening. What are they called? The flush mounts that RH offer is ugly. They look like boobs and the foyer looks like a larger boob. I don't like the little nipple that is attached to them. I can't wait to replace them and the choice you selected would look perfect. Love the floor colors--I am in love with the dark wood. We have espresso and it is gorgeous. The paint color is pretty too. Overall, you made some really nice selections. You are going to love your home once it is finished.

    1. And where did you get the bell pendants from?