Thursday, May 17, 2012

Your weekly Lexington update

You ready to take a little drive over to Lexington? I have been hard at work there and still have paint under all my nails after working on painting the staircases (all 4 of them!) so we can get the carpets installed in the next week. My hands have also been busy swiping credit cards galore as I build up a little collection of "staging" items (by "staging" I mean things I can't wait to use in our own house once Lexington sells).

The first things I will claim are these down filled Ralph Lauren throw pillows. I got 4 to help plush up the couch and they are hands down the best $20 throw pillows EVER.


The loot after a successful shopping day (thanks for the help Kathryn!)

I cannot get over how well priced the accessories are at Urban Barn, especially on sale! This little cream cow was on sale for only $3. I need shelf filler for both a wall of shelves and the island, and this will keep the vibe fun.

These glass candle sticks are the perfect blend of traditional and glam, and ranged from $2-$3.50.


 How cute are these labelled locker baskets? Great for the open storage on the kitchen island.

Weird, but true... there are no ceiling lights in the living room or bedrooms. So I've had to stock pile lamps. This one has navy linen ribbon on the shade and will pull together our navy scheme perfectly!


On to the actual progress! Remember my plan for the tile floors? The installers thought they were cool, but added a few days to the install because of the amount of cuts needed. They were kind enough to try and sway me with an alternate plan.

But they don't know how determined a girl with a good plan is! They look amazing in person and even the boys had to admit defeat after seeing the outcome. I went with a light grey grout to make it pop without feeling too stark.


We are on to the kitchen install this week. It is an exciting feeling every time I open the door because this stage seems to be moving a lot faster. The only slow down is that my installers are custom cabinet builders so no simple feet for our Ikea cabinets, instead they are custom building bases to accomodate our lower than average window as well as doing crown and baseboards on the cabinets for a custom look.



Here is my plan for the kitchen, a simple, clean, modern space with a country twist. Basically, somewhere I would want to live, but something that also has to appeal to almost anyone!

1. Lowes Tile, $3/ft / 2. Ikea Otava pendants, $49 each / 3. white subway tile with light grey grout, $0.30 each / 4. free standing black island, $399 Totem Building Supplies / 5. Martha Stewart WhetStone Grey paint / 6. Anthropologie Solar Stamp Knob, $2.95 / 7. Ikea Domsjo double bowl sink, $399 /  8. Ikea Adel Off-White Cabinets

14 comments:

Sara said...

I am in LOVE with this kitchen!! Cannot wait to see the finished result. Mine is completely torn up at the moment.. want to come to Ohio and finish mine for me? :)

carli said...

Looks like such a great inspiration board! Can't wait to see how things turn out :)

bagfashionista said...

loooove the floors! and the baskets...looking forward to the staging of shelves--- i need motivation to change mine --- it's still languishing around with..get this...xmas themed plates.

yeaaaah.....

Between Blue and Yellow said...

That is going to be beautiful. Good luck, I hope all the renovations go smoothly.

kat said...

The herringbone pattern of the tile looks fantastic! Love it! I really like your other selections for the kitchen too and cannot wait to see the finished result.

cricketacresstudio said...

Love what you did with the floor! The gem of the kitchen for sure!

Jenski said...

Love it! Sounds like you have great people working with you too.

Emily Kate said...

Loooove your decorating style and can't wait to see how Lexington turns out!

cred said...

That is going to be beautiful! Love the style you've chosen. Did you find those lovely wire baskets at Urban Barn, too? and how much did they cost?

How exciting to watch the transformation! Looking forward to following along the way.

Jenny said...

this looks awesome, it' a lot like my kitchen but we have not decided on countertops....what are you using for countertops?

okdoki said...

I love the floors. I'm glad you stuck to your guns and didn't let the tilers sway you. I was wondering what size the tiles are.

How2home said...

love the floor that you've chosen! how long did the whole renovation take?

ambermarie said...

What is the brand/color of the tiles? I've looked at Lowes and do not see them. Thanks!

Living Books Library said...

I also am looking for this particular tile...any more info you can share?
Thanks! Emily

 
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