Happy Friday, y’all! I’m working on some big things behind the scenes, but wanted to stop by and share a few fun things with you: several impressive renovations, the coolest house ever, and a project that we’re so proud to be a part of. Enjoy!
I honestly love to read anything Daniel talks about, but it was such a treat to read his recap of a crazy blog project: a full kitchen renovation in 3 days! He partnered with Chris Loves Julia and Yellow Brick Home to transform a 100-year old Baltimore kitchen with a $5000 budget. And y’all, they nailed it. The best part was how they solved a tricky ceiling situation- the beadboard + trim is such a stunner!
I am SO IMPRESSED with this apartment renovation in Brooklyn. The designers took an outdated, cramped space, and opened it up in such a good way. Instead of going whole-hog with the open plan, they gave the kitchen some breathing room while still maintaining some separation, which I think works so well with this space. The clever design of the wrap-around kitchen counter functions as a brilliant built-in buffet in the dining area. The whole apartment is light, bright, and it looks about 5 times bigger now!
Pencil and Paper Co. did such lovely job with this modern southern home! There are several black rooms, and yet not one of them feels dark or dreary. The kitchen is simple and luxurious- the black and brass range is a showstopper! The whole home is so well-designed and definitely a tad glamorous, but the end result is totally family-friendly and livable.
Have you been keeping up with the One Room Challenge so far? I’m especially excited to see Christine’s basement, which is sure to be wild and so, so chic, Dabito’s dining room, which is bold in the very best way, and the super-special project from Dwell with Dignity, which I had the great pleasure of helping out with on a volunteer day! I’ll be there for the final set up and the reveal, and I am so honored to get to be there in person and share in that special day!
My last issue of Architectural Digest featured the COOLEST. HOUSE. EVER. The Green Village, outside Ubud, Indonesia, is a community of planned homes, constructed entirely of bamboo. Not only is the engineering incredible, but the way that they found to use bamboo is so many unique styles is just straight up stunning. One day, when I’m rich enough for an Indonesian getaway…
That’s it for now, have a great weekend!