Monday, July 25, 2011

Master Bedroom

Is it really nearly August? Hope you are enjoying the summer so far :) Here is the final post on our latest project... the master bedroom and bath. It's a great master suite with a walk in closet, cozy wall sconces, and a bathroom that turned out beautifully...

It was definitely rough before ... the vanity was in great shape but was a horrible oak with brass knobs. We were glad to recycle it and make it into something much more glamorous! Here's where we started:
Love love love making things pretty!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The kitchen

We had a lot of fun building out the kitchen in our latest project... what we started with definitely left a lot to the imagination. We really wanted to make the kitchen feel like a spacious, grand area while also making it flow with the great room. Though we usually shun curves, in this case, the rounded peninsula was the perfect way to accomplish our goals... it provided a nice eat-in area, extra counter space, and good flow moving into the kitchen (no harsh edges as you entered the space, since it was a bit on the narrow side). We also converted several of the existing upper doors to glass-front doors which also makes the space feel more open while allowing for pretty displays. The existing cabinetry was a knotty alder, but with the help of our stellar painting crew, the knots disappeared and the end result was smooth, crisp, and beautiful - and very Modern Cottage!

Oh, and here's what it looked like when we started:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello, hydrangeas!

Our fabulous hydrangeas are in full swing now (you may recall how they looked a few months ago in this post). They just go more and more crazy each summer! As you can see, they are getting a little up close and personal with our outdoor table, but I am not sure what to do about it just yet...they're so pretty.

And this I couldn't resist... my favorite calendar's July illustration is identical to our happy-go-lucky hydrangeas. Love it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The South Wing

Our latest project included this addition - which I affectionately referred to as the 'South Wing'. With freshly troweled concrete floors, new millwork (including wrapped beams), new doors, and new lighting, this room quickly became a very cool entertaining and lounge space. The ceiling detail is lots of fun, and the oversized outdoor sconces add just the right ambiance - love their proportion and style. We also added the wiring for the pendant light to create a designated dining space. Giant windows, lots of natural light, and very green, private surroundings make this a really amazing space. You'll recall the sconces from this post, and now you can see where that killer green door lives :)  And since everyone loves a good before and after (myself included!) here's what we started with:

More to come!