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Cool or Gross?

By on Feb 12, 2014 in Design, First Floor, Powder Room | 4 comments

So, after I quenched my obsession with finding the perfect powder room sink, I was off to accessories.   Before I start on the soap holder, I need to give a little context.  I am an accessory FREAK! If you go in my closet – it’s all about the purses and shoes. If you opened my refrigerator (pre-Jonathan) it was filled with every condiment known to man.  If I’m the one doing the grocery shopping I will always manage to find some sort of new sauce, salad dressing or spice. It goes the same with my home.  I’ll admit that I have gone overboard at times (looking back at some of our old photos like these below). When I met Jonathan I had a 90’s aesthetic going on.  His style was more primitive/folky.   We blended it when we moved into our house and thought it was the BOMB.  Looking back it was more like a bomb had exploded at Goodwill! We were mortified when we found this particular photo...

Obsession and the Sink

By on Feb 12, 2014 in First Floor, Powder Room, Renovation | 0 comments

I try and take the approach of learning as I go.  As a matter of fact, I really have grown to love to learn.  So, there’s no time like the present to take this opportunity and see what lessons this renovation can teach me. I’ve learned that I may be a little OCD.  I am kind of joking, but also kind of serious. I literally spent hours and hours over a 3-day period obsessing about the powder room sink.  I just couldn’t get it out of my head.   See, one thing that both Jonathan and I are hypersensitive about it making sure the addition doesn’t scream new.  We are going to source out reclaimed flooring and we plan on reusing as much as we can of the materials that will be removed during our renovation. So a blah powder room is simply out of the question. My search started on Houzz (of course!) then moved on to craigslist thanks to some friends’ thoughts from a Facebook post. First I...