Friday, January 28, 2011

Laundry Dreaming

In my old house I had a great laundry room, you can see it here.  In California 99% (that might be slightly exaggerated) of the houses have the laundry in the garage, ugh.  So you can see why I envy these awesome laundry rooms.  One day I will have an awesome one too, AND one that is IN the house!

I could set up a big comfy chair and hang out in here!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bathroom Retreat

I need this bathroom!
The hexagon tiles shimmer, the shower has natural light, the roman shade in a geometric pattern, the huge soaking tub, the gray blue color on the wall, the large mirror leaning up against the wall, I could go on but I think you get the drift.  This bathroom is simple and sophisticated, clean and classy, a perfect retreat.  Nicely done.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow Days

I live in a place that pretty much as awesome weather all year long.  I use to dread January, when it was gloomy and COLD.  So now that winters are nice for some crazy reason I decide to go visit Utah in January! Kolbe makes video games for a living and he is in his "crunch mode" right now, which means he works 12-14 hour days 7 days a week.  Which also equals me not seeing my husband, so I decided I would take a trip, yes I drove, with the dogs and stay with my family for a little while.  I've been going out to lunch with friends, visiting my old place of work and seeing everyone and having a good time.  It started snowing tonight, but it's the pretty snow that is soft and powdery and I think I will enjoy it for the next few days while I'm here. I will also enjoy gonig for a walk in shorts and a t-shirt when I get back to San Diego!

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Gate?

I want want want this front gate!  It makes such a statement and yet it's so simple.  You are drawn to the focal point by the bold bright color and it's inviting and welcoming.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Old with a Classic

I love this old raw wood table combined with the classic Panton Stacking Chairs.  These chairs were designed in 1960, during the Postwar era, there were easy to mass produce and were inexpensive.  The chair was the first single-material and single-form chair, made from a strong flexible polypropylene (plastic) the color is fused into the plastic to be an integral color that won't fade.  Now that I'm done with my history spill I can talk more about this room..... 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Good with the Bad

You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Serene Bathroom

Candice Olsen is one of my top favorite designers.  I love her use of textures and materials.  This bathroom is serene using blues and grays and brushed nickel.  She contrasts the cool colors with the warm of the dark brown.  I love the wall mounted faucets and, like usual, the skylight.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Desk Project Weekend

Remember this:

I bought a super old, super heavy desk on craigslist and Kolbe and I spent the New Years weekend refinishing it.  I have to stop here to say I've lived in the Rocky Mountains for all of my life up until a few months ago.  Why do I mention this? Well living in Utah or surrounding areas also means SNOW.  So I thought it was pretty cool that we could work on this project OUTSIDE and in t-shirts!  Granted it rained one of those days, so we had to quit early and the desk isn't completed yet, it was still crazy to think I was doing this in the middle of winter.  I sent a almost finished picture to a friend in Utah and she asked if we were working on it in the garage and I laughed and told her we were outside, I'm pretty sure she was jealous.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Green Green Color

I saw this photo last night and loved the bright green color.  We are working on a small dresser right now and we had stained it just hours before I saw this.  I love the new dresser but I think this is so cute and fresh and lively.  Pictures of the dresser redo will be coming shortly!