30 Jul 2010
Ok, back to business. Where were we? The walk-in-closet. Right.
We have a good idea of what the exterior finish will look like, but there are some added details still needed. Like a mirror. You can’t really get dressed properly without a good mirror, can you? I’ve lived in far too many places where I’ve had to stand on a toilet or chair or something to get even a glimpse of what I’ve put on. Total pain. None of that anymore. We’ll need a good full-length mirror.
While my tendency is to keep things simple, I think a good vintage piece could look great in a modern space as well. Here are some different options starting with clean modern to more ornate pieces:
Below: Metal Floor Mirror and Floating Wood Floor Mirror. Both from West Elm. $299 and $399 respectively.
Below: Loft Leaning Mirror from Room & Board. $699.
Below: Matera Mirror in walnut finish from DWR. $900
Below: Antique Mod Mirror from Room. $2860 in blackened steel. Love it.
Below: Vintage mirror. Image from Remodelista. CommuteHome in Toronto also has a great collection of vintage pieces.
28 Jul 2010
There’s a good reason behind my week long silence. I’ve had my hands full. Very full – and in the best possible way. We had a baby girl last week! Little Alice was born on July 21st fresh in the morning at 8:26 am.
She’s so tiny and delicious and I’m just going to enjoy chilling out with her over the next bit. I know all too well how it flies by.
That being said, home stuff still awaits and babies sleep a ton (sadly not enough at night), so expect some regular postings. Or at least reasonably regular postings. I’m certainly going to try.
15 Jul 2010
The amount of decisions to be made while building a house is somewhat insane. Good thing I love it. But there are just so many details I’ve never spent a minute thinking about. I know what I like when I see it, but have I spent a lot of time looking at door jambs or floor trim? Not until now.
I’m not really sure what type of baseboards I want. Probably something thick – say 7″ high. We’re going for high ceilings, so I think that will make sense. I don’t want something ornate, but I also don’t just want a piece of wood slapped to the wall.
Here are some options:
Below: Thick Trim. Images by Michaelis Boyd, Ashe + Leandro, Butz + Klug, and David Netto respectively.
Below: Thin Trim. Images by Bart Van Leuven, Owen and Vokes, and Eric Studenmaier.
Below: Dry Wall Reveal. Thick or thin, I think this added detail is really lovely. Images from Joeb Moore, Houzz, Mac Interactive, Feldman Architects (bottom two images).
Below: No trim at all. This isn’t the most practical option, but definitely makes a statement. Images by Joeb Moore and Joseph Dirand Architecture.