So as we go through this process, I have the pleasure of taking things that I LOVE…I mean LOVE to the point I feel in my soul I can’t live without them and make it work for what we are building. Not so easy.
The first example of this is the exterior of our new home. I LOVE French inspired architecture. I am obsessed with painted brick and in my dreams I see myself living in a beautiful estate in Buckhead.
So how do I translate that into our reality? Well I am obviously not getting a painted brick manor. Just imagine me trying to explain that part of the budget to Brendan. “Well honey, I know that brick is expensive but I don’t really like the way it looks. I want to use brick and THEN I want someone to come and paint over it.” I can just see his face now as he stares back and forth from the budget to me.
So instead I have to figure out how to take a look that I feel I can’t live without and create a similar feel with materials I can #1 afford and #2 fit the neighborhood we are building in (more to come on that later.)
This blog post is going to feature looks that I LOVE and for tonight..these are the houses I am dreaming about building. I will come back to reality tomorrow.