keeping honest

11.21.2011

In all honesty... I am exhausted. The combination of finishing up a renovation, chasing a 17 month old, and being 33 weeks preggo is exhausting me. But I have so much to be thankful for... and that's what I am trying to focus on this week. And knowing that all of the above was brought on by choice!

The house is almost done. Maybe I will feel a little more rested when it is complete since my brain won't be swirling with thoughts at night? Who am I kidding? We own about 10% of what we need for downstairs... so my next task is to start thinking about the decorating aspect of the house now that the construction is finishing up. I have promised my husband that I am completely okay with the house being empty. I really am. I am just ready for it to be finished and clean and the kitchen up and running. I am perfectly fine with the fact that we will have no furniture in the den (for awhile).

Here are some shots from when I got home from a weekend away yesterday.... I took these with my iphone and didn't plan on posting them on the blog but here they are (so please excuse the mess all around).

My office:

Wet Bar:

Michael's Office: 

Powder Bath:

Den:

Kitchen:

Kitchen detail:

Foyer:

Floors are being sanded and stained this week. Fingers crossed that we can move in downstairs (since we are already living upstairs) the first weekend in December... that would make a great birthday weekend!

41 comments:

m e g a n said...

it all looks so pretty! Can't wait to see it finished!

Meg

Pine Tree Home said...

I LOVE those floors...how beautiful!

satisfyingspacesblog.com said...

Everything is looking fantastic Brooke! I am sorry you are exhausted but, it is all worth it. ;-)

Kathryn said...

What material is your double sink? The backsplash is beautiful!

Melissa Richie said...

i think about you all the time. seriously. we're just repainting our kitchen and i'm EXHAUSTED. and i'm only 27 weeks pregnant. i really, really don't know how you're doing a whole house. i admire you, and pray for you often :)

everything looks so good! i hope everything will be finished for you next week!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

looks aaaamazing!!

Chic Coles said...

Wow everything looks great. The kitchen and those floors are amazing.

In the Tweeds said...

Wow this renovation looks amazing! Well done.

chillart said...

Love the foyer floors and everything else!

designchic said...

It looks amazing...the kitchen with the fabulous pendants is wonderful and the herringbone floors...stunning!! Hang in there...so worth it!!

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

Goodness gracious it's gorgeous! Love the floors all around.

Jennifer said...

Looks amazing! I love the pendants over the kitchen island! Question: how high are the ceilings in your kitchen??

Cat said...

beautiful! love it all and can't wait to see more! you are so brave to take on all this at once. you go girl! ;)

SHERRY HART said...

WHOA....this is stunning Brooke! So glad you asked me that question about the fabric and I came by!!!!

Sidney said...

It is looking so fabulous!!! Miss you!

bryn alexandra interiors said...

You are wonder woman!! And wow - your house is absolutely amazing. Magazine worthy!

Jennifer said...

Brooke, it looks beyond fabulous! Hang in there these last few weeks!

Kat said...

I can't imagine how full your plate is! It will be finished soon. Blessing to your family!

Kat said...

Oh, and the progress looks amazing! Love everything. WOW!!!!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Your house is going to be gorgeous!! You've done an amazing job...looks great! Hope you have a chance to get some rest soon.

Cove and Grey said...

Looks amazing!!! I'm so excited for you

LindsB said...

ok, are you effin kidding me?!? Your house is AMAZING already! Dont be surprised if I come ring your doorbell one day and ask to move in :) I'll bring Stephanie and Remi with me.

blue chickadee said...

WOW!!!! The house looks amazing so far!!!! I want to move in:) Can't wait to see the floors next week!

Marianne Simon Design said...

Your home is making me weak in the knees! Can I just say I'm dying over everything! LOVE IT! Beautiful job, Brooke!

LLH Designs said...

I don't blame you one bit for feeling exhausted. That's a LOT on your plate, sweet Mama. But worth it, I hope. Those herringbone floors are GORGEOUS!!! Love your taste!

Happy Thanksgiving and hugs,
Linsey

Blue Turtle said...

Life is tiresome sometimes but it is beautiful. Great work on the kitchen. Keep it on.

jeavon @ Interior Design Pro

Interior Design Musings said...

I really don't know how you are doing it all! I was not nearly this organized when I was pregnant with number 2. Your house is gorgeous, and just remember, it's totally fine to have empty rooms for awhile. Our dining room was empty for what seemed like forever. My kiddos would have "sliding competitions" in there with their friends in sock feet! You will get there, I promise. M.

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itsalwayssweeter said...

Love those kitchen island pendants and chevron floor! It's beautiful!

Pink Wallpaper said...

seriously brooke, your house looks amazing!! you are doing an awesome job....hang in there!!! xo- shannon

Jhazz said...

Your house is wonderful. I especially love your kitchen - a dream kitchen it is. Can't wait to see the final product with all the furniture and stuff! I'm sure it'll be amazing!

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mary-kathryn herrington said...

it looks gorgeous! i love love love.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

It's incredible, INCREDIBLE :) xo S

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Goooorgeous!

lizziefitz said...

BEYOND! I love too many details to even list. You have designed one very gorgeous home. Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy house :)))

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Your home looks great! Have a great Christmas!

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i love everything! hang in there...i understand your pain! by the way, those pendants are ahhh-mazing!!!

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Heidi said...

Everything is absolutely stunning!!

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