We are on Day 6 of not having a shower here at the Fahden household and it’s getting kinda gross. Fern is the only one who seems to be enjoying the way we smell.
While our house is covered in dust and the bathroom looks like a scene from Money Pit, I can tell it’s going to turn out just like we wanted. The tile guy (who is the nicest fella ever) is coming today to slather on some grout. The plumber comes Tuesday to give us our shower and loo back. Then Miss Wallpaper Lady comes Thursday and we will be on the home stretch.
Before Tile Guy laid the subway tile around the shower he asked what pattern we wanted it in – brick or grid? “Brick!” I exclaimed. So in anticipation of our bathroom being almost done, and showering in a sea of beautiful white subway tile arranged in a brick-like pattern, here are some gorgeous homes with brick interiors.
Now if you don’t mind, we are off to find a shower so we can be squeaky clean for our friends’ wedding this evening.
via A Well Traveled Woman
via Desire to Inspire
via Piece of Cake
via Pinterest/Blue Crayon
via Temple + Throne
Tomorrow morning our bathroom remodel begins! The contractor called Friday to tell me they got the permits and are ready to start, so I have been walking on air all weekend. Not since our kitchen have we taken on another big project like this. Since we did the kitchen ourselves (and by “we” I mean “Jack”), it dragged on for months and months. So we decided to bite the bullet and hire out for this one. The only drawback is … um, we won’t have a shower for over a week. So I’m going to be a loud and proud dirty hippie if you see me (don’t worry, AJ + Sarah, I’ll find a shower for your wedding).
While we aren’t doing anything structural to our guest bathroom, we are replacing just about everything in it: sparkling new bath tub, shower fixtures, a tile wall around the tub, thick glass doors instead of a shower curtain, new floor tile aaaand wallpaper!!! I am so excited to get rid of our disgusting tub and boring floors, fixtures, etc.
I’m still picking out a wall sconce, rug and a couple other odds and ends, but here are the goodies I’ve had picked out for a while…
Showerhead by Grohe from Ferguson, Subway Tile from The Tile Shop,Marvis Whitening Toothpaste,Swissco Horn Toothbrush, Chrysanthemum Black & White Wallpaper, Pure and Good Hand Soap,City Scene Supreme Egyptian Cotton Towels, Black Hexagon Tile from The Tile Shop
Well I am certainly NOT in the mood to be outside in this disgusting slimey-ass weather. No, I am in the mood to blog about decorative mood boards/bulletin boards. I am almost finished decorating our den/home office and am just waiting for a couple of giant slabs of cork board that I ordered online. I am going to make one big ass wall for me to hang all of my inspiration, fabric swatches, paint chips, blah blah. Since I’ve painted the walls a pale grey (“London Fog”) and all of the furniture is very light and neutral, I’m relying on my wall-o-fun to add the perfect punch of color and fun to my workspace.
Here are some funky examples of turning everyday pieces of scrap into a holistic piece of art.
Sadly, this is the last full day of our summer vacay in Wisconsin. It’s been a week of beautiful weather, great home-cooking, and lots of dips in the lake for Fernie. Tomorrow it’s back to workie poo and my ongoing effort to get the million decorating projects I have started WRAPPED UP. I have been slowly working on every room in our house for almost a year now and am officially going on the record saying that everything will be done (bathroom remodel included) by August 28.
Sooo anyhoo, right before we left town, I ordered an office chair for our den (just like the one in the first photo below). I am anxious to put the bad boy together and introduce it to the spiffy new desk I recently purchased. Then it’s just a matter of finding a few special accessories, and the room will be complete. Below are some inspiring home offices that have got me excited to get our den finished up.
Interior Design by Ellie Somerville
Interior Design by Colleen Locke
Interior Design by Trip Haenisch
Interior Design by Frank Muytjens
Interior Design by Angel Dormer