Before, During, AfterJan 29, 2020

Client Me Myself And I Can’t Make Up My Mind // A Progress Tour

Written by Amber Lewis
Photographed by Amber Lewis

First things first, THANK YOU! You guys shared soooo much love on my IGTV tour of the house , it made me feel so good about everything going on inside and out!!  We are getting sooo, so close to finishing up our home and all of us could not be more excited. I’ve been sharing all sorts of project updates on my IG, but I want to take a beat and introduce you to some of the awesome sources we have used along the way. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some of my favorite brands to bring this beauty to life and I wanted to break it all down. Grab your notebook and take notes on all the things below!!

Windows & Doors //

When it came to ordering my windows and doors, I knew I wanted something that was beautiful yes, but also durable, timeless, and within budget. I have used Marvin on a couple projects in the past, (see one example Here) and it is one of my favorite window companies out there. When it came time to pull the trigger on which windows and doors I was going to use, Marvin was a no brainer. I wrote an entire article about all my selections and why I chose them — and now that you guys are starting to see the final product, it’s obvious why. Check out my previous post for allll the deets.

Plumbing //

We used my forever favorite, Waterworks, for plumbing in the entire home. Once everything is installed and we’re a weee bit further along, I’ll do a room-by-room breakdown and link out to which collections and finishes I chose. Haaaang tight!

Exterior //

I wanted to do a stacked stone, and searched high and low for the perfect vibe. I stumbled on some amazing images and sleuthed hard to find out that everything I was loving came from my friends over at Horizon Stone. I am so beyond happy with how the exterior turned out, and for everyone asking, I chose from Horizon Stone’s ‘19th Century‘ series in the color ‘Hermitage.’ I used a custom blended grout, that my stone guys literally mixed on the spot, so don’t have a link out. Horizon is very helpful however, and can point you in the right direction!

We’re also painting a lot of the exterior, but I’m still deciding on my final, final color. Stay tuned for that!!!

Floors //

For most of the home, I chose the most beautiful white oak floors from my pals over at DuChateau. I decided on the Varacio Collection in Tonale, which has random-width flooring… and I am just obsessed. We also worked with Mission Tile for bricks, and Cle’ tile for every bathroom and my kitchen.  And speaking of tile, we’re working with Fireclay for all of our pool tile (I can’t wait for you guys to see more of this!!). Check back here in a few weeks for a detailed outline of all the materials I chose!

Ceiling //

Our friends at Ross Alan Reclaimed provided the stuuuuning reclaimed white oak lumber in the ceiling that you all keep asking about. More to come about this also!

Closets //

We’re using Container Store Custom Closets for both my closets, Mike’s closet, and G’s closet. G and I have the “Laren Model” and Mike has the “Avera Model.” We’re also putting the “Elfa Model” in the guest room, office, and linen closets. It was so easy to go through the design consultation for the closets, and the install is happening in the next few weeks…I can hardly wait!

Interior Paint //

We worked with Portola Paints for almost all of the interior paint of the house, and we will be sharing allll of the room by room deets soon, cause we know you guys will want to know!!

Garage Doors //

I shared a peek at our custom garage doors on my IG a bit ago, and it seems like you’re all as obsessed as I am. We used reclaimed wood for the doors and they were custom built by Crown Doors & Gates (I couldn’t recommend them enough!)

Kitchen Appliances //

We have so many exciting appliances in the house, but the one I really can’t stop staring at is our Lacanche Range. It’s the Sully Model in black, and it’s gorge.

Thats all for now, check my IG for updates on the house and when I will be posting more info about it all!

Ps.. If you missed, the video tour, here it is!! ↓

MARVIN NARROW FRAME casement windows and Horizon Stone

Reclaimed wood garage doors from Crown Doors & Gates and Horizon Stone

DuChateau floors in the Varació Collection in Tonale

Waterworks Unlacquered Brass Faucet

Waterworks shower system

The design consultation for Container Store Custom Closets 

The most gorgeous Lacanche Sully Range and Ross Alan Reclaimed beams on the ceiling


  • Melissa

    Your house is gorgeous!! I have a couple of questions – 1) for the horizon stone – did you look into durability at all? 2) the cle tile – is it weathered white color?
    Love love!

  • Yuri Leon

    Are the Cle zellige tiles hard to clean in the bathroom? They look gorgeous, but was wondering about maintenance.

  • Chani

    Absolutely gorgeous. I am so inspired by your work and try to recreate similar (although never as beautiful as yours). Thank you for sharing your art, knowledge and creative ideas.

  • Naomi m

    My single most anticipated reveal of 2020! Waiting with bated breath. Always a fan!

  • naya

    Great job! Looking forward to knowing more about your house maintenance.

  • Holly

    It’s perfection!! I do have a question: where are the interior and exterior plank doors from?

  • Julianna

    Thoroughly enjoy watching your labour of love:) The pretty herringbone tiles in (one of) the en-suite s are just what I have been searching for for a hallway in my apartment. I was going to go with a sisal weave but having seen your result- I’m going to do the tile:) Can’t wait to see your finished result- and those mixed width white oak floors are a master stroke. LOVE your aesthetic!!

  • Meghan

    I love your kitchen tile! Would yo mind sharing the color of Cle tile that you used?

  • Meredith

    I’m sure I missed it somewhere but what marble did you use in your kitchen and baths?

  • Irene

    Amber first I love your style and pray for your recovery! I am building a home on Kiawah and it has many similar interior elements as your home. Similar ceilings, kitchen and bath styles -same bathtub! I love the lights in your hallway and wanted to know who makes them. If you could share I would appreciate it.

  • Monique

    What is the cabinet color in the brick floor bathroom? Also where did you find your brick and what color is it? Thank you. I just love all of it. Perfect combination of old world and modern.

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