The Game Plan

>> Saturday, October 29, 2011

We've been working over this past month with Kromberg Wall architects on the design for the new house. In a lot of ways I hate this part of the process.  I did so much thinking and planning and analyzing and over analyzing the layout before we bought the house (basically in a need to determine if it was worth buying).  About a month ago I handed my hand drawn sketch to the architect for them to draw up the actual blue-prints.  And then we waited...

They brought up a lot of detail issues I hadn't even thought about.  Then a few weeks later we got the layout:

I showed to to my mom.  Her reaction: "That's it?  That's the whole house?"  Yes Mom, it is. 

 It's 1900 square feet as a reference.  The tops the front.  The unmarked rooms are the living room and dining room to the left, and two bedrooms to the right.  In the end it will have three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and most of the original layout and character aspects of the home will still be intact.  With the addition of a huge master bathroom and kitchen - woo hoo!

I can't wait to get started on the actual construction!


Pretty Inspirational

>> Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This home was featured in Metropolitan Home Magazine back in 2009.  I loved it then and I still go back to it.  I think I'm attracted to the drama of the dark charcoal.  The texture of the drapes throughout the home is fantastic too.  It's located in Chicago and was designed by Kara Mann.  Enjoy...

Read the full article at Metropolitan Home (now part of Elle Decor).


Pretty Inspirational

>> Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Here's some more Kay Douglass love.  She's the owner and designer of South of Market.  This is the families Lake Rabun getaway (her Atlanta home can be found here).  It maintains her since of calm neutrals but I love the bold color accents.  So here you go:

Read the full article at Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.


Pretty Inspirational

>> Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kay Douglass is the owner and designer from South of Market (A shop in Charleston and the Peachtree Hills neighborhood in Atlanta).  A couple years ago she shared her Peachtree Heights home with Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle Magazine.  Love the cool-casual feeling and natural elements.  Oh, and I can't get over the light fixtures.  Enjoy!

All images are from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine where you can also read the full article.


We Did it Again!

>> Tuesday, October 4, 2011

That's right we bought another dump!  I'm pretty excited about it too.

It's another 1920's bungalow, with great bungalow features.  Like the front porch - it's granite with neat trim details around the ceiling.

And the front door with beveled glass.

And the shelving that flanks the brick fireplace.

Some of the house isn't too bad as it is.

The original windows are mostly intact and the brass dining room chandelier is going to be great with a couple coats of spray paint (I'm considering something bright and bold - like green - I may be too chicken though).

The butler's pantry is also in pretty good shape, with the original glass and hardware.

Imagine the hardware stripped and the back painted a robin's egg blue, with silver and white dishes in front.  It makes me giddy to just think about it.

It's a good thing too, because that giddiness distracts me from this kitchen.

There are few redeeming qualities about this space - it will be gutted.

Oh, the back door is neat though.

I think it may become the bathroom door - with a frosted glass window.  I really want French doors back here to look into the yard:

It has 3 pretty standard bedrooms and this one bathroom:

... which has some salvageable pieces: the built-in medicine cabinet and the cast-iron bathtub are in great shape.  And the floor tile has a neat pattern.  It does still need a sink, toilet and wall tile though.

So that's pretty much it.  I'm so excited to chronicle this project as we go so stay tuned...