Wednesday, February 27, 2013

personalized chocolates

You know the saying, "you are what you eat", well I have now officially eaten too much chocolate! Who knew you could be on an M and M, designer chocolates!
I may be a little late on sharing this, but I just had to stray away from my typical posts and share these great personalized M and M's. My husband ordered these for Valentines Day, not your normal $3 bag by the way, they are a little pricey but so thoughtful and fun. As you see there on the one, it is actually a picture of my husband and myself. We were at a fundraiser the other week and had our picture taken in a photo booth, Mardi Gras hats and all. He had one of the pictures put on the M and M, {yes as I said, I have eaten too much chocolate}. He also had an "I Love You" one made for each of us, I thought this was such a great and surprising way to say I love you.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My latest project

I've been a little preoccupied these days.  Between planning how we are going to start a pretty big project at home, turning our attic into a master bedroom and bathroom,{exciting!}, adding a laundry room area in our powder room,  and everyday life of a busy family. I have been working with a new client now for a couple months on a great project. 

Did I mention big project? Yes this is my client's kitchen, well it will be. I have been helping from the kitchen design, fixtures, hardware, tile, vanities, lighting, etc. etc. It has been so great to see the progress of this house being built. Every time I go over there is something new to look at. This week I will be going to the house, I haven't been in a couple weeks so I can't wait to see how much it has changed, the builders move so fast. The house is planned to be finished in June, until then there is a lot more to be done. I will post pictures of the house as it is being transformed from the picture above to all of the beautiful things that have been carefully picked out. 

sun porch

sun room and living room
Check back over the weekend for updated pictures!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bathroom update

I am so excited to be starting a new project that will have a huge pay off, bye bye old tub!
This weekend our old original 1920's cast iron tub will be taken out of our powder room. In it's place will be our washer and dryer, which is currently in the basement, no more going down there to do laundry. But until then a bit has to be done, floor repair for one, we will have to see how bad it is and where the holes are for the plumbing. I would love to put a slate floor down. We also have a shower in there that will eventually be transformed into a nice pantry, that is phase 2. Until then I can dream about my new very convenient space. Below are pictures of my powder room with the tub and then without- it really opened up the whole space.

And now for a little inspiration, I love the look of the barn style doors used below. I would love to do these in front of the washer and dryer and pantry and paint the doors a shade similar to the amber color in the curtains, I love the Robert Allen fabric that I found for the windows.

House Beautiful

I love the slate floor below in this picture, it would be great with radiant floor heat put down first.
I can't wait to get started on planning my new space, I will keep you posted with the progress.