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Project: Bathroom Remodel Inspiration

Bathroom Inspiration

 

I’ll be starting a very special renovation soon – my Mom’s bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom has a few challenges. As with many homes built almost one hundred years ago, her bathroom is quite small and has two doors – one from the hallway and one from the master bedroom. We’re trying to find a solution but whatever we decide, I’m sure it will be simple and elegant and while small, it will be a petite bathroom with style and comfort.

 

Next week I’ll be sharing our ideas for the kitchen – this is a project filled with a lot of love!

 

Photos: 1. Studioilse | 2. Dream and Jeans | 3. Jenny Wolf Interiors | 4. Graham & Co. | 5. Home Bunch | 6. Cottage & Gardens

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A Fresh Look: Open Shelving Kitchen

Kitchen Open Shelving

I am a great friend with rooms that are clean and edited and everything in it’s place. However, I’ve noticed lately that too many cabinets in a kitchen can create an atmosphere that is almost too sterile. In my kitchen, I’ve chosen open shelving in place of upper cabinets. There are several advantages to this – you can see everything and don’t need to open every cabinet door to find the right platter! You can also create a form of art and expression by having your beautiful dishes exposed.

 

I recommend you try to find some sort of continuity in what you display. Maybe you could chose to display only your white dishes with fresh herbs in pots. Or you could find a way to hang your stunning copper pots that you have tucked into the back of a cabinet. Whatever you chose, you will have a kitchen that feels warm and inviting to enter and every bit as efficient to use.

 

The shelving itself can be simple and inexpensive. By the time you get all of your treasures on them, they will look great regardless of what you paid for them.


Photos: 1. Desire to Inspire | 2. Kara Rosenlund | 3. Sean Santiago | 4. Ikea Family Live | 5. Sharon Santoni | 6. Tamin’s Table

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Dining Room Table Perfection + A Giveaway

Caitlin Flemming Design - Dining Room 1

As with many homes in San Francisco, my dining room has more than just the purpose of sitting down for a meal. With space at a premium, my dining room also serves as my occasional workspace and dressing room – since my closet is also in the dining room. For the past two years we’ve had a farm table but it was too big for the space, so I have been looking for a clean and minimal table that wouldn’t take over the entire room. I wanted a table that would work with both modern and vintage furniture as well.

 

That’s when I came across the Saarinen Oval Tulip Table from Rove Concepts. The surface is so forgiving and I don’t worry about causing damage to it – believe me we have had multiple spills of anything you could imagine on it … baby food, wine, you name it!


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What I love most about this table is that I can have a client project spread all over the table during the day and by the evening have it set for a dinner. Since we mostly eat at home, it is nice to have something that isn’t too big for the three of us to eat at each night.

 

One thing I love about this table is I can switch up the chairs I pair with it – usually with a mix of both old and new. It was by far one of my favorite purchases for our home.


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If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Saarinen Table, this is your chance to win $1000 towards anything at Rove Concepts! Let me tell you, there is more than one piece that I have on my wish list from them.

 

Just fill out the form below for your chance to win. Good luck!


Sacramento Street X Rove Concepts Giveaway!

 

* Giveaway is limited to readers in the U.S. and Canada only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Giveaway prize is worth approximately $1000 USD total value. The winner will be contacted via email once comments close at July 23rd, 2015 at 11:59pm ET. Once the winner has responded I will announce the winner.

 

This post is a partnership with Rove Concepts. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


Photos by Michelle Drewes for Sacramento Street

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A Fresh Look at Wing Chairs

Wing Chairs

I used to think of my grandmothers house when I thought of wing chairs. However, lately I’ve been giving them a second glance and especially like them in unexpected places. They are so comfortable and almost seem to hug you as you slide into them. I’ve been considering the idea of placing on in the corner of my dining room – a retreat from the rest of the house.


The designer who is a genius at using wing chairs is Darryl Carter. His timeless style that mixes old and new makes my heart sing and as I look more closely at the rooms he’s designed, there is often a wing chair somewhere. I particularly like how he placed one in a bathroom. I honestly think wing chairs are here to stay!

Shop my favorite wing chairs:

 


Photos: 1.) Darryl Carter | 2.) House of Hinton | 3.) Rue Magazine | 4.) Zavvi Rodaine | 5.) One Kings Lane

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The Finishing Touch: Throw Pillows

On the Hunt : Throw Pillows | Sacramento Street

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As a designer, I find that sometimes the most difficult part of the design process is figuring out the finishing touches. One item that can make a room complete are throw pillows that add dimension and a unique touch. I like to find pillows that can add an element of texture, pattern, and color that would otherwise not be present in the room.

 

On the Hunt : Throw Pillows | Sacramento Street

1.) Chenille Floral Designer Pillows


2.) White Moroccan Floor Pillow


3.) Custom Duralee Ikat Pillows (on sale!)


4.) Royal Blue Hand Loomed Silk Velvet Pillow


5.) Handmade Suzani Pillow


Pillows that I love can be difficult to find. I don’t want them to look generic and I am definitely particular about the quality of the fabric they are made from. One terrific source is Chairish, where there is a multitude of choices of quality pillows. I like to have a mix – some of silk velvet and others linen or cotton. Be sure that all the pillows you chose will go together nicely as a group. While it can be a challenge, in the end, the throw pillows you chose can improve the look of a room tremendously.


Shop more of my favorite pillows over on Chairish.


This post is a partnership with Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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