Tuesday, December 22, 2015

All A{side}board

We're back in the dining room, haven't you missed this spot?  It's as cozy as ever and it is thiiiis close to being complete.  

This is where we were when you last saw it, we had our glorious table in place, our comfy chairs, twinkling lamps...and a hand me down knotty pine console that was dragging everyone down.  

Let's see what's new...

Enter West Elm's geometric console {sideboard}.  It was an online only item and I actually don't even see it on their website anymore, but it's in the same family as this table.  The description for the table reads: "Geometry 101. Angled iron legs provide the sturdy base for the Geometric Base Dining Table. Made from solid acacia wood in a rich dark walnut finish, this table coordinates with our Geometric Base Dining Bench."  So you get the idea, the sideboard has the same angled legs and is the same wood/finish as the table description.  

Finding a sideboard was a challenge,  I didn't know if we should go with wood because I didn't want anything to compete with our table.  You just can't compete with that table.  But I feel like the sideboard really holds its own and is a visually interesting companion without trying to steal
the show.  

The closed storage has been so nice! Older, modest sized homes are not known for being long on storage space so it was important that this piece be able to help out in that department.   

I also love that it's a few inches taller than the last console, the other one looked shrimpy with those dramatic lamps on it.  And yes, those are pumpkins on the table, I took these photos back in November.  What can I say?  I'm a full time working dog mom and the girls refuse to help out with chores, or walk themselves, or grocery shop, or make dinner while I'm away.  SAHDM {stay at home dog moms} have it so much easier.  

I straighten this rug at least once a day but it never lasts-- this is the girls favorite spot to spread out their toys and chew on their bones...and roll, so much rolling.    

Here comes the worst offender.  

The sideboard legs really compliment the dining room table legs, same material and color.  

We also have a few new additions the bar cart, these gorgeous deco marble and brass bar tools and mid-century cocktail shaker.  

The old console has found a temporary home as a sofa table. 

Just for fun let's take a look back on what the dining room looked like last fall:

I love the smell of progress. 

Dining Room evolution posts {one, two, three, four, five}

***This post is not sponsored by West Elm***

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

ORB You Know Me

Remember last month when I shared my design for my in-laws guest bedroom and said a bathroom plan was also in the works?  Well just like the bedroom, the feel I was going for in the bathroom was sophisticated {in this case "spa"} married with country.  My first inclination was to go with the wildly popular brass/marble combination but as I was thinking through everything I decided to use oil rubbed bronze paired with marble instead.  The brass just wasn't lending the country edge the design called for, oil rubbed bronze will be the warm country counterpoint to the spa feel of the marble and cool hues.

Here is my inspiration board:

There is an existing 30" vanity that will be updated with a new countertop, paint, and hardware.

The paint color for the vanity is Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper.  This is the same paint color that is on the adjoining bedroom walls and I think it will tie in beautifully with the sleek white marble and rich oil rubbed bronze. 

Pottery Barn's Sussex Double Tube Sconce will hang above the mirror.  The shape is not overly modern, but I like that is does add a hint of modern to the bathroom. I love in the photo above how you can see the way traditional ORB can play off white marble.  Working through the bathroom design I really grew to appreciate this pairing. 

Pottery Barn's Germain Arched Mirror will hang above the vanity, the hand carved mango wood will be a nice rustic but polished detail. 

This Home Depot Carrara marble countertop with white sink basin will replace the current vanity top.  I'm so glad we'll be able to update what's already in there rather than having to buy a pre-fab vanity.  It seems like pre-fab vanities that look nice are usually extremely pricey and in this case I prefer the look of a built-in vanity.   

Home Depot 20" Cararra marble side-splash will go against the wall.

I am so excited about this brass horse head towel ring I found on One King's Lane.  It's a splurge for a towel ring but it is a must-have.  It will hang on the wall next to the vanity and it loops in the horse element from the bedroom.  

Lowe's allen + roth Aged Bronze Round Cabinet Knob, we'll use two of these to replace the current hardware.  

Lowe's Kingston Brass Heritage Oil-Rubbed Bronze Widespread Faucet, I think this will look so striking against the marble and will really bring out the veins.  

The walls, ceiling, and trim will be Benjamin Moore's White Dove {this color is also used in the bedroom ceiling and trim}. 

The bathroom and shower floor will be Home Depot's MS International Grecian White 
12 in.x12 in.x10 mm Honed Marble Mosaic Tile. 

The shower curb tile is from the same line, Home Depot's MS International Grecian 12in.x12 in. Honed Marble. 

Lowe's allen + roth Venatino Polished Natural Stone Mosaic Subway Tile will line the shower walls. 

The bathroom currently has no baseboards so these Home Depot MS International 
Grecian 4in.x12in. Polished Marble Baseboard Wall Tiles will be taking care of that. 

All grout used will be Lowe's MAPEI warm gray sanded powder grout.

To warm up all that marble in the shower, the fixtures will be oil rubbed bronze.  The shower head and arm are Lowe's Symmons. 

The shower knobs are Lowe's Giangni. 

Moen oil rubbed bronze shower drain from Home Depot. 

The shower door is Lowe's DreamLine Unidoor with oil rubbed bronze hinges and handle.

 Ballard's Gwyneth Buffalo Check fabric in Spa will be used for the one window treatment needed in the bathroom {this is the same fabric that I used for the bedding}.

The curtain rod is Pottery Barn Essential Endcap Finial Drape Rod in Cast Iron {this same rod will be used in the bedroom}. 

Last little details...hooks, toilet handle, paper holder, door handle, and wall plate.  All from Lowe's or Home Depot and all ORB.

Another look at everything laid out together, bring on the {country} spa day.

*This post is not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

west elm Pop-Up Shop

I'm so excited to be involved in west elm's Pop-Up Shop happening this Saturday!  If you've read this blog at all you know that west elm is a favorite of mine and is largely responsible for my inspiration.  

west elm can be found in every room of my home, in places like the dining room where most every piece is WE {including this console that will be here in November!} or in the kitchen where it's just little accessories like my marble pastry slab.  Whatever it is, I give them credit for being the first brand that really got me excited about about house and home.  All that to say, I was so excited when I got the chance to be more closely involved.  

If you've ever been in a west elm store it's apparent from the get-go they love local and this is just one of the many ways west elm is supporting local makers.

Here's a preview of some of the talent you'll be seeing on Saturday, it's gonna be good.  See you there!

OK Wall Arts

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