One thing to keep in mind when selecting tile for your home, is the importance of grout. You can have the most beautiful tile in the world, but pick the wrong grout and it can kill your installation. I had to be very careful with my kitchen. I went with Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron Mosaic in the pewter color for our backsplash. I wanted a grout that would compliment the tile itself (which is a very unique choice) and not distract.
I didn’t want grout lines to be the first things our guests noticed. I went with a sparkly version, Context Bronzed In the Sun, which may seem strange but the sparkle combined with the glass made it go away. Here’s the combination close up:
We are so pleased with the final! Don’t forget, successful design is all in the details.
Hello and happy Friday! Guess who’s bathroom was on the Wayfair blog this week? You can check out the entire post here. I talked about how we make the bathtub the star of our master en-suite. Besides the layout, I like to throw in some candles, pretty flowers and a good book! Take a peek:
We got the pictures back from my Trace project on 5th and Peachtree in Atlanta. I worked on this one for nearly three years and installed it in July. It has been a labor of love and I am so happy with the final. Take a look:
If you’re looking for somewhere to live in Midown, check out Trace.
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Hello! I’m so excited to finally reveal the kitchen of our new home. It has taken some time but we are finally here and I am in love with the result. The kitchen in our old house was tiny and this one has much storage and moving room. It has certainly been a game changer. The Ann Sacks back-splash makes the design (in my humble opinion). Take a look:
Counter-tops: Arizona Tile New Carrara Quartz
Back Splash: Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron
Tile Installer: Shane with Artifex Tile
Grout: Bostik Bronzed In The Sun
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore HC-172 Revere Pewter
Cabinet Pull: Pottery Barn
Cabinet Knob: Pottery Barn
Pendant: Hicks Pendant
Bar Stools: Wayfair
Rug: Pottery Barn
“All I Need is Coffee and Jesus” Sign: Vine + Branches
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Hope you had a happy and healthy labor day weekend! We got quite a bit done on our house and it is finally coming along. Pottery Barn shared our home office this weekend on Instagram (WOOHOO) and I got flooded with questions as to where everything was from. The barn door bookcase is from World Market (you can find it here). The barn doors do open, and you can easily use it for an entertainment center. I removed the two top shelves to hang one of our favorite art pieces. It was an assembly item, but thanks to my handy husband and brother in law, it’s installed perfectly. The chair is from West Elm, the Desk is the Ava from Pottery Barn and the cowhide is from World Market.
We love it! Happy shopping. Hope your week is off to a great start.
The move is rapidly approaching and I still have a few things to decide on. One remaining furniture item is the dining chairs. Our current ones were a cheap find and have a terribly soft seat (as in, when you sit down, you feel like you’re at the kids table because they go so low). I’m debating on the six below and would love your opinions! Which one is your favorite?? Leave me a comment.
Hello and happy Friday! One of my fabulous out of state clients sent me a picture of her kitchen yesterday and nothing is more exciting to me than a beautiful client photo. I know what you’re thinking: “Did she say out of state?” Yes my friends. Send me photos and a detailed floor plan with measurements, and I can send you a full design. The above is what I sent to my Texas client and here is the end result:
Stunning, right?! If you have a project and you’re not local, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote!
Happy weekend to you.
Shop: sofa, coffee table, art, rug, chair, side table, lamp, pouf, pillow 1, pillow 2
I have quite a few friends (and former students!) that just graduated and are embarking on their professional career (and in turn, their first apartment). Where should you shop and look for key pieces?
START WITH PINTEREST
If you want a beautiful home but have no idea where to start, pin away on pinterest. Once you have a sizeable board, go back and take a look. Chances are there will be a common denominator. From there you can determine your style and decipher which pieces you need.
KEEP THE BASICS…BASIC
If you need a simple white sofa, don’t blow your budget on a designer number. This pretty sofa from World Market is on sale $539 and certainly gets the job done.
SPEND YOUR MONEY ON ART AND UNIQUE ACCESSORIES
One area I always support a splurge is artwork. Start a collection and buy things you intend to keep forever. I also splurge on pretty rugs and accessories, although this great piece from West Elm is very reasonable.
Everything in that shot is just under $2000 before shipping and tax. Not bad!
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I’m coming to you today with a quick post on the importance of paint. Paint is the most cost effective way to make a huge impact. My greatest example is our exterior. We repainted our home last summer and since then, three other homes on our street have gone with a darker scheme.
Here’s the “before” shot. While it’s not bad, it’s certainly one thing: BORING. We have beautiful exterior stone that was getting lost in a sea of beige. We also had brass fixtures from the early nineties. My major goals were to bring more contrast and to play up the best features. Top it with some new sconces and Voila!
We got quite a few comments this weekend that the exterior was their favorite part. All thanks to a can of paint!
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I’m back from radio silence, as our little house finally went on the market today! The professional pictures are so great, I had to share. Check out our home tour:
I didn’t share every space, but you get the gist. Here’s hoping it sells quickly!