A-frame 2.0 Master Bedroom

We’re back today with the last room update of the A-frame 2.0 and how I re-designed it for the new owners! The master bedroom has to be my favorite, so much so that I like it even better now over how I furnished it for ourselves. It might have something to do with dreamy bed, or the rug (ok it definitely does), but for sure it is the earthy but rich color palette.

We chose Portola’s Lime Wash finish in Etcetera for the walls, which is the perfect subtle blush with some depth, and paired it with the deep rust bedding from Flaneur (aka Cinnamon Stick). Apparently I really like a statement bed. This stunner, and the one I had in the room previously, pretty much make the room. Sweet dreams to Caroline and Jayden, I hope you enjoy your new pad!

If you want to read all about our journey with the A-frame…

See the full “before tour” of the A-frame HERE
See all the details on how we renovated it from top to bottom HERE
See our final reveal tour HERE
And now see the full A-frame 2.0 tour HERE

and if that isn’t enough… I know the new crew has been working on finishing a couple of the spaces that we didn’t get to before we sold it. They are giving what we used as an old storage shed a big overhaul and they also fulfilled our pool dreams that we had for the space so stay tuned!

SHOP THE POST:
Paint: Etcetera Lime Wash by Portola / Bed: Caterina Bed from Anthropologie / Pendants: Headlands Pendant from Serena & Lily / Side Tables: Toki Ceramic from Urban Outfitters / Sculpture: Marilia Sculpture from Curated Kravet / Vases: Lisa Vase from Curated Kravet and Matty Vase from Curated Kravet / Bedding: Flaneur in Cinnamon Stick / Rug: Vintage from Coco Carpets / Framed Art: Custom Collaboration by Caroline Ingraham Lee + Sarah Sherman Samuel Printed and Framed by Simply Framed

A-frame 2.0 Laundry

Continuing on with the tour of the “A-frame 2.0” (aka how we re-styled it for the new owners, Caroline, Jayden and Robert)… we have the laundry room with a quick update. New wallpaper, new rug, and a couple new accessories give this little space that packs a punch, a whole new feel.

It sure has come along way… take a peek back at my finished reveal to see the real “before my before” photos. ew!

SHOP THE LOOK:
Wallpaper: Femme Terracotta from from Drop It Modern / Rug: Wyatt Woven Rug in Honey from Urban Outfitters / Face Vase: Marylene Vase (Large) from Curated Kravet / Ladder: Umbra Hub Ladder from Amazon / Washer and Dryer by Electrolux / Cabinets from Ikea 

A-frame 2.0 – Den Bedroom

Back with the next room of our old A-frame 2.0 and how we re-decorated the space for the new owners! This room is the little den bedroom just off of the living room. You might remember the DIY headboard I had in there previously and how we added the vertical paneling to cover some horrendous walls. We glammed it up a bit for Caroline, Jayden and Robert, but the boho vibes are still strong too.

This is the original board for the re-design, by the time it went to the procuring, the side tables were sold out and we had to swap the rug but I love how this pretty pad with a nod to the mod turned out. See how I designed this space before, for us, and the before of the before here. Which is your fave?

Photos by Team Woodnote

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Headboard: Bajara Headboard from Urban Outfitters / Curtain: Covet in Thistle by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks at Lee Jofa / Chair: Josey Swivel Chair from Urban Outfitters in Rose / Side Table: Aldama Side Table in Copper from the Citizenry / Lamp on Side Table: Geneva Glass Globe Accent Lamp Brass from Target / Bedding: Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover in Lilac from Urban Outfitters / Vase: Lady Legs Ashtray / Pink Pillow: Coco Pink Cushion from curatedkravet.com / Bedside Tables: Ophdahl Hourglass Accent Table in Brass from Target / Wall Sconces: Jonathan Adler Milano Brass Wall Sconce from Lamps Plus / Ottoman: Trousdale Ottoman in Mustard Velvet from ModShop / Rug: Tufted Pom Rug in Natural from Urban Outfitters

Aframe 2.0… the living room & kitchen

Remember this old girl? Well, we sold our A-frame last year and before I could say goodbye, I re-designed it for the new owners, Caroline and Jayden of Team Woodnote and Caroline’s brother Robert. They were made for this magical setting and I was excited to infuse their personalities into the space while giving the a-frame a fresh new look!

Today I’m sharing the living room and kitchen area and how we switched it up.

You might remember the layout before and how I had one long sofa… we rearranged the seating area with two custom parallel sofas in a yellow velvet which kept the low and loungey vibe but in a little more tailored way. I brought in a lot of geometric shapes but kept it soft by also incorporating the natural textures of rattan and jute. A few bright pops of color top it off while still letting the architecture take center stage.

A new custom wall hanging hangs over the fireplace and we kept the kitchen the same with the exception of some different styling. New dishes, a new rug from Blockshop, both add a bit more color.

Stay tuned for how we changed up the bedrooms (I actually think I like the master bedroom even better now!).

SHOP THE LOOK:

LIVING ROOM:
Sofas: Kim Salmela in Kravet’s Crypton Home Beacon Fabric in Lemon / Yellow Pillow: Flurries Pillow from curatedkravet.com / Cane Chairs: Marte Lounge Chairs from Urban Outfitters / Coffee Table: Copper Clad Coffee Table from West Elm / Bowls: Horta Bowl from curatedkravet.com.com and Calla Bowl from curatedkravet.com / Jute Rug: Helvetia Hand-Woven Brown Area Rug from Wayfair / White Side Tables: Round Table with White Structure from Zara Home / Teal Side Table: Vermut Metal Side Table from CB2 / Lamp: Hanna White Floor Lamp from CB2 / Floor Pillows: Hawa Floor Pillow in Cream from Lulu and Georgia / Macrame: Custom by Elsie Goodwin of Reform Fibers / Vase: Addie Circle Vase from Urban Outfitters / Bar Cart: Monaco Bar Cart from Serena & Lily

KITCHEN:
Teal Dishes: Rockaway 12-Piece Dining Set from Urban Outfitters / White Dishes: Flitighet from IKEA / Cutting Boards: Society6 / Rug: Swallowtail from Block Shop Cabinet Doors by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Semihandmade // Hardware from Ikea // Rug is vintage from Frances Loom // Tile by Fireclay Tile (2×6 in Calcite) // Faucet from Homary // Range and self circulating range hood by Ikea // Countertops from Ikea  // Floating Shelf from Semi-Handmade // Sink from Ikea  // Sconces by Cedar and Moss  // Fridge by Kitchenaid 

EXTERIOR:
End Chairs: Borneo Patio Dining Chairs from Wayfair /  Concrete Stools from Wayfair // Dining Table from Ikea // Seat Cushions from H&M // Side Chairs from Target (no longer available find similar here)

how we are ditching baseboard heaters

We ripped off the construction band-aid and have been demo-ing our little hearts out over at our #samuelfamilyfixer and sharing loads of progress as we go via Instagram stories. I’ve put a bunch in my highlights if you’ve missed anything and I’ll be sharing more updates here now that things are really rolling. Along the way I’ve gotten a ton of questions over what we are doing with the baseboard heaters, if anything, and I tried to answer as best I could in a few short frames but really this is a full blog post kind of answer so here we go!

We love all the modern lines and unique features in the house but what we didn’t love was the look of the radiant baseboard heaters. They do the job ok, but boy are they a big bummer to have to design around. No matter how you slice it, they make a space feel dated. So I did a deep dive into researching alternative heating systems and the good news is we got to rip those babies out of there, and will be replacing them with radiant heated floors which will be nicely tucked away under the finished flooring.

Through all my digging I found a company called Warmboard, and their pretty green panels are the answer to our prayers. According to their site… As a whole-home heating system Warmboard is the premier radiant heating solution in the US. Their panels outperform all the competitive systems with faster response times, easier installations, AND lower energy use.

Tubing, that will eventually carry hot water, runs through those grooves in the panels and their patented design spreads the heat from the tubing throughout the surface of the entire floor, so there are no hot/cold spots and the water can run at a lower temperature which means its more efficient. What is really exciting from my point of view is that since these panels have a more even surface temperature than a lot of other radiant systems, the flooring possibilities are wide open. From what I gathered some radiant systems aren’t compatible with carpet or hardwood because the heat doesn’t make it thought the carpet efficiently and hardwood isn’t good with the temperature fluctuation, but with Warmboard you can use thick carpets, laminate, tile, hardwood… all fair game and I am using a mix of almost all of the above. WOOT!

Once I locked in on the Warmboard system it opened up my design choices for the flooring. Tile in the sitting room, tile in the kitchen, bathrooms and even tile in the bedroom! I’m doing it. Without the radiant heated floors there would be no way I would install tile in the bedroom in this cold climate, but I was set on keeping the wood ceilings as is and I didn’t want wood on both the ceilings and the floors, so with the Warmboard to keep the tile from feeling too cold and giving me the look I wanted, it was a win, win. We are doing carpet in the kids bedrooms and the large fireplace living room to keep those spaces extra cozy, laminate in the dining room, pantries and closets (I was originally planning on tiling those rooms too but when we got the labor estimates back for tile install we had to make some cut backs), and tile everywhere else. A peek at some of the finishes we’ve narrowed in on above!

Another way we are saving some pennies (like $5000 worth of pennies, because we are covering A LOT of square footage) is by installing all the panels ourselves. This whole renovation is a mix of DIY and hired out work through our contractor, to get the most out of our budget (and so I can splurge on certain things like terrazzo floors in the main living space) and the Warmboard installation is a perfect illustration of that. We install the panels and then licensed heating & cooling professionals come in to run all the tubing, install a new boiler (ours is on its last leg) and does all the plumbing and mechanical portion of the install.

We just started installation and Rupe got a new power tool… so he’s happy. It’s an auto-feed drill that allows you to stay standing while screwing in all 16 screws per panel. We did the math based on how many panels we have to install and needed 5,000 screws! Rupe’s knees are very thankful for the screw-loading stand up drill. Pop Pop and Rupe are on panels, me mostly on the sidelines this time, with the kids but jumping in and throwing my 2 cents in whether or not it is appreciated, and Mimi is sweeping up the floors as they go to make sure there’s no princess and the pea situation under the panels. Warmboard supplies an install kit and a detailed custom design plan to follow which makes it a little like a putting together a giant scale, but fairly simple, puzzle. There was a bit of a learning curve at the beginning but once we got into a groove (pun intended) things started to move. I’ll let you know how we do on the rest of the house! Wish us luck. x

Oh and p.s. I got the question a lot on IG if this will be our only heat source and the answer is yes! I’ve heard that some radiant systems may require supplemental heating, but not Warmboard! It is supposed to heat better than forced air, especially when it comes to heating rooms like ours, that are very large and have tall ceilings (ours are 20 feet tall at the peak!). But don’t worry, this girl has been in California for way too long… so it better do the job, I will be the true test and report back.

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