interior design research
about three years ago, we tackled a pretty big home project. we remodeled our kitchen, living room, dining room, and family room. we tore out walls and took the kitchen and dining room areas down to the wood framework. it was a long, messy and costly project, but the results were wonderful and we are so enjoying our new living space. at the end of the remodel we ran out of steam and money so the two other bathrooms and laundry room remodels would have to wait. well, we are now contemplating remodeling the bathrooms, so i thought i would just begin the long journey of rounding up some ideas. if you haven’t already discovered www.houzz.com you must visit this fabulous interior design site. i can spend hours and days just looking at photos! anyway, i’ve decided that every friday i’m hoping to share with you my progress and take you step by step through my ideas, thoughts and designs. i’m not a quick decision maker, and i probably rethink everything way too much. my obsessive compulsive quality probably drives my family crazy!
as you can see our bathroom is pretty dated and cabinets and tile have that old musty smell. i recently put a fresh coat of beige paint (it used to have dark blue walls) on the walls and placed some fun decor on the counters and walls.
i just bought the book shown above, “Room Recipes” by Tonya Olsen. here is an amazon link: room recipes book this book has many great ideas and is divided by rooms and all the resources are listed. it lists the wall colors, room palette, room furnishings and finally the designer’s insights. i also have a really cute book by “House Beautiful, Style 101” it is packed full of images and great ideas by 400 designers. here is the link: house beautiful book
here are some of the photos that i saved in my ideabook on houzz. i have something like 300 saved bathroom ideas, i think that might not be enough…what do you think?
sources from left to right: molly frey design, keeping interiors, kayron brewer, zero energy
sources: from left to right: creative viewpoints, avalon interiors, daniel contelmo architects