F is forÂ freakin’ cute when it comes toÂ PaperfingersÂ alphabet prints.
And the cuteness doesn’t end with the alphabet, you can also get a custom name print for your little snuggle bunny.
Lee Kleinhelter is one of my favorite designers and is also the owner of a home furnishings store called Pieces in Atlanta. Â Pieces is incredible and Kleinhelter’s designs are incredible. Maybe these images will jog your memory,
The condo is an interesting switch from the homes that were featured in Cottage Living, a change that Kleinhelter’s discusses in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine article. I’m always thrilled to see Kleinhelter’s work and catch a glimpse of Pieces online when I can.
Here’s the family’s new spot in the Sovereign high rise,
Lee is pictured above looking pretty freakin’ glamorous at 34 weeks pregnant
The mirror in Kleinhelter’s dining area reminded me of the lattice mirror panels Jenny at Little Green Notebook posted about last week.
The Hermes blanket shows up on the chair and on the bed. This baby has a way of popping up everywhere, its quickly becoming an iconic accessory but certainly a luxury at $2400.00.
Perhaps I’m behind…but I’m not any longer. In fact, I’m almost totally caught up because I spent a chunk of time today going through all of Ms. Konig’s posts.
Here are a few topics covered,
Rita’s sofa redo
The completion of a bachelor’s study
Well this weekend North Carolina and Virginia will brace itself for a winter storm that should ruin any plans to go to the 10 estate sales that seem to be happening here where I live. I think that means better dealsÂ doesn’t it?Â
I’m not sure what Betsy’s plans are for the weekendÂ but she lives in LA soooo I’m thinking she’s probably got something cooked up.
Next week I’ve got a bathroom remodel for you and more rebuildingÂ on the Indiana project and probably some other juicy stuff.
Check ya’ later.
Â image via On the Snow
I can’t wait to get the room measurements for the bathrooms at the Indiana project because I got pretty excited when I finally decided to browse the tile selection at Overstock.
penny rounds, basketweave, hexagons, glass mosaics and subway–all the usual suspects and all at Overstock.
Here are some of my picks,
With the white subway tiles above you could replicate some of a Martha Stewart KB Home design
Anna at Door Sixteen is a big fan of the penny rounds, as am I
photo by Anna Dorfman, Door Sixteen
Sarah’s bathroom, photo by Betsy
Basket weave tiles are a huge hit, this is simpler than what Rambling Renovators used in their remodel but you get the idea
I’m really liking this for a bathroom but it is a strikingly similar concept to this kitchen that was featured in House Beautiful, design by Joan Schindler
If you don’t want to break the budget and make the whole bath floor pebbles, you could always have an accent spot
And last but not least… one of my design crushes, Jessica Helgerson used hexagonal tiles similar to the ones shown above in one of her bath designs.
Rearranging, restructuring and reframing–all things going on at the Indiana project this week. Â We met our interior demolition goal last week meaning–we finished demo in one week with the exception of the screened porch that will be framed in to become the laundry/mudroom.
A surprising and very positive discovery was made last week. We pulled a portion of the vinyl siding off and discovered cedar shakes underneath! This is fantastic for the budget and the appearance of the house. Â It is painted a boring gray color but that can be fixed. Â For some reason I didn’t think to take a picture of this discovery but I’ll get one up.
Where we are now…
Before-Two separate closets in an upstairs bedroom
After-Two closets become one, the little door in the middle will be the access door for HVAC duct
After-The upstairs bath has been completely gutted. The original construction of the floor joists was not ample to handle the load it was carrying.
Before-Downstairs hallway, entrance in to master bedroom
After- new doorway to master bedroom, bathroom door and door to extra room downstairs eliminated
Before-Looking towards front windows in master bedroom
After-Standing in new master bath, looking through future walk-in closet to front windows in master bedroom
Before-Looking towards upstairs hall closet/attic space
After-This area upstairs used to be an awkward attic closet. In the future it will house built in bookshelves and cabinet storage. The space will hopefully be large enough to accommodate a reading chair.
Before-Dormer in upstairs bedroom
After-Two tiny closets were on either side of this window. Neither one could hold adult clothing. The dormer and the closets were demolished. The window will be eliminated and it will become a larger closet.
The book Downtown Chic has been on my book radar for several months now.
The Novogratz family has also been on the radar because of this gem of a summer house in South Egremont, Massachussets which has been featured in numerous places including New England Home.
The Novogratz duo (+7) popped back in to my mind again when I was viewing the fantastic selection of design books at The Paris Market in Savannah.
image via Fine Things and Big Dreams
And it seemed to be really following me around after I read Lauren’s nice little review of the book at Pure Style Home.
I thumbed through the book and read the first two pages at The Paris Market last Thursday. After reading the first few sentences I knew I needed it. The gist, two people meet in North Carolina while the girl is in college, they move to Manhattan so boy can be stock broker and girl can pursue acting and fast forward…they marry, have seven children and begin flipping house–big houses. Â By the way if you’re reading this Cortney & Robert–I’d love to have a copy!
So I did some digging about the Novogratz family and Sixx Design because I don’t have the book yet. And I found out that they have been busy moving themselves in a slightly different direction as a result of the housing slump. Â Currently, that direction includes signing the whole fam up with Ford Modeling Agency and getting a deal with Bravo to do a reality series called Design Sixx. Â I can’t find an exact start date but Bravo’sÂ release statement said it would begin this month.
One of the episodes promises footage of a cab ride with Cortney as she goes in to labor with her seventh child, plus they’re gonna flip houses, occassionally party like rock stars and raise seven children. Â La vie boheme.
Also interesting is the NY Times article called, Branding The Family.
*****Update*****: According to the New York Social Diary, the show’s name has changed to 9 x Design and it will air this Spring.
Jamie at i suwannee played blogger hostess and gathered some of our favorite bloggers together for a round table on what to buy at Overstock. Â Betsy and I were invited to put our two cents in. Â Head on over to i suwannee to see the picks, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can find at the “O”.
By the way, have those commercials ever bothered anyone else?
Jamie put together the montage above, links to products can be found at i suwannee
Jenny from Little Green Notebook made some great rug picks, it didn’t take very long before I was pretty cracked out in the rug section on Overstock. Â And one of my favorite blogger/new mama/designers Erika from Urban Grace made some picks too.
Thanks for inviting us to play Jamie.
Alia from Sweetshorn Vintage writes about her latest object of affection, the chandelier…
I bought a vintage red glass chandelier similar to this one at a thrift store last summer.
Due to the fact that I don’t have a boudoir-esque dressing room in my house it has been stashed in a guest room until we buy a place where it can be hung more permanently.Â I’ve been shopping around to have it rewired and found it will cost $200.
That doesn’t seem like much if you have a $1000 piece but mine was only $40.Â Plus, I found the chandelier pictured above for only $179 at Home Depot that is ready to hang.
So I have major chandelier envy. It seemed like a passing trend having been printed on everything from dish towels to wall decals, but I’ve always wanted one in my home.
This jade green beauty from Tavern on the Green being auctioned off this month now that the legendary NYC restaurant has closed its doors.Â It is amazing!
This cloud chandelier by design house Fusion Z is so stunning I can’t imagine having a room worthy of its opulence.
This capiz shell lotus lamp by Graham and Green is so soft it would be amazing in my bedroom.
and what isÂ Sarah’s pick for a game changing chandelier…the arctic pear available at Ochre.
Last week we introduced you to the Indiana project. Â After a week of demolition this is what some of the house looks like now.
Downstairs bath & hallway
akward built in dresser in master bedroom
The dresser has been removed and wall will be patched. The dresser was removed to create more space for placement of the toilet in the half bath.
Closet in the master bedroom has been cleared out to become a half bath accessed in the living room
There is still at least another week and half of interior demo. Â What’s on the demo docket for this week:
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