We’re at the final countdown! I had my reveal photos taken yesterday so I am officially done with my space!! I definitely sweated through my last week though. No matter how hard I try to prepare it always seems like I am running around crazy right before a shoot. I am sure my photographer hates me because I style and restyle the whole time she is taking photos, I obsess about the lighting, and just generally spaz out.
Let’s revisit what’s been accomplished so far:
Week 1: I shared my plans for our landing area. It is a small space that is too small for any furniture arrangement but big enough that it should be used in some way.
Week 2: It was time to gather inspiration for our built-in bench. I gravitated towards benches with storage and that were not short on style.
Week 3: I spent this week finding all of my textiles. I found myself in the midst of a navy, white, gold, and plum palette. I’m not complaining.
Week 4: I had to choose my lighting and found it hard to pick through the many gorgeous options from LampsPlus.
This week I got to sit back and watch the pieces being installed! The bench came first and my contractor nailed it! It looks like this piece has always been a part of our house and his attention to detail is spot on. I had a last minute idea about using some metal perforated trim and he made it exactly (better!) how I envisioned. I got the inspiration from my friend Eileen’s recent kitchen renovation…
Here’s a little peek…
Next up the roman shades were installed and I am in love! I used this Bindi fabric from Lacefield Designs and it is every bit as fantastic as I thought it would be!
I gave a little sneak of those on Instagram too.
Everything has been coming together so nicely except for one area…
Usually I love bookshelf styling but these have thrown me for a loop. Originally we built them because we truly had an overflow of books and needed the space. I love the functionality but aesthetically they felt too dark to me.
Here is a progress shot from this week:
I stood back and stared at them for so long I finally just had to walk away.
And this was the real life scene going on below…
I had a little brainstorm that night and ended up with a solution that I think works but you will have to just wait until next week to see if you agree!
I will also share whether I was able to stay on track with my budget. I have been using itSums to track my spending and it’s been so helpful. As of last week I was coming in under but we all know how I panic shop when the finish line is in sight!
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