modern farmhouse

A Peek at Pine Fair

I have another new construction project that is finishing up and I was able to stop by right before Christmas to check on it.  Pine Fair is a home for a great, young family and I so enjoyed working on it with them.  It's a wonderful mix of traditional design and some slightly modern touches.  There is still lots of cabinetry work and cleaning to do, but it's really close to being complete.  Here are few sneak peeks...

What started out as an idea on the floor of Home Depot...
...turned into this beautiful master shower.

The boy's bathroom

The kitchen is pretty chaotic right now, but hopefully you get the idea.

Stay tuned for final photos...

Final Look at Summer Duck

When a project comes to an end, it's always bitter sweet for me.  I love my work and my clients, so it's hard to say "good-bye".  Summer Duck was one of those projects where I had the best clients who trusted me to guide them through the difficult task of building a new house.  What's even better, they trusted themselves to make some gutsy decisions and pushed through to get them done.  I was able to get over one last time before they moved in and of course, the painters were still there doing last minute touch-ups.  I really wanted to have this house professionally photographed, but it just didn't work out.

This entry foyer is a perfect example of what this room should do.  It welcomes you and gives you a preview of what is to come in this home.
The perfect powder bath.  My client found a cute antique cabinet to use as the vanity.  Just needs a mirror to complement that chicken wire light!

I just don't have the words to describe how wonderful this kitchen turned out.
Farmhouse sink with Torquay counters by Cambria. 

My client and I spent a lot of time finding the perfect lights.  Here is one of three vintage ones she found over the summer. 
The family entry, off the garage, with interior brick pavers and board and batten trim.
Here's a laundry room that took a little effort, but so worth it.  Yes, that light is red!
For the sink, my client found a metal tub and paired it with a wall-mount tub filler.  Genius!
Master bath with wood floors.  My first time doing this on a project and so happy with how it turned out.  With just a little extra care, these should last for years to come.

Another vintage light...
Their son's bathroom turned out so great!  Vintage hexagon tile on the floor, white subway tile in the tub and a blue cabinet. 
In my last post about Summer Duck, I promised there would be a red front door.  This is the best photo I could get of that for you.  Oh, and here's the last vintage light. 

You can see more photos of Summer Duck on my Houzz profile and I can't wait to share more projects with you after the new year.  I wish you and yours a safe and joyous holiday.  We will continue to cherish our time with family and do our best to remember the real meaning of Christmas!

A Progress Report at Summer Duck

I couldn't help but write about my Summer Duck job after visiting the house today.  It's a new construction project and I was so happy to see how much was done.  My client is great as she's taken some real design "chances" and they are paying off!  

This site literally took my breath away.  Those lanterns couldn't be better!

The trim carpenter is very good and this mantle is an example of his talent.

This is the blue laundry room.  That light is red and yes, that bucket is going to be her laundry sink!

Then, I turned another corner and this was waiting for me in the master bath!  My client found the light at an antique store and she's afraid it's too big.  I disagree, so we're waiting until the last minute to decide if it's going somewhere else.

Here is the tile in the master shower.  No grout yet, but I couldn't help but share.

My final "moment" was getting to see this cabinet in the boy's bathroom.  I have no words... 

My last little surprise is showing you the light (another one my client found) that will be going in the foyer.

I promise to keep you updated with pictures of the final product.  It will be fabulous!