OK....I am cranking this post out because I have jury duty this morning.  I could just scream right now because I was positive they would release me.  I'm pretty sure my husband jinxed it because yesterday afternoon  he called at 4:58 and the form said 5:00.

He came out of the office laughing with the news and I gave him a look that said "big mistake mister".  I will retaliate for that move. 

I realize there are worse things.... but crikey if I am going to take a day off I want to have my hair done or get a spa pedicure right?

 Since I am leaving on Friday to start staging #projectboulder I have a few updates and can I just say I am pumped about this one!

These are the french doors that opened into the master bath.  I thought the angled doors were awkward so we straightened them out and it created a small entryway to the master bedroom...

To make it special we are adding a flush mount ceiling light and some wallpaper.

I loved this Thibaut wallpaper from the HB Kitchen of the year so I ordered it!
And this light fixture....
Here is the before of the fireplace in the master

And now....we painted the walls SW Repose Gray

A picture of the master bathroom.....before

And after


Here is the office before

Added some trim detail

Started painting BM Hale Navy

Looks great huh?

Kitchen before

Standing in the LR looking to DR

This is the Ikea kitchen [the lower cabinets are going to be black] and family room

My favorite is the laundry room.....

These sconces from RH

I am excited to get out there and take some good pictures!

If you are needing something to watch this summer check out the documentary O.J.: Made In America on ESPN [5 episodes].  It is riveting.

Off to JD.




I've started planning for the interior design on this large renovation I've been working on all year.

In the past I would have said "this is the fun part" but come to find out I enjoy all the work that leads up to fixtures, lighting, flooring.....paint colors!  Maybe it is just the process of starting from scratch that is alluring:)

Anyway I've got so many rooms to put together and the theme is mostly blues.

In the family room which of course we added planking.....

From this....

To this.....

The whole house except for the MBR is painted BM White Dove.

We are doing a large Charles Stewart sectional custom made for the space....

Here are the fabrics....
The sofa in the oat color is a Crypton which is the latest in performance fabrics.  The Schumacher Katsugi has always been a favorite and I pared it with Schumacher Izmir Stripe for pillows with a solid navy velvet for texture.

Some pretty white sheer linen for curtains.  In the kitchen we are using these Vanguard barstools in a white performance fabric....

In the master bedroom we used BM Yarmouth Blue.....

We tried a lot of blues and this one was perfect!

We started with Schumacher Pearl River....for pillows on the bed with white linens....

2 small blue chairs and the white wool curtains with the Lee Jofa trim.....along with this wool rug.

In other updates around the house I love this black and white tile.....and the crystal knobs from Emtek mimic the flowers on the floor.

The indoor/outdoor carpet went in...and it is incredible....would never know it was performance goods!

And some pretty Emtek door knobs.....

This is just scratching the surface.....I am up to my eyeballs in fabrics.....what is going where.  

It will take me forever to write all this up for the workroom!  Don't get me wrong I am not complaining.....this is FUN!

I leave for Boulder on July 1st [that is if I don't get picked for jury duty on the 29th....grrrrrr] to stage that project and I am beyond excited about this one!

69 more days of summer.....I could actually use a little break from this hair needs it's own zip code.




I was flipping through June's House Beautiful the other day and stopped tight on the "Kitchen Of The Month"

I love the masculine organic feel of this space. 

 Don't get me wrong I am a "white kitchen girl" at heart only because it's timeless and  Lord knows changing out a kitchen is not as economical as changing out pillows right?

 I think I could be happy in this one though.

 I started thinking about doing this on a budget so I did a little research and came up with this.....just   in case there is someone out there hankering for this look!

Here is what I came up with.

Speaking of the paint colors....have we forgotten what a great color BM Dragons Breath is?

Next up are those professional appliances which can cost an arm....a leg....and possible a kidney.

No that cooking is popular [not around my house though] most appliance  companies have a "professional line".

The designer of the fabulous kitchen above is Robert Stilin.....who is an AD Top 100 designer for the January 2016  issue!  Talent.

Look at his range.....

I picked a few other kitchens that reflect this style....



So to sum up the look of an industrial kitchen you need these elements....

Alright let's step away from kitchens for a minute to the stained saltillo floors in my last post.

I tried to get in touch with the faux painter but I am not sure he will part with this info.  I know....tragic.  I will work on it and hopefully I can give him a hard side eye.....he will get scared and give it up:)


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