Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Creating A Dream Bathroom

Even though we are currently in a home we love, I know it's not our forever home.  Right honey?  Whenever I see photos of things I would absolutely love in my dream home, I pin them for later.  I try to find some elements in the room that I can incorporate into our current home.  Don't we all have lists of what we would want in our dream home?

 Take this master bathroom for instance. I love the modern feel of it.  It has a dark stained vanity but the rest of the room is light and bright.  It has a wonderful skylight, walk in shower, and storage above the tub.  Do you see all the marble tile throughout?  Yes, please.


I looked for items from this inspiration picture that could help re-create this look.  When you find an inspiration photo, scan each piece to see what you can pull together on your own.  PlumbTile is a great online resource for all your bathroom needs.  Here's what I put together using the main pieces.

  vanity / mirror / sconcefaucet / marble tile

The first thing I searched for was a vanity in the furniture category.  The vanity is one of the main pieces in the room and grounds the bathroom.  You know I love dark furniture, so espresso was a must which is what drew me in with the inspiration picture.  I chose this vanity from the collection.  Storage is a must in the bathroom and this one has cabinet space and a drawer.

Next up was the mirror.  Framed mirrors give a finished look to me.  They aren't just floating on the wall.  This mirror is an espresso finish as well.

Another element I liked about this bathroom is the sconces on the wallIn my current bathroom we have bar lights above the mirrors so this is a different look for me.  I've read that sconces are better and don't cast such a shadow as bar lights since they are more on the side of your face and not aboveThe sconce I chose is very similar to the inspiration picture.

The faucets in the inspiration picture are chrome and more traditional.  The faucet I found has the same feel with double handles and the curved spout.

When you come across a photo of a room you love, remember you can pull it off too.  What you can put together may not be identical, but can come pretty close.  I would hope your room would be better since you are putting your own spin to it and making it more to fit your home.

*This is a sponsored post but the views and opinions expressed are my own.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Two-Toned Kitchens

A few years a ago we painted the kitchen cabinets.  We took the cabinets from a light maple color to a dark espresso.  The dark cabinets totally changed the feel of our kitchen.  I love dark cabinets and to me they are so modern.  Not to say white kitchens can't be modern but the dark has always appealed to me.

If you're like me, you love a variety of kitchens: white, dark, gray, and in between.  Every time I see a kitchen with a different color palette than ours, I'm a little intrigued.  I often wonder how different our kitchen would feel with a lighter cabinet again.  The combo I have been loving recently is the two-toned kitchen.

These are some that I could do with a slight color change to the island.  I would love to change up the kitchen but don't want to go through the hassle of re-painting ALL the cabinets.




Then there's the gray and white combo.  I love them!  I think it's the fresh white mixed with the calm gray that does it for me.  It would take a complete do-over to make my kitchen look like these.  If I even mention it, my husband gives me that look like, "Don't even think about it."  We both can remember living with a torn apart kitchen for a week.  Not fun.

Then there are the kitchens that have used non-traditional colors but turn out so beautiful.

Gorgeous right?  Which is your favorite combo or are you more of a one color all over person?

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Five

Happy Friday!  It's the end of another long week.  This was my first full week of work of the new year and I'm exhausted.  It's hard getting back into the swing of being an adult.

Here are some things that have caught my eye this week around the net.

1) We have been trying some new recipes for the last couple weeks and I really like this one for Broccoli Cheese Soup.  It's simple and the family loved it.  Something about having warm soup when it's cold outside.

2) I've been toying with the idea of revamping my daughter's bedroom and when I saw this one from Sita Montgomery, I swooned.  Do you see the wall detail?  Love it.  Something I think I may have to add to my list of to do's.

3) Megan from It's a Grandville Life installed this beautiful chandelier in her office. What a statement piece!  And I can't help but notice how bright and clean her office is.

4) I love the way that DIY on the Cheap turned some inexpensive metal tins into pretty and functional desk storage by adding striped gift wrap.  The monochromatic look works for me.

5) Ya'll know I love me some dark kitchen cabinets, but I always stop when I come upon a two tone kitchen.  This one by Art of Construction is gorgeous.  I think if I was to ever re-paint my cabinets, it would definitely be gray and white.

Well, that's all folks.  Have a good weekend!

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016!  Cheers to much happiness and peace in the new year.

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