As the McGee home is coming together, we’ve been reflecting on the process behind making our dream project a reality. With an unexpected deadline for moving out of our rental, there has been a lot going on over here to get everything ready. We are so grateful for
We’ve been gathering inspiration for our exterior for years, and finally being able to create the look and feel of it has been so rewarding. Many of you have been following along on this journey with us on our
We love a good mood board. This one may be our favorite we’ve created yet, and no, we’re not biased. 😉
I spent so many hours at the site waving my hands around, imagining the final result, and making decision after decision. We could probably make a whole coffee table book titled “Photo Series: Shea’s Pointer Finger & the McGee Home Progress,” but for now, here’s a sneak peek into how we integrated our inspirations during the process.
When deciding on stone and paint colors, we went through multiple samples to find something that felt right. We sampled at least eight different stones on the wall and various paint colors. Our stone saga started with a mix that looked pretty but too perfect, a grout that was too wide, and one that was too close together. Eventually, we found the perfect mix by blending two types and wiping the grout to make it look a bit older for a rustic look. We ended up deciding on Romabio masonry flat paint tinted with white dove for a beautiful chalky look.
I didn’t even have to ask
I’ve been drooling over this trellis photo for years, and it’s so fun to see our own coming to life! We just planted white roses that will eventually climb across the garage, and I couldn’t be more excited to see them grow with us at our home.
Someday roses will climb all the way up to this trellis!
Door design by
We call our mudroom the “black box,” in the most endearing way possible!
Stay posted for more behind the scenes looks into the rest of the home, coming soon!
xo – Shea McGee