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Renovation: Finishing Details

Today, I’m sharing all the miscellaneous details and bonus photos of our property renovation on Keats Ave.

There is a bonus room located off the kitchen, that was historically an addition to the property. We found evidence of the addition in the augmented rooflines of the home. I think this room might function as a formal dining room, den, office, extra bedroom or nursery. I wanted to keep the space traditional, neutral, and versatile. For this reason, I chose the color, Silver Plate by Sherwin William, which allows the window trim to contrast beautifully against the walls and ceilings.

In the daylight, I enjoy the combined look of the chocolate malt hardwood floors with the painted gray walls and white trim. We reinstated transom windows above the exterior and interior doors of the property to keep classic details within the property.

We fixed up the stairs by painting the steps espresso and white. The original banister really matched the floors pretty well, so we just kept it the same, which was lucky because they can get pricey. I thought a sisal runner would add texture to the stairs and protect the paint for the time being.

Meanwhile, we painted the upstairs bedrooms in Whisper White by Dunn Edwards. We used nice 5″ architectural baseboards through all the bedrooms of the property. Our carpenter created custom door and window trims ranging from sophisticated to basic. In the bedrooms, we kept trims basic.

We saved money by using closet doors from Habitat for Humanity resale store and economical carpet from Home Depot.

The basic light fixtures and recessed lighting throughout the property are all about creating illumination. You can see how the white walls and open doorways really create an open feeling in the front living space.

Painting the gray door was a finishing touch to the property. I felt it added to the Scandinavian sensibility that I am really drawn to.

You can catch up on the rest, if you missed out on the bathroom and kitchen designs.

As for now, I’m staying busy!  Lulu’s bathroom demolition starts tomorrow and I will keep you looped in via Instagram.

 

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Sonia and Jas Interior Space

I had always wanted  to take some photographs of the space to share with you design trends in India, a country where I feel the field of interior design is truly evolving right before my eyes. Over the past 3 visits to the country, I have seen design stores and art boutiques emerge. While visiting Mumbai, I was able to capture the simple creativity of Sonia and Jasdeep’s place. I  could see how the size of this dining table would be excellent for dinner parties! (We actually had a delicious lunch here:)

You can see how their mix  of modern furnishings and colorful art breath life into the space.

The table is made from salvaged railroad platforms was Jasdeep’s own invention! It is eco-friendly  and the white paint keeps the look modern and clean. I think I see a market for these!

The corner of the patio looks curated and best of all, green! From the tiling behind the T.V. to the low custom console, the space is layered architecturally.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into Indian city living!

 

 

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Our place: Dining room update

From the bottom of my heart <3

Out with the old, and in with the new!

We inherited this table and chairs as part of a lucky Craigslist find. The look was midcentury and a bit heavy. We have considered getting a walnut table or lacquering our current one in black, down the road. But for now it has character;) I’ve been looking forward to buying new dining chairs and CB2 was a great place to start. Here is the completely updated look.

Overall they are excellent buy, sturdy and easy to assemble. Check. So, I’m thinking about other resolutions.

In 2012, I plan to blog more and take better photos!

How about you, what are some of your resolutions in the new year?

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Ivonne’s Cozy Living Space

I loved working on Ivonne’s place because of the simple lines of the architecture and the freshness of her home.

Working with white, creams, and a neutral palette was an elegant concept for a modern cozy space.

The dining room is ever more formal with a Robert Abbey oil rubbed bronze chandelier. Bronze finials, drapery rods, harware and locksets complete the look on crisp white moldings and trim.

I loved these cozy taupe and gray pillows made of soft cotton mixed with a rich fur throw. The leather ottoman pictured below adds another layer of unexpected warmth to the living space.

It is hard to imagine that we have been working on her place since July because it all has gone by so quickly. From the beginnings, replacing the existing lighting with recessed, adding entryway lights, and a new coat of paint.

Most times, my favorite thing to change in an interior to make a dramatic impace can be lighting and simply a new coat of paint. Thankfully, Ivonne had recently had a sun light added to the living space, which only accentuated our recessed lighting upgrade.

Other details, like our favorite chair recovered and painted, transformed the entryway. The woven basket which doubles as storage for umbrellas add charm to the vignette.

Lucky of us Ivonne already had great art and a beautiful mirror for the dining space. All we needed to add was a midcentury walnut floating frame to truly accent the painting.

Never fear, if you are interested in her place and want to see more. We still have photo gallery wall and tufted bench in the works!

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