My husband met with the tile installer early last week to go over the tile layouts throughout our new home. We then had a chance to get into the new house on Friday and on top of the good progress happening on the tile, we were thrilled to see the electrician had been in and begun installation on the majority of our light fixtures.
For our fireplace surround, we chose a dark grey tile that will go floor to ceiling. There will also be a lighter grey accent strip going in the white area in the picture. I lost the battle with my husband for a mantle, but I think the final result will be a nice, clean look. The tile is quite dark, but I think it will balance nicely with our natural colored hardwood.
The front foyer light was one of our splurges and there is a similar styled fixture that is yet to go into the dining nook. They are a bit funky, but it looks good in our big open foyer and adds some interest to the space.
For the downstairs and upstairs landings, we went with a slightly cheaper chandelier that kept with the linear look. They are not as interesting, but they do look good.
I was most excited to see the fixtures in the kids rooms because these were the ones my husband gave full control of over to me. It was hard to tell when picking them out in the lighting store amongst all the other fixtures, but they turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself!
Camden was very excited to see the airplane flying high in his room:
And I absolutely adore the way the light reflects from my little girls chandelier. I think this was the light selection my husband and I were most unsure about, but it is one of my favorites in the house.
Back to the tile work, we were happy to see our back entry way complete and the custom granite for the dog dishes in place. We just need to select some coat hooks to install above the benches and I think it is going to be a great space for keeping all our coats, shoes and dog gear organized.
In our ensuite, the tile work has started but there is still the accent strip and the full shower to hopefully get done this week. So far it looks good and is fitting with the vision we had in our heads.
And, finally, in the other two bathrooms and the laundry room we went with a basic square tile in the same dark grey used on the fireplace and in our ensuite. It is not nearly as exciting as some of the other stuff happening in the house, but it still looks great!
We are still awaiting our 30 day possession notice, but we are happy to see stuff going in and the house getting closer to completion. Hopefully it will all be worth the wait in the end.