Using a foundation of black and white interior design, here are some mood boards for our first investment property! Come see!
If you’ve been around, you know that after a year of searching, we finally bought our first investment property back in January!
Now is the day where I get to share with you all of the mood boards and design trends that have inspired our direction for this project.
Typically when I create mood boards for a space like our shared girls’ room or like our playroom for the One Room Challenge, I include a layout of the room and very specific details on the products pictured within the design board.
See? Something like that!
With an investment property, it’s more so sharing inspiration photos, color palettes and some products we plan on using but we can’t lay out specific room plans because we’re not going to be living there.
I can’t tell you what kind of coffee table will end up in the living room or if there will be a “kids room” design aspect because again, we aren’t living here.
The Beverly Project Design Plans
The house in its current state has vinyl siding. We are going to replace that vinyl siding with white for a more clean look and then add black accessories. Black doors, black door handles, black exterior light fixtures.
You’ll see this black and white color scheme come back a lot 🙂
In case you forgot from our before tour of the space, you walk into the front door directly into the open concept living and kitchen area.
All the walls in the house will be painted white – TBD on the exact color, but we are leaning towards Sherwin Williams Pure White or Behr Polar Bear. We decided against SW Alabaster like we have in almost every room in our house because we didn’t want to run the risk of it pulling yellow undertones since the house is pretty small.
The biggest things here are white living room, black tongue and groove fireplace to provide a high contrast in the area.
I’m super excited for this space honestly.
The main reason is because I am excited to see this come to life mainly because it will help us show that you can have a small kitchen design that makes it feel way larger than it is.
Again, black and white all day! Clean look with white tile, marble look quartz for the counter and black accents like a black sink, black pot filler, all paired with wood accents to finish the look.
There isn’t really a set dining room per se in this smaller home, so we are working with a dining nook instead.
The dining nook is exactly that – a teency lil’ nook.
We want to maximize the space in here so we are thinking to stage with a small 4 person round table with light wood tones and black chairs. Again, keeping it simple for staging because we want to show what can be done with the space to maximize square footage without feeling cluttered.
We most likely won’t be staging the guest bedroom, but this is more to show what we might do if this were our place. The walls are white to (hopefully) give a blank slate to the new owners! We have this black fan in several rooms in our house and love it so that’s something that will for sure be there.
After making a few (hundred) trips to Floor and Decor, we finally nailed down the tile we are wanting to use for our bathrooms! You can see the inspiration we were thinking through by seeing our Floor and Decor small bathroom tile ideas post here!
The entire house is only 1100 square feet which means the bathrooms we are working with are super tiny. We want to maximize every square inch of space in the bathrooms so that the new owners will feel like they’re not claustrophobic when they bathe.
This black and white bathroom will be perfect for the guest bathroom to make the whole home feel cohesive.
To tie in the black tongue and groove shiplap of the bedroom wall, we will be designing a shiplap feature wall in the main bedroom as well. We’re going to paint it black as well which may seem like a bold choice to do in a house that we aren’t going to be living in ourselves, but like my husband said:
Our goal is to appeal to about 70% of buyers and piss about 30% of buyers off with our design choices. Because the right buyer will be in that 70% no doubt. BOOP!
We wanted to make sure the main bathroom felt luxurious although it was small. By creating an all white bathroom with wood accents, we can tie into the guest bathroom and also add a touch more luxury.
We will use this large marble look tile for the floor in the main bathroom, the beveled subway tile in a vertical stacked pattern for the walls of the shower and then use the marble look penny tile in the shower floor.
When I first saw the inspiration photo on the right side, I had to take a double glance because it looks SO MUCH like our own laundry room. But alas, it’s not! We are taking a lot of hints from it, though.
We will create a little mudroom at the side entry door that will also be part of the laundry room.
Whew. This feels like a lot of work, but this is honestly the first project we have taken on that we haven’t done entirely ourselves. This whole flip house should be done in the time that it took us to gut and completely rebuild ONE GUEST BATHROOM in our house.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a room in your house or an entire property like us, don’t forget to pin this for later!