Thursday, October 30, 2014

Banquette and Bathroom Project

We have a brand new bathroom and built in dining room banquette at the apartment! The apartment has always been short on storage, so we decided to add some cabinetry and a banquette in the "dining room." While we were doing that little project we also ripped out the old 1940's tub and wall tile in the bathroom. The reason Mom and Dad decided to re-do the remaining portion of the bathroom (it was semi remodeled years ago, see that project here) was because Jack was having some serious issues due to mold. There was mold under the tub and in between the wall tiles, as well as not one, but two layers of moldy tile on the floor. Someone actually thought it was a good idea to put 3" off white square tiles over the original black and white basket weave. Long story short, Jack has been healthy for the past month, and as a bonus we have a pretty new bathroom... At least until we move into the new house, then we are back to square one. More on the new house tomorrow!

My dining room chair fabric on the left, on the right the look for less version on the bench cushion. 

Someone loves the instant access he has to the cabinets! 

Bathroom Before: Please do not call child services, I knew the bathtub was going to be removed so I had not cleaned it in weeks when I took this picture. For the record I would not bathe my child in that tub as you see it pictured ;-)

Bathroom After! 

Before Floor Before: Tiles over tiles. 

Bathroom Floor After! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Alexa Hampton at Market

We ordered so many great new lamps and chandeliers for the Studio while in High Point the other week, but one of our favorite showrooms from Market this year happened to be Hickory Chair. We had the pleasure of meeting Alexa Hampton (!!!) in the showroom, and I had no idea how talented of an artist she is. Obviously she has a gift for interiors just like her father, but she also paints! All the artwork displayed in her collection were her original pieces; Mom and I were blown away. She said they will be available to purchase through Mecox Gardens. After a quick visit to their site I have not seen any of the new stuff form this year's market yet, but here is a sneak peak of the collection. I don't know what I love more the art or the furniture! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saying Goodbye To A Legend... Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was one of those men who encompassed all things beautiful and wonderful about both the design and fashion world. From his homes, to his gardens, to his ball gowns, everything about Oscar de la Renta was fabulous. I would be hard pressed to find an Oscar de la Renta collection I didn't love- plenty of collections I can't afford, but none that I don't love. Maybe I will hit the jackpot, and find his famous Spring 2013 Black and White Striped gown in a consignment shop one day ;-)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favs- Mega Studio Sale!!!

I keep meaning to post about so many apartment updates, mainly our new bathroom which is almost done, as well as our new built in banquette in the dining room. However, due to the fact that the Mr. and I put an offer in on a house this week which was accepted, I thought I would tell you about our big Studio Sale instead! Assuming everything goes well with the negotiations, the contingencies, and the home inspection- yada yada, I'd like to have enough money to do a little work on the house if/when we get it! Next week I will be opening an Etsy shop for Mom because she has sooo many wonderful old fabric remnants, majolica and royal dalton dinnerware, architectural pieces and much more that she is dying to clear out of her basement. In addition to the Etsy shop we will be having a big studio sale. Since everyone loves a good sale, here is a sample of a few things you can expect to find in our Studio as well as on eBay/Etsy. Next week I will have pictures of the new Bathroom, the dining room banquette, and the adorable house (if you follow me on instagram you've already seen it ;-) we put an offer on. Happy Friday! 

Antique Louis Vuitton Stripe Rayee Trunk which we have on eBay here

Niermann Weeks Voliere Lantern, Retail $7,740. Our price $4,035

Niermann Weeks Rivoli 12 Light Chandelier Retail $6,930. Our Price $4,200 

Pair of Zentique Storage Column/Pedestals. Retail $565 each. Our price $899 for the pair! 

Worlds Away Stainless Steel Bar Cart Retail $1,248. Our Price $925. 


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