Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beach Cottage Bathroom Remodel

A few weeks ago I blogged here about this little master bathroom remodel I'm working on. I've been checking in on the progress and getting amped for the final reveal. When we began the remodel of my clients' two bathrooms, they kept talking about a "light and airy beach cottage". They also love the idea of sticks and rocks so I wanted to incorporate a natural, cozy feel paired with the idea of a beach cottage.

I decided that tongue and groove would make this look come to life.  I also wanted to pair natural looking elements in the shower surround. I chose porcelain tiles that look like reclaimed pieces of wood and a full pebble floor in the entire bathroom. Take a peek at the progress below.

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Interiors Inspired by Fashion

At the moment I am working on numerous furniture projects. One in particular is rather large and exciting because I get to start from scratch! The client is building a brand new beautiful custom home and they are not bringing any of their existing furniture with them, not even a bed or side table! On top of that she is giving me (pretty much) free range when it comes to the design and the exact furniture items chosen. I love clients like that! :)
One thing she mentioned that has been resonating with me all week is her color likes and dislikes. Apparently she has been to a colorist who told her which colors are flattering and unflattering for her. So she would like to extend these flattering colors into her home. Makes sense that what looks good on you is also going to look good surrounding you.
This whole idea took my train of thought to interiors inspired by fashion. So, I took a few clothing items that I am currently coveting and translated those into a living space.
Happy Sunday, hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Home Project - Powder Bath Remodel

We have two bedrooms in our San Diego home. One of them is really tiny with a door that smacks the toilet as you enter the room. No bueno. It's also baby blue and we haven't touched it since we bought the house. I'm teaming up with the hubs this weekend for a mini makeover to beautify the room and give it a brighter, more modern look.

Here is what's happenin'...

We're both excited about learning how to lay tile ourselves, but we're going to wait a little while to rip up the floor until after the holidays. The details for our update are:

Will keep you posted on the progress through my our instagram! Talking my husband into brass hardware will also require an update ;) Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Feels Like Fall...

Had a great weekend with my Son, we were all over the Bay Area...went to the movies, rode bikes in Los Gatos, celebrated a friend's birthday at Crissy Field in San Francisco, and stopped in for a quick visit to the California Academy of Sciences. Something that I noticed while out and about was a crispness in the air, which means Fall is on the way!!! I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of Fall and everything that comes with it: boots, sweaters, caramel apples, warm mugs of tea, pumpkins and new fall décor!
1. Equestrian Handles are handsomely made of leather and iron and evoke a feeling of Fall. 2. Balthasar Bootie is a beauty, I bought these a few weeks back and have been dying to wear them! 3. Caramel Apples & Popcorn a la Martha Stewart...yum!
4. Brass Foliage Dishes look much too nice to eat off of, but would make great trinket
holders. 5. Suede Lumbar Pillow is so rich and luxe and just screams Fall!
6. Triangle Pillow is perfection with its multi-colored geometric vibe.
Hello Monday, Bring It On! :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nothing But Neutrals

When you ask clients what their vision is for a color scheme, nine out of ten seem to say "neutrals with a pop of color." While a POC (pop of color) is nice I'm loving a completely neutral palette at this moment. Gray, taupe, beige, and gray (yes I said it twice). A completely neutral allows you to play with patterns and textures. Here are some great examples of all neutral colored spaces:

Photo via ELLE Décor
Photo via ELLE Décor
These neutral pillows have amazing texture and a little bit of metallic that adds some shimmer.
Happy Friday and Cheers to a Wonderful Weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Get the Look - Black and White Bedroom

I fell in love with this bedroom I found on Pinterest. The crystal chandelier adds glamour to the room while the Moroccan rug and wedding blanket give it a casual kick. I love anything with an eclectic feel and this is a great example.  I've put together a shopping list for anyone hoping to achieve this unique aesthetic!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Client Project: Master Bath Progress

It's a busy week ahead with client progress all over the map. One beautiful home is getting a huge installment of new flooring, another client is getting tiled up after a month long lead time for some beautiful tile - and another new project is starting and AutoCad planning is in full effect. Today I'm sharing some work in progress for a beautiful bathroom I am so very excited about.

When we started, the bathroom looked like this....We gutted the bathroom, moved a window to the left wall, replaced the tiny stand up shower with a tub/shower combo and much more.

The ALMOST after ;) We installed tongue & groove in the entire bathroom, porcelain "wood" tiles from tub to ceiling in the shower area and a beautiful new tub surround was installed this weekend as well.

The entire bathroom floor is getting a dose of pebble tiles. It's going to feel like a modern beach house country cottage when it's all done. Can I have it all to myself please?

 More updates to come soon. I hope you enjoy!