Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Board Room

Sometimes it's the little things ...

Sometimes it the little things that make the biggest difference -- a piece of molding here, a beautiful knob there.

This is part of a pantry cabinet, with 2 deep drawers, one shallow drawer and lots and lots of upper storage. 

The knobs have small crystals around the outer edges and one large in the center.

Before and After

I don't know about you, but I love before and after pictures.  So, here is a before photo of a very tiny, tiny house on the water.  It's looking a little depressing at the moment, but it has so much potential.


And here is a photo after. The work is still in progress and you can see where they are digging and have lines running for the stone wall.  We're keeping the iron gates, they're charming.

The house is actually a story-and-a-half, but I designed it to look more like two stories by elongating the windows on the first floor and placing very tall windows that reach into the dormers on the second.    It has a grandness even though it is quite small.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's cold outside.

It's actually an electric fireplace.

We built one into the Garden Room.  They are amazing  these days and I've used them in several homes where we want the ambiance, but not necessarily the heat.  They're perfect for Dining Rooms and also great for highrise condos, where running a gas line is not a possibility. What's especially wonderful about this one is my client can run the fire in summer when the air conditioning is on.  lol 

I'll have actual photos  of the fireplace soon since it is already complete and painted.  It's just waiting for the fireplace surround to go in.  I can hardly wait until it has been installed.  The floor is a wonderful beige "brick" patterned in herringbone with a border...all adding to the garden-like feel.  
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I'm back.  Took a quick photo today.  The scaffold's in the way, but I think you can get an idea of what it will look like.

Draperies will be Next -- maybe a linen sheer on thin, metal rods that are antiqued.

Friday, January 21, 2011

So today it is the Dressing Room

Plans are underway for the Master Closet.  There are built-ins on either side of the doorway to the bath.  On the opposite side of the room are the closets, his and hers.  To give you an idea of the placement, see the plan below.

You can see the built-ins and the closet doors just opposite.  Believe it or not, he gets the larger closet!  He has more clothing than she does.  lol

In the small hallway just outside the Dressing Room there is a closet for shoe storage, which is nice not to have to store dirty shoes in with your clean clothing.

The carpet is nice and skoochie -- is that a word?  It's a leopard print .. but softly so.  The room has a hushed quality when you walk in.
His Closet.
There are two walk-in closets, one for him and one for her.  The floors will be wall-to-wall carpet - the only in the entire house.  Elsewhere the floors are either wood or stone.  But, back to the closet - here's a picture of his closet (someone needs to iron the shirts).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Time to do the Laundry?

Today it was the Laundry Room.  The cabinets are built and templating was done for the countertops.  We still haven't decided if we'll be doing natural stone or composite.  I think, though. that it will most likely be natural stone.

Window elevation

In Progress -- looking good!