Longing for a closet like this!!

     Every time I walk into the renovated bathroom, I'm so happy with the clean lines of the space, the crisp white marble, the shiny polished nickel. And then, I walk into my closet and get smacked straight in the face with the hot mess that is my closet. Now, first of all, I'm not exactly the most organized person in the world. Organizing my closet is one of the things that is way back on my list of things to do, things I'd much rather doing besides maybe...scheduling a mammogram or my annual Pap (which is always the highlight of my year because who isn't always counting down the days until that?), having blood drawn, getting my teeth cleaned, or...oy vey...a colostomy (OK, well, maybe not that, I might actually prefer cleaning my closet over that...) But people, you all get my drift! I long to be the person with the perfect closet, everything in its place, a shelf for cozy sweaters, old sweatshirts, and perfectly placed shoes, a wall of monochromatic silk blouses, jumpsuits and anything Chanel (OK maybe not anything, because some of is meh and all of it is hideously expensive...anyhoo I digress...) Christian Louboutin worthy shelves (if I had any Christian Louboutin worthy shoes, which, by the way I do not...#oneday), instead of things smashed in one on top of the other like my college dorm room or an American Airlines overhead compartment.

Exhibit A...don't judge me people...

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See what I mean? One of these days I'll get my act together. And when I do it will be in a space that is worthy of my attention...go ahead and grab a Bounty paper towel and get ready to obsess over these drool worthy spaces!!

Love everything here!! Well, you all know how I feel about the blue and I need that ottoman!
Love the mirror and that chair...
This chandelier is everything!
Love the drawer space here!!
Loving this! So perfect...like it's straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie!!
or this...très francais...

One with loads of natural light...
Love the pop of yellow!
One of my all time fave's and I very well might model my dream closet after this!!
A girl can dream...

Master Bath Remodel is finito...finally!!

  You know that moment when you realize your seamless/delusional plan to remodel a bathroom when you're not there to supervise turns into well, a giant pain in the ass? So that happened. I could go on and on ad nauseam about it, but I've decided to just chalk it up to lessons learned the the harder more expensive way (don't get me started people and anyhoo if you can't say anything nice well, yada yada yada...) and in the end it does look pretty amazing.

So here it is people...drum roll please!

The BEFORE...oy vey what a nightmare...
 And the AFTER!!! 





 Finishes in polished nickel...


 Visual Comfort Oslo Chandelier love the simplicity of this piece...



Thank God that's over!!

Bathroom remodel update…it's crunch time!!

     It is getting a little crazy around here! I've got one kiddo graduating this weekend from college in Savannah, one of my favorite places, and next weekend we take off for Beach Cheeky, so I'm trying to cram in all the last minute decisions for the complete gutting of the master bath which starts two weeks after that, while I'm gone! Here's where we are…

Hot mess black and white tile before picture…

And I've picked out this great looking Carrera marble from Floor and Decor which is cheap where marble is concerned! Well by the time you buy the amount we need, which is quite a lot, it's not as cheap as you think it is but most places would have this for about $18.00 a square foot. We are using 18 x 18 squares on point.



The shower is going to have the same tile in a 6 x 12 tile with a honed chevron pattern for the floor like here…the honed tile comes in a 12 x 12 size so we are having them cut it into smaller strips in order to use it for the shower floor.

For the counter tops we have this pretty Carrara Bianco Giola in a 3 cm slab…


Remember my favorite bathtub , the gorgeous Waterworks Empire Tub for a whopping $9,000?
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Well obviously that's not happening…so in it's place is the economical Barclay Verron at $2,400, it's not the Empire which I'm still in love with, but I think it's pretty close considering the price difference...

For the light fixtures I'm going with the Camille Long Sconce from Visual Comfort in polished nickel…



When I get home from Beach Cheeky I'll have a brand new bathroom!

Desperately in need of a bathroom renovation!

     We have lived in our current home for about ten years, and the entire time I have lived here, I have not been the biggest fan of the master bath.. The upstairs bathrooms were bad too, and I had those renovated a few years ago, but I've been putting off updating our master because well it's a pain to not be without my shower for the three to four weeks it takes to do the whole thing, and it's not exactly the cheapest of renovations to be doing! When I go to Beach Cheeky and then come back to our Dallas home, I'm even more freaked out by the ugly factor of the whole thing! Years ago I took down the awful brown wallpaper and had the room painted an almost tiffany blue, so at least it made it lighter and brighter, and I could have lived with it a little bit more if the black and white marble tile was set on point instead of the set up like it's something out of a diner.

I mean it's soooooo bad right?
 Look familiar??
It's a big bath, and has good "bones" as they say, so there's hope!


 Stop the madness with the black and white tile people!!
Ultimately I'm going to tear the whole kit and caboodle out. and put in something a bit less busy!!
Here are some looks that I'm loving…

I'm obsessed with this Empire soaker tub from Waterworks, it is a wee bit on the 'spensive side with a hefty price tag of around $9000!!! So that's unfortunately not going to happen…but I'm still obsessed

Love the mirror, the chandelier and sweet table beside the tub...
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Here it is again, love the bathroom cabinet and large mirror flanked by gorgeous lighting and of course the chandelier up top. This is the look I'm going for...
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Another great look with the texture of the wooden beams, love the window too…
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Love this cabinet idea too…
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Another great look, love the blue cabinets!
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Love using old shutters as part of a new bathroom renovation, it makes it so cozy…
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These would look great in a bathroom, found them in Mckinney…I want them!!
Love the lucite accents and floor here…
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This tub is dreamy!!
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Found one pretty close on Overstock.com for $4727…it's still outrageous, but better than the Waterworks price!
Time to get some estimates!