Designing each of our flips is one of my very favorite things to do – I get a thrill out of selecting each light fixture, agonizing over tile, and trying to up our game with each project.
However, I also always try to keep my wants in check, and my desire to try something different – always balancing trends and interesting design with the fact that these homes need to actually sell, and hopefully fast.
Until now. Kind of.
With this 10th flip, Jason and I have decided that we’re willing to be a little more “out there” design-wise – to take few risks that might not appeal to the mainstream in the hopes that creating a more unique and interesting home will set us apart from the competition, and give us that little “something extra” that makes buyers want to live here (it only takes 1!).
Now, I’m not talking anything too crazy – no mirrored ceilings or all-black rooms – just some things that are a little more contemporary, with a little more color (perhaps), and a bit more taste-specific.
But now, with all of these possibilities, I’m getting a little paralyzed by all of the choices. We’re on the verge of ordering cabinetry (I’ve been putting it off because I can’t make a decision!), and I need to get my design direction nailed down before we do that.
Basically, I’m torn between two styles of contemporary design – rustic modern, or crisp and light?
The rustic modern option reminds me of the master bath in our 8th flip (which I love), and the crisp and light reminds me more of the upstairs guest bathroom in that same house (which I also love), but with brass accents instead of black.
Now that I see them both laid out like that I think the decision is pretty clear, but I’m still dying to hear what you think.
And my second dilemma – with either design style, it’s pretty apparent that I’d love to incorporate a boat-load of brass. Pinterest is filled to the brim with brass these days . . . but dare I put it in a flip?