oh, the kitchen faucet!


*UPDATE... I do have an important question. I LOVE the look of the goose neck fixtures... but they are mounted high above the base of the sink. Do those of you who have one have trouble with water splattering everywhere?! The water seems to have a long wall to fall!

This has been a tough one for me... especially as we near the end of our renovation and funds are tight as we try to stay on track. I think it always happens like that.

This faucet is out of the question... though I do love it. But a $1200 Rohl faucet isn't going to happen this time around.
Rohl U.4719L-2

Here are some other contenders that I've found. I really like a bridge faucet... but only the ones that have the two holes and not the three (not counting the sprayer).

This bridge faucet by Kohler is the top runner right now. I actually prefer it over the Rohl which surprises me. I like that it is not mounted quite as high off of the countertop:
Kohler K-6131-4
Some others that I have pondered... I just wonder if a sprayer could be added to the two below since they aren't shown with one?

Chicago Faucet's 8-Inch Bridge-Style Kitchen Faucet

 Blanco 440576

 And an inexpensive one:

I have also thought about something like this... though it might be a stretch for me:
Vigo Modern Pull-out Spiral Kitchen Faucet

But it is found in some fabulous kitchens... like this one:

And you can also see it in Marla's kitchen here that Erika designed.

What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them!

progress shots


We are getting there... just a few more weeks. All that is left is painting... and then floors & countertops. I'm so ready.


Master Bedroom (just painted the walls and are replacing the floors):

My office (a small room that I was able to work into the new floor plan): 

Powder bath... decided to go with horizontal planking (to be painted): 

And the one room upstairs that we ended up having to touch (aka GUT) is one of the bathrooms. Just waiting on paint, countertops, and plumbing fixtures and it's finished!

finishing up what i started


You may remember from way back when about a kitchen renovation that I was working on. I know.... forever ago.

I stopped by there today to check on some things and snapped a few pics of the kitchen with my iphone. We are almost finished... just some cafe curtains and some other touches here and there. But thought I would share now or it may not ever happen. Both the homeowner and I are happy with the outcome!

some are new... others are not


My brain is fried from making design decisions on our house renovation... but I hate to neglect the blog any longer. Here are some of my favorite images that I've seen lately that have inspired me (some are new to me... others are not).

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image
Pinned Image

and we have...


... kitchen cabinets! I am so excited they are in. Just a few more weeks and we'll be wrapping this project up. Well, the construction side of it. The decorating/furnishing is going to take a LONG.TIME. Haven't even started thinking about it!

through the iphone


A little bit of what I've been up over the past week by way of the iphone:

looking at fabric options for Collins' big boy room.....

gathering up some fall clothes for C: 
*Several of you have emailed to ask about the appliqued shirts. They are from Tina at Sew Peachy Monograms. Here is her FB page... she does great work!

upstairs bathroom... we're getting there: 

we just got back from a few days in Boston visting friends... I snapped a pic of this hardware (yes, in a bathroom stall) 

and of a rainy street outside of The Buttery where I met this sweet blog friend for lunch):

passing by a yard in my hometown that is always inspiring:

my dad "Putt" giving Collins some golf lessons: 

we now have a pantry:

more lighting selections


As I shared last week... I will be using two of the Goodman pendants over my island in the kitchen.

Some of you have asked to see some of my other selections for throughout the house.... and here are most of them. Hopefully they will be installed before long and I can share some installed photos!





Still trying to decide between these two for the dining room... though I know which one I am leaning towards:


Two lamps for the master bedroom:
*everything above from Visual Comfort
 **Please email me if interested in pricing/placing an order.**

And a few items from Shades of Light:

 Moravian Star Ceiling Light

 Bronze and Clear Glass Smokebell Lantern

 Arched Outdoor Light - 2 Light