Tuesday, July 28, 2009

bathroom floorplan


here are the bathroom floorplan
I really love option no3 but I'm afraid that the space between the shower and the toilet bowl is too small. I don't want to hit my head on the shower glass wall every time I stand up.
So we are looking into variations
What do you think?
Which one do you prefer?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

final bathroom inspiration

So my interior designer and I finally decided on the inspiration look.
Here it is. I just love the metalic tiles! We are doing 2 squares sinks instead of one with 2 faucets.
By the way, for montrealers out there, I bought 2 modern looking faucets at home depot. They were 50% off. They cost only $40 ( in the last call sale section). It's quite a bargain!
Now I just need to find the right tub! any suggestions on where to shop for that kind of tub near montreal.

Friday, July 24, 2009

loving this window seat

Thursday, July 23, 2009

trying out some wall treatment

I have been trying different wall treatment for my living room
Ok! keep in mind that I did this really really fast... just to see what these options would look in my place.

what do you think?
which one do you prefer

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

great interiors

bathroom inspiration

This week we are starting the bathroom demolition... so I need to decide the bathroom layout.
here is my latest inspiration. Any suggestions?

Monday, July 20, 2009

bye bye old wallpaper

When we got the house, the wallpaper in the living room was teared in many places. So we decided to remove it. I usually love wallpaper but this one was not very nice. 
We remove the wallpaer with a wallpaper remover ( it's a small bottle with a special soap in it) and spatulas and lots of warm water. It took some time and we will need to sand the walls to finish the job, but the wallpaper is gone. Now I just have to decide what I'm going to do with this place.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

bye bye faux wood panels

Friday, we removed the faux wood panels from the soon to be office room.
I know these wood panels were really popular in the 70's but in my opinion, they were just too ugly to stay. They were very easy to remove. We just took a crowbar and riped all the nails. Luckyly the walls under are not to damaged. Today we are doing all the repairs... and hopefully we can paint soon.

ps. on the first photo you can see all the chuck the previous home owner had. He left a lot of junk in the house  and we are still getting rid of some stuff.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Today we are removing the wood panels

I can't wait
they are so ugly!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

more magazine photos: kitchens

found in Arts&D├ęcorations
love the horizontal painted lines

ktichens again

because you can never have too much inspiration

more kitchens..

IN THE MAGAZINE: more kitchens

Another gorgeous kitchen found in an magazine.
Love the back splash and the horizontal lines created by the handles. I also like the how the kitchen hood was integrated. The kitchen island is very interesting also. Love the shape and the little space to put the cookbooks. And finally, love the wood floors. Great inspiration!

In the magazines: Kitchen

Found this great simple kitchen in Decormag, a french magazine. I just love everything, the white counter top, the white cabinets, the stainless steel chicken hood, the horizontal handles... beautifull!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

designed litter box

As you may have guessed from the name of this blog, I'm the proud owner of 2 cats, Lea & Kalamata. Although I love my cats very much, I really don't enjoy the look of their litter box. So I have been searching for ideas on how to transform this ugly box into a well designed object.

On Ikea hacker, I found this great idea. Romina, an architect from Chicago, transformed an a few piece from Ikea in this great bench/litter box. It's made from made from the Besta shelf/height extension units paired with the Besta Holmbo door on the Capita legs. The final result looks great. And the litter box becomes invisible. With the added touch of the cushion the litter box becomes an accent to her decor. Great solution!

I have also found this well designed litter box called ModKat. Very cute!
It's available in many colors (in preorder only). Everything is well designed and has its right place with ergonomic scoop, incoporated brush. Plus it's eco friendly with the reusable litter.
It could be a good solution for my home and your.

inspirational house: Abigail Ahern's house

Just tumble across the house of Abigail Ahern. It is so beautifull that I wanted to show it to you and declare it this week Inspirational House.
I just love the rich gray walls and the touch of hot pink. The low furniture makes the room looks very modern but the old moldings still keeps all the old charm of the house. The gray shelf is a great idea to store all your vinyls. And I'm happy to see a great integration of a rocking chair in a decor. This is great inspiration. Check out more of Abigail's house on her blog: Atelier Abigail Ahern

Do you an inspirational house? Well send me the photos and I'll post it on the blog. I'll be happy to see what your houses look like