Monday, April 14, 2014

Tahoe Notebook…The Powder Room


Our Tahoe project is coming along beautifully.  Here are some progress photos from my trip last week. Here is a shot of the front of the house after a light snowfall. The Lake Tahoe area (like all of California) has gotten next to no snowfall this year.
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This is the beautiful beam work above the entry by J&S Custom.  All of the beams were sourced from New England.
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This lovely stone is going up on the outside of the home
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This is a shot of the massive beam work inside the great room looking into the kitchen
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In this lovely Tahoe house there is a little gem of a powder room. The owner and I wanted to create something special for guests visiting the home .
For the vanity base we are using this reclaimed wood piece from Dovetail dovetailfurnitureonline.com


A sink similar to this on top with wall mount faucets

via ebay
We are using one of my all time favorite wallpapers, Nobilis Chene for the walls.
Up close: Faux bois wall covering from the French brand @Nobilis Reed.

This gorgeous antler mirror from GJ Styles will reside above the sink.
We are using this artillo tile in the limestone finish in natural grey in a herringbone pattern on the floor

via artobrick.com
We are on the hunt search for some great antique/vintage sconces for either side of the mirror possibly in iron.  If anyone has some they want to sell or access to some please email me!
On another note my friend Maryann from Classic Casual Home http://www.classiccasualhome.com/ just had her lovely Newport Beach home published in Better Homes and Gardens. Run out and buy a copy I know you will enjoy her style!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Decorating With Rope


Although rope is often associated with it’s utilitarian purposes rather than a decorative accent, recently it has popped up in interiors of all styles. Rope is a fun way to add texture and style to your interiors and the price point cannot be beat!  The  possibilities are endless.
This clever coffee table forever catches my eye.
rope display in table
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We are using these Restoration Hardware mirrors in our Tahoe project. 
Iron and Rope Mirror
Heartmainehome has a tutorial here on how to make this rope doorstop.

http://heartmainehome.blogspot.com/2012/04/monkey-fist-rope-knot-home-decor-diy.html
Love these pendant lights.  We are hoping to use something similar in our Tahoe project.

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World Market has a knock off of these pendant lights below here http://www.worldmarket.com/product/galvanized+metal+and+rope+pendant+lamp.do?&refType=1&from=Search  that need a little shooshing to make them look up to snuff. I bet if you coated this with Amy Howard’s zinc solution here http://shop.amyhowardathome.com/Zinc-Solution/ they would be a close second!

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Rope + Metal Hook - JuteRope + Metal Handle - Jute
westelm.com
Love this rope cloche created by Stephen Gambrel

Another clever offering from Restoration Hardware
Industrial Pipe & Rope Shelf
http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod419098&categoryId=rhbc_cat337022
Decorating With Rope | House & Home Online TV
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Rope doorstop
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Nautical rope: Remodelista
http://www.remodelista.com/posts/diy-rope-as-curtain-attachment

http://knockoffdecor.com/numbered-bureau-with-rope-pulls/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/93839016/nautical-rope-towel-ring-manila-and-hemp
How about these from Anthropologie?

Grab an inexpensive florist container (we all have several around) and fill it with rope!
rope coil in glass vase
designrules.com
I am going to try these at the lake.  My curtains are always blowing all over the place
Rope Curtain Ties- I'm doing this with outdoor drapery on the pack patio by the pool.
http://www.stonkknots.co.uk/stonk_knots_products.html
Clever  use of rope as curtain by Erin Martin in this Northern California home.
Unique Maritime Decor in a California Home via House Beautiful-knotted rope for curtains and salvaged metal baskets upside down for coffee tables
Restoration Hardware also has these extension ropes.  We might just use these for the pendants we are designing for the kitchen in Tahoe.
Vintage Birdcage Chandelier Extension Rope
My daughter snatched up this Pottery Barn lamp on sale
Rope Table Lamp Base
Have you used rope in your decor? If so I would love to hear how. I had a great trip to Tahoe.  I will report on that in my next post.