One of our most popular main bedroom and bathroom projects, and one of our earliest were for a client that, to be honest, is one of our favorites because she says "yes" to every wacky idea we come up with. You may recognize this room from the way back machine. (Resources below)
And this bathroom... (details on the bathroom here)
So, when the client reached out about updating her kitchen, we didn't hesitate to say yes. As we mentioned, the home was custom built in a Spanish style with soaring ceilings, wood beams and gorgeous Saltillo floors. We knew right away that we wanted to amp up the hacienda vibe but also infuse some modern elements. Paint, as we preach over and over again, is a gamechanger. Never underestimate what a difference a coat of paint can make.
I mean, paint! We went with white on the uppers and a dark gray on the bottom to allow the tile backsplash to shine. Both colors also play so well with the warm granite countertops. New hardware in brass pops off the cabinets instead of getting lost in the previous sea of brown. And let's talk about this tile. Handmade cement tile from Zia Tile that gives us all the Spanish Mediterranean feels and adds that much needed infusion of color we can't live without. The addition of a vintage runner makes it such a fun place to be, you might even have volunteers to do the dishes!
Cabinet uppers: Whitetail from Sherwin Williams
Cabinet lowers: Peppercorn from Sherwin Williams
Hardware: Signature Hardware
Backsplash Tile: Zia TIle, similar here
Pendants: Visual Comfort
Rug: Vintage from Chairish, similar here
In the dining area, the first order of business was to paint the sideboard a bright blue to play off of the tile backsplash. Add a pair of lamps, a plant and this amazing artwork from Marianne Rodriguez to create a dramatic focal piece that draws you right on in. The existing dining room table was updated with new wishbone dining chairs and a gorgeous Oushak rug. Remember that your wood tones don't have to match! In fact, it's way more interesting when they don't.
Dining table: Pottery Barn
Dining chairs: Wayfair
Rug: Oriental Rug Galaxy
Sideboard paint: Briny by Sherwin Williams
Art: Marianne Rodiguez
So, the lesson for the day is, "When in doubt, paint." And the second lesson is, "Say yes to everything Shauna suggests." Trust us.
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We are big fans of Drew Barrymore here at SGD. Her Flower Home collection is a perfect blend of boho chic, vintage-inspired florals and some mid-century furniture thrown in for good measure. And if you didn't know it was from Walmart, you'd swear it was part of Justina Blakeney's Jungalow line. Yes, you read that right, it's from Walmart.
So, when we heard about her new line of kitchenware, Beautiful, we knew it would have just the vibe that we would love to infuse into the sea of stainless steel of our kitchens. From small appliances to cookware and kitchen accessories, Beautiful brings colors to the kitchen without them being so loud that they can't play nicely with your other decor. Besides, when was the last time you were giddy about pulling out your toaster to make avocado toast?
So, clear out some counterspace and upgrade that toaster you've had since your first marriage to some chic pieces that'll make you happy you know your way around a kitchen. We know your blender is on it's last leg from all those margaritas you drank in quarantine anyway.
If you know any brides-to-be this might just be a reason to add Walmart to their registry. Like the collaborations Target has done with Missoni, Lily Pulitzer and other high-end designers, this brings a modern, youthful energy to a retailer known better for their "interesting" clientele than stylish fashion and decor. We can't wait to see what else Drew Barrymore has in store for her Walmart lines.
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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!
New year, new you. Isn't that what we always hear? And as we wrap up 2018, some of our clients are already getting a jump start on their newness with all kinds of projects. Good thing, we like it busy with a side of chaotic. For those of you mulling the idea of updating your home in 2019, we pulled together some of the top home decor and design trends that we are gravitating towards. Some of them (minimalism) (?!!) just aren't our style, so we'll smile graciously and wave to the all white lacquered room as we pass by. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for getting your own project started. Or just call us. We'll always make room for one more!
Two of our favorite bathroom trends are floor to ceiling wall tile and matte black hardware. For greater visual interest, we picked two different tile patterns from Ann Sacks. Ceramic tile flooring that is made to resemble wood is also a top trend for the bathroom. Stick with light colors for an open, airy feel. While we love the matte black fixtures, it's always fun to mix up the metals as with these brass accents in the light fixtures, mirror and hardware. And don't be afraid to have some fun by incorporating a bold wallpaper, especially in a powder room.
OK, so we have thing for blue in the kitchen. Seems as though we are not alone in that as blue cabinetry is one of the top kitchen trends for 2019. Along with patterned tile backsplashes and waterfall countertops, today's kitchens are anything but plain Jane. And the same wood textured tile we loved so much in the bathroom is also the perfect flooring for your kitchen. How cool is it in black?
Turns out that another big decorating trend for 2019 is pattern mixing. Hello, have we met? Glad to see you've joined the fun! It's no secret that we love pattern and texture, and we will mix anything we love with anything else. Don't be shy! Go for it! In other trend news, statement light fixtures have moved beyond just the dining room. I know we all love our ceiling fans but give these beauties a try. On the more elegant side, curved barrel style chairs and Art Deco style curved sofas are an upcoming trend. Combine with brass accents and you have a chic space to serve those retro cocktails.
Need help with an upcoming project? Contact us here, or email. We'd love to give you a fresh start for 2019!
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Hey friends, Riley here.
With the holidays coming up, there are two places I spend the majority of my time; cooking away in the kitchen for the holiday get togethers, and relaxing in the bath after a long day of distant relatives asking when I'm going to get married and have children. With that being said, I can think of no better excuse as to why I need to spruce up the two places in my house that seem a little outdated. For the kitchen, I found this great undermount sink from Kohler and this beautiful, modern faucet from Kraus.
I also love a modern bathroom so this freestanding tub from Wyndham and floor mount faucet from Delta totally caught my eye. How amazing to relax in here after a long day?
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Our latest big project has been a lakehouse out in Athens, TX. While it's not 100% complete yet, we are so excited with how it turned out, we had to share. The homeowners gave us free reign to unleash our creativity and style, which of course makes us happier than a pig in mud. The original storyboard for the dining room had only a minor change when we found the amazing zebra artwork. Considering the location of the property has for real ZEBRAS roaming around, it just seemed appropriate. Then we happened upon these adorable zebra plates and well, that sealed the deal.
Since it is a vacation home, we didn't really need to have a ton of kitchen storage, so we chose to install the floating shelves on the long wall. The rustic wood shelves give a nice contrast to the concrete tile backsplash and sleek quartz counter tops. Kitchen cabinets are painted Bunglehouse Blue from Sherwin Williams, which when you look at the color online proves once again that you can't judge a color on the screen. We echoed the color in the rug under the dining room table to provide a bit of continuity.
The homeowner had two embroidered placemats that she bought on a recent vacation to Mexico and we framed those to go over the sink and on the floating shelves. It's such a fun, cheerful room. How can you not be happy here?