Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This weekend, we worked a lot on our kitchen renovations and we built our big kitchen island.
It's great! Huge counter space to work and lots of storage. I feel like a tv cook when I'm woring on it. But a few thing are still missing: our light fixtures and our bar stools. I have been looing around for some good options for the barstools and here are my latest finds.
What do you think? Any other suggestions?
From left to right:
Clear lyon bar stool -165$
Sebastian - 80$
Kobe - 85$
Urban - 150$
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
via Home Sweet Home
So I am in the process of transforming my dinning room. Well transforming.... let me explain. It used to be our "Put everything we don't know where to put" room which was filled mostly with the 100 ikea cabinets boxes. Now that the kitchen is built and the boxes are gone, we have a big empty room with my old dinning table ( which looks really small in the room) and my serie seven chair ( like the one on the photo)
When I saw this photo with the same chair I have, It really inspired me....I really love the light fixture. It could really look good in my room.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I found these 2 wallpapers that are totally amazing and perfect for my entry.
The only problem, I don't know where to get them. I don't even know who designed them.
Please help me!
I finally found the first one
Available at wallpapers form the 70s for a great price
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I was wondering the other day of it was possible to place wallpaper in the bathroom. With all the steam, I was wondering if the paper would really stick to the walls. Well these 2 photos show us great examples of bathroom with wallpapers. It creates a great statement
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Do you remember my ugly 2 room bathroom. Here are the before photos.
We have worked a lot and it's finally getting there. Here is small update on the renovations.
Sorry for the bad photos.. but it think the changes are still very noticeable.
So we destroy the wall between the tub and the toilet and destroyed a small closet on the side and move everything and changed everything. What do you think?
I love it! Here are all the details and cost.
Love my shower. It's big and warm and perfect. So perfect in fact that I have the hardest time getting out of it to go to work in the morning. We bought the base and glass panels at the hardware store for around 1000$. It was very hard to bring it home. Those glass doors weighted a ton. And we broke one glass panel on our first trip. The tiles were bought at a ceramic stores and they are italian I think. They were 9$ the square feet. The shower head was bought on ebay for 199$. It's half plastic, half metals. And it comes with 4 water jets and a large rain forest shower head. It was very easy to install.
The vanity is a ikea hack. We bought the new ikea's vanity and we added a granit countertop and 2 ceramic sinks to it. It looks amazing. We had shopped around for a vanity but they were all so expensive ( more than a 1000$ and we still had to buy the sinks and faucets) that we decided to customize the ikea one to our need. It wasn't cheap ( ikea vanity 299$, sinks 100$ each, faucet 40$ each, granit around 300$)
The bath tub:
We shopped a lot for this one. And we finally found this squared bathtub at a small shop for 430$. The ceramics were bought were 7$ the square feet.
That's about it
IT was really more expensive than I taught.
Mostly because we had to redo a lot of the pluming, but the result are just perfect.
If you have any questions or want more details on this bathroom transformation feel free to write to me.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Love this red little desk. A splash of color on an old furniture and you have modern statement piece. Paint is great!
It would look great in my entrance
Something to add to my shopping list of things to find at the flea market
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
This week, I'm painting my kitchen. usually I'm a lover of white walls but this time around I'm thinking of going for a soft grey. Maybe this oc-55 or 0c-64 ( this are benjamin moores colors)
what do you think?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Love the black and white and the use of unusual vintage furniture
Being a graphic designer, I love typography. And it looks so great in this house. This big T is very great!
I'm presently shopping for my counter top and I just love these stainless steel counter top. Just wish they weren't so expensive.
love this orange chair. I recently found a similar chair in the garbage. It was in a terrible shape and this is great inspiration to how to restore it
So hope all this inspiration photos form Sweden will inspire you!
thanks to desiretoinspire.net for the great blog post
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I'm shopping for some hooks to put in my entrance hall to I can hang my coat.
I have a Karim Rachid coat hanger right now. And I love it but it is too big for my entrance.
Here are some of the hook I have found that have an interesting look form Antropology and Urban outfitters.
Any other suggestions
Posted by Carolina Espinosa at 10:05 AM