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19 Apr 2010

Kitchen Faucet

Things are about to get a bit tactical. One of our first tasks for our home build is to choose fixtures – that includes everything from the kitchen sink (literally) to bathroom faucets. A simple enough request, right? Well, maybe not.

A faucet isn’t just a faucet. The ones that look beautiful, might be a pain to use. I’d love to get a square-edge (zero radius) kitchen sink, but will it be a nightmare to clean? Probably. I’ve seen some wall mounted faucets that look amazing, but then I noticed the price. Eek.

We’ll be holding back in tons of spots, but for the time being, I think we’ll step it up for the kitchen faucet. It’s probably the most used fixture, after all (or at least that’s what I’ve been tell myself).

Here are a few pieces that have caught my eye.

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Above: Dornbracht faucets (Meta 0.2, Elio, and Tara Classic).

Below: Hansgrohe Axor Starck faucet. I don’t think we’ll ultimately choose this industrial look, but the Hansgrohe version is quite minimalistic.
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Below: This KWC option is practical yet sleek

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15 Apr 2010

Dixie Chic

Browsing through one of the final issues of Metropolitan Home (November 2009), I came across the stunning San Antonio home of Dixie Chick, Emily Robison. It’s got beautiful steel windows, one of my favourite BDDW lights, Cherner stools, and an overall great aesthetic. Who knew?

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13 Apr 2010

Lovely London Townhouse

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of Elle Decor’s April 2010 issue, here are some shots of Christine D’Ornano’s stunning London home.

This house is filled with character and fabulous lighting fixtures! I love the pink living room walls and of course, the Serge Mouille lighting. The floral wallpaper by Osborne & Little adds a whimsical touch to a home already filled with amazing details.

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12 Apr 2010

Beach-side

Having spent my childhood summers in Maine, I have a thing for the beach. While I gravitate towards clapboard and shingled homes, it really doesn’t matter where I am. I love the sound, the smells, the feeling of dipping my toes in chilly salt water. I’m not one to sit and lounge in the sun for hours, but there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon by the shore, in my opinion.

Fresh off the plane from our Florida vacation, I thought I’d share some shots that bring it all back – well, minus the Florida part:)

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Photo by Eric Roth

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Block island beach homes by Estes Twombly Architects

Check out these inventive spots that make the most out of what they’ve got:
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Above: Pre-fab home by Swedish Architects Sommarnojen, discovered on Remodelista

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Above: Designer Nina Tolstrup built this beautiful 388 sq.ft. beach home. Photo care of Mopu42