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Monday
Sep292008

Cabinet detail

This blog chronicles my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.

If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. In this post I will show you sketches of the cabinets I chose, what my cabinets cost, and the process involved with ordering kitchen cabinets from Greentea.

In my last post I showed some of the sketches Greentea created to demonstrate how my kitchen will look. Here is one for a recap.


I thought I would show the sketches that were designed by Greentea that include the dimensions of each cabinet ordered for my new kitchen. This first one is the base cabinet that will be next to the fridge. I love it because Mike suggested instead of having 3 drawers the same size, that the drawer on the left be 3 smaller drawers for take out menus, chopsticks etc. The cost of this cabinet is $1200.


More of this post HERE

Monday
Sep292008

Laser Rosenberg


Modernism's form and function meet comfort and colour in LA based designer Laser Rosenberg's work. As his website says, "Laser .... believes that both living and working spaces are meant to be enjoyed in the great tradition of design. Utilizing thoughtful, beautiful and complimentary layers to create a timeless environment." These rooms show his philosophy of living within great design with timeless modernist classics combined with artisan pieces and the handmade. It's cool and young and appeals to the artist within. It's the "New Modern" following on from the Mid-Century Modern.


Monday
Sep292008

There's a triffid in my living room


My love for house plants is growing. I don't know why I stopped growing them in my home. I guess it may have been a reaction to an overdose of half dead, dusty fig trees and devil's ivy from my student days in the 80s. My aversion is over now and I can't get enough. Which leads me to this lovely retro book I found on the weekend. Decorating With Plants, A House and Garden Book, by Marybeth Little Weston,The Condé Nast Publications, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. That's a mouthful! Glorious living things in wonderful retro rooms. Enjoy!

Sunday
Sep282008

It's official!!!!!!!!

I FINALLY got around to purchasing a domain name for the blog. We are now officially http://desiretoinspire.net. If you've got us in your blogroll and don't mind changing the link, please do. The blogspot address will still work anyway. Now if I can just make a day have at least 30 hours, I'll be all set.

Sunday
Sep282008

Around the house

I realized it's been a while since I posted about work I've done to the house or results of thrifting trips. That's because I've been so busy shopping and planning my kitchen renovation that I haven't had time to do anything else. I have been trying to work on redoing my stairs, but it's always a work in progress so no photos yet. I went looking for appliances on Friday since I had the day off, and went to a couple of my favourite antique shops since I was close by. There wasn't much that caught my eye, but at Found Design, an awesome mid-century shop, I picked up a really cute wooden cat (can't remember who the owner said makes it) and a gorgeous piece of fabric. Kitchen curtains perhaps??