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The Library.

I love books. I love the physical presence of an actual book; not just while reading the book, but also when I run across it sitting upon my shelf years later, perhaps picking it back up for another read, or just remembering the treasures hidden within the bound pages. For me, my library will be… Continue reading The Library.

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Kitchen Cabinet Hutch.

I am not sure how I came upon the idea of a glass front kitchen hutch, probably during one of my lovely evening strolls down the streets of Pinterest. Anyways, I am delighted with the end result! This piece looks as though it is free standing, but it is actually a permanently installed feature of… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Hutch.

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Master bathroom.

And now, my favorite bathroom tile; quintessentially Art Nouveau in design, profoundly deep saturation of color, intricately interwoven ribbons of life, elegantly delicate and yet substantially bold flowers that physically push beyond the top linear boundary. Please see this previous post for more information on our Golem Tiles: Girls’ Bathroom. Below: Before bathtub installation. Below:… Continue reading Master bathroom.

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Happiest color in the world.

Ravishing Coral. This is the happiest color in the world! It was the color of the girls’ room in our old house, and it is the color of their room again in our forever home. The color feels like a warm and comforting hug and it just makes me think of my babies. Below: Let’s… Continue reading Happiest color in the world.

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Master Bedroom Progress.

The Master bedroom is a fully new space in the home. We added this room to the second floor above our new kitchen and den. It was hard to see what this space would become, but now that it is nearing completion, I can see that this room will be a calming and soothing retreat… Continue reading Master Bedroom Progress.

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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Soapstone slab layout process.

It is time to cut our soapstone slabs. But how will these massive stone slabs conform perfectly to their designated places throughout our home? The process was far more fascinating and exciting than I expected. Due to the unique nature of our soapstone slabs I am thankful we were able to be so hands on… Continue reading Soapstone slab layout process.