Think tailored, understated yet elegant. Add a dash of fine architectural detail, polish it up with warmth and comfort and you have the timeless designs of Christoper Maya. They are casual and classic at the same time, family homes that you want to come home to again and again. P.S. I want a secret room at the top of a ladder too!
I needed to share another location I found at Airspace. This one is the way too cool Oak Rooms, a gentleman's club with a modern twist in Notting Hill. It's dark, it's moody, masculine and quirky. Love the floor. Look at that herringbone! Lots of inspiration for an office maybe? If my husband were a room? Just kidding honey you're not so dark and moody but still quirky.
I am blogging 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. I posted recently about the beginnings of the demolition phase and my flooring dilemma, and now for lots more demolition.
There's been alot of work going on at my house, and this being my first renovation, I am realizing how tough it is to have your home in complete reno chaos. This is one of the first times I've ever wished I had fewer cats. But I'm coping and praying things will be done in a timely fashion. I've got all fingers and toes crossed on that one.
A couple weeks ago my boyfriend and I started taking down all the old cabinets in the kitchen. As sad as I was to see the pink go, it felt REALLY good to have at them with a crowbar. I thought I'd show you a sequence of photos of the work we did in preparation for my contractor's arrival. One weekend we started by removing the island (that housed the dishwasher), the wall cabinet above it, and the built-in china cabinet.
Here is the island with the dishwasher removed.
I am totally dumbfounded by the poor craftsmanship of so many things around my house - this island being one of them. This is what the interior of it looked like (with the door removed). And I will spare you the horror of what we found underneath the island once it was taken apart.
This photo is the island and the cabinet above it removed. It was a very revealing process as the island was built recently by a former owner and the cabinet on the wall above it was there probably since the house was built. The island came apart with 2 whacks of a crowbar. The cabinet above took about 20 minutes.
To see more of the demolition, click HERE.