Entry and Home Office
Hey there! I couldn’t be happier to welcome you into our home. I would like to start by saying I have spent more time than I probably should admit on sites like The Home Bunch, Pinterest and Houzz scouring for ideas and sources as we have remodeled this home. I started my Instagram account this past year and never would have dreamed I would be treated with the chance to be featured on Design sites. When Luciane, from The Home Bunch asked if I’d like to participate in her “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series, I MAY have screamed and done a herkie right there alone in my kitchen! I’m honored to share our hearth and so happy to contribute to a community built on sharing and inspiring one another. It is my privilege to pay back for all the ideas I have gleaned from bloggers and designers I so admire.
Indoor Seagrass Rug- Ballard Designs
Chevron Outdoor Rug- Sunriver Gardens
Welcome Mat- McGee & Co.
Planters and Faux Boxwoods- Studio Thomas
My husband is a natural handyman. Although he works in the tech industry, he has done most of the work in our three homes we have remodeled. We also flip houses occasionally, and he has done most of the work in those projects as well. Buying undervalued homes has allowed us to become homeowners as well as learn some valuable skills. Remodeling has given us another opportunity to work as a team, and I believe it has also been a value to our marriage. We have both found a passion for the renovation and design process. We have put blood, sweat and tears into our homes and they are a source of pride for us. Although we are Colorado natives and lived there for the first ten years of our marriage, we moved to the small town of Midway, Utah just four years ago. It is very close to Park City, but most people haven't heard of it. It’s small, quaint and friendly. We just got a stoplight! My parents bought a home here and we were lucky enough to visit a couple of summers. Midway is an easy place to fall in love with. We found our home online and I flew out to see it in person. Even though at the time, it had a much different style than it does now, it had such a great feeling and flow to it. A good vibe house to be certain.
We sold our home in Parker, Colorado and moved to Midway shortly after walking through the house. We began remodeling our home the moment we crossed the threshold and haven't stopped since.
After years of gray walls, I decided on a whim to repaint the majority of the interior white. Finding the right white paint color is about as hard as finding your perfect partner. I actually decided on my husband quicker than a white paint. Go figure! I spent hours researching paint on Pinterest and designer websites (you know that rabbit hole). I’ve always preferred a crisp, clean white. The new wall color has been a welcome change. They are bright, happy and simple. I often get asked how I live real life in a house with so much white. For me, it’s very easy to spot the areas that need wiping and address them quickly. It keeps me on my cleaning game and honestly, even with the little smudges and fingerprints, a white home still appears very clean. It’s a magic trick!
Wall Color in main areas- Snowfall by Behr
Trim and Molding- Untinted White by Sherwin Williams
Gold Mirror- Gatehouse No. 1
Metal Bucket- World Market
Blue Vase- Pottery Barn
Gray Striped Pillow- McGee & Co.
Entry Chandelier- Restoration Hardware
Our first project was the front room off the entryway. We needed to create some kind of office space, so we sacrificed a living or dining room. Two rooms that seem to be very underused in most homes, so it wasn’t too difficult to decide. I think this space had previously been used as a dining room. The French doors were installed to create separation. The pass through that connected to the kitchen we closed in, which gave us the space for functional office storage. One of the main priories in our remodel has been to create storage. This home, for its size, had very little. We still do not have a coat closet but we were able to make a small mudroom off the kitchen. This office has our original gray paint and it’s still one of my favorite go-to colors for our investment properties.
A little over a year ago, I started a business. This little endeavor is actually what inspired my blog! I wanted a platform to share all the things I love from everyday products to family life and home design. I primarily work from home, so I really need a functional office space. Somewhere I can feel inspired as I continue to build my website and my Bulletproof Color business. If you are ready for THE greatest makeup and skincare I have used, hit me up! I know you will fall in love with these amazing products right along with me!
Paint Color-Rockport Gray at 50 % by Benjamin Moore
Wingback Chair-Restoration Hardware