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What We're Loving: Black Marble

Friday, October 12, 2018

Photo via Decor Pad

Happy Friday! Between crushing on black houses last week and loving black marble this week, it's safe to say we've fully crossed to the dark side. What I love about using black marble instead of the traditional white is that it makes a huge statement regardless of how much or little is used. Black marble on a kitchen island is stunning, but if you aren't in the market for a full large-scale refresh, you can easily embrace the trend through smaller, budget-friendly accessories. Have a wonderful weekend!
Design by Megan Pflug as featured on Architectural Digest
Photo via Becki Owens
Stefani Stein's home as featured on Live Simply by Annie
Photo via Pinterest

Powder Room Partnership with Ferguson

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Today I'm excited to give you a sneak peak at a powder room design we've been working on with our friends at Ferguson. When we started the design process, I was inspired by the idea of a sleek console sink and earthy cement tiles as pictured in the inspiration photo below. 

Photo credit: Apartment Therapy

Ferguson made the shopping process a breeze. We were able to see their beautiful products in person at their showroom, which helped us narrow down our choices. The showroom consultants were incredibly knowledgable, and before we knew it we had everything we needed to put together a gorgeous powder room. 

Here's a sneak peak and source list for all the Ferguson products we plan to install. Stay tuned for the powder room reveal!
Source list:
3. Faucet 
4. Vanity Top  

Not pictured:

White Paint + White Oak = Perfection

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

If you didn't already know, we just finished our latest remodel home and I have to say the kitchen is my favorite part. What was once a very dark and drab space in the home, is now fresh and bright. The first thing we decided when approaching the new design, was that the wall that separated the living space and the kitchen needed to go. I'm not always for open floor plans but this time is was necessary to achieve the overall design we wanted. We painted the rest of the walls my favorite Sherwin Williams extra white, added custom cabinets with white oak built ins and island. Quartz countertops and custom range hood. And of course open shelving. 
I'm so happy with the outcome! 
The funny thing is, I had originally wanted to paint these cabinets a dark greenish charcoal color but I hesitated because I was afraid the room would end up too dark. With so many mature trees on the property the house felt a little dark with all the original wood moldings and dated paint colors.  I was afraid that it could feel that way again with dark cabinets. 
 I love a white kitchen but I think it can also feel cold and sterile if you're not careful.
It's so important to add in warmth with wood tones and organic materials. 
I  absolutely love how they added depth to this kitchen with black accent walls behind the open shelving. 

House of Jade Interiors never fails to give us all amazing designs and here is one of my favorites.
 via Cocoa and Kelly 
 via House Beautiful 
via Simo Design 

via Decor Pad 

 I don't think I will ever tire of this timeless look and feel for a kitchen. 

What We're Loving: Black Houses

Friday, October 5, 2018

Jason and Laura O'Dell's home as featured in Sunset
Happy Friday! We're launching a new weekly blog series highlighting what the House Seven team is currently loving. These gorgeous black homes have totally inspired me as we prepare to start a major overhaul on our home's exterior. Our home needs a fresh coat of paint, and these houses have me wanting to go to the dark side. Have a wonderful weekend!
Nicholas Lewin's home photographed by Janet Kimber

New Zealand farmhouse by Marianne Tuxen and Morten Langebæk. Photo: Nathalie Kragh

Designed by Lisa Staton and photographed by Belathee Photography
Længehus by Møn Huset

Influencer Panel with California Closets

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in an influencer panel hosted by California Closets. The other panelists and I answered questions about our experiences with social media, and it was so fun.

In addition to meeting awesome audience members, I loved having the chance to chat with the other panelists, including Mina Starsiak from the HGTV show Good Bones and Tyler Clark from Festool North American. Jean Golding from Sapphire Strategy moderated the panel. 

Social media has served as a platform for my personal brand, and I'm grateful for the chance to share what I've learned over the years. All thanks to my amazing readers and followers like you!

I'm incredibly excited to partner with California Closets on a huge project: our office redesign! If you've followed me on social media, you know the House Seven design+build team has grown the last few months and we desperately need a new space to work.

California Closets will be transforming our home basement into a stunning new office space. The design experience has been amazing and I can't wait to see our vision come to life. Check out the proposed designs below to get an idea of what we'll be doing with the space. 
Storage is a huge need for us, and we can't wait to fill these beautiful drawers.

Coffee station, anyone? We're planning to add open shelving above the coffee station for added storage

Chic work spaces for the House Seven Design team

It's going to be amazing, guys. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to watch the design process unfold!