samuel family fixer

Our Guest Bathroom

I’ve been waiting for this day since we ripped out the old tile flooring in our Samuel Family Fixer over TWO years ago.

The downstairs level of the house took the back seat while we renovated the main floor over the first year of living here, but now the kitchen, two guest rooms, and the bathroom are finally finished!

Guest bathrooms are the perfect place to have a little more fun. I used all Delta Faucet fixtures. Allied Maker lighting, Villa Lagoon tile, my own sss quarterline cabinet doors for Semihandmade (for the major Ikea hack vanity), and my own wood hardware line (I used the appliance pulls for the extra large size) for Park Studio rounded out the design. READ MORE

Our Guest Bedroom Reveal

Hi from our transformed guest room/home office! This room has had quite the journey in its 2 years since we moved into the house, but I am thrilled to share the final rendition of this once-neglected space. A couple of months back, Etsy reached out about being a part of their Etsy Edit. I combed through all my favorite sellers to curate a selection of my top Etsy picks and gave the room a total makeover using them.

If you have been following along here for a while, you know my love for vintage and handmade and how I often turn to Etsy to find just the right piece for my own home and client’s homes. (remember this copper tub in my Nashville project? Found it on Etsy; remember this marble sink from my Soho project? Found it on Etsy. Remember the canopy in clover’s room? Yes, Etsy. You get the picture)

So when they asked me to curate an Etsy Edit, I jumped at the chance, and the last remaining room in the house to be finished was history.

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our custom sink-right-in family sofa

It is family room share time! This is the room we live in the most which is ironic because while we lived here for 6 months before the renovation, no one wanted to spend one minute in it. It sat empty, save for a rug, and was used just as a passageway from the kitchen to the living room. Before we renovated the room was closed off from the kitchen and the archways didn’t exist. It felt kind of like a bunker as there wasn’t one window or view outside, with the only exception of the skylight above.

Now that it is open to the kitchen and with the implementation of a few strategic openings it has become the central hub. Knowing this would be the case I wanted all the furniture in this space to be extra comfortable and since I usually gravitate towards more tailored or sculptural furniture I had a hard time finding pieces that were just as beautiful as comfortable. SO, I set out to design my own. The sofa that is (well the rug and the coffee table are also my own designs but I will touch on those later).

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the making of a kids bath

Our kid’s bath in our SamuelfamilyFixer was previously the laundry room and when we removed the bathroom near the kitchen (to make our pantry) we knew we would take over the laundry space for bathroom that was dedicated just for the littles. It gave me the opportunity to flex my favorite kind of design muscle, and add a little whimsy into the space while still keeping with the aesthetic of the rest of the house. The room was dark and had no windows, as it has no outside walls, but that didn’t stop me from adding a round window, front and center above the tub, which looks into the more light filled entryway and created a beautiful moment on both sides of the wall.

But back to the bathroom…. I had a short must-have for this space.

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Our DIY kitchen Island

I’ve started a monthly column over on Domino where I will be sharing some projects in depth and the first one has been centered around our downstairs kitchen. This week we covered the DIY of our kitchen Island!

Here is another look at the before photo to see where we started.

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primary bathroom tour

It has been a minute since I’ve continued the house tour, so much has happened… I had no idea just how much this room would become my happy place. My ‘take a bath and decompress and actually never leave the house’ happy place. I had a shoot planned in April for the entire house (before that I only had the photos from our Domino feature) but obviously the shoot was cancelled while we were all on shelter in place orders. Before that, however, I did get a chance to shoot the kitchen for my new Semihandmade cabinet front launch in February with John and Maura Stoffer and while they were here they snagged a few shots of our principal bath. So while I still want to change out these mirrors (they are like 3″ too short and I can’t not see it. ha) at least I can share the beautiful space where I have been washing my hands again and again and trying to pretend I am on a really long vacation. Which of course gets quickly interrupted by two kids that need me the second I step foot in here. every. single. time. :)

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