Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you some ideas I have for our guest bath. We are going to completely gut it and re-do everything except the floors. I’ve ordered all the ‘parts’ like tub, faucet, toilet, mirror etc. We are just waiting for them to come in until we start on the demo. Once the tub is in I think we will start. The only thing not finalized is the wallpaper, light fixtures and accessories. We are planning on having the whole room subway tiled. In the shower it will go from the top of the tub up to the ceiling. Then the tile will extend all around the room going half way up the wall. I’ll then have wallpaper on the upper part of the walls. I’m leaning towards some of the designs from Anthropologie but it’s so hard! I want something with a little interest since everything else is basically white. Let me know if you have some wallpaper recommendations the comments. I’m so ready to get it all started. I’m really hoping we can have it done by the time the girls are born!
Our kitchen is finally done! It is so amazing not having contractors come to our home every week to work on cabinets, paint, backsplash…the list goes on and on! So today I lots of pictures and I’ll give you details on everything as well. Let me first say that redoing our kitchen was a lot more work that I had anticipated on! However, I think in the end it was all worth it. I had a vision of what I wanted the end result to look like and it’s just as I imagined. Below are two pictures of what it looked like before the paint and backsplash.
And here is everything after.
Our cabinets are painted with Behr Swiss Coffee (semi-gloss), which is the color of our trim all throughout the house. When they first painted it I thought it looked so bright. But once the backsplash was installed (which is a bright white), the cabinets actually look much more creamy. The counters also look more grey no with everything completed. The counters are quartz and the color is New Carrara from Arizona Tile. We chose to use two slabs because I wasn’t a fan of pre-fab color options. Also, I don’t know if you remember, but we used to have a giant pantry to the left of the stove. We decided we’d rather have more counter space, so we extended the countertops to the wall. Now I use that space so much and I don’t even miss the pantry. Instead we have our spices, baking supplies, vitamins and other things in the two doors to the left of the over. We have all our canned goods and snacks in the drawer below the microwave.
We had glossy standard subway tile installed (non-bevel) with a light grey grout color. Originally we weren’t going to go all the way around the window, but I am so happy that’s what we ended up doing. I think it adds much more of an impact and completes the whole room.
Like I mentioned in my part 1 of the reno, our sink (32 in.) and faucet are both from Kohler. Everyday I love them more and more. The faucet is not only beautiful, but it is so functional. It has an extendable spout and three different settings (normal, spray and one that cleans the bottom of the sink out). I’m really happy I went with an apron front sink. I love how wide it is so I can fit all my pans in it completely and I swear I enjoy cleaning our dishes more now!
It ended up taking around two months to complete everything. Instead of having it all done at once, we wanted to space everything out (cabinets first, countertops next etc.) so we didn’t have to pay for everything all at once. It worked out great because we had a lot of time to decide on the exact thing we wanted done. Overall, I am so pleased with how everything turned out and I am also so thankful we did it all before our twins are born!
Alrighty, so here are a few pictures of our kitchen half way through reno. This is all new cabinets, sink, faucet, microwave and oven. I’m currently in love with our sink. It’s by Kohler and I love how deep it is. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s beautiful! I would highly recommend this sink and faucet. I put together a video so you can see the process of taking out the old cabinets and putting it the new ones. Up next is paint, hardware and backsplash! I can’t wait to show it to you once it’s all finished!
Hey friends! Today’s outfit is my total comfort zone. I love wearing darker colors together to create a mono-chromatic look. It’s also an added bonus when they are all comfortable pieces. These jeans have become my new favorite. They are seriously so comfy. And I’ve been wearing this cardigan with practically everything lately. To lounge around the house, out to lunch, grocery shopping…seriously everything! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’ve been trying to re-charge from this weekend. We went out for a friend’s birthday and I haven’t ‘gone out’ in forever! So when I stayed out until 12:00 it was a big deal. Have a great day everything and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. This week I am bringing you two holiday inspired outfits all from H&M. I love that you can find great gifts for everyones there. From your husband to your niece, you will definitely be able to find something super cute. For this outfit I wanted to use warm and cozy pieces in varying fabrics and patterns. This look is perfect for grabbing coffee with a friend, finishing your holiday shopping, or just watching a movie by the fireplace. Start your look off with a great pair of jeans. I am really into lighter, more faded styles right now. These are H&M’s shaping jeans, which trim your waist, thighs and butt. How neat is that? I also have been loving stripes. Striped tops are a great staple item to have in your closet because you can pair them with so many different things. I finished the look off with a pair of brown booties, a great knit scarf and a fun beanie. You should check out H&M’s boots right now. Seriously, I was browsing online and pretty much want them all! Click HERE to see a ton of styles. Let me know in the comments what your favorite things to wear for the holidays are!
Hey guys! Have you gone grocery shopping yet?? I have so much to do today…fingers crossed it can all happen! I hope you all have a wondering holiday weekend. I wanted to show you an outfit that was inspired by the fall…obviously! I love these new booties I got from Windsor, they literally go with any outfit. I also was inspired to try layering up my shirts. PS. This outfit was way too warm for these southern California days. It is supposed to be 85 today. Really?? I am so missing the Seattle mist right now! But I do love how this look turned out. I hope you guys love it too!
It is kiiinda starting to feel like fall. The mornings and evenings are definitely cooler, but the afternoons are still really warm. So my way of feeling like the seasons are changing is to layer. I can get away with wearing my summer dresses if I just add in some tights. Plus, I am so pasty white I can’t handle to see too much skin. Another thing I am loving is leather, lots of it. I usually would wear my black leather booties, but I need to step away from them and give them a break! So I added in my fab booties by Jeffrey Campbell to spice up this look. I hope you are all having a wonderful month. Can you believe it is almost November? Unreal. Talk soon guys!
Can you believe it is almost September? What the heck? That just seems crazy to me. I swear, I always feel like summer will last forever and then…bam…it’s over. So even though it is still hot (yes even in Seattle-I think we brought the heat with us), I felt like I should start thinking about fall fashion. I am getting a tad over the ‘cochella’ look, which kind of went on the entire summer. But hey, I am all about it don’t get me wrong. So in honor of fall, I put together an outfit that is much more fall-appropriate but isn’t full-on chunky sweater and boots. Wearing pants was a big deal for me! Haha…but seriously. Adding in some heels dresses up this simple look and wearing a cross-body bag keeps the effortless summer vibe. And how cute is this one?? I hope you all enjoyed this look and have a great week!
Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope you all are having a great relaxing day with friends and family. I spent the day by the pool with Andrew and ate some delicious bbq. For today’s post, I got inspired by this amazing spiked necklace I have been wearing sooo often. I love how it adds a touch of edginess to any outfit. I paired a basic white tank with floral shorts to keep the look from appearing too boyish. Combat boots and a studded black shoulder bag tie it all together!
So I am slightly obsessed with dolphin shorts. My upcoming outfit posts are FULL of them. First of all, they are so comfortable, and second, I love all the fun designs they have. You can wear crop tops with them or a regular shirt and tuck in just the front part. Both my shorts and shirt..oh actually and my bralette are from Shop Lately! I have been on their website like a hawk looking at all the new pieces coming in. One of my favorite ‘shops’ on the site is Publik. Check them out, they have really cute items. This look is so comfortable and casual. I feel like I should be at the beach walking down the pier with an ice cream in hand. Right? What are your favorite ways to wear printed shorts? I hope you all had a great week, and hopefully have some fun weekend plans!