Man, I have had so much going on the last 10 days!!! About a month ago I decided to demo a small guest bath. I really did not have a plan [I don't advise this.....] but I thought that if I started it, then that would force me to proceed. HA! It seems that I have the ability to help others make decisions...but when it comes to me, I am FROZEN. I couldn't decide on the tile, if I wanted change the layout, or even the paint color! That is just ridiculous!!! Anyway, at the same time I had plans to remove the wall to wall seagrass we installed when we did out renovation 17 years ago!!! AND install hardwoods. I have to tell you that seagrass is a work horse......it had started to look bad about 3 years ago. I had this vision that I wanted really pale floors. So...the decision to play around with the layout of the bath was pretty much eliminated when my dog got "twisted stomach" and the bill was 5000.00. Shock! OK...back to square one with the bath. I made 2 minor adjustments....took 8 inches of my linen closet to help enlarge the shower and moved the toilet over 12 inches. I have before and will soon have after pictures so stay tuned. The floors...well I had to take EVERYTHING out of my closet, and all the furniture out of the room. My house looks like a war zone right now. We laid 4" white oak and then I mixed 1/2 white paint and 1/2 water. They brushed it on and whipped it off. I love the way they look now. I will post pictures soon.....
So meanwhile enjoy these beachy rooms......
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We are so lucky in Atlanta. We have the largest Pottery Barn in the United States, IKEA, West Elm, DWR, Crate and Barrel, Ballard's Design Outlet, and soon CB2. I am sure you have heard of CB2...they are the younger, hipper version of Crate and Barrel. I am pretty traditional at heart, but occasionally I like to throw something slightly modern in a room. It keeps it from looking so predictable. Same with adding a rustic piece in a contemporary setting. The most interesting rooms will keep you guessing, pushing the boundary on the style of a room.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Yes...it has been a while since I did a post! I know, I know......the best intentions.....But I was out of town. Way before I got into the design business, I was a Flight Attendant for Eastern Airlines. Eastern has been gone since 1991, but I flew for them for 20 years....oh yea...you read that right!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Today...off to Scott's Antique Market! Yep....one of my favorite things to do. I am shopping for a client, and hopefully I can stay focused on her instead of ME!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
But...back to work! Since I am in the middle of some projects right now, I thought I would post some pictures of a bath that I did last year. We started out by ordering the wallpaper......and then it turned into a full blown remodel! The vanity was way too low....after removing.....we then had to pull up the tile. Those words "well, while we are at it" took on a whole new meaning! How could we possibly put up the beautiful wallpaper and expect a miracle. As I say...that would be like putting lipstick on a pig. It was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens "Kitchen and Bath Remodel". Here are some before and after pictures.