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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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We have power!

We have power! This is a huge step for our rather complicated project. Not only does it mean we are supremely close to completion, it also means we get to see our lighting fixtures brightly shining and our house warmly glowing. Here are some quick glimpses of our house aglow with warm interior light! Below:… Continue reading We have power!

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A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

Tonight we want to share a glimpse at the bathroom tile floors. It is only a glimpse because almost immediately after installation each floor was covered for protection. The bathrooms all feature the same traditional hexagonal floral pattern, but each bathroom has a different color theme to compliment the beautiful accent tiles unique to each… Continue reading A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

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Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

The vast number of cabinet and drawer hardware choices precariously teeters upon the edge of limitless. Overwhelming describes the task facing anyone who undergoes the task of picking out their cabinet hardware. One must consider style, shape, size, finish, material, and mechanism (ring pull, bail pull, bin pull, drop pull, pull style latch, turn style… Continue reading Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

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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.

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Cabinetry

Our cabinets are installed and they are everything and more than we expected. Solidly built, Shaker style, proportionally arranged, aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly useful. Mostly everything went in perfectly, but as always, there were some things that just didn’t fit. So with a few deep breaths, and cuts, everything now fits together just as snugly… Continue reading Cabinetry

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Drywall!

Side by side, the girls love to watch the world go by. Enjoying our slow summer days! Who knew I would ever be so excited about drywall? I honestly thought it was just an easy thing to check of the millions of things on our massive to do list. But no. This moment is monumental.… Continue reading Drywall!