Last week I shared a feminine and sweet progress peek, so let’s swing back to the other end of the spectrum with a bachelor pad update. If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember the bachelor pad as one of my very first projects.
In phase one renovated the first floor living space (you can read more about that project and see the before & afters in this Domaine feature if you’re interested) and now we’re moving into phase two which includes renovations of the powder bath and kitchen which will be completed in time for my client’s birthday this summer. Last we’ll tackle the downstairs bedrooms, office, and bathrooms.
In keeping with the modern masculine vibe of the rest of the home I selected a white marble with black marble mosaic in a herringbone pattern for the floor tile. It’s a narrow space that was thankfully just wide enough for a polished chrome washstand base with a carrarra marble top that we’ll top with a simple hexagonal mirror and a double sconce with white shades with black piping.
The last choice I need to make is paint color. We had all the interior doors painted Benjamin Moore Onyx last time around and I’m debating whether to stick with my black and white palette with white on the walls, or perhaps do a pale gray like Horizon or Oystershell.
If becoming an absentee blogger is a slippery slope I’ve been on the slip ‘n slide! Rather than holding myself to unrealistic expectations, this year I’m cutting myself some slack and posting only when inspiration strikes. We’re all spending our time on Instagram these days anyway, right? 😉
I have so many projects I’m excited about in the works right now (thanks for the warm welcome Raleigh!) but I thought I’d share a peek at this sweet nursery that is almost ready for my soon-to-be youngest client’s debut at the end of February.
The wallpaper went up on the ceiling last week (complete with insane papered vents care of my talented installer!), a scalloped shade is being custom lacquered and gilded as I type, and pink buffalo plaid cornice boards with pom pom trim are next to be checked off the list.
As excited as I am to see this project come to life, I’m even more excited for my wonderful clients who will be welcoming their little girl home to this room. I hope she loves staring up at those beautiful birds!
Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these
years weeks you’d like to meet… Okay, enough Adele (but can there ever be enough Adele? Evidently not.)
Happy holiday week!
Can you believe Christmas is just four days away? I’m in disbelief. Thankfully my last year self remembered that I feel this way every year and set a calendar alert for Halloween reminding me to start thinking about gifts.
Smartest thing I’ve ever done. Instead of coming up with a cute idea December 1st and having zero time to execute, I was able to order some fun custom pieces like the matchbooks I sent with my favorite candle as a little thank you to clients this year.
Safe travels this week and if you’re battling crowds at the mall for those last minute gifts may the force be with you! 😉
I know you don’t visit this blog for hard hitting news or commentary on world events, but I felt weird scheduling a post titled “Festive Finds Under $150” without first acknowledging the horrific events of the weekend as so many around the world are grieving and trying to make sense of yet another senseless act of violence.
I pulled out this old Holiday magazine from my collection as a small way of saying Vive la France. In the midst of the sadness that follows these tragedies I’m always comforted by the stories of good that inevitably emerge. It reminds me of a favorite quote:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
You guys, I’m starting to feel a kinship with Eeyore, and am 90% certain that a rain cloud is following me around. I swear it’s been raining every day we’ve been in Raleigh. We leave, beautiful weather; we come back, the rain clouds roll right on in. North Carolinians are promising me this is abnormal, but I’m ready to start googling no-rain dances.
I made a trip back to DC at the end of last week (incidentally, it rained) to check in on projects, and got my sunshine fix at John Rosselli care of Kathryn Ireland’s gorgeous textiles. Happiness on a bolt is what she’s selling and I want all of it. A shot of color and pattern is just the way to start off the week and fight those Monday moods.
Think dry thoughts for us down here!