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Since my husband and I decided to downsize, we have had the “really fun” task of getting our house ready for show!Â When I started boxing up the unessentials, I was amazed at how many unessentials we surround ourselves with!
So now that my “soon to be someone else’s” house is just about ready for show, I thought I would share some before and after shots with you.Â I truly love this house but I am very ready for my next home design adventure!
Just a little about the house. I call it our “very Brady” abode! It was built in 1966 and was very much stuck in that era when we moved in in 2005 (and not in a GOOD, hip way!). We put our own littleÂ twist on it over the years. Hope you enjoy.
Â Before shots of the kitchen
The cooktop directly beneath the cabinets was a fire hazard! The butcherblock counter had a built-in food processor with a cabinet full of attachments. OK, that was cool, but just did not seem sanitary to me! The double oven was nice but really, really small. The SubZero refrig was about to give out on us and the built-in AM radio and toaster was fun, but had to go.Â So this is our kichen today:
The main living area of the house features a two and one half story great room with overlooking loft space that we LOVE. This is how it looked when we bought the house…inÂ all of its dated grasscloth glory!
Here is our great room today!
Stay tuned for shots of the family room, my boys rooms, and the master bedroom suite! And in honor of the handiwork of my very capable husband, I will include a gallery of the amazing evolved landscape!
As an interior designer, I have always felt that the accessories and the details of the room define the personality of the space. As an architect, I have always seen accessories as miniature buildings. My graphic style is seen throughout all of my work.
And the Kanga series is no exception.Â This is truly a graphic design motif translated to three dimensions. Continue reading →
I have one of those six-CD changers in the trunk of my car plus a singleÂ CD player on the inside…but as much asÂ I love music,Â I rarely change what’s in there.Â In fact, most of the time, I have NO IDEA what’s in there and everytime I go through themÂ I say to myself Â “I really need to update these!”Â My sons think it’s quite comical.Â We have been listening to Darius Rucker’s solo debutÂ CD “Back to Then” forÂ over 5 years now. But they don’t seem to mind – it is one of their personal favorites. Continue reading →
I DVR’d (is that a word?) Antonio Ballatore’s new HGTV show (that aired on Sunday, August 29, 2010) and just got a chance to watch it.Â Antonio put his spin on a trendy retail space named Pull My Daisy in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
All I can say is “WOW!” Continue reading →