I actually love what I now dub “A reveal yr” – and that’s what 2023 was for me, often coming after a “renovation/development yr” which let’s simply say is FAR much less enjoyable. Maybe the intense monetary drain, the general public stress, and the permanence of the development course of creates some stress (and sarcastically the site visitors and engagement aren’t as excessive in a renovation yr as in a reveal yr so the payoff is delayed/painful). So with the transfer to Portland and some different large issues that wer occurring, it is smart that each personally and professionally 2021 and 2022, “the farmhouse development years”, have been very difficult. And look, that’s okay, not yearly may be your finest yr (a mantra I chanted for 2 years LOL). However 2023, nicely she was a very good one as a result of styling, adorning, taking pictures, and publishing every room, slowly, on largely my very own phrases, was such a aid from the stress of a renovation, and that euphoria permeates every little thing in such a cheerful approach. I simply really feel so fortunate and joyful to reside right here. I keep in mind telling Brian that I don’t suppose I’ll have comparable farmhouse challenges once more, FOR YEARS. Positive, I’ll tackle tasks and a few of them is perhaps our personal, however they gained’t be our major residence, they gained’t be so financially draining, they usually gained’t have the identical determined deadline to maneuver in. As soon as I noticed that the stress of this mission was actually behind us, I’ve been floating round feeling simply so extremely grateful.
I used to be dedicated to revealing this home slower than prior to now with the intent to benefit from the course of, extra room by room over months than unexpectedly, (a la “shark week” which is what we did for the mountain home). So whereas we’re finished with so many rooms (see this year-end roundup put up if you happen to missed any), we truly nonetheless have quite a bit left to do. However it’s all enjoyable stuff and I’m purposefully spreading it out so I don’t rush selections or not have time to benefit from the reveals, myself.
Reveal: The Major Bed room
We completed this room in November, however determined it is a excellent cozy January room so that is coming at you this week and subsequent:) It’s fairly presumably the least farmhouse “farmhouse bed room” ever. 🙂
Reveal: The Household Picture Wall Up The Stairs
I’ve been dying to deal with this one since we moved in however there are simply so many different priorities and I wished to print out extra present pictures. However this month I’m going to hold a reasonably epic household picture/gallery wall up the steps.
Reveal/DIY: The Touchdown Stenciled Flooring
I’m so glad I put this off as a result of as the home has advanced I notice I would like this to be bolder than I had beforehand thought. The unique thought was a quiet ground sample (possibly a checkered or diamond however with a border or a 3rd colour). However with how a lot I like the sunroom ground I believe I’d go bolder up there and naturally, nonetheless add the border. I’ve some concepts and plan on tackling late January/early February for an early March reveal.
Reveal: The Visitor Tub
That is finished, however not styled our shot (and she or he appears SO CUTE). Wait, I’d find yourself portray the window and ceiling, however in any other case wallpaper is up and she or he appears so cozy and enjoyable.
Tweak: The Visitor Room
This room is fairly nice, however we’re so conflicted about whether or not we would like it to be a correct visitor room or extra of a den for the youngsters (particularly as winter approaches they usually spend a lot extra time with their mates inside). I had custom-made a mattress to suit completely between the home windows and let’s simply say it ended up in a special room.
Design And Reveal: Charlie’s Bed room
My 10-year-old son isn’t too keen about me adorning his room, so I’m attempting to determine how a lot we need to do past extra adorning. A part of me desires to do one thing nutty to the partitions and ceiling, however the different a part of me is like, “simply make it cool and concentrate on different issues”. He’s scared I’m going so as to add butterfly wallpaper like Elliot’s. I’m clearly not going to do this however I perceive the worry. 🙂
Tweak: The Dwelling Room Partitions Or Ceiling
I’m not 100% proud of our front room and I nonetheless don’t know repair it, however I do know the partitions are the issue. This room isn’t a piece precedence however as a mother/designer who passes via this room 1500 instances a day, I simply need to find it irresistible extra. I additionally know that it’s completely high-quality as is…
Tweak/Repair: The Dwelling Room Fire
I do nonetheless know that I actually need to lime wash the hearth a darker colour. Now clearly this might be together with what we do on the partitions however this is perhaps the place I begin. I ordered a bunch of samples and I believe I’d simply go for it.
Add: Wallpaper In Our Water Closet (Major Tub)
I believe I used to be fairly restrained in a number of methods for the arduous finishes – which I like. However there are some rooms that I believe I need to add a sample by way of wallpaper. It’s fairly arduous to prioritize our rest room’s bathroom room into my schedule, however I additionally actually suppose it’s an ideal alternative so as to add a reasonably sample (that actually nobody will see however Brian, me, and all of you).
Add: Wallpaper In Ante Room
This was one thing we have been presupposed to do earlier than we shot the bed room however we didn’t. That is the room BEFORE you enter the bed room. It’s only a cute little mini hallway with two junction containers which might be at the moment lined with a plate. I don’t know if I would like it to be a refined wallpaper with a number of artwork in there or simply put up a extremely fairly patterned paper.
Add: Wallpaper Above Tile In Youngsters’ Tub
I don’t know. It simply looks as if a missed alternative to not wallpaper above the tile. The lavatory is fairly as-is, however there are occasions after I don’t love the buffalo examine cloth within the tub nook and want it have been one thing easier (or no curtain in any respect) and as an alternative add wallpaper above the tile. I believe I’m nonetheless confused about who I need to be – quiet and minimal Mountain Home Emily or eclectic English grandma Emily (a poor man’s Heidi Calliere) and layer sample on sample on sample (I like each a lot). I like how calm our home is for essentially the most half however I believe I can add a paper that may match the vibe…
Design/Reveal: Again Porch
It’s empty apart from some useless crops and soiled pots. Nonetheless determining how we need to use it and actually, it would simply be groupings of Adirondack chairs, however that’s a enjoyable spring mission for us to determine.
Design/Reveal: The Residence Gymnasium
We’re virtually finished with this area, utilizing it 4 instances per week at the very least. It’s the pool home (that we as soon as referred to as the greenhouse) that we determined to place Brian’s Combat Camp and my peloton in (and our chilly plunge). However at the moment, it’s naked bones and I need to end it.
Design/Reveal: The Artwork Barn/Youngsters Clubhouse
Okay, by subsequent summer season I’m going to have turned the proper half of the barn right into a children’ summer season (and hopefully winter) clubhouse. The left half is for the animals and feed, and so forth, however the different facet is empty and if completed out may very well be a extremely enjoyable clubhouse for the youngsters and all their mates this summer season. I’m picturing this being someplace they will get tremendous tremendous messy and commerce rubbish pail children.
In order that’s the plan! Excited to get began so hope you’re excited too:) We now have a number of different tasks, too and in 2025 we’re beginning the second home on the mission however that is what I name a ‘earn and study’ yr, the place we attempt to not spend a lot cash and study concerning the digital panorama extra earlier than coming into in one other huge renovation. Excited to point out you all the opposite tasks we’re doing this yr quickly. It’s A LOT (and we’re full up for the yr which feels good). xx
*Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced