How are we set apart from the rest. Let me explain!
I like to say I have the gift of visualization. While many homeowners can’t picture something, I can see it all before it comes to life. And this is where I come in handy!
I am able to imagine a home in my head before putting it on paper. It’s like having a dream board in my mind allowing myself to visualize the design of the home.
Instead of using other home designs or tv shows as inspiration, I love to rely on elements like color pallets, wood tones and light fixtures to spark my creativity.
Nature can inspire interior design by providing a rich source of colors, materials on, patterns, textures, and shapes. By incorporating these elements, designers can create spaces that evoke a sense of tranquility, harmony, and connection to the natural world.
Colors: The colors found in nature can serve as inspiration for an interior color palette. Earthy tones like greens, browns, and blues can create a calming and soothing atmosphere, while vibrant colors like yellows and oranges can add energy and warmth.
Materials: Natural materials such as wood, stone, and bamboo can be incorporated into interior design to bring an organic and rustic feel. These materials not only add visual interest but also create a connection to the natural world.
Patterns and Textures: Nature is filled with intricate patterns and textures that can be replicated in interior design. Examples include floral patterns, leaf motifs, and animal prints. These elements can be incorporated through wallpaper, fabrics, and accessories to add visual interest and create a sense of harmony.
Organic Shapes: Nature is filled with organic shapes that can be replicated in interior design. From curved furniture to flowing drapes, these shapes can create a sense of comfort and relaxation.
Sarah Grendahl is the lead designer for Grendahl Design Co. She loves inspiring people and believes in making life’s better!
👋🏻 I know this construction photo doesn’t make our feed look glamorous, or high end or make you want to move in, but this is real time stuff.
This is what the process a home build goes through to get the perfect photo in the end. But in reality, that perfect photo in the end isn’t real either, It’s reality for a moment…Until dinner time…. 😏
The truth is, we all love to click the heart on a perfect photo. But to get there, we get through the messy stuff first.
From now on, I’d like to show more of the messy stuff. The Process. The ups and downs, because that’s what it is. Construction is messy and unpredictable at times, but it’s also so rewarding! We are here for it all!
You’ll also get to see that “perfect” finished photo In the end too, because good design is art. And photography is art, and art is meant to be shared. 🤎
Its only been about 8 weeks since my last entry during the Building journey at our Mabel Two Story, but so much has happened! This house is now onto the finish stages. My last entry we were ready for our sub contractors to begin with the rough in of plumbing, electrical and HVAC. All of those have been completed, along with insulation, sheetrock, tape/textured walls and painting!
The cabinets are also all installed, and doors and trim. The kitchen cabinets are a combination of wood and painted cabinetry. I love how they compliment each other. The walls are painted a light grey that mirrors the kitchen island. Carrara quartz countertops will pull everything together. I am very excited to see this space come together. Tile work has also begun on the master bathroom shower.
While work has been continued on the inside, we have also had work continue on the exterior. The stone has been installed. I have to say, this stone is my favorite stone installs to date. It’s a simple white stacked stone, and it just makes the home feel so pretty. The siding is almost complete. I love how the combinations of the different textures of siding came together.
In the next coming weeks, this house will be finished and become a HOME! We have flooring to be installed, tile work, stone fireplace, and painting of doors and trim. There is also the trim out of electrical, HVAC and plumbing to be completed. And of course there is always the finishing touches as well.
We started digging this house mid July. Its amazing how quickly this house has come together. All of our pre planning has paid off. Roger has managed this project so well to keep everything moving along, and all of our sub contractors and suppliers have done such a great job at helping us achieve our goal. We are very thankful for that. Our goal and intention was to design and build a beautiful and functional home that someone could see as their own. We are SO thankful to say, this home is under contract! My heart is so happy knowing that a family sees this house as their home.
I named this floor plan after my grandma, and I know she is cheering us on, and I am pretty sure she had a helping hand in all of this as well. Stay tuned in the next coming weeks for the finished photos of this home.