Saturday, October 18, 2008

Choices, choices, choices

Wow, when you get to the interior there are so many choices. We're down to the nitty-gritty details that will determine the look of the living spaces. We're also eager to get done and move in! This tension of research, testing, checking ALL options, interviewing experts, and eventually making decisions is joyous agony. What a privilege to be close to completion and choosing some beautiful materials for our home.
We made a trip to Jacksonville, port city on the Atlantic coast, to finalize some of the materials for floors, counters, and walls. The granite warehouse wins the sentimental award, with stones from quarries in Namibia, near our beloved South African homeland where we spent 10 happy years. Here are two favorite stones pictured with a piece of tongue and groove and the current favorite floor tile (a lighter-color version than the dark grey previously pictured).