In the past few months, we’ve been going back and forth about our house and if we should move into a bigger one with more space, to accommodate our growing needs. With my business growing and my clutter taking over the house and Olive being a full blown grown kid, we all agreed that we could use a little more…breathing room.
But because I’m so adverse to change, I really, really didn’t want to move – which left us with one option – to remodel! I want to make our house a home – a place that will be able to grow with us. Somewhere that Olive can be safe, but something that is also aesthetically pleasing to the adult eye. A meeting of family life and style.
We’ve been working with the talented Melissa Hon Tsai on this huge undertaking and we’re smack in the middle of the design process. I’ve been trawling Pinterest like a crazy person trying to put together inspiration for this rare chance to re-design our home.
I always thought that I would gravitate towards bright colors in the home, but instead, I’ve found myself attracted to light neutrals with brass fixtures, instead. I’m super into natural textures like wood and marble, too. What a surprise!
I’m so excited about this process, but am extremely daunted by it too. I don’t know the first thing about hardware…or landscaping…or renovations…. so I’m worried that we’ll be hemorrhaging money. But on the other hand, my brain is so ready to learn from this process – 2015 is going to be a crazy year!
Have you guys gone through a major remodel on your home? Are there any tips you can give me about this process? How would you design a child friendly home that ensures that it isn’t overrun with kid stuff? I’d love to hear any and all advice!