home reveal round 1 – kitchen + dining
i’m so excited to share a few rooms today from our home we finished building in the spring.
i have to tell you that after months of framing, sheet rocking, painting, laying floors, installing cabinets, i was a little bit over home improvement projects. decorating the inside felt a little overwhelming 🙂 so we took the start to summer a little slow and have taken our sweet time adding personal touches to these rooms. they are far from finished, but i’m so glad to get to share with you where they’re at now.
but friends, before I post these photos, I just want to share this little disclaimer to make sure we’re all on the same page:
this is not about what I have that you don’t. this is not about the light from my windows making you feel like your house is dull and grey. what you see here is a nice camera lens and a decent editing program and all my laundry and dirty dishes moved out of the room and out of the frame.
it’s taken me 3 months to accept that my house won’t ever look perfect enough to feel like putting on display and perfect has never been my goal. this is the home we’ve spent 5 years dreaming about, 2 years designing and 9 months building. it’s our perfect. but, it’s also very imperfect. my doors still aren’t painted and those high windows have never been cleaned. you can’t feel sticky under your feet through a photo so I didn’t bother mopping.
for the sake of your heart and mine, if design and decor make you happy and inspired, I can’t wait to share our space with you! but if you’re in a season of battling contempt, skip these posts. I love you. and my heart is not to stumble yours. come visit any day of the week and see my life for what it really is. covered in breakfast dishes at bedtime and wet, smelly laundry getting restarted for the third time. my life is tough just like yours.
some days it feels out of reach and I get weary, but I choose to choose the joy.
so, with that said. enjoy 🙂
if you have any questions or would like information on something I didn’t link to, please let me know in the comment section or shoot me an email! this was such an incredible experience, I’d love to share any resources or helpful tips you need. the rest of the room reveals are headed here soon!