Entries from July 31st, 2014

home progress: entryway

Thanks for all the help with the console table selection! I was so excited that some of you chose the Mill. My three favorites were probably the Strut, the Brent, and the Mill. Once I factored in price, the Mill shot up to number one. It also helped that the dimensions were exactly what I was looking for.

While we sacrificed on storage, we made up for it with a table that is more proportionate to the space and other practical entryway must-haves like a mirror, a place to sit to put on shoes, and a designated bowl for keys (hopefully this means no more misplacing them!). I also love how minimal and light the table is compared to the bulkier wood piece we had there before. Whatchu think?!

We also finished off the new front door with one coat of stain (1 part mixed with 2 parts ) and three coats of .

To see the before photos check here.
To see all the renovation progress check here.

Sources: //  (stained with 1 part Light Walnut & 2 parts Provencal by Varathane) // Vintage Hardoy Chair from  // Sofa from  // Coffee Table is Vintage found at the Long Beach Flea // Rug from  //  // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr // Mid-century stool, vintage // // Basket from  // Pillows by  // Glass Terrarium from // Candle Holder, Vintage // Gold Bowl by

Images by Shescorts Sherman Samuel

Modern Bed & Bath Accessories

I have been slowwwwwly collecting accessories and finishing touches for our new bedroom and bath. I have made some headway since my last progress posts  and  (and promise an update soon) but I am still without a lot of the basics like oh, bedding, nightstands, lighting, and basically every possible accessory you would need in the bathroom. So, I was really pleased when  sent me a link to all of their new Room Essentials products. Above, I picked out a few of may favorite items to help round out a modern bed & bath.

This post is sponsored by . Shop Room Essentials to make modern life easier.

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from the weekend: dinner with friends and sunday hikes

This weekend we hung around the house mostly, finished a couple projects (like the front door), had an eventful dinner with friends (one expecting guest went into labor before the main course!), and wrapped up the weekend with a pretty walk on the cliffs of Palos Verdes. Hope you had a nice weekend. x

Image by me via iphone/ (I’m )

creative’s dish: Ashley of ABJ Glassworks

Today’s creative’s dish features the talented maker behind , Ashley Bram-Johnson. She creates beautiful modern pieces for the home using traditional stained glass methods. I own one of her (like shown above), which might be my favorite pieces she creates, but the and are pretty freaking amazing too. Ashley has been a busy bee working on her upcoming autumn collection (can’t wait to see the new designs!), so I was thrilled that she was able to participate in the series.

Ashley currently calls Philadelphia home so we weren’t able to get together in person, but she sent me over a recipe for a watermelon salad and I couldn’t think of a better place to try it out then at the cabin! Learn more about Ashley and get the full taste-of-summer watermelon salad recipe after the jump…


shopping for a console table & entry update

I’m in the market for a new console table for our entryway, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favorite modern options. You may remember how the space looked before (below) while we were using an existing piece of furniture for the entry table. While I did love the storage, the proportions weren’t great for the space. It stuck out into a walkway a bit too far (too deep) and we also wish it was a lot longer (too squat).

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I have since moved the wall hanging to a different spot in the house, repurposed the bar in the spare bedroom, and the gave the rug a new home in the den. So basically, we are starting again from scratch. Below is a peek at how it is coming along and where the console will sit.

The one item I did get so far was this oversized mirror to hang above the console. We had it custom made by a local glass & shower company at the same time that they made our glass shower enclosure (bathroom update soon). We also switched out the door for a more modern wood option (don’t mind the painters tape on the glass we are mid-project on staining and finishing the door). I love how the wood breaks up the white walls. So what do you think? Which long, skinny console would you pick?

To get all the product sources (including the DIY of that wall hanging) in the before photo, check here.
To see the before, before photos check here.
To see all the renovation progress check here.

Sources for bottom photo:  (stained with 1 part Light Walnut & 2 parts Provencal by Varathane) // Vintage Hardoy Chair from // Sofa from // Coffee Table is Vintage found at the Long Beach Flea // Rug from // // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr


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