Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Leg Up






Out for an internet stroll on a rainy Sunday, and I stumble upon this...





Successfully funded on KickStarter with $250,000+, on an $18,000 goal, the Floyd leg is a re-thought clamp of minimalist design allowing you to take any flat surface and create a table.



coffee table



table



Inventors Kyle Hoff and Alex O'Dell have succeeded in creating something that is traditional and modern, and perfect for young and old, alike.






You're only limited by your imagination...
















At $189 for 16" coffee table, and $189 for 29" table legs, it's definitely budget friendly. The portability factor and ease of use can not be understated.







For more information, or to order, visit The Floyd Leg .






-k-

Friday, March 28, 2014

Working Girl






That's me on the left, Tess McGill...


(before she blossomed)





...insecure, and full of self doubt, working in a world full of perfect Katherine Parkers. At least, that's how I've been feeling.




The nasty weather we've been having hasn't helped...




Apparently I've been living in the Winter Battle Zone. 



I've had more than my fair share of "doubters" too...













A quick scroll through my phone pics today made me feel a bit better.


Progress:





This room is coming along. "Mrs." and I would like to convince "Mr." to let us cover the walls above the wainscoting in this...











Still searching for a bench and a chest...





My phone does not quite capture how warm this large dining space is. 





Adorable custom floorcloth for dog bowls: almost done...











This is not going to work...





Last delivery for unfinished nursery FINALLY arrived.




Kitchen installation begins...





"Moroccan" floor tiles for a young girl's bath ....








West Indies inspiration photos for a living room re-do...









Benjamin Moore's Black Forest Green on all downstairs doors....It will show as black, but with a little more depth...





Spring Target finds...









It's been a busy couple of weeks. I'm making progress. I can handle the "doubters".
Have a great weekend...



-k-


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Love You? Love You Not...



I love this kitchen...or do I? It pushes many of my buttons... from the ceiling to the soapstone(?) counters and sink...to the bank of windows and island. However, there is something about the superfluous cabinetry and definitely something about that refrigerator *door* that makes me groan. How can I like a space so much and absolutely hate certain elements? Maybe it's not a fridge. Maybe it really is a door... a passage to the kitchen garden perhaps. If you take out the center cross, that might help, or possibly it's the door handle that has me cringing. I've had this picture in my inspiration folder, but am letting it go today. 
Sorry....but I love you not....
k

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stumped






I have to take a tree down...and it's killing me.






It's a lovely maple that sits perfectly between my front living room windows. Having become diseased, branches have been dropping all winter. Sometime in the next month it has to come down. I've known for a while, and am resigned to it, but I'll be planting three trees in my back yard to compensate for the loss. I'm not sure what to do about the stump. The tree is close to the house, so I'll probably have to grind it.

Something like this is not an option.





Love this, but it's not an option either.





Maybe I can save the stump and put it to good use...























I'm going to miss that tree...






-k-


Monday, March 10, 2014

The House That Wes Built





With his new movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", director Wes Anderson is back in the spotlight again.






In her New York Times article, Penelope Greene describes the director as "parodied, pilloried but also deeply beloved for his extreme approach to cinematic storytelling".






From home decor, to art work and weddings, she describes how his fans pay homage to the director and his movies by recreating his world in theirs.







my homage


























































































the book







               

           
                                                                                   -k-