First, our floors. We went with white oak #2 grade that we took up the stairs and down the hallways. We had the installer space the planks to give the floors an old look and feel and to really embrace what is already natural for wood to do (shrink and expand). We also did a herringbone pattern in the entry which is my absolute favorite detail!
And please forgive the terrible quality of pictures.
Steve wanted to try something a little different to finish the floors by fuming them with Ammonia. This naturally darkens the wood and is probably a more common practice with furniture and smaller areas. And did we find our house is very inefficient with its old wood windows making it take about a week for the fumes to do their work.
Finished product with a sealant mixed with gray and white.
And then our marble. Just the most incredible slab! From MGS by Design.
And our cabinets…
See this post for our design shots and this post for the before pictures of our kitchen. We clearly have a lot of finishes (tile backsplash, some hardware, base and case, light fixtures, and of course, paint) to complete. and Steve is just dying to get started on the trim work.
And if I had to pick a favorite piece, it would be this one..
But I could use some help deciding on hardware. The blue tape just doesn’t cut it.
Cabinets by Benjamin Blackwelder. Designed by Ben, Steve and Allison. I helped.