Because Therapy's Expensive
You may remember the Lakehouse Project we did back in 2018. It was a brand new build out in Athens, TX for a sweet Mansfield family to use on weekends and holidays, and they hired us to finish out the construction and COMPLETELY furnish the place. Down to the TP in the bathrooms, y'all. Well, the house turned out amazing, and was featured in 360 West Magazine and they were super happy with it. So happy in fact, that they sold it a year later! Sold it! Furnishings and all! We were kinda bummed because, well, we were hoping to negotiate a weekend stay, but when they came back to us and said, "We've sold the lake house, now we can hire you to make our Mansfield home just as amazing as the lake house was", we got over our disappointment over a potential lake weekend real quick. Maybe the lake house was just a test for us and once they saw how it turned out, they were ready to sign on the dotted line to renovate. We're not completely sure, but we don't really care either. This new project has been an amazing transformation and we are so excited to give this sweet family the home of their dreams.
First off, the kitchen. It was small and dark and had this odd little baby island smack dab in the middle. We opened up the doorway between the dining room and kitchen to let more of the natural light in to the space and got rid of baby island. The basic footprint stayed the same, but by switching out the bar height counter for a solid counter, there is more space to work and it is more open to the rest of the room.
So crisp and clean and open! Buh buy baby island, hello gorgeous white!
Counter stools: Serena & Lily
Just beyond the kitchen is the family room where the family hangs out, watches TV, plays games, etc. It has access to the backyard so in the summer it's full of in and out traffic to the pool. They wanted an entertaining space but still comfortable enough for the whole family.
I mean, come on?! Right? It's clearly the pup's favorite place to hang out and now, the family will surely never leave this room. The sofas are from Article and yes, they are white, but have removable, washable cushion covers. Still a good idea to keep the Cheetos out of this room though. Club chairs are from Four Hands, and can be found here. Our favorite thing in the room though is the photograph by Leonard Nones, "Man Under Water". It was featured on the cover of GQ Magazine in 1961 and we were so excited to find a home for it here in this room.
Rug: Rugs USA
Coffee Table: Mitchell Gold Bob Williams
Chandelier: Visual Comfort
Accent Table: Crate & Barrel
Now, you may be thinking that's a heck of a transformation, how could we possibly have more to show you? My friends, we have saved the best for last. Please check out the before of this master bathroom.
Why yes, that IS sculpted carpet in front of the vanity! The one thing we did love about this bathroom was the glass blocks in the bathtub alcove. They allow light in but also privacy and are almost impossible to install new these days so definitely worth keeping. NOW, the big reveal!
Aaahhh! Can you feel it? THIS is what a master bathroom should look and feel like. We ripped out pretty much everything and started from scratch, although the layout was good so none of that changed. Definite highlight is the tub with the chandelier from Stray Dog Designs that we had custom colored to match one of our favorite wallpaper patterns from Hygge & West.
Mirrors: Serena & Lily
Jute Rug: Serena & Lily
Basket: West Elm
Vanity Light: Wayfair
Bathtub and hardware: Wayfair
Now, on to the next project. Are you next? Contact us to get started on the home of YOUR dreams!
Today is cold and drizzly in Fort Worth. A good day to snuggle up on the couch and watch "Parasite" since it managed to catapult itself into the Oscar record books on Sunday. A throw is an integral part of this couch snuggling, along with popcorn, hot tea, and pjs. But a throw is not only functional, it adds warmth and layers to a room. It says, "here, sit down and get comfy, have a cuppa tea". We love the texture and color balance it adds to a room too. Lots of color? A chunky sweater knit throw in ivory provides a breather. A more neutral palette? Add a pop of mustard or pink for the perfect punch. Here are 8 ways you can use a throw in your decorating.
Neutral ivory bedding gets a boho update with this colorful embroidered striped throw.
Chic and Cozy
Create a cozy reading spot in the bedroom with a leather settee instead of a bench at the end of the bed. This blue buffalo plaid throw ties in perfectly with the blue bedside tables.
Pop of Pink
The hot pink velvet pillows on the sofas are balanced with a throw in the same color in this serene blue and white living room.
Pass the Mustard
You might not think of a throw in the dining room, but for that person that is always cold, this mustard throw on a navy velvet armchair is not only stylish but practical.
Layers of colors, textures and patterns live in harmony when anchored in the same color. This turquoise Turkish cotton throw is lightweight and washable.
Room with a View
Can't find the right window treatment for a room? This shibori print indigo throw transitions to an easy valance in this lake house bunk room.
Set the Table
Bring a new flavor to the dining table with the addition of a striped cotton throw as a tablecloth. And don't worry if it doesn't cover the whole table, your guests will assume it's meant to be that way!
Layered elements of textured neutrals give this home office a sophisticated feel. The sheepskin throw in the desk chair adds a soft layer to the rattan.
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One of our recent "virtual" projects was the renovation of a bathroom in a downtown Washington DC apartment. Our client wanted an updated, chic bathroom, but also wanted to keep the historic integrity of the building (built in 1926). The biggest challenge was getting the old cast iron tub out and the new free-standing tub in. From the 4th floor. God love DC area contractors because they have got these things figured out. We chose a traditional hex tile to the ceiling in the shower and then as a wainscoting around the rest of the bathroom. Then to add a pop, chose Sherwin-Williams Mariner for the walls. Cement floor tile from Zia tile in a black and white Moroccan pattern give this bathroom just enough of the bohemian vibe our client was looking for. Talk about blah to beyond!
Hex tile: Wayfair
Floor tile: Zia Tile
Mirror: Serena & Lily
Wall Shelf: Urban Outfitters
Shower Curtain: Anthropologie
Bath Mat: Target
Hand Towels: Target
Wall Art: Homeowners, similar here
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