It’s been a busy week around here, to say the least! This is such a fun time because there’s a “home improvement electricity” in the air this time of year. Everyone has put away their holiday decorations (hopefully!!) and the rest time between holidays has been enjoyed and now, folks are noticing the naked little corners of their homes, noticing the little imperfections that need a little (or in some cases, a lot) of attention. Hence, the excuse I’m using for my absense over the past week or so.
I met last week with my lovely client who is in the pre-building stages of building her home and we had such fun picking out finishes and establishing colors. In doing so, we played around with the idea of using white subway tiles in the master bathroom with dark grout. I absolutely love this look however, I think we agreed that it may not be the right look for this particular project. That said, however, I met with another client for a color consultation over the weekend and I think it would be PERFECT for her daughter’s bathroom that is about to get a major face lift.
Dramatic DARK grout lines:
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Hear Home Magazine
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Gray Grout Lines are a little less prounounced but still give you some definition:
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The Marion House Book
White grout lines are much more subtle and create a glossy softness to the look that is timeless and less edgy
This look is classic and effortless and works seemlessly with a more traditional design. I love all of it, myself and could go either way. Amazing how such a small detail can completely change the feeling of a space.
On a personal note, I have a question for you other Homeschool Moms/business owners/moms in general/writers:
How often do you find pictures like this randomly scattered on your ipad/phones?
Its like finding a note that reads:
Sam and Cayman have been here!
It’s a daily adventure around here, I’m telling you!
If you’ve been here before, you know how much I love graphic walls these days. They make such a dramatic impact on a room and I just can’t get enough of them! I’m always amazed at the wonderful and creative ways people incorporate them. In fact, I have one myself in my living room and yes, I’m STILL searching for the perfect piece of furniture for that wall. Each time I think I’ve found it, it has either just sold or is out of my budget.
Anyway, these are some of the fun ways you all are working your graphic magic and I for one, am impressed!
My favorite city in the whole world…How I miss you!
The first time I visited this amazing city, I will never forget. I was probably around 7 or 8 and my parents and I were on a west coast camping extravaganza for the summer. We were camped somewhere near the Redwood Forest and drove our camper truck into the city. I held on tight up in my bunk bed above the cab of the truck, laying on my stomach as I always did, watching out the large rectangular window as my dad carefully hugged the curvy road that would lead us there. As we came around the bend, there she was: The Golden Gate Bridge, in all her glory with the most amazingly scenic city shining behind her.
Photo by Naz Hamin
I got my first pair of gold hoop earrings that trip. They were so so tiny but my mom had always told me that hoops were for older girls so I thought I was pretty awesome wearing them. I still have one of them floating around in my jewelry box.
I was completely awestruck by the hills and the spectacular architecture. Even as a little girl, I knew this was special.
Palace of Fine Art
I held on REALLY tight up in my perch above the cab of the truck as we went down Lombard Street
Street cars were beyond fascinating
as was the hustle and bustle of China Town
And the food….OMG….the food. Sour dough bread to this day is my favorite bread EVER. It's also my waist line's worst enemy. Moderation…just repeat that
Ferry Building Market Place
Ferry Building Market Place
So it was only natural that as I grew up and further explored this love of my life, this place that holds so many special memories that I should consider it my second home. I know that city like a local and yet I'm always surprised to find something new. It's so full of hidden treasure.
It is also completely natural that I would become a life long 49er fan…you know, that little old team that's planing in New Orleans this weekend in the Super Bowl. Sorry, I can't help but brag a little. After all, I can't help but feel that my rooting and hoping and cheering (and the occasional weird ritual to guarantee a win…I'm not telling you what it is, so don't bother asking) had something to do with their success.
BEST TEAM EVER!
Joe Montana, the man!
Joe Montana was my all time favorite quarterback. The baton has been passed a few times and it's been 18 years since the Niners have been to the Super Bowl
Colin Kaepernick, 49er quarterback
If we win, we'll be tied with the Steelers for Super Bowl wins 6-0!
Good luck boys! This is the first time in history that the coaches of both teams playing are brothers. Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh bowl. Can't wait!
Have a great weekend. Even if you don't care about the game one way or another, I hope you enjoy some great food and time with friends and family. Super Bowl is like a holiday at our house so we will be celebrating accordingly.
And if you have never visited San Francisco and you have the opportunity, DO NOT MISS IT. It's worth it!
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