Natural Master Bath

I was so inspired by April and her style. She is so talented and has done quite a few carpentry jobs her self. She told me one of her hobbies was wood working and showed me a few pieces she had made and from there it was so easy for me to be inspired by her and her home.

This master bath is full of natural materials and they all came together and layered so beautifully. The existing bathroom was a good layout and a great size space to work with but there were just a few things that needed some TLC. When I pulled the materials and finishes for this job I wanted to stay true to April, and her home. I started layering different types of natural stone and it just quickly came together. I couldn’t be more pleased with the smooth pebble, the travertine, and the marble accent all layered together. We stained the wood and painted the walls a peaceful, yet masterful color. The lines are clean and well-defined, leaving you with a peaceful, natural bathroom.

Before pictures:

After pictures:

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That linen cabinet with the frosted glass is PERFECT. I love that thing!

So peaceful, so natural – just love it. Also please excuse my photography skills, they are a work in progress.

Happy 2017! I am loving catching up with completed jobs from 2016 and getting to share them with you guys. I have the best clients and I am so blessed. Thankful for each of you!

 

Genuinely Love Your Home

I met with a client the other day and we walked through her house I could tell she was insecure to show me around. She would show me a room and then quickly say…”well of course everything has to change in here…”.

Finally I just asked her why? Why does everything has to change? Her response was a long pause, and then a realization that the only explanation for change was because it’s not what she saw on HGTV.

Don’t get me wrong I love HGTV, especially a show called “Fixer Upper” (love and miss you all dearly!!!). But all that to say just because it’s whats “trendy” or what other people like certainly does not mean that you have to like it too.

After talking for a while the truth came out. She loves her house, she feels like it expresses her and honestly she likes the pink/ green shades. She said they feel peaceful to her – and even when she looks through pictures it’s what she always comes back to.

So this is my point… It’s not always about being trendy, but it is always about being “you”. 

I love the trends, I love keeping up with the trends, but at the end of the day I am who I am. I see it so often with so many home owners who want to change everything in their homes all the time because nothing in their home actually expresses them.

You know what makes the trends??? Someone who is confident and “pulls off” something that expresses them well. Being involved in music I have learned the same lesson. An old song sung with a new twist makes it new and beautiful all over again.

Everything cycles and everything comes back, but there will never be another “you”. Be true to “you” and you will be surprised how much “you” will love your home.

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I love this picture and it expresses “me” well. I didn’t see it on HGTV or any other blog. I created it with items in my home that I already owned.

I would encourage you to do the same – it makes for a great inspiration photo or style guide to refer back to while shopping for new decor or furniture. It’s so easy to get swept up in something you saw on Pinterest or on Tv, but staying true and consistent to what you have, will make your home more harmonious and your style more evident.

So find a few items in your home that have story or a look that you love and make a new center piece for your kitchen table, or re – arrange book shelves.

Learning to genuinely love your home on your budget and with your style is challenging, but certainly not impossible. Follow the blog for more ideas and ways to get started!