Design, Shopping

Lighting and hardware prep

Wait till you see the most recent pictures of the house (promise they will come this week). In the meantime this morning had been all about prep – we are dropping off the lighting fixtures and cabinet hardware today. Installation will take place this week and next! The boxes are endless- thankfully my in-laws have allowed us to ship and store all of the boxes at their house until now! Can’t wait to see everything installed soon-



Building, Design, Shopping

Half Bath Decor & Accessory Ideas

Over the next week or so I want to wrap my head around lighting fixtures for our bathrooms.  While the lighting fixtures are a focus I feel that I have to think about the room as a whole to pick out the right fixture.  For today, let’s focus on the half bath on the first floor (right off of the kitchen, next to the mud-room).

As you may remember we have already selected the sink, plumbing fixtures and toilet.  We still have to select the mirror, lighting fixture, toilet paper holder, wainscoting and wallpaper.  There is so much out there to choose from!  I love the look of a frameless tilt mirror for this bath.  For storage, we can get a separate small cabinet and place it in the corner so I am not worried about having a medicine cabinet.  Here are some products I found and loved online-


Product can be found at:

Pedestal Sink: Toto

Faucet: Ammara Designs

Toilet- Toto

Lighting Fixtures- Bellacor

Mirror & Toilet Paper Holder- Pottery Barn

I have used the below images as inspiration for wainscoting and wallpaper in our Half Bath-


Classic beadboard…

Or modern wainscoting…


Grass Cloth Wallpaper

bold choice but I love it!

More neutral but will work better with the tile floors

This could work well

What do you think of these ideas?  Any favorite pics or suggestions for lighting- let me know!

xo kris

Building, Design, Shopping

Update from the lot- 9/30/2013

The past few days have been a little busy so I am working on catching up on posts but things should be back to normal when I get back to Boston this week.

In the meantime, head over to the From the ground up page for this weeks update from the lot (can’t wait until I can say house instead of lot!).

A little taste of what is to come this week…

– I just got back on Sunday from a girls weekend at Tuckers Point in Bermuda.  I got so many design ideas from this resort and can’t wait to share the pictures with you (and of course, had an amazing weekend with three of my best friends).

– Shopping!  Just to name a few…Target, World Market, Bellacor.

– Bathroom fixtures (lighting, mirrors, accessories)

– Fireplace & Great Room Shelves

Here is a quick look at the lot from this Saturday- xo Kris

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