“A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally & spiritually.”
Decision making is probably the most intense part of building a house. There are so many different options for everything you need to pick out, but the siding decision for us what so simple. James Hardie has a lot of choices and beautiful colors. We knew from the first look at the color choices what we wanted to do. Our house has a very modern feel to it, so when choosing colors, we went with grey. They are fresh, crisp and modern. We also loved the idea of the two toned house. Iron grey & aged pewter were the way to go. We liked the way they looked together, with the roof sample, and also how they looked in the surroundings.
Once they began to put it up, I couldn’t control my excitement. The siding is beautiful. I LOVE the Hardieplank siding! They began with the aged pewter which is the bottom color and they way it pops with the black windows and white trim was so dreamy. Once they put up the Iron grey and we saw that contrast, we were so very pleased! After the siding is up, I find out that one of our builders was a little wary on our choices, he wasn’t sure what the two tone combo was going to look like, but once it went up and he saw it he also saw my vision. The best part about this siding is that it is durable, helps to insulate the house, and is maintenance free!
Chris and I are so pleased this far with the house and with our selections. We love the way it looks as you drive up up to it and they way it fits into the gorgeous surroundings. We cannot wait to see the choices we have made for the inside and how they will make our new home a complete and beautiful place for us! Also, just so everyone knows, we have really had a blast building. Everyone warned us that is is so stressful and that agreeing on decisions and selections would be hard. Lucky for us, we are on the same page with all our choices. Other than wanting to live in this gorgeous place right NOW, because look at it, it’s amazing, we are enjoying the process.
Kelly & James tie the knot tomorrow, which means today is the perfect day to share their early spring engagement session. We captured their photos in two awesome locations, Blandy Farm and Old Town Winchester. Kelly has two requests for her session: 1) We must find cherry blossoms without going to DC and 2) Let’s make sure it is extra fun. I think we accomplished both goals perfectly… These two have such kind hearts and the most infectious laughs. Throughout their session we chatted about the wedding, talked about their lives together, and played with their cute pup Comet. Just look at the love they share, and the light in their eyes. I cannot wait for tomorrow. In less than 24 hours they will be the newest Mr & Mrs! Cant wait to celebrate with you guys tomorrow….
<3 until next time