FarmHouse Project. Done.

 

Just over a year ago I was asked to help with a family's home renovation.  It is now done and I will once again go through withdrawals from no longer being a part of my clients' lives.  They are all so special and makes my life so interesting, always working with different people, new projects, different design ideas ... 

Here is the result of creating a calm and peaceful home for a family that is everything but ... A family with 4 children that keep them hopping!

They wanted a large family friendly kitchen and a "coffee lounge".

Accessories and "fluff" was kept to a minimum to allow for life ... 

Another little sitting area off their dining room allows for more lounging and conversation ...

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And yes, there is a BAR ... around the corner ... they love to entertain and we made certain that there is plenty of space for everyone!

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I have posted these photos before ... but since they are a big part of the project ... here are the kids' rooms and bathrooms ...

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All photos by Emily O'Brien

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xokim


Luzon in the Bath.

Happy Monday my friends!  I want to thank you for all the positive comments about the Turtle Bath I did for my clients ... I try my best to keep things real and in tune to how/who/why certain rooms are being used.

I think it might have been shocking for me to divulge using WalMart towels!  I did receive many emails of folks who were appreciative that I shared sources.  The bottom line, good design and thoughtful procuring can be done from anywhere.  Do be conscious of the big decisions and those that will end up costing you money in the long run if you don't invest well.  Don't just look for cheap.  Save up if you need to.  It will be worth the wait!  

But for the details that make it user friendly?  I shop EVERYWHERE!  No snob factor allowed!

Bath Number Two from the same home that we just completed ...

This bath is for two teenage girls ... it will get used, become messy, and needs to be a workhorse to handle hairdryers, lots of soaps and creams and make-up!!

Truth Share:  Originally the entire area was wallpapered. It was too much for the homeowner so we scaled back and only put on the wall behind the mirror.  We chose the spa like green to paint the walls so that it still has sparkle but not quite so much punch!

We wanted the bath fun, but not necessarily "shiny glam" we chose a soft gray paint for the custom vanity and gave it a wax finish which makes it feel just slightly rustic.

High:

Wallpaper - Luzon by Thibaut 

Faucets - WaterSpot

Vanity - Custom

Low:

Mirrors - Ikea

Lighting - Pottery Barn Sale

Sinks - Amazon

Towels - Home Goods

Jar for Nail Polishes - Thrift Shop

Elephant Hooks for jewelry - Anthropologie

Enjoy your week ... off to install these girls' bedroom tomorrow ... lots to share!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xokim

Turtle Bath Detailed.

How I do High and Low.

This renovation of an already spectacular historic home was such fun for me and I hope my clients as well!

This bathroom has become one of theirs and my favorites!  It is truly is a combination of the High and Low.  This balance is important ... where to invest, where to fudge a little, without losing sight of the design.

The High.  Or Unique.

Vanity. Custom Made

Wallpaper. Thibaut

Lighting.  LampsPlus.

Vessel Sink and Faucet. WaterSpot.

Hooks.  From my travels.

The Lows.

Towels.  Better Homes and Gardens Tag from WalMart

Vanity Knobs.  Repurposed from the clients kitchen reno.

Art.  Using the Wallpaper and white frame for a modern Pop!

Mirror.  Home Goods.

Tin bucket and Lemon Fern.  IKEA.

 

We chose the Highs for the Impact and the surfaces/fixtures that get the most use.  So they are durable and will last.

We chose the Lows for the fun!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xokim