repinned: wood finishes in bathrooms

Bathrooms can have a reputation of being cold and sterile, covered head to toe in ceramic tile. It's hard enough to get out of bed in the morning, why should we have to force ourselves out of the coziest spot in our home into the least inviting space of all? We won't stand for it!

There's been a serious trend lately of room-like bathrooms which we can't get enough of. Cold, hard bathrooms have died and gone to hell in a hand basket and warm, cozy bathrooms are here to stay! One of the best ways to achieve that is by adding wood finishes wherever you can- as shown here in some of the most beautiful bathrooms of Pinterest.

Are you planning a remodel? Consider a wood vanity, wood or wood-like tile on the floors or paneling on the walls, or floating wood shelves. (Wow the word wood is starting to look really funky.) What about a quick upgrade? Swap your mirror for one with a wood frame, add a small wooden stool or chair to hold your towels, or top your commode with a wooden tray to corral your accessories. Or pull in that gorgeous antique hutch from your grandmother that's been collecting dust in the basement all these years (if only, amirite). The options are endless!

And if you really want to take your bathroom to new heights, try adding a plant, a painting, and/or an antique rug. You'll never go back.

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repinned: wall moulding

There's something so rich and romantic about wall moulding and paneling that elevates a space and creates a cozy environment. In two recent projects, we've specified wall moulding because DAYUM does it make a difference. You can see the dramatic before + after of one of them here. In this aforementioned dining room, there was a pre-existing chair rail, arched corner cabinets that were squared off, lower doors at an awkward height and minimal crown moulding. The wall paneling did such wonders for that room, as did painting it all one color, and adding a ceiling medallion. PS- there's real moulding which is labor intensive and more ornate and then there's the fake (well, not fake but more imitative, and just as visually pleasing if done well) called shadow boxing or faux paneling which is what we installed in Leah's dining room. Way easier on the bank account. We especially love the juxtaposition of decorative moulding with minimalist fixtures. (See first inspiration image!)

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It may be because I've watched Marie Antoinette too many times (the Sofia Coppola one- is there another?) that now I truly believe moulding is the solution to a soulless room. There isn't a scene in that movie that doesn't feature some seriously dramatic and stunning French wall paneling. IT'S SO GOOD. Now you have a movie to watch this weekend that will provide you with an eye feast of awe-inducing wall decoration. 

Happy Friday! Oh and follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration!

In Progress: Leah's Dining Room

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Our VERY kind and sweet client, Leah, agreed to let us share in progress images of her dining room, which we are happy to say is moving along quite nicely. 

Her quaint 1940's home oozes vintage charm with arched doorways and original wood floors but the existing dining room corner cabinets were not a favorite. SO. After a back and forth about possible demo and construction and completely new cabinets and built ins and doors, etc, etc, etc, we decided to keep it simple, take the doors off and make it work. And it did! Painting everything the same color and adding paneling to distract from some of the inconsistent lines makes the room feel larger and more cohesive. Our notes above highlight more plans for the room that we are excited to post once completed! Thanks to Leah for allowing us to share and for being a dream client!  

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rehab box: brooklyn living + dining

August has been a busy month filled with travel, family, and work with this here post brought to you from an especially cute apartment in Chicago.  Just a quick update on our latest and greatest Rehab Box for a very sweet client in Brooklyn. What you can't see is her existing jealousy-inducing turquoise Brazilian hammock which served as the inspiration for her natural, globalist interior. Read more about our Boxes here!

mixing + matching: palms and fronds!

We have a new post to introduce! Welcome to our blog, Mixing + Matching. It involves lots of pretty fabrics, colors, and prints and of course, recurring themes. It's summer!!! Time to celebrate visually and feast your eyes on some whimsical summery collections for your interiors. We are searching high and low for the right fabrics for a client and couldn't pass up a few fabric samples along the way. 

What are the recurring themes, you ask? Good question! First, and most obvious: PALMS AND FERNS! You know, huge trend right now and festive for the summer months. Option 1 is playful, hollywood glam, bold, bright and totally appropriate for your dream 60's modern California split-level vacation ranch with a pool. (Is that on Airbnb? Because I want to stay there.) If by chance, you live in the New York / New England area, you'll notice there isn't the beautiful thing of the palm tree. We have FERNS here. Which are just as pretty, right? Option 2 is for your beachy Block Island gray-washed teak-shingled house with a pool's screened in porch.  A fun combination of patterns and color and totally fitting for New England. (Gonna be an awesome screened-in porch.) OK, let's get real. Not everyone has a place like this- but no one will stop us from using these fun combos regardless of location or home size! ALSO, both collections have the colorful flame stitch that always makes us weak in the knees. Mix those colors and patterns! 

before + after: mitch's living room


Mitch had all the great bones to a room - a lovely sofa, 2 cozy leather chairs, an oversized coffee table - but it was feeling bare. We were happy to help with some finishing touches! A graphic rug, fun firewood storage, a colorful lamp, and a great bookshelf were a few things we recommended to transform the room. (The natural light adds to the drama of the before & after but SHHHH, thats a secret!) See more photos here!