Tuesday, September 10, 2013
When we were planning our dream home together, we knew we wanted a beautiful focal point of a fireplace in the living room. It was on the wish list from day one. We started with simple drawings and measurements of the wall in the living room. Many craftsman homes have the fireplace centered on a wall between two windows, and that was our jumping off point.
Below are a few photos that inspired our fireplace and built in shelves. Towards the bottom of the post are recent photos of our finished living room as well. We are so happy with how it turned out!
Be inspired by these awesome craftsman fireplaces.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Before Nolan's birthday party I wanted to change up the bathroom one the main floor. It is the one bathroom down stairs and most people would be using it during the party. There was nothing wrong with how it looked before but I was ready for a change. The shower curtain had been living with us for the last 8 years (since college) and it was time to tell it to move on out already!
So on my day off a few weeks back, a girl friend of mine and I hit up our local Home Goods for some great deals on home décor. I fell in love with this yellow and grey geometric shower curtain. I mean, I fell hard, so in love! The lighter grey in the curtain matched the grey wall perfectly. It was destiny.
The grey went with the wall color and the pops of yellow are so fun and cheerful! I also bought a cheap $2 candle at the grocery store to add another pop of yellow.
The bathroom now feels fresh and modern with the new curtain addition. The walls were always grey and really nothing much else changed in this room. It is amazing how one accessory can change a room.
This piece of art has been in the bathroom for quite a while but it feels more at home in there now. I bought it at BBB about 7 years ago and I am still happy with it. It is simple and the black and white goes with whatever I put in the room.
The cabinet and sink combo were from Lowe's and cost about $200. We found a coordinating mirror in the same dark wood finish. The bathroom is small so we mounted the toilet paper holder on the side of the vanity. The top of the sink is white porcelain and is in a great rectangle shape, again modern and fun!
We found a rectangle light fixture to echo the vanity shape. It has a steel frame and a soft woven fabric over the top (feels like lamp shade fabric) in white. It is called Canarm Olson 2 light vanity light in pewter. We got her from lighting universe online.
While at home good I grabbed a yellow chevron hand towel. It doesn't match the curtain in pattern how ever it does have the same shade of sunny yellow. We really love the rectangular vanity top. The top flows right down the side of the sink without any seams or joints, which makes it very easy to wipe down.
A nice close up of the shower curtain. It has 3 different grey tones and 2 yellow tones set on a white back ground. Geometric and cheerful!
Main level Bathroom:
Faucet: Delta “windemere” in chrome $69.00
Shower Tub and Surround: Aqua in White $294.87
Tub/Shower faucet: American Standard in chrome $38.27
Shower curtain from Home Goods $12Wall Color: Essential Grey by Sherwin Williams #SW6002
Flooring is a laminate by Starloc in Mountain Travertine
All the trim: Sherwin Williams, Pure White #SW7005