Wednesday, April 11, 2018

And then there's that floor

I love this floor. It is a wood grain tile and just beautiful.


The master bath room floor now grouted. WOW!


And the fireplace surround is completed. The logs and screening will be removed and a more contemporary insert added.





Monday, April 09, 2018

Counter tops arrive

The kitchen cabinets are white on the periphery and the island is stained dark brown. The counter tops are quartz and reverse. Dark on the white cabinets and creamy white on the island. They are truly beautiful. You can see some of the flooring in these photos. It was interrupted when the counter tops showed up early.



Sunday, April 08, 2018

Tilework Commences

 In the master shower, we closed in the back wall to add a niche for soap products and made the shower larger. The tiles are very contemporary larger white tiles with waves. Here it is before grouting. The seat will match the counter tops.


The master bath floor is a hexi tile that is beige and white. Some of the tiles repeat the wavy lines of the shower wall. I love this floor.


We removed the mantles in both sides of the fireplace and tiled  to the ceiling on each side with very large rectangular tiles. They are a mottled grungy grey. Very cool!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Lookie-See: Bird Tales


When picking lemons, i discovered this tiny little hummingbird nest. there were two birds, who we named George and Gracie. Who knows why! Over the course of about 5 days, the went from barely visible above the top of the nest to not being able to fit in the nest. Mama never got too excited when I was around. I didn't hover, just staying long enough to catch a couple of photos each day.

I wanted to tell the story of George and Gracie. What better way than through digital scrapbooking media.There are so many wonderful products from which to choose.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Cabinets are Coming

Next up was the placement of cabinets. This is a view from the front door. The column on at the corner of the the bar was removed; the one across from it was reduced. The view from the front door is so much more expansive. I love that deep chocolate wall.


In the bar area, the wall nest to the door way was removed.  A wine fridge and other bar elements will be centered on the kitchen wall viewed through the new expanded doorway.


a kitchen start here.



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Getting Ready

For the good stuff. The mantles have been removed from both sides of the fireplace. It will be tiled with very large tiles.


And the drywall has been completed.


Giant mirrors have been removed from the master bath.


And lots of clean white LED lighting has been added to ceilings in most rooms.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Demo in progress

In early January, the next level of demolition began. We have decided to make a few changes in the house that we think will open it more and give it a lightly contemporary look.

Removing walls:

and columns:

and debris:

What a mess!