Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No freaking way these are IKEA kitchens!

Carol Reed is a genius.  And I remember reading her posts about her ikea kitchen designs a while back, but I simply filed it in my "investigate further at a later date file."

Well, today I was pinning away, and came across another "no freaking way that's ikea" kitchen."

So I want to share some images of ikea kitchens that will make you drool.

not sure of source?  

Carol Reed

Carol Reed 


via elements of style blog

 haute indoor couture 

Carol Reed e-design

Margot Austin

All of these images are from pinterest

Makes a girl wonder what some nice compac nature carrara quartz countertops , some white Ikea cabs, and some nice millwork could turn into...maybe a love affair.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm just gonna put it all out there (house tour)

We are moving.  Or rather, we moved.  The house we slaved over to the smallest detail will no longer be ours soon.  So, before I say so long, fairwell...I thought I should share the realtor's photos.  The final AFTERS.  The way the house looks now is very paired down for selling purposes, but most of the stuff that I love is in there.  There are other details that are not in this post, for example, the hallway with the marble greek key marble flooring that I drove my husband crazy about.  Apparently creating a greek key pattern with mosaic marble tile isn't as easy as piecing legos together.  oops..........

A picture of my work space is not in here either...neither is the cane back bench that we refinished, reinforced, reupholstered, and spent way too much time and money on.  But at the end of the day was a labor of love and will stay with us forever.  More on that later.

I guess this post is purely selfish in a cathartic sort of way...a way to put it all out there...the last 3 almost 4 years of our lives, turn the page, and start fresh.

So, without further ado, here she be...the little bungalow that could, the unbungalowed bungalow that we re-bungalowed...haha...




Foyer and part of Living room

Living room 

Living room

Sun room/sitting room

Dining room





Guest room

Basement Bath

Alfie's big boy room

Lucas' nursery


3rd teeny tiny under the eaves bathroom 

So what do you think?  I think we done good.  Looking forward to making our next house "home."