June 23, 2011

If I Needed a Nursery for a Baby Girl...

It might look like this:

I absolutely love this nursery by designingdawn.  I stumbled upon it at 6th Street Design School.  
See more photos & information at either site.

June 20, 2011

More Photos & Details from the Holladay Remodel

I really love some of the details that brought this project together, and wanted to highlight many of them here.  We did some creative shopping in order to keep with the budget, and we reused existing pieces whenever possible.  Feel free to ask for the source of anything you see below!

And if you need good trades for a job, I'm happy to recommend Re-Vive General Contractors, Arendal Kitchen Design (disclaimer:  I work there), Foremost Interiors, Sharp Upholstery, and Underfoot Floors!

June 10, 2011

Holladay Main Floor Remodel - Before & After

I finally had the chance to take photos of a project I've been working on for a while.  I'll post more photos next week, but I wanted to start with some Before and After shots, as these best show the dramatic difference, despite any significant layout changes. 

We reused and/or reupholstered existing decor and furniture wherever possible, but added new finishes and accessories to bring the space up to date.  My clients (including their daughter) have great taste, and just needed a little bit of help (and confidence) to pull it all together.  The new space is very calm and relaxing, with pops of texture and color to keep it interesting and refreshed.

I love this project and am so excited to share it!

Kitchen Before:
(not typically so messy - those are all MY things thrown around on the countertops)

Kitchen After:

Family Room Before:
Family Room After:

Dining Room Before:

Dining Room After:
(almost finished - there are 2 more prints freshly framed and ready to hang on either side of the buffet)

The guys at Re-Vive Group did a great job as general contractors.  The custom cabinetry is from Hallmark Cabinets, via Arendal Kitchen Design.

June 3, 2011

More Backyard Progress - We Have Grass!

Slowly but surely our backyard is starting to look like a backyard.  There's still a LOT of work to do, thanks to the cold and rainy weather that has kept me from working on it much.  But at least we now have grass.  AND sprinklers.

When we bought the house, our backyard was covered in asphalt, which we attacked with a jackhammer.

Then last summer we built a cool planter box / retaining wall, with the intention of getting sod shortly after that. 

Well, the sod never happened last year.  And I got really tired of all the pawprints around the house due to the dogs running around in dirt & mud all day.  So this Spring the lawn took priority!  

In order to keep a nice lawn looking nice, it needs to be watered.  And since we are both terrible at remembering to turn the sprinkler off or on, we figured an automatic system was critical.  So that came first:

Tearing up the yard for the sprinkler system made it look worse than ever!

The sprinkler system was finally in place (I think every Lowe's employee now knows who I am because of all the trips back & forth), and it was time to order the sod.  After an exhausting day of blood, sweat, and tears, and with a lot of help (thanks Flo!), we now have green grass.  

AND we have a means of keeping the grass green with our new sprinklers!

Whew!  I can't imagine doing all of this in a normal size yard.  Our tiny yard is enough for me to handle!

Next step:  Planting the veggies and getting the patio ready for summer.