Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#364...manhattan beach

We recently spent a few days in Tennessee for a family funeral, then headed to Manhattan Beach for a visit with Tyler's parents. The AVP Manhattan Beach Open was going on, and we got to watch a litany of Pro and Olympic Volleyball players do their thing. It was nice to get away from Houston's humidity and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#363...pretty pictures

I've been away, so no new photos of my own to post, but here are some images I culled from the Interwebs that I find inspiring.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

#362...craftsman bungalow door

For the past decade, I have wanted to replace the front door on our bungalow. It is a metal exterior door, hung sometime during the late 1980's and did not really go with the style of our craftsman bungalow. (That's it above). 

Our house is going to be on our neighborhood holiday home tour this year, so I decided it was time to officially put a bungalow style door on the front. Luckily, there is a shop in the neighborhood that sells reproduction craftsman doors made of fir. I had it delivered to my dining room where I set up to paint the exterior.
Last week it got hung, and while it is similar in color to the old door, it dramatically improved the craftsman aesthetic of our exterior.

Meanwhile, on the inside of the house, the old door looked like this.....
...and the new door looks like this

I am still figuring out how I want to finish the inside of the door. Currently, I have been playing with white washing it, as you can see below, but the jury is still out on the white-washing idea.

(Our old metal door went to a home in need)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

#361...room e-boards

I've created several virtual room design boards (I call them e-boards) lately for local clients, based on their individual room needs. Here's a sampling.
master bedroom sitting area

teen bedroom

master bedroom

brother's room

living room

living room

master bedroom

home office

master bedroom

living room

Monday, August 5, 2013

#630...glass flower light

We've had this plain, box-store light in the hallway off our bath (one in the last post), for years. It's totally fine, but nothing special, so I decided to get something with a little more personality. 
I went with the Cassini Collection Murano wall sconce. My hallway is challenging to photograph, but here is my new light installed. It's definitely livelier than the old one.