Friday, February 7, 2014

Bathroom Updates and A new Lamp!

So a little bit of progress has happened in the bathroom since my last post. All of the wall tile is in and ready for grout. What a huge difference the tile has made already! I love how light and bright the bathroom is looking. I took these photos at 5pm and even with the lights off the room is still well lit! You can see a sneak peak of the floor too. We just laid some of it out to get the idea. Hopefully the flooring will be finished over the weekend. My husband and father have put a lot of hours into this little bathroom already and we're getting so close! I will be dancing a happy jig when we can finally use it!
 


 
Also, my custom vanity is ready to be painted! A big thank you to Mike at Cabot Contracting for making this for us! I'm planning on staining the lower shelf a dark walnut for contrast and painting the rest of the cabinet white.


 
I picked up these pretty crystal knobs for the doors.
 

 
I have the itch to start decorating the house for Spring (even though it is only February, wah wah)! I have been dreaming of a blue and white ginger jar lamp for my entry and I happened to be in Marshalls today and came across a beauty. And what do you know it's by Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort Co. which happens to be my absolute favorite lighting manufacturer! They make gorgeous lamps and lighting and this lamp would normally go for well over $200. I think lamps can make a room and this one adds so much pretty color and pattern to my entry table.

 
And, since I am in the mood for Spring I also added an orchid to my entry which is gorgeous and low maintenance. My favorite combination when it comes to plants!


 
Have a happy weekend everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
xoxo,
christina marie
 
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Farmhouse Bathroom Design in Connecticut


Since I'm on the subject of bathrooms, I thought I'd share another bathroom design board with you that I have created for one of my clients. My client is renovating her parents bathroom and she asked me to help with the material selections and overall look for the new bathroom. The house is an old farmhouse style in Connecticut and we wanted to keep the new bath looking like it could have been original to the house. 

The vanity were going with has a real farmhouse feel with the turned legs and basket, and were using a dark slate tile on the floor. I also suggested adding a paneled ceiling to provide some extra character to the space. Many times older homes have wainscoting on the lower part of the walls but since this bathroom doesn't have a whole lot of exposed wall space I'm suggesting adding the paneling on the ceiling.





The renovation is getting underway soon so I'll be sure and share the photos of the finished space once it ready!

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christina marie
 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

House Adventures: An update on the Bathroom... (Finally!)



It's about time I start blogging again! Sorry for the long pause since my last post in September but I've been on a sort of "maternity" leave since our son Marco was born back on October 7th. It has been really nice to have a break but I'm glad to get back to business and start sharing some of my design work again!
 
Here's a quick update on our bathroom. We had some major delays but we're moving ahead now and plumbing and electrical have both been taken care of and signed off on and we've closed up the walls and are ready for tile. Finally, were getting to the fun part! Here's a reminder of where this bathroom started:


And here are the design plans: 


We're having a custom vanity built to fit the space. It's a small bathroom and I wanted to get as much possible storage and counter space as possible. It's not shown in the drawing below but I also added a built in storage nook above the toilet. The wall behind the toilet is extra deep because the plumbing is all run in this wall so again to gain as much storage as possible I am using every inch of space I can find.


 
Here's where we currently are with the bathroom. We'll be having the tile installed next and hopefully that will be happening in the next week or so.


You can see in the shot below where the extra storage nook has been cut out above where the toilet will go. I'm thinking I'll line the back with beadboard and the sides with some simple pine boards that will be painted out white to match the trim.


I will be so happy when I can finally use this extra deep tub and not have to go to the basement anymore!


My flooring tile arrived last week. It's a Carrera herringbone pattern mosaic. On the walls we are using simple white subway and adding a Carrera border around the top.

 
I went with Visual Comforts "Bryant" sconce for the lighting next to the medicine cabinet. I wasn't able to fit two sconces next to the mirror but this one will be centered between the mirror and storage nook.
 
 
Most posts to come soon, I promise!
 
 
xoxo,
christina marie
 
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Staging at 67 Sandy Pond Rd Lincoln, MA

I staged a master bedroom this past week at 67 Sandy Pond Rd in Lincoln, MA. Overall the house is absolutely gorgeous but the master bedroom needed a little attention. We weren't able to change the wall color or drapes so I was brought in to make the room feel a little more youthful and pulled together. At the back of the room is a large sitting area with fantastic views of the pond behind the house. So, in addition to bringing in a bed I also brought in seating furniture to create a cozy sitting area and draw attention to the amazing views.
 
Here's the Before shot of the room
 

And here's the Afters
 



 
Here's the Before of the sitting area which is across from the bed

 
And the Afters

Instead of using a sofa I opted to bring in chairs to keep the flow open and make the two areas feel more connected.

The teal walls were a little on the bright side but by using lighter tones of blue we were able to soften the overall look.




I think the best part about his whole room was the fact that it had an elevator that came straight up from the garage! So cool, and so handy when you're 9 months pregnant and still staging!

                                                                         xo,
christina marie
 
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