Friday, October 28, 2011

I love tile.

I am one of those weird designers who is constantly stroking (fondling?) tile samples in showrooms.  I love it all. From your basic ceramic, to custom metal and glass, a good tile installation has the ability to make me swoon!  So as you can imagine, I have been eagerly awaiting the installation of this kitchen's back splash.
Please forgive the blurry iPhone shots. (I promise, one day I will get a big girl camera and learn how to use it.  But really the iPhone is just so darn convenient!) 

And a closeup of the gorgeous beveled edge/slightly crackled subway tile, with a recycled glass and stone mosaic inlay:
Across the way we used only the mosaic tile in the small amount of space we have behind the stove,  below the bar.
Can I say that it is all just unbelievably gorgeous with the warm rich chocolate tones of the concrete counter top!

As soon as the construction dust has cleared, I will definitely get someone who knows what they are doing up to the house to help me record all of the details (just wait till you see what we did in the bathroom!)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The countertops are being installed as I type, soon to be followed by the backsplash (tile is always my favorite part!). Draperies are being installed in two weeks, and then the homeowners get to move back in.  I am so excited to see it all come togther!

And over at my other client's house (remember their living and dining rooms?) this has happened in the bedroom:

Custom bedding, a mix of vintage and custom art on the walls (with room for the collection to grow).   We are still working on properly scaled bedside lighting, and a seating area across from the bed.  For now I'll just give you a sneak peak at the gorgeous draperies (blackout lined for ideal sleeping conditions).

I love my job!