Whoa, it’s mid-June already! I’m a little behind schedule with this post, but oh well. Here is a snapshot of what I got up to in April and May:
1/ I’ve been working on two bathrooms renos – an ensuite and main bath. This is the tile, counter top, and cabinet selection for the ensuite. It’s all installed and looks great! Photos coming soon. Thinking of your own bathroom upgrade? Here is some inspiration.
2/ Yeah, builders can build houses but do they design for optimum flow, functionality, and aesthetics? Not necessarily. As an interior decorator, I can help review and recommend changes to builder plans, material selections and upgrades. This is the final plan for a home I consulted on last summer. We changed the kitchen layout from an L configuration to a giant island filled with storage and my clients are so happy with the change.
3/ In April the family sought on sunshine in Myrtle Beach, SC. This oh-so-Deco sculpture was just one in the huge collection at Brookgreen Gardens. A lovely outing.
4/ Speaking of Art Deco, this is my favourite vintage/antique store on Ottawa St. in Hamilton. Local folks – if you haven’t been shopping on this street you are missing out!
5/ This print by Etsy artist Clare Elsaesser looks so good in my client’s bathroom. All her prints are done with archival pigment inks on heavy stock fine art paper and the quality is amazing! I’ll definitely shop this artist for future projects. Check her out.
6/ I love the graphic quality of these Depression-era black amethyst candlestick holders. In case you missed the post, here are more of my favourite vintage candle holders.
7/ Tulip season was coming to an end, but this pretty mix caught my eye and I’d like to try it at home next year. Anyone know if this particular mix has a name?
8/ Do you remember these phones?! We’ve been watching the latest season of Mad Men and they seemed to be on trend in the 60′s. Very retro nowadays.
**Reminder — you have until this Sunday to enter to win a set of paintbrushes. It sounds like many of you have big painting plans this summer!