my favorite thing

I gotta say….my favorite thing in this home we are renovating is this tub sink & wall-mounted faucet in the laundry room.

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Isn’t it fun?

 

 

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The tops are in the their kitchen, too  (And a pretty vintage brass faucet!)

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We chose colonial white granite.  Of course, marble is the beautiful choice, but we wanted a more carefree countertop with a family with four children under the age of four.

 

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Most of the lights are up throughout this ranch home.

 

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My second favorite thing is the banquette area.  We hope the family spends a lot of time here next to the huge windows (which overlooks their pool and 2nd hole of the golf course, no less)

 

(It still needs to be painted)

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These are the little sconces over the banquette:

 

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Each renovation has sooo many little (but really big) choices.  Here are the various stains we had to choose from–We went with the second from the top:  Jacobean.

 

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We added a new capiz star light in their entry, but repurposed their daughter’s Stray Dog Designs sconces from her nursery.

 

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A new blue 4-light door is yet to be installed.

 

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The new mod chrome faucet is now installed in the master shower.

 

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These itty-bitty marble penny rounds with gray grout in the shower’s floor are my third favorite thing.

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And, finally, these new somewhat glamorous sconces for the wife’s vanity area in the bathroom.

photo-15We can’t wait to share you it all when it’s completed on July 15th!

 

Have a great Saturday,

Julie

Grant Park & Tabarka tile

We have our first referral from the work we did at Aqua Restaurant at Rosemary Beach.  Our clients (the wife–a total artist at heart, the husband–an architect, and two young boys) were vacationing on 30A in Florida recently.  She loves the whole rustic-modern vibe and is planning for their 1910 Grant Park home (Atlanta) to have the same feel.  They are in the throes of a total gut job there, so they called us for some guidance when they returned home.  (Thanks, Kim & Kevin!–the owners of Aqua and La Crema)

Oh, it would be so cool to live in Grant Park.  It is one of the oldest (and coolest) neighborhoods in the city.  The homes are from the turn of the 20th Century and, thus, filled with hardwoods, stained-glass windows, tall ceilings and inherent charm.  Our clients’ home is no different.  We are excited to be invited to be on board!

Some of what you find in Grant Park:

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First matter of business:  tile for the new master bath

One thing they know for certain?  They want Tabarka terracotta tiles on the bathroom floor.  They are gorgeous!  They are antiqued and each one painted by hand.

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We narrowed down their favorites to two:

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How beautiful are these?  And all the colors you see above (the vintage green, the royal blue, etc.) can all be changed.  You can mix and match each style & color you love.  Here are the colors:

(the color scheme for the home?  lots of gray & white with hints of turquoise, navy, poppy and yellow…okay, and green, too.)

 

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The tile is, shall we say, not plain.  To make it work on the floor, we are editing what we do everywhere else–matte subway tiles, light grout, chunky wooden vanity (but clean-lined), simple frameless mirrors.  The only other bold choice are polished brass fittings & faucets!

kinda like these bathrooms below (I don’t know proper credits)

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Tabarka’s offerings remind me a bit of the backsplash in our kitchen:
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(as featured in BHG, photo by Rob Brinson, styled by Annette Joseph)

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I’m not sure if they are used in this kitchen, but how gorgeous for a kitchen floor or wall?

 

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I hope you have a beautiful weekend…..no news on the home front yet.  We countered again this morning.  Of course I’ll let you know!  (Their realtor said “our offer was quite low for a seller’s environment”…..the drama continues.

xo,

Julie

 

 

 

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