Our New home build is complete! We got the keys to the Drees!

It is with much joy and anticipation that I finally get to write and share this blog post with you!

Our new home build is complete and we got the keys to the Drees! Come see how our selections came to life as we made this our home!

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For those that might have missed the beginning of this story, here are a few blog posts to bring you up to speed!

1. Our dream to build!

2. Design Center process with Drees!

3. Mid construction check in!

We started this process 9 months ago with Drees homes and have watched our dirt turn to dream along the way! It truly was such an incredible experience and we both enjoyed it all.

Last week, we got the keys to the Drees and officially closed on our new build home! WE ARE SO THRILLED!

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Let’s get into the fun stuff and showing you around some different spaces and areas as they looked on closing day! Soon I’ll be able to share some DECORATED spaces with you too!

(You’ll notice that we don’t have some light fixtures installed yet and that there aren’t mirrors in the bathrooms. That is because we elected to get some of those on our own, and they will be installed AFTER closing. Sources will be shared in a future blog post!)


One thing we did here was add this beautiful trim work detailing. We knew the ceilings were so high here that it would make a HUGE impact, and it sure did!

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Wilshire space:

Lots of you have asked about Wilshire space at the new house and it was very important to me to have an area to work and to craft from home when I want/need to.

Behind this little entrance there is an office to the right where my desk will be- and a bedroom to the left, which I can use as a craft space. It was the PERFECT set up.

Dining Room and Butlers pantry:

I love the big spacious dining room and how you can access the butlers pantry right off of it, which will be great for entertaining!

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Love the trim detail in here too!

Living room:

There are a few features in this room that we are so excited about! Wood beams being one! Love the instant character and warmth they brought to the room!

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We also love the fireplace, the built in that I designed for that niche space and the big picture windows with the beautiful view.

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This will be an area we spend a lot of time in for sure!


You know one of my biggest wishes with a new kitchen was to have a BIG island. I’ve always wanted one where we could sit and eat together- I call it my “cereal dream” because I’ve always pictured my boys eating cereal there in the mornings!

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When making our selections, I knew from the start I wanted to do a wood hood for some contrast against the white. Let’s just say, I’m SO glad I went with my gut on this because it’s one of my favorite features in here!

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I went with a classic matte subway type tile with a light gray grout. And of course that herringbone pattern behind the stove and hood makes my heart pitter patter!

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Working pantry:

Just off the kitchen is one of the areas that made us fall in love with Drees and this home! This is an area that is meant for your small appliances, whether it’s to store them or put them on the counters.

This will eliminate SO much clutter from our main kitchen…and of course free up space for decor haha!

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This is where our coffee bar area will be too! On the wall to the left across from those cabinets is our walk in pantry for food storage as well.

Hearth room:

EEEEK….the hearth room! So many people have asked what that is, and here in the south it’s like a little sitting area that’s usually off your kitchen.

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I can already tell you that this is quickly becoming one of my favorite spaces. We will have a sitting area by the fireplace, and our kitchen table will go behind that back by the sliding doors.

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Primary Bedroom and bathroom:

We were very excited to do this fun feature wall in our room on the wall where our bed and nightstands will be. It added so much!

I have to say, this bathroom is a true dream come true! Every selection we picked in here exceeded our expectations and I love how it all flows and goes together.

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On my side, I knew having a vanity area to do hair and makeup was a must- so we changed up the original design a bit to make that work and I’m so glad we did!

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The tub!! Enough said!

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Primary closet:

Another dream come true area for sure, and even more fun to see this one come to life since Anthony and I designed our spaces!

Game room:

Our upstairs gameroom will be the perfect spot for movie nights and hanging out! I wanted to share this “dry bar” area that Anthony designed for the space.

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It’s right off the game room in a little niche area and will house a small beverage fridge as well as the microwave. Love this!

Family Ready Room: (Aka laundry room + storage + mud bench area)

Who would have thought the laundry room would turn out to be one of my favorite spaces, but it sure did! From the floors to the cabinet color to the brass hardware…I simply love it all!

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Let’s take a quick peek outside! This back porch has gorgeous views, an outdoor fireplace and will no doubt become an oasis for us!

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For privacy and safety reasons, I am choosing not to share the entire front of our house at this time and I appreciate your understanding of that!

However, I do want to show you the brick and the shutters and garage doors because I just LOVE how it all turned out.

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The brick is called Alpine by general shale and the shutters and garage doors are painted in a color called ironstone.

And because I know people will ask, the wood flooring is Revwood Plus by Mohawk- It is their luxury laminate line in the color soft chamois oak! We LOVE it!

Main interior paint colors are PPG- Silver feather (walls), Delicate white (trim) and Dover Gray (doors)

All other sources coming SOON!

I hope you enjoyed this little “tour” of some of our new home build! What is your favorite space or area?!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love, support and excitement you have shown my family and I over the past 9 months of building! I will never forget it and it made it EXTRA fun for me to have all of you by my side for this journey!

So, from my entire family….THANK YOU!!!

This is a true dream come true for us that we have prayed about, saved for and talked about for YEARS! We are truly grateful for God’s blessings and don’t take any of this for granted!

Last but not least, we can’t say enough good things about Drees Homes! They truly went above and beyond in so many ways and made the process enjoyable!

A special thanks to our builder Jake! He went above and beyond on several occasions and always made things right when things did come up!

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Were there some stressful times and moments? ABSOLUTELY! I believe you would have that with any build. But, overall it was just truly a positive and great experience. We will forever be grateful to Drees Homes for helping us turn this dirt into a dream!

I hope that along the way you found an idea or got inspired by something for your own home. It is very vulnerable for me to share so much, but it’s also part of my job and I love doing so. If I’ve inspired or helped even just one of you, then I’m doing my job!

Until next time…


PS. Soon I will do a more detailed blog post that has more sources linked, but I am going to need a little time to get that all together! Please be patient with me, but I promise I will share as much as I can soon!


  1. Angie

    Absolutely beautiful! Whenever I paint a room or cabinet, I keep some of the paint used in a small mason jar labeled. If I chip the paint, scratch a wall, or move a picture, I can do a quick touch up! Keep us updated with your decorating.

    • Susan Osborne

      Oooh I never thought of that. So smart!

    • Katherine

      Y’all did a beautiful job with your new home. Love it.?

  2. Stephanie Jordan

    Absolute beauty Stacey!! So excited for you and your family! I’m sure the outdoor area would be my most fave, inside, I’d have to choose the hearth room. I’m sure it will be your cozy spot for many things! ❤️

  3. Karen Warus

    Your home is beautiful!! I think my favorite rooms are the hearth room and the laundry room and the master bathroom!! Wow!! It’s all amazing!! You and your husband did a fabulous job picking out everything! Congratulations and have a blast making new memories!!

  4. Kathy

    You and your family have built a truly beautiful home!

    Thank- you for sharing!!

  5. Diane Andrews

    Love it! My favorite spot is the butlers pantry with the lights behind those glass doors and that gorgeous backsplash! Swoon! Also your master bath. Love that cabinet color and the shower is awesome. And the tub and that floor!

  6. Susan Hill

    It’s impeccable!! Now we need to see the photos of it all furnished!!!
    So incredibly happy for your loving sweet family.
    You were blessed long before your dream home happened!!
    So thrilled for you!!

  7. Tina Foster

    You have a beautiful home Stacey! So happy for you guys. I love the kitchen but I love it all. Such good choices on picking out all the things.

  8. Sharon Perry

    Besides, absolutely loving your outdoor space, I LOVE the floors in the bathroom❤️

  9. Sally England

    It’s done!! It’s been so much fun and educational, to watch you go through this process. I can’t thank you enough for allowing your followers to go along on this ride with you as Drees built you your dream home! I love every single thing about it. One of my favorite things is the laundry room and of course, the outdoor living area!! That’s where I would spend most of my time. Congratulations to you and your family, Stacey! Let the beautiful memories and the gorgeous decorating begin!!

  10. Judith Barrow

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! I love everything and all the special finishing touches

  11. Susan Doss

    It’s absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see it with your furniture and decorating skills!

  12. Virginia

    Fabulous, love it all and love all of your choices! Congratulations to you and your husband, and the boys. I hope you have many happy years in your new home!!!

  13. Sheri Haverstick

    Your home is beautiful!

  14. Linda

    What a beautiful home! It’s been fun seeing the progress! So happy for you, Anthony and the boys. Everything is just beautiful. I wish you many continued blessings from above, Stacey. You have a beautiful family.

  15. mariafigueroa_1831@yahoo.com

    Stacey..CONGRATULATIONS to You and Your Beautiful Family, on your New Home. Whishing You all the Best on your New Journey. You’re home is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It’s a Perfect home, I wouldn’t have not done anything differently, it’s PERFECT. I’m Soo HAPPY for You and Your Family. We’ll deserved. ???????

  16. mariafigueroa_1831@yahoo.com

    Stacey..CONGRATULATIONS to You and Your Beautiful Family, on your New Home. Whishing You all the Best on your New Journey. You’re home is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It’s a Perfect home, I wouldn’t have not done anything differently, it’s PERFECT. I’m Soo HAPPY for You and Your Family. We’ll deserved. ???????

  17. Maria Cruz

    Beautiful home ? blessings thank you for sharing with us. Can’t wait to see the decor . A great fan and want everything in your shop but of course I can’t.

  18. Teresa McBrayer Sunderland

    Absolutely love it. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us.

  19. Terri Hubbart

    There is nothing I don’t love about your new home! It’s absolutely beautiful. Thank you for taking me on your journey. I enjoyed every minute. I wish you & your family love & happiness.

  20. Cheryl

    Love love love your new house! So happy for y’all! It is beautiful!

  21. Diane Martel

    Your new home is beautiful!!!! Wishing your family much happiness. Thanks for sharing this journey it’s really been fun and I look forward to seeing you work your decorating magic ?

  22. Karen

    Just lovely. God’s blessings on you and your new home!

  23. Tammy McDevitt Roberts

    Stacey I have watched you for years although I don’t order or craft you are a joy to watch I love you and your family congrats y’all r so deserving ❤️

  24. Marcia Bidwell

    Thanks so much for sharing your journey of your gorgeous home build! I’ve enjoyed it so much!!

  25. Jennifer Shields Inoue

    Beautiful Home. Congratulations ?

  26. Vicki Phillips

    Your new home is Gorgeous! I’m very happy for you and your family. Your laundry room, pantry and closet is a dream for me ? wishing you and your family many happy years ahead.

  27. Vicki Callahan

    Your home is just stunning ?. Love all of it. Can not wait to watch you decorate. Congratulations ?.

  28. Lilly Gail Quattrochi

    Thank you Stacy for taking us on this wonderful journey with your family. I have enjoyed ever step if the way. It is a beautiful home. So glad for all if you. May you have many blessed days and years in your new home. Congratulations to your family and hope you have much laughter in your new home. It’s gorgeous can’t wait to see it decorated.

  29. Sharon Hastings

    Oh Stacey a big huge Congratulations. I can not think of anyone that could be more deserving of the many Blessings than YOU and Your Family. I wish you lots of Joy and happiness as you make Memories in your New Home.

  30. Maureen Vedder

    Your NEW Home is Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!! Wishing you all the Best!!! Can you tell me what the floors are and name in the master bath? Would love to do my whole house in that distressed white with the black doors and white trim!

  31. Leta Nash

    Congratulations! Beautiful home!

  32. Joyce Shull

    Hi Stacey,
    I have truly enjoyed sharing your journey with the new build from ground breaking to receiving the keys!! At about 11pm last night we sold our home and will be beginning a journey similar to yours. You have inspired us in many ways. Thank you

  33. Louann Carol

    Hi Stacey.
    I am so Happy for you as well for your family it is such a Beautiful Home now I’m looking forward to seeing all your ideas for decorating. Congratulations again my friend.

  34. Phyllis Stephenson

    Stacey, Anthony & Boys we are all so very happy for you. May God bless you all with health, happiness & lots of love. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. I feel such joy for you. ??

  35. Julie

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home.
    I love the kitchen! Would like to see pictures of your pantry area. Does it seem achward having the microwave out of the kitchen?
    WOW!!! Your laundry room is amazing!

  36. Peggy Kasinger

    Stacey that is absolutely stunning, can’t wait to see how you decorate it. May your family have many years of great memories and happiness in your new home! ❤️

  37. Marianne Sullo

    Your home is stunning. Can’t wait to see it decorated. You and your family are living the dream. Enjoy your many years ahead with love and joy.

  38. Sarah Bailey

    Wow, it is beautiful. I’m
    married to an architect and had fun showing him the different rooms. I’m excited to see how you use each room. Love your wood moulding and accents! And your lot makes it even more fantastic!

  39. Brenda Hill

    Stacey, I love everything about it. It has everything I would want. I love the floor plan. I know you and your family will love living there. I’m so happy for y’all. ??

    God Bless,
    Brenda Hill

  40. Cathy

    It’s all beautiful! Can’t wait to see all of the decor.

  41. Leslie Fazio

    It is absolutely beautiful & I know you will add your lovely decor and furnishings to it. I am true,y happy for you & the family ?

  42. Roberta Cordell

    Congratulations, your home is beautiful!

  43. Joan Jauch

    What kind of kitchen countertop did you go with?

  44. Louise Carlisle

    I love it. What great memories lay ahead of you in your new home. You have a beautiful family and are blessed to have such decorative talent. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  45. Angel Hoffman

    I just LOVE to see how people decorate!! Im a very ‘ visual ‘ person. Thanks for sharing…I really enjoyed it.