Browsing Category: Inspiration

A Rustic Kitchen Island!

Hi Guys!!

So, awesome news – I think I scored last week with an amazing find!  One that, sadly I can’t use myself, but that I can SHARE WITH YOU!  It’s a kitchen island!!  Aaaahhhhh!  It’s so purdy that I just want to stare at it all. day. long.

As you may know, I have a Chairish shop where I’ve been listing all the fun pieces that I can’t cram into my house.  Please follow me so you can be the first to see what’s new.  And, my friends, this beauty should be up there next week!!  Handmade, one of a kind, weathered to perfection.  LOVE IT.

So just for fun, I thought I would put her into some kitchens that are all over the inter webs and see how she would look.  (I did a bit o’ cutting and pasting, so it’s not perfect, but you get the idea!)  I especially think this piece is spectacular in a more rustic kitchen, but dang, all of these be looking good!  It’s really a perfect jumping off piece to design a whole kitchen around.  Here’s a bit of inspiration!  Enjoy!

 

Bright White Kitchen, Elle Decor Rustic Kitchen, Gingham Green Kitchen, Exposed Brick Kitchen, Black Ikea Kitchen

Do you love this island as much as I do?!?  I’m especially enamored by the wood covered screw holes and how the maker carefully selected some wood pieces that had holes in them – it’s just so special.

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.

DwellingDecor

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!