Kara saved the best for last this week. She did all her boring post at the beginning of the week and saved my awesome post for Friday. I am sure you all have noticed that my pretty little face is popping up a little more frequently around these parts. I am trying to take a more active role in the blog since Kara has her hands full with a normal (consistent) job, in addition to all the freelance stuff she normally does.
It took me a while to figure out that I love to design and create things. By the time I finally figured all this out Kara had already finished designing most of the rooms in our house. The only room that I was able to wrestle out of her grubby little hands was the guest bathroom. She just thought that I was lazy and procrastinating when it took me almost 3 months to finish the framing, plumbing, and electric, but really I was delaying so I would have plenty of time to let my design for this room fully develop. It still is one of my favorite rooms any where.
I like using natural and rustic materials in a modern, clean, sophisticated way. I gussied up the natural square slate tile by cutting into thirds and laying the bottom half in a herring bone pattern and a brick style above the band.
I like the contrast of the rough concrete against the soft lines of the vessel sink and the warm simple wood floors next to the traditional bead board. I also like the mostly neutral color palette with the additions of the wood tones and the bold blue vanity.
In general I am more of a detail person. Kara and I work best she comes of the general plan, feel for the room and I get to spend way too much time thinking about individual pieces. That is why I really love the subtle galvanized backing of the built ins. I can't take credit for what really makes the room and that is the accessorizing. Kara is one of the best when it comes to that. She isn't fast with it, but it is always worth it. I really appreciated that with this room she was kind enough to layer items that I love and really finish off this gentleman's bathroom.
This isn't how this post was supposed to go. I told Kara that I wanted to introduce you to my design style since there isn't a lot of it in our house. Then when I started writing I remembered this bathroom and since I got to do a lot of the planning it was easy to explain why I did things the way I did, but I want to also take a bit to show you pictures from the "Tim's Stuff" folder on our desktop.
Don't worry not that kind of stuff.
Again I am drawn to individual pieces rather than entire rooms.
I love sophisticated pieces that make you go...
MDF Ceiling by Aidlin Darling Design
When you have to stop and take a second to figure out how something is working.
Dylan by Andrea Lucatello
When things maybe aren't exactly how they first appear.
Cub via Hix-Edition
When things can move or change with purpose and they do it simply.
Couch Table by Stephan Weiser
Console Table by Ozzio Design
This is only a small, small sampling of my folder and I will show you more later. I have heard of pinterest, but I haven't investigated it totally yet. How many of you all have pinterest? Let me know how I can look at your boards. Do I still need an invitation to join? Maybe I will set one up so I don't have to waste Kara's precious post with my silly pictures. Have a great weekend.