OK, you guys might think I’m completely crazy to be in the middle of designing our house when I’m 9 months pregnant and I can’t say that I disagree with you. Ha! What can I say, I’m in extreme nesting mode! We thought about pushing the design process back until after the baby is born, but really, things aren’t going to necessarily get easier over the next year so we’re trying to get it done before this little guy arrives!
And I haven’t told you guys a ton about my designer Veronica, so I’m going to gush about her on here for minute! First off, let me start by saying, everyone meet Veronica Valencia! Veronica Valencia, meet everyone! (Follow her on Insta HERE – she’ll be posting a bunch of fun stuff about our home soon!) Veronica is an absolute rock star designer that has worked with so many amazing clients and even worked as a designer on Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition! My girl, and fellow Bachelorette, Jillian Harris introduced me to Veronica about a year ago when we began our search for a new home. Veronica has been so awesome since day one, and based on all the mood boards she created for our home, I’m so ridiculously excited to share the final reveal with you guys once it’s all complete!
And by the way, did you see the nursery she designed for us in Us Weekly? I’ll link it HERE so you guys can see it! I’m so obsessed with it and honestly just sit in that room sometimes because I’m in love with it so much. I’ll sit there and think about our little boy and how he’s going to grow up in that room. There are a few photos on Us Weekly’s site (and in their mag this week!) but I’ll have a full blog post on it sometime soon so you guys can see even more details!
Anyway, I’m writing today’s blog post because we want your opinion on helping us choose blinds for the master bedroom! We are using Veronica’s line of blinds from Select Blinds! As soon as she showed them to me I knew that we absolutely had to use them because they’re so gorgeous! Check out her entire line on Select Blinds HERE. The material and texture of the blinds really brings a warmth to our home that I feel it desperately needed. Our house has really high ceilings, which is nice but also can make the house feel a little cold. Adding these blinds downstairs made such a difference! So I’m really excited to get them in the master bedroom.
Like I just mentioned, we already chose the colors for the rest of the house. On the main floor we mostly did the Veronica Valencia Oceania Woven Wood Shades in a beautiful neutral color called Island Earth. At first I wanted to go with all white downstairs, but Veronica suggested adding in some neutral color and I’m so glad that she did! All of the walls in the house are white and a lot of the furniture is going to be white as well (or light in color). So the neutral blinds are a perfect contrast! Thank goodness I have a designer or my WHOLE house would be white. Ha! And I know what you’re thinking, we’re crazy for having a mostly white house with children and a dog. But don’t worry, we added a lot of pops of color and wood-tones that you’ll see once we finish the house and share it with all of you! And yes I’m fully aware I’ll be chasing my children around with a broom and towel trying to clean everything up for the next 10 years. Ha!
OK, back to the blinds, we chose the Veronica Valenica Coastal Woven Wood Shades in a really pretty grey called Tahitian Surf for the nursery that you can see in the Us Weekly photos. And for my office on the main floor, we went with the Veronica Valencia Island Woven Wood Shades in a gorgeous white color – Austral Island. Veronica suggested cordless shades in the Nursery and Molly’s room, because it is safe and highly recommended for kids and pets – love that! I didn’t even know! Which brings us to the master bedroom.
The master bedroom is meant to be mine and Kevin’s sanctuary. We don’t plan on having the kids run amok in there and I want it to be a beautiful place for me and Kevin to unwind at the end of the day. This is the one space in the house that I want to be as light and bright as possible. Some people like their bedrooms to be dark so they can sleep in later. But Kevin and I go to bed super early and wake up even before the sun is up, so that’s not really an issue for us. So this is where you guys come in! Veronica and I are torn between the 3 colors below. Which one do you think we should go with?
We are going back and forth on whether we should keep it fresh with the Austral Island (white), go with the Bora Bora (similar to the grey we used in the nursery) or even the light natural woven Winward Island (that we have in the majority of the downstairs in our home). Tell us what you guys think in the comment below!!! Veronica and I are SO excited to have you guys be part of the design process with us!