Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The remodel: BATHROOM.

Last time we talked "bathrooms" here's what ours looked like: 

There were A LOT of unexpected obstacles, that came up after this picture, causing a major halt in the renovation process.  Mainly, my husband had an injury and then the stomach bug reared it's ugly head though our house.  Did I mention our washing machine broke?  

...moving on from the *ahem* delays - here's more progress...

Boys trying their hand at setting tiles. Makes my heart happy to see them learning from Daddy.
Hi, tile!!
oooo, ahhhh, the grout!
 I am very pleased with the subway tile and the dark gray grout.  I like the "old fashioned" feel of the darker grout and the contrast against the white tiles.  
One last pic to show there's still LOTS to do:
Aiming for a "bathroom renovation marathon" this weekend...
Wish us luck and stay tuned!

Sources: tile, grout, shower fixtures: Home Depot

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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Monday, April 6, 2015

Client Work: Spring Mantle.

I was recently consulted for a spring mantle. 
I shared my visions of creams, cooper and springy greens and the homeowner was right on board! 
I was given free reign and here's my creation:

The mantle BEFORE:

The home. style. heart AFTER :

Pierced lanterns from Target.
Ribbons, greens, "M" letter from Hobby Lobby.
Copper taper holders and cooper cups from owner's collection.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter: Centerpieces.

 A few table centerpieces for you to get inspired for your Easter table:

#1: I gathered things from around my house: plants, candles, etc... I used browns, greens, whites and mixed different metals: brass, copper, silver and some amber jars. Everything is displayed in a circular tray. This is a simple, clean centerpiece and fairly neutral. 
#2: For this centerpiece: gather your pretty dishes...stack them, place them in groups, scatter them down the center of the table. This is an elegant and pretty display.  Stick with common colors if you want a consistency through the display.

#3: This theme is a little "jungle-y" - if you live in an area where you have lush greens this would be easy for you.  Here, in Rochester, outside is brown and brown.  Instead of gathering from the yard, I used plants from the house.  This centerpiece is fun for plants, succulents and fresh flowers.

#4: If you want to incorporate all those fun Easter colors, here's a great display.  Classic and playful with pastels, Easter eggs and baskets: