Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Master Bathroom

The master bathroom is in progress.  I continued the same Restoration Hardware
Gravel paint into the bathroom. The wooded chair has been replaced with a
 brushed silver one I found at the Pottery Barn Outlet in San Marcus.

I removed the old gold hardware.

I replaced them with updated silver handles.

I painted the cabinet in Restoration Hardware Flint flat paint.

Remember Mari Johnson's bathroom?

I was inspired from Mari's bathroom and borrowed her look.
I took down the towel rack and purchased the same shelf from Back Home.
( I basically copied the entire look.)

I carried the Flint paint into the wash room cabinet.

I  painted the overhead lighting box that will eventually be removed.

The master bathroom after.

the before

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daily Delight

I had to share this exterior posted on Cote De Texas featuring this beautiful West University Home Tour.  To read more about this fabulous home click here

I love the ivy covering the red brick while surrounding the gorgeous front door.
This massive entrance and window frames detailed in a gray/black is delicious!

Doesn't It appear they've wrapped the grand entry with jewelry?  The jewels consist of large silver lantern lighting, layered with large white pots filled with traditional
greenery.  The objects are perfectly balanced on either side of the door
making this home picture perfect.

What a treat, we get a view of the rear exterior too!
I've always lusted awnings and here's why.  Don't they make such a grand statement? 
The black is anchored by the contrasting white stone with
complementary upholstered furniture.  This designer is a true artist.
Thank you Cote De Texas!

This home is a show stopper.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Painting the Master Bedroom Walls

I  painted the master bedroom walls with the color Gravel from Restoration Hardware.
I replaced the bedding with a Ralph Lauren white comforter purchased from TJ Max.

It's time to update the headboard.  At this point, I'm thinking about an inexpensive
DYI project by covering the headboard with fabric. 
I throw my shorts over the headboard for inspiration. 

I went as far as to research and purchase fabric.
Once I staged the fabric on the headboard, I
decided this wasn't the direction I wanted to take.
Go figure!

Instead we went in the opposite direction and purchased
a sleigh bed from Restoration Hardware.
We replaced the bedding from West Elm.

The TV cabinet was removed.

We recently had the TV hung on the wall.
(next on the to-do list is to spruce up this cabinet)

I installed silver curtain rods and hung white drapes from Pottery Barn.

We dressed the bed up with more pillows. Here's a full view of the drapes.
To get them long enough to hang they dragged the floor. 
The only purpose for drapes at this length is to collect cat fur!  NO!

So I had them hemmed just high enough to brush the floor.

Remember the before,

the after

  Next we will the tour the updates of the the master bathroom.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Our Master Bedroom and Bath - Before

Here's a photo of our bedroom.  This photo was taken about 9 years ago. 
This was the Tuscany phase.

The bed.

The master bath.

another view.

  This week I will start posting the transformation.  
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The French Louis XV Chairs Arrived!

We were the last shipment of the day.  The drivers carefully unveiled our French Louis XV inspired chairs from Restoration Hardware.

They look to be in perfect condition.  Oh how exciting! 

They fit in the space.

As night falls we start moving things around.

Give it up for Gary, he did good.  I love them!

It's now Saturday morning we continue to sit in the chairs and confirm they will stay.

I will keep you updated with our progress!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Daily Delight

 I have always enjoyed the simple lines of open shelves.  
I don't recall seeing this type of shelving hung low and mixed with a gallery wall.

I may incorporate this look in the study.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Does it cost just a little more to dream big?

The Waterworks Empire bathtub is the winner for my dream bathroom. 
It oozes romance, pleasure, sophistication and traditional all into one.

Here's a better photograph, the tub is placed perfectly in front of the beautiful large windows.  A touch of gold sparkles from the chandelier above. 
Couldn't you soak in this perfection for hours? 

This design has clean lines and traditional style that I so appreciate. However, it's almost too traditional. I would love to see a major silver crystal chandelier hanging or a large drum shade for balance.

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This style is a little too mix matchy.

Below is the winning Waterworks Empire tub photograph for my dream bathroom. The marble surrounding the tub floor to the ceiling is magnificent.  The gray tones in the marble compliments the gray walls peaking from the top of the marble.  The black window frame adds additional formality topped with the unexpected casual window covering showcases the bathtub.
It's clean, simple and amazing.

It doesn't cost anything to dream. 
It's when dreams become reality, it cost just a little more to go first class.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Courtney Cox and Me...

Have you seen the new July/August edition of Elle Decor?  Featured in the celebrity section is Courtney Cox's beautiful private Malibu beach retreat.  I squealed with delight when I noticed her barstools.

Remember our barstools? The same!  Her vintage chairs look awesome with the white
contempoary walls.  It provides me relief knowing there's an alternative if we tire of our charcoal walls.

Courtney and I have vintage barstools!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

more on Black and Blue

In an earlier post I provided a before and after on painting our study

Since Gary's leading the charge on design direction for this room.  
I just assumed the study would develop with contemporary furnishings.

If you recall from my inspiration photo's I uploaded a French twist image,
honestly, I didn't dream this would be a option he'd take.

Low and behold this is a photo of the two chairs Gary selected.  What???

Gary's preference wasn't based on the style it was all about comfort. 
But an 18th-century French Louis XV period design, really???

I'll be sure to post an update once the chairs arrive.