I have spent the last year working to totally renovate my condominium in a high-rise building. I love living in my beautiful new home. Every day when I wake up, I love seeing the way things have turned out. I could not have done this without all the help and guidance of my fabulous designers from duoHome! Special thanks to Scott and Tim AND my wonderful contractor! Today I wandered around and snapped photos of things I enjoy seeing everyday. I hope you enjoy.
In the construction I had an odd little nook that w could not avoid. I agonized over what to do with it for months. This was what I came up with, and I like my quirky bowling pin display.
These are the legs on my red lacquered desk. I love the architectural interest in these legs. I use this desk for a dual purpose, both to work on the blog at and as a dressing table. The velvet curtains hide my bins with my hairdryer, brushes, etc.
This cute little fellow sits on a dresser in my guest room. I really had my eye on a cute little French Bulldog Lamp that you can read all about here. But I had to settle on this guy, who was a bargain at Marshalls.
This bath mat is by Thomas Paul for All Modern. I really fell for his nautical designs. I have ordered hand towels to match, but they are still on backorder.
To me, this mirror looks like a sea creature, so it goes well with the rug and the hand towels I have ordered. In our previous home this mirror hung above my soaking tub, so I guess it is destined to hang around bathrooms.
This daybed from West Elm is perfect for my guest room with a trundle below. I have settled on these inexpensive linens for now because I am really in a chevron state of mind, but I am on the look out for something a little “finer” for this bedroom.
This unique chair is a nice statement piece. Everyone thinks it is a Chinese antique, but of course, it isn’t. It actually was quite a bargain that I picked up at Arhaus Furniture. It is still available, so you can pick up one for your home too!
My white dining room. This was the dining set I had in my previous home.. The chairs are so comfortable that guests after a dinner party want to just hang out at the table and talk (and maybe drink some wine, too).
Orchid plants are a nice switch from fresh flowers because they last months! These are such a bargain since they last so long.
I love the architectural look of the Barcelona chairs. These are classic chairs which look as good today as when they were first introduced by Mies Van der Rohe back in 1929. Can you believe these are still manufactured today?
Our great bar cart came from Restoration Hardware. This sits below a subway stops sign.
Books I don’t want to part with are kept clean and look sleek when covered with white butcher paper. It is fun to mix in other colors of book jackets at different times of the year to switch up the look.
This little English Bulldog lives on the bookshelves. My little porcelain dogs are the only dogs I have these days due to a very busy travel schedule. I miss having a dog, but I get to visit with my “grand-dog” who is a real sweetie!
My husband’s favorite spot for television watching, his Eames chair. The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman were first sold back in 1956, which makes them a real mid-century
My kitchen tile backsplash. This is a combination of marble, glass and stainless tiles.
Even in my slick interior, I like to display some favorite things. Keeping everything in white lets even these unique shapes make a modern statement.
When I found my kitchen cupboards I was sold! There were a lot of modern and sleek kitchen cabinets out there, but the budget wasn’t there for 99% of them. These lovely cabinets are Martha Stewart for The Home Depot! They fit my budget and my style!
These little vases in my foyer display a variety of flowers depending on the season.
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