KITCHEN INSTALL




Well people....it was quite the week.....2 room installs and and curtain install gone wrong.  Not earth shattering but all kinds of hardware problems with shipping of wrong finishes.

My installer said it is getting more common....as they don't have enough people to fill the orders.  Supply chain going wrong!

But....the amount of shopping I had to do for accessories but exhausting for sure.  I've said this before but you have to practically overbuy 3 times what you will need.  

Blah Blah Blah.....it's part of the gig and hey that is what I signed up for:)

On Tuesday I had the kitchen install.  After 3 months everything finally arrived so they were anxious to have a place to sit and eat!


I worked on this renovation with Ladisic Fines Homes all spring and summer.  Architects were Pritchett Dixon




The cabinets are SW Mindful Gray.  I had the table custom made because of the space between the island and eating area was tight!


When we were in design meetings I had the idea to put open shelves here.....just for breathing room.




A custom hood and custom leather barstools from Charles Stewart.



This was a renovation so the ceiling differences made a nice place to tuck the dining area in.



I was really pleased with my choice of seating.  The Woodbridge cane chairs mixed with a pretty Charles Stewart settee.....


I used the same leather from the barstools with a fabric back for softness.....



Here is a picture of the chairs without the cushions.....




The porch behind the kitchen is the cooking area with a grill.



I used some of her items and just augmented with a few pieces from Homegoods and Crate and Barrel.




Countertops are a quartz.....Caesarstone Calcutta Nuevo


Beautiful hand made walnut table.....





Closeup of the stools.


Cute Circa Lighting sconce.....





In this picture you can see how the kitchen relates to the family room......






There is nothing more exciting that seeing how it all comes together.  It's not uncommon for me to sit around and second guess everything after three months of thinking about it:)

I am always conscious of how people live.  They have 3 very active boys and a dog.  Everything had to be durable and I tried not to accessorize too much.  I had the table custom made for size..... but I  also chose a hard wood like walnut and since it is solid wood.....the top can always be refinished in the future!

I'm pretty stoked that it is Friday.  Cami and I have big plans.....just to hang around. 

The other night we went over to my neighbors for dinner.....it was SO good!


My boo....





Alrighty then.....pictures of the family room next week!

Rock your weekend kids!

Shaywhoopingitup




SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE 2020 LAUREN LIESS






Man it was nice to get away for a few days!  I drove up to Greenville SC on Friday morning to help a friend with her new house for a couple of hours.  I left around 4 and headed to a small town near Brevard NC called Cedar Ridge.

I got there just in time for happy hour and enjoy some friends who moved up there from Atlanta.

On Saturday they went for a hike and I headed to Asheville to visit the Southern Living Idea House.

Yeah.....I think my hiking days maybe over since the tick bite gave me a rough time!  I will choose design over hiking anytime:)

The house did not disappoint.  Much smaller that I thought it would be from looking at the pictures online.....it was chock full of Lauren Liess goodness.

Obviously I am not telling you anything you already know about Lauren.  In my opinion her design style is truly authentic.  She is a master at mixing new and old to get that curated look in a home.  I think design should always look a little worn.....

There were many "moments" which she is a genius at creating......

Starting with the front door color.....I took this picture but I couldn't compete with the pictures online so you will be able to tell which ones I took....haha






The entrance.....


Below was one of my fav rooms.....I just wanted to sit down and take it all in.....I mean look at all those books!

The family room gave me all kinds of feels......



White walls but the room still felt so warm and cozy.














This is one of Laurens fabrics....so pretty.



The bedroom below was lovely....especially the wallpaper choice!





Love the vintage chest with the modern lamp....



And the choice of painting out the trim a greige color.



Many vintage lighting choices.....



I think this was my favorite bedroom just because of the color of the walls......


And the use of another one of her amazing fabrics for the window treatments....










The bunk bed below was sweet....






And no one loves a small moment like this in a nook......


Some bathroom goodness for you....A new Caesarstone countertop called rugged concrete.  Love.












Another pretty bedroom....


Love the yellow pillows.....



Dining area


The kitchen was wonderful....I loved the big window wall behind the sink as the scullery kitchen was behind it....







Below is the laundry room.



The screened porch



Another pretty area upstairs.



The rear entry.....





Well....what are your thoughts?  Favorite room?

As I headed home very early Monday morning on the dark road about 16 miles long with no cell service and nothing but hairpin turns I couldn't help but think.....I might just be a city girl at heart.  

Seeing signs on that road saying "Watch for falling rock" and "Watch for deer" also made me doubt....should we even be driving on a road with those threats?  I mean Lawd....those are some serious reminders of what can become a tragedy!

I guess it wasn't my time because I made it home safely!

Back to work today with a kitchen install!  Look for some pictures on Instagram stories......

Have a good one my friends.....

Shaytravels










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