Comforting things

The things I look forward to...

The weekend is quickly becoming...wait, has always been the part of the week I look forward to the most.  I love having that time at home with my family to catch up, have some down time and relax.  Another part of the weekend that I really look forward to is the drive out to our house to see how it's coming along.  Although it doesn't seem to be going as quickly as I would hope, there have been some great changes in the structure....almost all of the roof!  Also all the doors/windows are sitting in the garage, ready to go. Can't wait to see how that changes the look.

While not much has happened on the outside, we've been spending a considerable amount of time picking out the fixings for the interior of the house.  Here is what we have so far:

Cream cabinets with walnut accents.  It's tough to see the colour sample of the cabinets (it's sitting up against the walnut island) but it is sticking pretty close to my original inspiration:

We are also pretty much done flooring.  This picture of my samples is more orangey toned than normal, but you get the idea.  We have a walnut finished laminate for the great room upstairs. (No hardwood this time, animals and hardwood don't mix).  The dark tile underneath the laminate is for the bathrooms and mudroom (it's a black/grey striped tile) and then the sample next to the laminate is the expresso cork which will be all of downstairs.

There's also a light grey carpet for the master bedroom/ closet and a brown, speckly carpet for the bedrooms and stairs downstairs.
The tile for the master will look something like this (but a lighter grey shade...this is the dark one)

Lastly we have the locker and the cabinets for the mudroom and the vanities for the bathrooms which will be done in a dark wood finish:

I think that's all I have to report back for now.  We still have lots to work on yet and I haven't decided on my wall colours, countertops or backsplash yet.  This is all so very fun and very overwhelming!

have a great week.