Can I admit something to you?
I’ve been a bit nervous lately.
See, if you aren’t caught up around here, we are expanding our family room and kitchen, which includes gutting both rooms as well as redoing the entire first level flooring in a wide plank wood.
And there are so many decisions to be made. Like, thousands and thousands of dollars of big decisions. And in general, I’m the one making them. And hey, I know, I’ve totally played the confident design gal before, making what I hoped would be effective and timeless decisions for our (dream) home. But this? This is… big. A bit over my head, I feel.
I’m often second guessing myself. So much to the point that the crates and crates of wood arriving this week leave a pit in my stomach. What if it’s not the right shade? What if the widths I chose look dumb in our home? What if, what if. But there is no turning back now. Those planks have been cut and stained and weathered just for us and they are coming whether we’re ready or not.
But there is some time to dwell and obsess over the family room. So I put together a little inspiration board, some of these items we currently own and have to work into the room (i.e. no way can we afford all new furniture), and some are new. I’d love your take on how you feel it blends together.
Things are staying a bit rustic and masculine with the leather and navy, but I hope the fabric and soft paint color (read: almost pale pink) give the room a feminine feel as well. I’m trying to balance out the two extremes here. I may live in boy world, but I’m going to have some girliness!
And hey, how killer is the artwork? I just received our family posters and I can not wait to get them framed. Stay tuned for more on that project, all thanks to Social Print Studio. Love.
So what do you think? Is the look cohesive enough? Is it us? I would so appreciate any input to help calm the nerves, just a bit. Thank you, thank you.