Sunday, November 11, 2007

Update: My Big Fat Remodel

Just a little update. I just had the mirrors put into the Built-in I designed for the one and only hallway in this 1911 house of mine. The cabinets are a shaker style with the doors inset into the face frame, a traditional style cabinet that was used elsewhere in the house. The goal was to marry the history from the rest of the house with the more modern approach in the kitchen. The mirrors expand the hallway so well and add a wonderful sparkle. Call me crazy, but I get excited about stuff like this. It just made my day to come home and see them done! (I hope you can excuse the mess on the counters, we are still moving in! :)

Here is a small view of the Powder Room in progress. I am still deciding: paint color? wallpaper? The white walls are a little "ho hum" I think:

This is the view outside a kitchen window into the neighbor's yard:

We have the most wonderful neighbors. We have an open invitation to pick their Meyer Lemons and tomatoes whenever we want to. They also have grape vines and they bring us roses in the summer. A little piece of Eden.

(I apologize for the sporadic postings, but we are are the "Move-In" mode at the moment trying to beat the clock ticking down to the holidays. I will do better, I promise!)

39 comments:

Paul Pincus said...

A little piece of Eden is correct! An open invitaion to pick their Meyer Lemons and Tomatoes...how seriously wonderful.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Looks fantabulous! Looks as if it has always been there. Love it! You must be very pleased.

katiedid said...

Hello Mr. Pincus, and thanks for the visit! I must admit it is very seriously wonderful. Your blog is really wonderful too, and I will be back for a visit.

katiedid said...

Hello HOBC! Things are coming along, and it is such a relief, I must say!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My Goodness! Your house looks gorgeous! I am glad I found your blog.
Penny

p.s. I am having my 100th post giveaway, come visit if you have time!

Jennifer said...

Lovely...and I'm very jealous of your garden view. It's starting to be very wintry here!

robyn said...

Love all of your work and photos :)

Suzy said...

It looks fabulous, you must be thrilled!

Neutral Dwelling said...

It looks terrific and I relate to the excitement you feel as each step is completed. It is such fun when a plan comes together!

Me, Myself, & I said...

It looks like things are coming along wonderful. Your home is beautiful.I love the mirror in the bathroom.

katiedid said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for the visit! I'm glad you found me too.:) I will pop on by!

katiedid said...

Hello Jennifer! Thnaks for the isit! We are in the middle of a beautiful Fall season here, my favorite season. I wish it would last!

katiedid said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments! It has been a long process and it is so much fun to get in and start enjoying things!

girl meets glamour said...

I love every picture you post of you home Katie! When are you going to invite us for a party :)

~Kate

Cote de Texas said...

Kstie - thanks for your kind comments - it means a lot to hear it from you, you are so talented!!!

Ok, you know how much I love your kitchen and it's exactly what I want for mine.

in your powder bath - how about a great Farrow and Ball damask? their pink and white (which is really a peach pink) or their aqua damask? Remember that great dning room in Fiona Weeks' house with the blue Farrow and Ball paper? fabulous. ok, that's my 2 cents worth today.

JOni

katiedid said...

Hi Joni!
Again Congrats on your great article! It is funny you mention that Farrow and Ball Aqua Damask. I had done a post on it (or sidebar, can't remember)and I LOVE it. It is probably top on my list if I end up with wallpaper. Great minds! :)I love aqua, and whether it is wallpaper or paint, it is what I was thinking for this room also.

ALL THE BEST said...

It is all looking so great!! You must be really happy with the results!

patricia gray said...

Your butler's pantry is marvelous. And I like the glass you used. I just used the same one for a renovation of a 30's Tudor home. Good Choice. The Farrow and Ball Aqua Damask would look great in the powder room.

Pink Wallpaper said...

you have done an amazing job with your remodel...i want to move into your kitchen- it's just so beautiful...and i think you should paper the powder room...but i love wallpaper in case you can't tell!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Katie, your house is my dream! Your hallway is fabulous! I would be so tickled over it I'd stand there all day staring. Really, you are doing a great job!

That view! How wonderful!

Love those open shelves in your kitchen too. I love moving in to a new place, I've done it so many times that I hate moving. But I love the thought of all the charming new things you can experience!

Oh, yes, wallpaper in a powder room! I would love that!

Ok, I've rambled on enough. I love your home, now you know!

Melissa

J Lee said...

I love your kitchen shelves and the hallway is great..!!!
Keep us posted

JLee

Mrs. Blandings said...

I feel like a bit of a "me, too!" here - but had to let you know how great it looks. I love the mirrors - stroke of genius. Love the counter top on the sink in the power room. Don't worry, the walls will come to you.

halcyon said...

The built in in the hall is so well-thought, that it looks original to the home. I love the honed marble. Is that a double pencil edge or an ogee? Did you use wavy glass or is the light just hitting it right. This looks great opening off your great new kitchen. Your attention to detail is very evident. I love your home.

katiedid said...

Hi Ronda and Patricia! Thanks for the lovely comments! I am quite pleased with most things, but as a designer I am still my own worst critic! But we are thrilled to be back in the house.
Patricia, how's your move coming?!

katiedid said...

Hello Pink and Melissa! Thanks for the visit! I am leaning toward wallpaper too. But it will take me awhile to decide which one. Hmm.

katiedid said...

Hi J.Lee and Mrs. Blandings! I love the marble counters too and I do have a thing for open shelves in a kitchen.:)

katiedid said...

Hello halcyon! And thanks for the visit! The counter top edge is an ogee which I had to have modified. I wanted sharper edges, so I had them shaved down a bit. I used restoration glass in the cabinet doors. It comes in different degrees. I chose the least "rustic" version. You have a very good eye! Thank you so much for stopping in!

halcyon said...

katiedid, I recognized the glass because I have an old house with the original glass that way. Ogee is one of my favorite edges. I like that you modified it. That's using your noodle!

Please give us a life with honed marble report. We want that very bad. I'm a little worried about staining it, though I do know how to make a poltice to draw stains out. Anyone that has used the honed marble for a while, please tell me how you like it. It's my favorite countertop.

patricia gray said...

Hi Katie
Like you I am my own worst critic. I am reluctant to post pics of my new home until I get it perfect (don't quite know what that means). Soon...
I am in awe of what you are doing in your own home and admire you greatly for it.

mrsplainjane said...

Everything is looking so lovely. What fun to be in for the holidays! Did you go to Ella's yet? Curious to hear your thoughts. :) Thanks for sharing your photos, I love checking in and seeing the new ones!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

So beautiful and pristine!!!

Where did you install the mirrors exactly? In the back of the cabinets?

Habitually Chic said...

Ok, I feel like everyone already said what I was thinking but I have to say how much I love everything you've done so far. The mirrors were a fabulous idea! I look forward to seeing more soon!

Splaneyo said...

Katie,
As usual, everything looks gorgeous.
Heather

Paloma said...

I am drooling over you kitchen! I love everything about it. What did you end up doing to the powder room walls?

katiedid said...

Hello all, amd thank you all again for your kind comments! It is so nice to hear.
Maryam, yes, the mirrors are in the backsplash area of the hallway built-in. They do make the hall look so much wider! :)
Thank you Paloma! I have yet to do anything in the Powder Room. The Holidays have been too hectic. But I plan to paint them a light turquoise blue with the ceiling to be glod leafed. Someday! By them I may change my mind! :)

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You're very talented!

Diane said...

Hi...just found your blog...love it!....& your kitchen. If you don't mind, would you share the paint color you used on your cabinets? Thank you! Diane

katiedid said...

Hi Diane! Welcome!

Thank you for your kind words.
The paint color is Dunn Edwards, Whisper. It is a fresh white without being "blinding".

Look forward to hearing from you again!

Katie

Marcellina said...

Hi Katie,

I'm very late to your blog, but I've been looking for some open shelf brackets like yours and I'm wondering if you can tell me where you sourced the ones you used.

Beautiful work!

Marcellina