hunting and gathering

The next few months will be spent researching interiors, traveling the west coast and shopping for one of a kind pieces. We're intentionally setting aside time to contemplate our house plan and make any necessary changes before moving into the construction phase. Countless magazine subscriptions, brilliantly expressed thoughts and frequent stops through antique stores are all just a part of the creative process...you know

What a Gem

While flipping through photos of my trip to D.C. (here), I found this beauty taken at the National Museum of Natural History.

My obsession with all things turquoise led me to take this picture. I love the color variation and the veining. I want to wear it around my neck, prop it on a bookshelf and use it as a serving tray all at once.

Since my moment of inspiration, I've been determined to find a way for this to translate into a home. Then I discovered this photo...done.

(chapman interiors via ara design studio)

Welcome to the Hilltop

Designing the perfect house for lot 6 is dependent upon identifying the land's characteristics, so that we may enhance these areas as we move forward in building. Here's our list: - Airy and bright

- Uninterrupted views of Downtown

- Sweeping sunrises and sunsets

- And, well, it’s on a hilltop

Keeping in mind these qualities, we’ve drawn up a plan that will take full advantage of each. Our vision for this home is to create a classic look with contrasting colors and textures, giving it a fresh and inviting feel. Ultimately, we’re designing and building a space for both family game nights and large gatherings.

A few things that have inspired us: a guide to small gatherings, dark hardwoods, succulents and cozy seating.

(kinfolk)

(elle decor)

(pinterest)

(lonny)

(design sponge)