Lake Road Cottage

I have been so excited to share this latest reveal! We took a small cottage and turned it into an explosion of color and usable space. What began as a kitchen remodel, quickly morphed into the first floor. When walking into the kitchen, the first thought most people had was to tear down the wall separating the kitchen and dining room. After some discussion with the homeowners, we agreed that is not the approach we wanted to take. We wanted to keep the cottage feel, but create a space that would still function while entertaining.

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Cue the pass-through. By creating an opening between the two rooms and extending the countertop into the dining room, we were able to keep the wall for cabinetry and allow for a great space to place food or drinks for guests.

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The 1st thing I fell in love with for the space was the Schumacher wallcovering on the back of the bookcase. This was my inspiration for the entire design.

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Custom cabinetry was essential in this space as we needed to use EVERY inch possible. We created a tall spice cabinet where the chimney would not allow us enough depth for a standard cabinet next to the range. We also added pullouts that serve different functions for each side of the range.

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The pantry area was lacking before this renovation, by adding lower cabinets, shelving, a broom closet on the opposite wall with the refrigerator and upper cabinets, the storage space doubled in this area.

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We wanted white walls in order to compliment all of the pops of color and pattern. Check our some before and afters below:

I hope you enjoyed this weeks reveal! Until next time…

XOXO,

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📸: Caitlin Antje LLC

How to Incorporate Flowers in Design

Today is National Floral Design Day which got me thinking of all the ways flowers can be incorporated into the design of spaces.

The first up is the obvious, actual floral arrangements. Placing flowers throughout your home can give new life to the space. Try using flowers in more places then just your dining table.

A bookcase or built-in is a great place to add flowers. The organic nature of the flowers contrast beautifully with all of the hard surfaces.

A tray placed on your bed, ottoman or cocktail table with a floral arrangement adds a soft touch.

Flowers can also be added through one of my favorite additions to a home…wallpaper!

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As well as in tile designs, cabinet hardware, lighting and…

Rugs!

Flowers are also great for adding dimension to a space which can be done through art and sculptures.

The ceramic flowers on these vases add great detail to the centerpieces that would otherwise fall flat.

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I hope you enjoyed some of these ideas, what are some of your favorite ways to incorporate flowers into your space?

XOXO,

Nursery Reveal

Last week I had the honor of installing a fun filled nursery for some amazing clients who are expecting next month! There are so many fun elements in this space that are not only beautiful, but also functional.

The design started with these fun arrow decals. We stuck with black for all the arrows except one. Hopefully this little one strives to be the gold arrow and dares to stand out!

I love these hanging baskets on the dresser wall. Eventually the dresser will become the changing station and these baskets can be filled with diapers and all of the necessities.

This reading corner adds texture, pattern and contrast with the leather pouf and zig-zag book shelves. Check out some more details of this space below!

I hope you enjoyed this nursery reveal as much and I loved designing it!

XOXO,

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Plains, Trains and Chande-Mobiles

Have you ever wondered why you are immediately drawn to a color? I have always been drawn to the color blue. This sitting room make me so happy as it takes a classic color combination of blue and yellow and throws a modern twist at it!bachtel2

The room all began with this amazing photograph from my friends at Itinerant Studio. I immediately fell in love with the yellow in it and I knew we needed to create a room where it could stand out. The textured blue wallpaper added the depth needed as we were keeping all of the fabrics solid. This was an intentional choice to keep from competing with the art and wallcovering.

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The chandelier needed to be large and I had always envisioned something similar to a mobile. Insert the Sommerard Triple Arm Chandelier from Visual Comfort.

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Take a look at how all of the fun details came together!

 

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And after every install, this is exactly how I feel:

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Do you have a color you are immediately attracted to and have incorporated into your home? Or a piece of art that inspired a space?  I would love to hear about it!

XOXO,

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