Monday, March 7, 2011


Behold! It has finally been installed!

This pic shows the color of the granite best.
You can barely see the seam because our fabricator used the beveled cut to adhere the lip.

Maeby's favorite spot...

We still have some work to do. We still need to install doors, hardware, the backsplash, paint the cabinets and the walls. But it's so nice to have sanitary countertops!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

updated furnishings

Just a quick update with the pictures I promised recently.

Here is the coffee table:

And the light over the island:

Bonus! here are the curtains in my dining room:

Granite was installed yesterday! Pics are forthcoming!

Monday, January 3, 2011

a few new items

What's your style? How do you define it? I am still trying to determine exactly what my style is. I know it when I see it, but I don't know exactly how to verbalize it. I want to say eclectic, but is that really fair? That's like saying my favorite type of music is 'alternative' or my favorite food is 'Asian.' It's descriptive of so many different genres and styles that it's perfect for my non-committal self. If I really had to hunker down, I would say eclectic with subcategories, i.e. Eclectic: whimsical, bohemian, fun with an air or minimalism. Does that even make sense? Anyhoo, here are a few of my whimsical, bohemian, fun minimalistic recent purchases, both from CB2.

Makoda Coffee Table:

Firefly Pendant Lamp (goes over the island in the kitchen):

If you're still unclear as to what your style is, get tips for pinning it down here.

I will post updated room pics soon!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I've really gone and done it!


Finally, finally, FINALLY!

I picked a backsplash.

It's the Beveled Arabesque Tiles in White from Mosaic Stone and Tile.

I am still in the market for countertops. Marble is my dream, but I can't say that I'd be able to stomach the imperfections, etching, and staining that are sure are occur, and I am certain that Bran would not be able to deal. Instead, we are going to go with granite. It will likely be mostly white with lots of black movement throughout. I am considering honed, though I have heard it tends to get mucked up with fingerprints, whereas the satin finish largely prevents that. It is going to depend on the precise stone that we get.

It's nice to be making decisions! Granite will likely be installed in the coming month- can't wait!