Browsing Category: Inspiration

Statement Niches!

Hi there!

Looking for a trend that could actually save you money and looks fabulous?!? YES!!

I’m so digging the fancy, statement bathroom niche trend!  Keep the surrounding tile simple (and affordable), then spend just a little for a WOW moment in the niche.  It’s such a great idea!

One day, in the far future, when I redo the tile in my master bath, I may just have to get me a fergilicious niche!!

The one negative?  Your bottles are totally on display!  Including that nubby soap bar and bright pink razor… Ooohhh, they should start making brass and glass razors.  Heart-eye Emoji!!

Topps Tiles, Katie Campbell, Ardesia Design, Fireclay, Erica Gelman

So, that’s what’s on my mind today!  With 3 of 4 boys in school and still recovering from my vacation cold (why?!?!) I’m slowly getting back into the rhythm of real life.  It’s hard, right??  I’ve been describing the summer as this big black hole, because when you have kids around the house, you don’t want to work, you don’t want to sand tables – you just want to play all day!!

Are you guys in the same boat?

Zen Inspired Bathrooms

Hi Friends!

You know, it’s always been my opinion that the Japanese know how to do a good bath.  Zen is what I expect at a spa and I’d really love to incorporate that style and vibe into my bathroom… one of these days, when I figure out what the heck to do!!

In the meantime, we can drool over these relaxing spaces and get a bit of inspiration.

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I’m not really sure if a rain shower is for me, (not since using the one in my pool bath) cause A. I love a shower with more water pressure and B. it would take forever to rinse out my hair, but wow, this one here is a SHOWSTOPPER!

Archiproducts

I’m a big fan of this long, skinny tile.  It looks so chic and effortless and I imagine that I’d love it just the same in 20 years.

Homify

Note the black toilet paper.  These people committed to the look.

This black tile is giving me all the feels.  I LOVE it!!  I’m also really curious how that shower door opens.  It looks like witchcraft is at work there.

DigsDigs

Small but impactful!  The wood cladding is so working in this space.  What a genius idea for a long, hall-like bathroom!

Wanna get your zen on?!  ME TOO!!

Ofuro Soaking Tub, Floor and Wall Tile, Kohler Shower Spray, Teak Shower Mat, Brizo Faucet, Kimono Robe, Black Slate Tile, Knob

Just a few fun products I’ve had my eyeballs on.  I haven’t seen the ivory tile, but I’m thinking that I need to, stat!

Green Nightstands

Hi guys!

It’s been a wild few weeks, amiright?!  With the end of school and baseball, a girls’ trip to Ojai, work caca and a dental emergency (worst EVER), I’ve been an over-heated ball of nerves… mostly good stuff, though!  Needless to say, I’m pretty geeked up that this (should?) could be a week of relative normalcy.

With that outta the way, are you guys ready for the randomest post in the world?  I have actually been trying to write this darn thing for over 3 weeks!  Not too long ago, I was reading something, somewhere and I saw these dark, green nightstands.  They got into my brain space and I could not stop thinking about them.  Like, should I be (immediately) painting my nightstands hunter green?  So, of course, I had to tell you, my buddies, all about my new obsession BUT I COULDN’T REMEMBER WHERE I SAW THE DARN THINGS.  Arg.

I searched and I searched and I searched.

Then I saw them… And do you know what?  They are NOT green!!!!  WTF.

Here is the picture from Little Green Notebook, that Jenny’s team designed for a client.  Look at those nightstands… like a super, dark green, right??

Okay, exhibit B –

Not green!!  SOOOOOOOOOOO not green.  She edited the photo exposure and changed a bunch of colors in the room…. Look at the pillows.  Damn Gina.  Of course that doesn’t change the fact that I much prefer the green color on the nightstands and think it is a fabulous option, if you go painted.  Everyone and their mama has wood nightstands, why not be different?!

Here are two others I found that I thought also looked pretty sweet.

RoomforTuesday spray painted this!

This one’s really cute too.  And it’s certainly unique!

I think overall, I’m really loving green in the bedroom and I’ve got a few ideas on refreshing my own room.  It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done anything to it, so a plan may be forming…. and maybe green nightstands should be on the list.  Perhaps?

Moulding in a Bathroom

I know you’ve seen moulding.  It’s beautiful, amiright?!  But you may not have considered adding it to a bathroom.

Since I’ve got a budget master bath make-over on my mind, I’m thinking that moulding may be a way to add some architectural interest and texture to the room.  Right now it feels like the whole room is covered in the same material.  And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly the nicest material to cover a room in.  I need a way to make it, kind of, disappear.

One way I could do that?  Add interest to the walls – move the attention ova’dere!

Oh, la, la!  The inspiration pictures are VERY tempting!!

Jas Design Build

Tim Barber

Kelly Hoppen

House of Jade

Quarter Design Studio

So far, my progress in the room has been some wall patching, paint testing and I’ve sold the mini chandelier!  You may have noticed that I added a Chairish badge to my homepage – feel free to check out the other things I have listed!!  I don’t have a light fixture yet, but now the space is ready!!

Progress!  Whoot!

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My Current Favorite Gifts and a Few Things on My Wishlist!

Hi there!

I just love when I get a good buying tip from a friend – Don’t you?!  It’s like, thanks for testing out the terrifying waters of new jeans and uncomfortable shoes, so I DON’T HAVE TO.  Yes and More please.

So, to be an equally good friend, here are a few items that I’ve been loving for the last month or three.  And if you have seen me recently, then you have literally witnessed my love of these things.  Phone?  Check.  Uggs?  Double check!!  You guys, would you believe that my husband’s work friend, who’s daughter works at Uggs, got me the boots?  Like as a gift.  You hate me?  I’d say I feel bad, but thank you so much!!  (It’s all I’ve ever wanted, really.)  Plus, I love dem boots!!  Perfection for just about any outfit.

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Threshold Izon Flatware, Ugg Simmens Boots, DeWalt Oscillating Tool, Lace Tank, iPhone 7 Plus, Clinique SerumHug Dealer Sweater, Cricut Machine, Invisibobble Hair Tie

The hair tie is just fun.  And will make you feel old – I should add that warning.  My kids asked me what it was and I said, “It’s a telephone cord.” To which they replied (to my horror), “What’s a telephone cord?”  Damn spoiled kids these days can talk on the phone wherever their little butts can go.  No tangled cords or hiding in the closet.

The thing you might have seen at Joanne’s is the Cricut and has been the one truly envy inducing buy.  Simply put, it cuts stuff.  But it cuts and writes WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO.  It’s been a complete diy game changer.  You’ll see.

This week also marks a bday for muah, which kinda lunged me into action on this post.  My kids want to get me a gift (or maybe I’ve made it abundantly clear that they have to get me one, not sure) and I’m offering the males in the house a bit of a direction.  Here are bunch of things, I would be VERY happy opening up.

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Double Strap Sandals, Branch ChandelierFlutter Shirt, Philips Dimmer Kit, Metal Planters, Glass Boxes, Rose Oil, iMac

Could this branch chandelier be the one?  It’s definitely close.  It could be…???  The new switches are something that’s happening soon whether I get it as a gift or not.  I’m really playing with the whole idea of “smarting” up the house – First the Rachio, then the Nest, and now the lights… The block heels are cute and cheap – I’m seeing the style everywhere and for that price I could rock those this summer and destroy them.  The shirt?  I saw it in the window and it called to me.  It would be my “I’m feeling like an artist today” blouse.  I like to feel like an artist.

Of course, this all spurned an internal debate of what I really want.  (A winning lotto ticket!)  I’m sure even you know what’s at the top of the list… I want a new sofa.  My husband says that’s insane with little guy turning 3 in a few months – This kid totally took a sharpie to my ugly sofa no less than 3 weeks ago.  But I’m feeling like I’ve waited SO long.  I feel like normal people get new sofas every 5 years and this one just turned 9.  It’s a tough call – what we have is comfortable, not precious in the least, and is fine.  It’s fine.  But as a person that loves beautiful interiors, it hurts my eyes.  And my soul.

Anyway you may hear more about this sofa issue as things progress.  But I may be nearing the trigger.  I have found the perfect option.  It’s hard to say no to intense research and years of obsessing… at least that’s what I’m banking on.

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