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Grout Cottage: Apt. A Hall & 2nd Bedroom

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When we began this project, the hallway in this apartment was a dark corridor with some wood paneled closets and some dirty and old beadboard wainscoting. The hallway is worth mentioning and taking a gander at because it’s no longer a hallway straight out of a horror movie. Peeling back some of the layers in the old hallway,   Again we salvaged the little stained glass window that was existing to add some character in our revamped hall. But we enlarged the window and had it made to match with the dimensions of the stained glass window to make it appear as though it was all one window but in fact it’s two separate pieces trimmed together to look like one. We also salvaged all of the old doors but in order to make a custom door for our linen closet, the carpenter cut down one of the old paneled…

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Grout Cottage: Apt. A Living Room & Bedroom

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Apartment A is the downstairs apartment of the historic Grout Cottage. It is a two bedroom apartment with an eat-in kitchen, one bathroom and a laundry/mudroom combination. In addition to the interior transformation, we also added a deck on the back of the house for the residents of Apartment A to hang out on and enjoy. In the beginning, Apartment A had a pretty odd layout. The apartment had two entrances from the front porch, one that entered the bedroom and the other that entered into a living room. Originally, if you wanted to go to the kitchen and you were hanging out in the living room you had to walk through a bedroom to get there. Obviously one of the first orders of business was to re-work the layout of the apartment. This is the future living room originally functioning as a bedroom with a small existing closet, a…

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Laney’s Big Girl Custom Bed

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A twin bed was most certainly the best option for Laney’s little converted attic bedroom. With way too many “shin walls” (that’s an official term now), meaning walls that are only as high as an adult’s shin–we’re pretty short on space in here. Not only did we need a twin bed but we needed a bed with added value…storage. So I looked at all the storage bed options out there like, PBTeen Oxford Captain’s Bed PBKids Belden Bed Avery, Room & Board These beds range from $799 to $1700, the Belden being the cheapest of the three. I just couldn’t swing that so I cruised around on the internet some more in every place I could think of, Overstock, Target, unfinished furniture retailers –you name it. I came up with no real bargain. So then I started looking at DIY plans and I found Ana White’s site that had detailed…

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By Sconce Light

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In my search for a small sconce for a tight space to put over Laney’s bed in her big girl room, I kept seeing these modern sconces sometimes paired with a slightly traditional look in the rest of the room. The introduction of the modern sconce in these rooms is one little piece of the puzzle that makes the room a little more eclectic, it gets at that magical mix that everyone is after…including me. Looks like the same mid-century inspired fixture in these rooms, Here’s what I call the eyeball fixture, The lucite/acrylic bedside cart is a repeat performer as a bedside table. Sara Ruffin Costello I’m pretty sure Amber used this sconce in this little guy’s room that she designed,

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Laney’s Big Girl Room

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“After I get finished with my big girl bed, then I’m gon’ get a boy bed” These are the types of conversations I have with my 2-year old daughter Laney about her future transition to a big girl bed. She thinks it’s fun to kid with me about wanting a “boy bed”. We are preparing to move Laney to a different room in the house but the room needs a little work before we can do that. I’ll be sharing that room tune up after we begin the work but today I wanted to share my inspiration for the room and a rough plan. images via Pinterest And here’s a little design board I worked up for the room, Feist / Dresser / suzani / hooks / sconce / headboard / sheets / quilt / bed / blanket / stool / fabric / rug

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This is a man’s world

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For some the standard issue down comforter, Star Wars and Bob Marley posters and Dad’s old recliners are being traded in for something a little more sophisticated. Here’s my take on it, 1. Blanket 2. Mirror 3. Trunk 4. hook 5. dresser 6. shade 7. lamp 8. box 9. fan 10. Cloud print 11. chair 12. pillow 13. headboard 14. guitar hook 15. table 16. spheres 17. Persian 18. Jute rug

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Kate’s Bedroom Do-Over

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You guys might remember roommate Kate as my beloved apartment mate back at the treehouse. When we agreed to move in together, I had but one stipulation and that was that she allow me to make ALL of the home decor decisions. She agreed. She started out with a shortage of opinions in the design of our apartment, but soon evolved into an active participant in the process. She has since blossomed into a full fledged design lover and an avid home decor blog and shelter magazine consumer just like the best of us. When she reached out for some help on her design for her new and super cute little cottage of an dwelling in Brentwood, I was happy to oblige. She wants her bedroom to feel feminine and soft… sweet with a bit of bling and she’s totally tired of her previous turquoise color scheme. She’s feeling coral these…

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Master Bedroom: Waiting on Cabinetry

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Checking in on our friends with the master bedroom remodel that I previously posted about here. Carpentry, flooring and paint are complete and we’re waiting on all of those glorious built-ins to make the dressing room and the project complete. Last time we checked in we were at this point with temporary mantel brackets and no paint, And all painted, wall color is Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke and the trim is Simply White. The sconces are the Reed Double Sconce from Visual Comfort, ordered here. The lighting that we ordered to light the bookcases was a failure–too big. So we’re back to the drawing board there and we’re considering some different options, you can follow along with the selection process on this pinboard. Custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph Locklear built, And here they are ready for hardware, The walk-in with the old boob light still hanging by a…

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Master Bedroom: Renovation Progress

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I’m helping a friend remodel their master bedroom. The regular crew and I are taking a break from the Grout Cottage and lending a hand to this transformation from ho hum bedroom to master and commander with a dressing room and super organized closet. This is the only true before image that I have. via Flickr Before it was a regular bedroom with a cathedral popcorn ceiling, a walk-in closet that was packed to the gills with not only clothing but also a huge water filter, two unnecessary windows and a boob light. Another tiny early 1900s closet and an adjoining closed in porch that was being used as a small junk room rounded out this space. First order of business was to blow out that old 1900’s tiny closet and the wall separating the bedroom from the small junk room. Here’s a list of how the rest of the…

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Sarah’s Picks for Houzz: Masculine Bedroom

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So it appears that my recent Ideabook for Houzz for a masculine bedroom spot generated more opinion and comments than I would’ve guessed. People are pretty opinionated about some of my picks. Check it out and tell me what you think. Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Bedroom Products on Houzz- For Example: Bedskirts · Duvet Covers · Quilts · Bedroom Benches · Headboards · Makeup Mirrors · Nightstands And Bedside Tables · Sofa Beds ·

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Coming to a Pinboard Near You

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Not so long ago I happened on the Etsy shop belonging to Gypsa. I’m immediately impressed by the look and then equally impressed by the variety and to round out the range of emotions– shocked at the affordable price tag on such lovelies. I’m thinking which quilt would look best on my own bed? Could I pair those shams with the linen duvet I already have. For gypsies and mix masters of style everywhere,

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Assembling a Master Bedroom for Houzz.com

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Check out the latest ideabook over at Houzz.com, where Sarah pulls together a list of must-haves to create a soothing space in your Master Bedroom. Guest Picks: Assembling a Master Bedroom Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Lighting on Houzz- For Example: Ceiling Fans · Chandeliers · Kitchen Lighting And Cabinet Lighting · Light Bulbs · Pendant Lighting · Recessed Lighting · Table Lamps · Track Lighting ·

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