|With Fall approaching, I’m looking forward to focusing some of my energy and time on the inside of my home. Much like the cobbler anecdote, my projects tend to come last. I can’t really bare to spend the gorgeous weekends indoors on “home” projects during the summer months. When the weather turns raw and chilly I enjoy focusing on my house!!
This top image shows what I have done so far on my daughter Emerson’s room. I had custom pillows made along with Pottery Barn Kids bedding.(PB Kids is having a 60% off Labor Day Sale) The walls are painted light pink in Clark+Kensington’s : Cherry Blossom 03D-1. It is a beautiful pale pink shade. The two images below are of my grandmother’s (we called her Memere) bed. She was a very special person and I’m looking forward to using her bed in my daughter’s room. Emmi and I chatted about her room this morning and we’ve decided to paint the bed a pretty yellow shade. I think the rug will be pink and white. Then all I have left to finish up is the artwork framing and selections. I am also adding two display shelves for her favorite books and accessories. I’ve also relocated an antique pine armoire to her room that didn’t work in mine.
|I’ve always had this image in my head. I’ll most likely use a yellow shade much like this! I think it will mix well with the bedding but also work with other shades should we (she) decide to change the color scheme later on. (Funny this picture is from Emerson Fry’s house. I love her clothing and this sweater for the Fall!)|
|This bed style is similar. I like the pineapple detail on my Memere’s bed though!|
|the new tile|
1. I think I may go with this simple sconce. I’m leaving the existing wiring so it needs to be installed above the mirror.
2. Monogrammed towels add a personal touch
3. I’ve purchased a similar faucet to this classic Kohler one.
4. Small bathrooms and powder rooms look great when you add a one of a kind or unexpected mirror similar to this bamboo one. via Horchow (it’s 30% off today!)
5. Inexpensive pedestal sink via Lowes. (again I need to save $ someplace)
6. I’m adding a colorful piece of art onto the empty wall across from the doorway.
The color chosen will be from Clark+Kensington’s new color line! I’ll share the color name when I make the final choice!
Hello, hello..So I’ve put together a kitchen board. This pulls together my thoughts for the space. My goal was to incorporate both classic and modern elements. I prefer clean looking but functional kitchens!
The back splash tiles are in! Next up, is ordering and having the lighting installed!
I’m very happy with the Carrara marble and my faucet so far.
Here’s are the deets on the rest..
1. + 3. I retained the cabinet boxes and am having new drawers and cabinet door fronts made. I went with a simple shaker style front and am going to use brass pulls. I was contemplating campaign style pulls (photo below) but I like to cook and move around the kitchen pretty quickly so I don’t think they’d be all that practical. Hardware source.
2. This is the faucet design I went with. I chose something classic. Mine is by Dado, but I can’t find it anywhere online. It looks almost exactly like this but it’s a little taller.
4. I chose honed Carrara marble for the countertops. It is not the most practical choice but so far I’m loving the look. I’m just sure not to keep my bottle of red wine on the counter top anymore!
5. Oops, that tile shifted on me. I went with white subway tile with a beveled edge. The bevel adds a bit more depth to the design and flat surface of the tile. This is where I saved some cash. I picked these up at Lowes for .49 cents each!!
6. I’m pretty sure I’m going with this pretty blown glass fixture. I’m going to place it above my dining table.
7. I’m using simple bamboo blinds and a drape on a brass rod over the sliding glass door. (which I’d eventually like to remove – the sliding glass door that it…)
8. I used a 12 x 24 slate like ceramic tile on the floor. I’m loving that too!
9. I own this white parsons table from West Elm. Unfortunately, they don’t carry “white” anymore.
10. I also own a vintage version of these Chippendale inspired bamboo chairs. I’ll be
spraying them black as soon as it gets warmer out.
11. I painted the inside of a large kitchen cabinet this pretty Emerald color. Clark+Kensington’s, Irish Dance 29D-4 (in stores this Spring). I’m going to have glass doors made for the front.
12. I’m ordering this pretty nickel pendant for over the sink. I know it looks a lot like the Hicks pendant but I keep gravitating towards the simple elegance.
I need new flatware. I think this is my final choice!
|Image via (this looks so pretty)|
|The next area in my new home that I’m tackling is this far wall in the kitchen. It is next to the dining table. Right now it is basically a BLANK (boring) slate. I painted the walls Clark + Kensington’s “Illumination” (a new color due out in Spring 2014) it is a warm white shade with pale grey undertones. If you read my blog with any frequency then you’ll recall I painted the main room and hallway a deep charcoal color. In contrast to that area I wanted the kitchen and sun porch area to be a crisp, light shade.
I’ve decided to hang my over sized tack board on the far left wall. (see inspiration image) It’ll be a great spot for invitations, inspirational photos, a calendar etc. I’m also going to paint the wall under the tack board with chalk board paint. It will create a little contrast but they are also pretty functional. (and fun for the kids). I have two metal bamboo chairs in black (plus six more that need a coat of paint). I’m planning to place those on either side of the marble table pictured above. This is also the area that I’m going to set up my bar. (cause this mama likes a pretty cocktail set up).
Finally, I’ve ordered simple bamboo shades and am contemplating ordering this handblown glass light fixture in shiny nickel. (if I go with the nickel, I’m purchasing brass pulls for the kitchen cabinets)….I’ll be sure to post the after pictures in a few weeks! I can’t share all the details because I may be collaborating with a website/blog to feature a “final” reveal! But I’d love to continue to share some sneak peeks with you!