Kitchen Updates to Boost Your Mood

How is everyone doing during the Coronavirus lockdown? I go back and fourth between being positive and productive to having so much feeling of overwhelm. I’m trying to make the best out of this situation, but this is hard.

I do know I want to try to help as many people as I can, so I plan to put together a series of mood boards with some small upgrades you can do that will help you feel more comfortable until the virus subsides. 

Starting in the kitchen, we’ve put together three different looks that have a few things we know can go a long way in living your best life while hunkering down at home.

Coverings 2017 Tile Expo

The 2017 Coverings Expo was awesome! If you don’t know, Coverings is a tile expo in Orlando, Florida and has tile from around the world. I loved seeing all the new trends and forming relationships with tile reps from Spain, Italy and even Turkey…from companies who don’t sell in Texas. But that’s ok! Because I can purchase directly through them now. Let’s use some of these in your house, shall we? Please excuse the poor image quality, the lighting was terrible for photos!

I saw a lot of mosaics and a lot of of 3 dimensional tiles. Both large and small. I have to say this tiny 1″x1″ hex was probably my favorite from the entire show. I loved it. You could easily use it on a powder bath accent wall or a shower accent wall. So cute and so subtle. Maybe even on pool wall if it is rated for that.

Highlights from our Recent Trip to Barcelona

Ok, so I am in love with Barcelona. I loved all of the Gaudi buildings, Gothic architecture and whatever the buildings are that look like the French Quarter in New Orleans (I searched google for a while and couldn’t find anything besides “Spanish Architecture”, so if you know what style it is, please tell me!) Inspiration was literally everywhere I looked. I’ve posted a few of my favorites here.

The New Orleans/Spanish Architecture – what is this called?

2016 Yearly Update!

2016 Yearly Update!

It has almost been an entire year since my last post!  A lot of things have happened, so I want to give you a little update.

Walter Street House

Walter is finally finished and has been posted on Rue and was featured in the May issues of Architectural Digest and Elle Decor as part of Loloi’s Rugs for the Original ad campaign.

I’m working on quite a few new home builds and remodels. Two are designed by the incredibly talented architect, Tom Tornbjerg.  I’m excited to collaborate with both Tom and the homeowners. Here’s a few exterior renderings made by the architect and one of a kitchen showing the materials I selected. A lot of light wood and black, and yes, that’s a limestone rock wall outside the kitchen window! Both homes actually sit right outside carved limestone walls. I die.

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