Daydreams for the New House

There's nothing like buying a new home to send your decorating imagination into overdrive. It's a whole new blank canvas to work with! Seeing how much money you are spending to buy the house makes you feel like you should never buy anything ever again, but walking through all the empty rooms makes you want to buy so many things. Such a weird tug-of-war going on in my brain right now!

I've had this Home Inspiration board on Pinterest for a long time now, but I've been looking through it these last couple of days with renewed interest as I think about translating some of my favorite rooms into our new home.

We're inheriting a kitchen with warm white cabinets, white-ish Corian counter tops and beige tiled backsplash that looks something like this. I think it's very pretty, but I'd love to make some small tweaks to make it my own. I've been pouring over my inspiration images and seen these beautiful white kitchens that give me some great ideas!

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I have noticed that most of my favorite inspiration images have brushed or satin nickel knobs like this one from Martha Stewart, so that might be a very easy way to change the feel of the room. Right now the knobs are sort of a dark bronze color, but they almost look copper. I don't hate them, but I don't love them either.

Then I started looking for inspiration for our built-in cabinets in the den. Here's the picture from the MLS listing:

Here are some of my favorite images for styled bookshelves. Looks like I need more thrifted nick knacks to fill up my shelves! (Just what the husband wanted to hear...)
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This is what I have in mind for the fireplace, instead of the brick. I'm thinking a stacked stone would be really pretty and tie in nicely with the white kitchen and stone backsplash.

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We are so excited! We're having the home inspection tomorrow morning, so we're hoping and praying that everything goes well and that the home doesn't need major repairs. I'm going to go over with my good camera and take some pictures and measurements so we can really start making plans!

* Daydream Believer *
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