If you’ve ever lived in a new build (and I don’t mean custom new build) or cookie-cutter style townhome/condo, I’m sure you’ve experienced an emotion called ‘meh.’ You know, where you find yourself wishing this room had cool paneling, that hallway had a curved arch or your ceiling had actual architectural details (vs. popcorn sprayed everywhere).
It all starts with a floorplan. When you move to Hawai’i from the east coast (from just under 2700 sqft. to a 720 sqft. rental), measuring and planning is truly the only way to figure out what the heck you can bring, what needs to be stored and what needs to be sold (so you can buy a few new pieces that will fit properly in your new habitat)!
Who knew it’d be so hard to find inspiration images of moody, dark, coastal spaces. Why is this not a thing? Let’s make it a thing! Of course white, airy, beach house spaces have a place in my heart too, but let’s also explore how using rich hues can be just as welcoming as bright whites — even if you live in Hawai’i.
Raise your hand if you’re eyeing black plumbing fixtures for your next home project. As we continue down our own rabbit hole of house hunting, I’m looking for potential and envisioning everything from its new floor plan to fixtures. But how practical is the matte black fixture (dare I say) trend? Especially in Hawai’i, where hard water is very much a thing.