It’s time I finally share more about our home and answer the FAQ’s we have had along the way!
For those of you who are newer, a quick back story, we bought our first home in California in May and have been so excited to share this fun renovation journey with you!
I have been getting several questions about our remodel and what paint colors, floors, tiles etc we decided to do. So today I wanted to break down all of these FAQ’s and answer them for you.

We officially moved into our home in the middle of July and were basically living in a construction site. It’s now mid August and the tile project was just completed. We still have so much to do on the home, but it is live-able and we are happy to be living here and working on it along the way.



All walls –  Simply White by Benjamin Moore (satin sheen)

White Kitchen Cabinets – Simply White by Benjamin Moore (semi gloss sheen)

Kitchen Island and Laundry Room – Rainstorm by Sherwin Williams (semi gloss sheen)

Edison’s Black Bathroom – Crow’s Head by Sherwin Williams (semi gloss sheen)

Green Bathroom Cabinet – Hunt Club by Sherwin Williams (semi gloss sheen)

Ceilings – Extra White by Sherwin Williams (flat sheen)

Baseboards – Extra White by Sherwin Williams (semi gloss sheen)

Kitchen Floating Shelves Stain – Natural by General Finishes Gel Stain 

Edison’s Bathroom Floating Shelves Stain – Espresso by General Finishes Gel Stain 



Old World by Provenza Floors – Fallen Timber (item #694) Species: Siberian Oak

(Our 2nd option- Chêne by Urban Floor – European Oak)

Both wood floors sold at Rayo Wholesale INC


Edison’s Bathroom – Octagon + Dot from North County Tile

Office – Toscana Tridi Hexagon from North County Tile

Hallway Bathroom – Quilt Stella: Studio White Tile with Thin Black line (maze) From North County Tile

Bright Black Penny Round – North County Tile

Laundry Room – Grey NuAge 12×24 from North County Tile

Pool Bathroom Shower – White Matte Picket Tile  from North County Tile

Master Bathroom – Black and White Hex from Arizona Tile

White Penny Rounds – From Arizona Tile

3×6 White Subway Tile from Arizona Tile



Kitchen Brass Pulls and Handles – Amerock in Champagne – Other similar ones here

Bathroom Knobs – Anthropoligie

Toilet Paper Holder – Delta 

Door Knobs – Home Depot 




Kitchen Sink – Delta 

Soap Dispenser – Delta 

Laundry Room Sink – Delta 

Master Bathroom  by Phylrich 

Brass Single Handle Faucet – Delta

Black Single Handle Faucet – Delta

Master Shower Head –

Free Standing Tub Spout

Black Shower Head – Delta 

Brass Shower Head – Delta

Brass Shower Head + Tub – Delta 



Geo Pendant Light – Shades of Light 

Cedar and Moss 8″ Pendent in Black – Rejuvenation 

Bubble Vanity Light (Edison’s Vanity) – Shades of Light 

Irvine Single Sconce – School House Electric  with Black Shade from School House Electric 

Dapper Sconce in White and Brass – Shades of Light 

Linear Globe Bath Light (3 lights) – Shades of Light 

Linear Globe Bath Light (2 lights) – Shades of Light 


Articulating Single Sconce – Restoration Hardware 



Industrial Ceiling Fan – Rejuvenation 

Sculptural 3 Light Pendent – West Elm 



Black Woven Bamboo Pendent – World Market 

Fela Tasseled Chandelier – Anthropologie 



Lacy Flush mount – Pottery Barn 



Cedar and Moss Pendent – Rejuvenation 

Entry Room Light – Shades of Light 



Hunter Dempsey Fan in White 

Hunter Dempsey Fan in Black 



Brass Sputnik Chandelier –  Modern Brass



Master (My Vanity) 32×42 – Modern Line

Master (Brandon’s Vanity) 24×36 – Modern Line

Hallway Bathroom 32×42  – Modern Line

Edison’s Bathroom – CB2

Pool Bathroom – Target



Kitchen Sink – Kohler

Undermount Bathroom Sinks – Kohler 

Laundry Room Sink – Elkay

Toilets – Kohler 

Free Standing Tub – Wayfair

Acrylic Tile Tub – Kingston Brass 


Fridge – Sub Zero

2nd Fridge in Laundry Room – GE

Dishwasher – Kitchen Aid – This dishwasher is the best one I have ever ever used. It stores so much, but my favorite part is the Bottle wash option. It has specific spouts that spray right into bottles and sippy cups. I also love that you can change the height of the top drawer for larger dish-ware underneath or vise versa.

Oven and Microwave Oven – Kitchen Aid

2nd Oven – Kitchen Aid


When we bought our home we decided it would be the smartest and most important decision to higher a designer. We have never built or remodeled a home before and knew we would have several design questions a long the way. We were referred around a few times and finally came into contact with the girls at North County Tile and Stone here in Escondido, CA. That is when we met Barbara and decided to hire her on as our designer. She has been so helpful along the way answering all of our questions, concerns etc. She helped us finalize paint, tile, flooring, kitchen design, lighting and so much more. All of these designs are what she drafted up so we could get a more visual idea of each space. Of course some of these spaces have changed a little bit, but it was all so very helpful in the long run. You can find Barbara here @matzke_interiors and @northcountytileandstone 




xo, Camilla

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