Friday, May 28, 2010

Construction update...

Time to choose the appliances:

refridgerator drawers:
GE monogram

GE monogram
a Leibherr
and the pieces de resistance?
60 inch Wolf gas range with french burner

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

extra closet re-assigned

Show house idea I will use...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Saddle River, NJ Designer Show House

Can't say I wasn't inspired the three weeks I was a vendor at the Show House. The designers were awesome and I could relate to much of the rooms, thinking... 
that might work... at my house!

Loved the library. The light was incredible and the designer took advantage of that. The wood paneling glowed and the creamy, beige palate with blues subtly woven in made this room one of my favs.

 This chair needs to be in MY future library.
 This wall in the breakfast room was another favorite. A modern take on silhouettes pops on the textured, denim blue wall.
 Although the stove and tiling is nothing special, it is EXACTLY what I want in my future ( very near future) kitchen.
And this wall in the dining room works for me. The mirrored breakfront is classic.
The house this year was not what you would call a "wow" house. In fact many design house devotees/groupies were disappointed. However most "normal" people were charmed and inspired as the house reflected changes in economy. Things are more conservative these days.
Even at designer show houses!

Monday, May 10, 2010

For real

Yes, this is actually a modern house in the German countryside- with a thatched roof!
We were in farm country and shortly after this photo was taken a horse drawn carriage drove by...
I wish I could have gone inside to check out the kitchen :)