I really wanted too do something different in the powder bathroom. Unlike the commonly used bathrooms, the powder bath doesn’t generally need a lot of storage so it’s fun to do a piece that is a statement. Here are a few inspiration pictures:Although it’s simple look, we found that they were really expensive to buy ready made so I decided to take on this project to build my own. I found the raw materials and was able to custom fit the piece for our space. Final product (photos by Meikel Reece):
Trim: Owl Gray by Benjamin Moore
Walls: White Dove at 50% by Benjamin Moore
After an awesome week in Hawaii getting to see a childhood friend of Steve’s get married.. we’re back. It was a great getaway and we were totally not distracted by the amazing houses like we usually are on vacations. Because it turns out, the architecture in Hawaii leaves much to be desired, at least what we found.
Anyway, we still have lots to post about our Holladay project and we have other projects we excited to post about as well. So please stay tuned.
When I first met the homeowners on the job I pulled up and walked around the entire house. The front didn’t have an entrance. There where two doors one located on each side of the building. I went to the door that looked bigger thinking that should be the front. Luckily the homeowners walked outside to help me find the way. The first thing they said was, “Yeah, our house is awkward.” I told them, I could fix that.
The paint color in the entry and through the hallways is Pale Silver from Restoration Hardware. The light fixture is from Pottery Barn and the corbel details from from Restoration Hardware.And this was the awkward “front” door before the remodel. It was actually located where the dining room window is now on the back side of the house. Mudroom interior.This was the before interior and exterior. And for the exterior mudroom door, I got my inspiration from a sweet Newport Beach house that we passed everyday on the beach. I totally geeked out and took a bunch of pictures so I might be able to reference it if we built something similar. Ok, so I pretty much copied it exactly the same. It still took some time and thought to make sure it scaled appropriately, and we used corbels instead to give it a more Cape Cod feel. I like how it turned out, it has a more casual feel than the front entry to the house yet it still feels like an entry. With the homeowners using this door most of the time, I didn’t want them to feel like they were always entering in the back door.
Professional pictures by Meikel Reece.
We are so excited to have lots of beautiful pictures from the very talented Meikel Reece. So many pictures I could hardly decide where to start, but I just had to start with one of my favorite features of the house. The Greek key fireplace. This living room isn’t just a place for the Home Teachers with it’s bright open windows and perfect window seat.
The paint color in this room is Paladian Blue from Benjamin Moore at 75%. And we also used it in one of my favorite kitchens.
Also I’ve just added a Follow Us on our sidebar so be sure to sign up so you’ll be first to know as we post more pictures. And Caitlin will be posting lots more pictures of all the details in this room.
We had such a great time doing our Open House last Saturday (and lots of requests) that we’ve decided to have an encore Open House! It will be a short very casual one Tuesday, Aug 16 from 6-9pm. No need to RSVP but just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the address.
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you everyone who attended our Open House Saturday! It was so much fun showing off our latest project. And we sincerely apologize to anyone who didn’t receive the response back after RSVPing. We realized on Saturday that we should have warned everyone to check their Spam.
Special thanks to Caitlin Creer for beautifully furnishing the entire house with such short notice. To Meikel Reece for taking incredible pictures that capture what we love so much about this house. To all our subs and employees for putting in long hours to make everything perfect. And most especially, thanks to the gracious homeowners for allowing us to remodel their house and then letting us bring lots of people into their new home.
We will be posting lots of pictures in the next couple of weeks so be sure to check back for more information about each room… including paint colors.
Photos by the talented Meikel Reece.
Ok, I get it. Vinyl fencing is super low maintenance. And I realize there’s a time and a place for it. I’ve even installed vinyl fence myself. It’s kind of playing with legos, pretty fun. That being said, I’ve seen a lot of cracked, blown over, yellowing vinyl fences just proving not everything is indestructible. Because Utah is the largest consumer of vinyl fence product I knew doing an authentic wood fence would present challenges.
It started with the Arbor…
I found this picture. It looked like something out of a dream. How cool would this be for the gate entrance to a house….so that’s exactly what we are going to do. I’m pretty excited. My goal is to blow guest’s minds before they walk onto the property.
And then the fence.
One moment of inspiration came as I stepped out of the movie theater after watching HP7.2. I was sad for two reasons. First, there’s something depressing about walking out of the theater in the daylight. You feel like you should’ve been doing something more productive and second, well, it was the last HP movie. It’s over folks.
Anyway, this fence caught my eye as we walked out. Just a random fence in a random location. I really liked it and I’d been trying to decide how best to design a fence for the Holladay job. This fence seemed almost Nantucket to me.
Here’s our mock-up. We went with spikes rather than pickets. I felt it gave it a more formal look as opposed to the country or suburban feel from the pickets. I especially like my tinfoil finial. Do you know how hard it is to get a ball finial like this? It took tons of online searching to find one let alone one for a decent price. Vocabulary lesson: these ball finial are sometimes referred to as “nantucket ball finial” or “quaise ball finial” There, now you will be lightyears ahead of me when I started searching for these. Thank you, Google.
Clearly, we still have a lot of work left before August 6th. But we are excited with how everything is coming together. Be sure to come check it out! RSVP HERE. Just fyi, the rsvp is just so we have an idea of how many are showing up. Don’t worry, we are too busy and too understaffed to spam you. See you next week!!
We are wrapping up our project in Holladay and we are excited to invite our blogging friends to the Open House, August 6th, to come check out how everything turned out. And as we’ve been completing the landscaping and detached garage, Caitlin Creer has been busy on the inside making it look amazing.
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