Last week was a bit chaotic over here- we had to do some site maintenance, and had a very devastating delivery of our jazzy wine rack. Luckily, I had insurance on the project, and the clients were incredibly understanding. Since this is their winter home, we’ll be rebuilding them a new piece and delivering it when they head back down to Florida this fall. And you better believe Ben and I are turning it into a road trip and delivering it ourselves. I might have severe shipping trust issues from now on..
BUT! On to the more exciting stuff- a fun roundup of discoveries this week, including a helpful look at the realities of flipping, an incredible AirBnB, dated design trends, the most sophisticated kitchen EVER, and some teeny tiny things to obsess over.
We’ve followed Jenna Sue since the very beginning, and were so thrilled when she took on her first flipping project! She has been so honest and open throughout the entire process- and of course, she KILLED the renovation. It’s such a wonderful transformation, but we particularly enjoyed this financial breakdown of the project, and her takeaways of what it was like to work on this kind of project for the first time. We can’t wait until her next flip!
Casa Tiny just might be the world’s most delightful AirBnB. This minimal home is a beautiful, Walden-esque retreat: the locale combines views of the nearby Sierra Mountains, a lush vegetative property, and the ocean just 200 meters away. Designed by then-25-year-old architect Aranza de Ariño, the home features a stunning concrete gabled roof and a wall of parota-wood louvered doors that fit perfectly around the mammoth indoor-outdoor kitchen table. Particularly impressive? It only cost about $4,500 to build!
We loved Lonny’s list of what design trends were popular the year you were born. We were worried about what we might find, but luckily 1988 did us proud with Philippe Starck’s Royalton Hotel. It’s also clear that the 70’s were a scary, scary, time, and that in the late 90’s beige was the name of the game.
This kitchen from Carter Williamson Architects stopped me in my tracks. It’s incredibly sophisticated and sexy- I don’t feel grown up enough to actually cook and make a mess in there. Matte black cabinets? YES. Black penny tile? YES YES. Those turned wooden pendants? YES FOREVER AND EVER.
We’re officially obsessed with Miniature Co. Don’t try to tell me that this chic (and tiny!) kitchen scene isn’t just incredible. The mini Thonet chairs, blue Aga, tiny scalloped tiles and itty bitty KitchenAid mixer? We have lost the ability to even.
So, we’re off to build our dream home, completely in miniature form 🙂
Have a great weekend!