Thursday, May 26, 2011

first cook out of the season

At long last the rain had given way to blue skies, warm temps and with that, my plumber arrived to hook up the gas to my outdoor grill.  Yes!  

A simple meal of turkey burgers, steamed green beans, bib lettuce salad and roasted potatoes tasted better outside under our new pergola.  While it's not complete yet, it's starting to look great out there.

The mahogany was placed horizontally to create a more mod- Cali vibe.  We are waiting on the planters filled with bamboo to line this back wall.  A great view from the kitchen.  When it is uplight at night, it will be beautiful.  The fire pit awaits ethanol inserts and some lava stone for evening ambiance.

The beautiful modern pergola adds privacy and dimension to our eating area.  Picture vines growing and a string of lights.  Festive & romantic.

We moved the existing dogwood.  I pray it survives all the torture it went through during reno.

Gravel ground a la Paris' Tuileries Garden.
You know, but a bit smaller.

View from the kitchen.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

more before and after!

This is a re-worked child's bedroom as she grows up and welcomes a pair of siblings.



This is an area previously unused outside a new nursery:



Some new upholstery.



After (en scene):

Friday, May 20, 2011

Belated Brimfield Blog Boast

Hello All.  Yes, I "did" Brimfield.  
It's sort of a must.. and thanks to my friend Sarah, I am always fortified with the belief that we are going to unearth the finds of the century.  I am a bit wary each time, but get excited the eve of each visit that "this will be the one."

Spotted these magnificent red doors with dreams of installing them somewhere.  They were snagged by a stylish set.  Not sure if it was for fashion or function, but they provide both.

Almost bought this beauty for my husband. He regrets I didn't.

Another regret.  S & I are kicking ourselves for not picking up these bathing beauties.  Check out those shades!  What a pair.  *See missed lamp opportunities.

One of the more magnificent textiles.  This was out of my price range, but I couldn't stop myself from admiring and wondering if a special client I love would want such an intricate piece.  I walked.  Sigh.

I considered these great looking industrial units for my living room.  They are newly made from some great shelves of tempered w/ glass chicken wire, an iron frame and industrial casters.  These are mentally stored away for future use.

On another style note, I was totally sweating these side tables.  I've wanted to add a seventies or fourties flair to my living room.  Not sure what kept me from taking them home.  Could it be: no more dough?

Now for the fun and disturbing.

this disturbed.

this was the most fun!

this was disturbing.  
It's a fountain w/ a bottle and a large snifter for those that don't appreciate my phone photo.


Still disturbing.



Fun.  As in: I love them all.

This disturbed me.  Not my preferred seating.  Though it would be great for my Aspen client!

Fun game table.  This was a beauty from Brazil.  I'll let Alessandra know I found it.

This disturbed because his tail should not curl that way.

I may head back to check out the goods in July.  It's always a story, if not a treasure trove.
Happy hunting, my friends.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

before and after

Everyone's favorite!  It's before and after time.


And after:


And after:


After (stage one* update to come):


And after:


And After:
*Please note: work in progress!  I will post the completed bath.