January 24, 2018

BEFORE/AFTER – Our Powder room

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When we bought our Spanish ranch rambler in the hills above LA it had not been renovated since it was built in 1967.

The house was a mysterious blend of mid century and Spanish and had 60’s wallpaper and old carpeting still intact. It had retro accents and a cool vibe but was screaming for a major makeover.

The first room I tackled was our living room powder room.

It looked like this when we moved in.

I set forth to infuse it with a retro Palm Springs look.

Since we had just moved from the east coast to a warm climate all things tropical really spoke to me.

The powder room re imagined in my Palm Springs, Spanish, Art deco tropical vibe turned out like this.

I added a tropical wallpaper Cole & Sons Palm leaves.

I wanted tropical leaves everywhere!

I switched out the faucets for Kohler purist faucet  and added an Art Deco style mirror.

I re tiled the floor with a pretty Spanish Cement tile

Painted the cabinet a high gloss color and added modern door pulls.

The inside of the cabinet I painted black.

I selected a modern pendant with gold finish inside.

Added two mid century inspired 60’s glam wall sconces to stay true to the era of the house.

I kept the marble counter top and refinished the sink.

The new floor made the room.

This is the Cement tile we used.

The sink was an ugly yellow….

But since I love to reuse and I wanted to keep the marble top I decided to stain it.

After we had it refinished it looked like this..

…it turned out better than I had hoped.

I love the vibrant gold color on the Kohler purist faucet .The finish is vibrant matte gold.

I used these faucets in most of the house.

This angular pendant was the last piece of the puzzle..

My favorite design style is Art Deco so adding an Art deco style mirror felt right.

Here is a full mood board with colors with links to where you can buy  products I used if you are inspired to steal the steal the look!

Cement tile

Cole & Son Palm leaves

Norton sconce

Perth Mirror

Kohler purist faucet

Enzo Black Pendant

 

 

January 9, 2018

Top 10 lion hardware list & lion decor

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Yesterday the the great vintage lions that have been sitting in the living room just waiting to move in to Lukeland were finally installed.  We scooped them up at Sunbeam vintage in LA together with some mid century bars tools to add some wild jungle character to the room.

Luke wants lots of lions in the room so we hunted all over for the perfect brass lion hardware.  Allowing yourself some fun with lions frees you up from being slave to trends and instead entering in some fun.

We are using lion knobs on all the bathroom drawers.

A lion toilet paper holder.

Two big lions in the entry.

And a fancy set of heavy brass handles on the recycled wine cellar door which now has been painted black and received a whole new life.

The wine cellar door was removed from the main house and kept in storage with the hopes I would find a way to use it.

Painted black it looks great with these fancy lion handles and guarded by a gold lion.

Gatsby?

Here are some of my favorite hardware finds if you want to add some wilderness in to your home.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

5 // 6 // 7 // 8

9 // 10

The vintage lions I bought are super light and looks similar to these that you can find online…

 

ENTRY DOOR LIONS

I’m now thinking I might need some lions door knockers…

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January 4, 2018

Guest house update – one week to move in

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Happy New Year!

We’re excited to finally have a move in date. 2 1/2 years after moving in.

Permits, termites, you name it delayed the guest house renovations.

We’re putting the finishing touches on it this week and I cannot wait to move into it. Everything is light and Swedish inspired with some art deco touches.

Here are some pictures…

Pale yellow walls and black trim for the office.

This area will have a long desk overlooking the view and what will be the gravel outdoor garden area outside. The gold sconces are already up.

We painted the garage floor with white Epoxy – it made all the difference!

I found these pale yellow vintage swivel chairs at my new favorite vintage place and website www.loveseat.com. They have warehouses of vintage stuff in LA and San Diego – cool pieces at great prices.

A new addition came about that was not part of the original plan. Instead of making the entire left side of the garage a storage room we decided to a build music studio.

It has sound proof walls and will complete this creative center.

Love the WALL color – it’s CEDAR GREEN from Benjamin Moore.

All the trim and moldings everywhere is ONYX by Benjamin Moore.

To go with the Art Deco vibe that exists upstairs we even got a blinking recording sign.

I went Stone shopping in the valley with Javier to pick out an Art Deco inspired stone top for the bathroom and kitchen.

Love all these!!

I bought this bright Calacutta Classique.

Love the way it looks.

Feels art deco yet modern I think.

All the grouting is done.

My favorite part is tile pattern in the shower.

The glass shower door was installed with a gold handle.

We bought an extra black toilet seat to give the toilet a vintage vibe.

For the upstairs I picked out a light distressed looking floor.

All the wood hues have to go together.

Floor, beams and kitchen cabinets.

Love this wood color.

Oak kitchen cabinets are going in with black granite stone top.

We hung a mid century chandelier from World Market.

The front was painted to match the house but looks plain.

We are testing out window boxes and shutters. I want loads of flowers.

Almost there….

 

December 21, 2017

Get the Look! Rustic Winter Wonderland

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Four days to Christmas.

We’re off to Sun Valley today and I’m inspired by a rustic modern mountain ski chalet look in a white winter wonderland.

Reclaimed wood walls, antlers, faux fur, leather and winter white.

That works…always.

Image via Elle Decor. Interiors Ken Fulk.

Yellowstone Club designed by Ken Fulk.

To instantly turn your bedroom in to a modern winter wonderland grab the look below.

Light tan walls, black accents, graphic modern bedding, reclaimed woods, gold classic carpets.

BENJAMIN MOORE colors — SHAKER BEIGE flat finish for walls and ONYX semi gloss for select trim and casings.

VICTORY BED SHAM // RECLAIMED WOOD TABLE // BROWN FAUX FUR PILLOW

BEIGE REGENCY VELVET PILLOW // GOLD RUG

NATURAL AREA RUG

Add a natural hide, cowhide rustic accent chair and reclaimed wood nightstands.

COWHIDE ARM CHAIR

RECLAIMED WOOD NIGHT STAND

Image via Elle Decor. Interiors Ken Fulk.

Install reclaimed wood paneling on one or more walls, or even the ceiling to go all the way.


60″ RECLAIMED WOOD PANELING

Gold and cream classic carpet on the floor.

JOSEFIN GOLD CARPET

For a softer luxury vibe add a large white velvet bed with nail heads.


WHITE VELVET UPHOLSTERED BED

Load up on faux fur blankets.


CREAM FAUX FUR THROW


BROWN FAUX FUR THROW

While you’re at it….let the look spill in to the entire house and decorate for the holidays.

Image via Elle Decor. Interiors Ken Fulk.

Want to bring this vibe to your home?

Mix in a few of these pieces and casually use around the home with neutral walls.

HIDE CHAIR//ANTLERS// WHITE CHANDELIER //NIGHT STAND

HAND WOVEN SHEEPSKIN //LEATHER CHAIR//CREDENZA

December 6, 2017

COLOR TO STEAL – Navy & Blush

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Here is a color combination to steal.

Mix it with pale blues, tans for a perfect room or outfit.

Images via HGTV

Interior by Brian Patrick Flynn

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Images via HGTV

FUR PILLOW  //  SHEETS  //  DESK CHAIR  //  RUG  //

SOFA  //  CHAIR  //  SWEATER //  PILLOW

 

SWIVEL CHAIR  //  PILLOW  //  DINING CHAIR  //  LAMP  //  OTTOMAN

RUG  //  HEADBOARD  //  JACKET //METAL CHAIR

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