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Expect the Unexpected

It’s been two weeks since I invited you into our journey to repair and renovate our bathroom, and over a month since our wax ring failure. With little surprise, I share that we have been zero progress on the rebuild portion of our journey. Insurance payments are stalled, the original reconstruction company is too expensive, and we’re waiting for responses from a new builder. We knew to expect delay and difficulty, and its been a great opportunity (albeit an unwelcomed one) to practice flexibility and gratitude for the spaces and resources we do have access to.

While we wait for next steps, we have taken the time to narrow down tile selections for the shower/tub. I love the variety and support The Tile Shop and their staff offer. Here are a few selections we are considering:

Both bathroom floor options are 8 or 10 inch hexagonal tiles. In a smaller space, we want to use smaller tiles and avoid large, rectangular pieces. In considering tile color, we love the timeless look of a white marble, but love the modern look and contrast of the black tile with our natural oak vanity.

Bathroom Floor Option #1

Tile Shop

Bathroom Floor Option #2

Tile Shop

Alt image 1 for Alderson 32-42" Single Sink Vanity

Pottery Barn

We’ve also identified tile options for the shower/tub area, and I am OBSESSED! I love the curvature of these tiles, known as fish scale or popsicle¬† tiles, and am having the hardest time deciding on a color because they are all so beautiful! The tiles come in matte or glossy finishes and a variety of colors. We are leaning towards glossy blue, a classic, timeless color and finish for a bathroom.

Option #1

Tilebar

Option #2

Tilebar

Cross all your fingers and toes that by the next post we’ll have more updates and design selections for you! We are consider new vanity lighting, potentially installing a swinging, glass shower door versus using a curtain, and potentially adding an arch or removing a low hanging wall in the shower area. Thanks for coming along on this journey! If you run into your own restoration or renovation project, we’re here to help! We have design services available, along with our home staging business. Until next time!

 

Guest Blogger: Katya Larsen, Stager, A Home Revival

To match, or not to match, that is the question!

Maybe you’re ready for a living room refresh, or you’re moving into a new home and wanting to redesign your spaces; in either scenario, you’ll have to make a lot of decisions around matching and clashing items. Will you have one color stain throughout the room, or can you mix and match woods? Will all finishes be the same, or will you include a variety of metals? Can you mix in rattan, wicker, or other vintage pieces, or will that look funny with modern lighting? Here are just a few tips and tricks around when to match (or not!) while designing.

FURNITURE SETS

Ten years ago, the average person owned a matching furniture set: a three person couch, two person loveseat, and a single chair or two. Each piece had the same fabric and pattern, and sometimes even came with similarly style end tables and coffee table. These days, matching furniture sets are still available, but we are fans of mixing and matching furniture. Choose a comfy sofa in a neutral color and add two colorful or patterned accent chairs to add some flare to a room. Another big trend right now is pairing a colorful sofa, often velvet fabric, with matching vintage accent chairs. What joy and life color can bring to a room! Here are a few examples of mismatched furniture sets.

sofa and mismatched chairs

Ballard Designs

Mismatched Sofas - Good Idea, Or A Colossal Mistake? - Laurel Home

Studio McGee

Living room curtains in a blue floral pattern in comfortable living room

Ballard Designs

METAL FINISHES

Clients often ask, or even question, this next piece of advice: it’s okay to mix metals and finishes! We don’t want you to go too wild with variety, but it is okay to have two or three different finishes in a room. Try to mix warm finishes with cool finishes and avoid putting two similar tones together such as chrome and brushed nickel. The great news is you can pair black with any finish! Here are a few examples of mixed metals in kitchens and bathrooms.

Love this beautiful timeless kitchen design with white cabinets, a coffered ceiling treatment, and a mix of brass and polished nickel metal finishes - kitchen ideas - kitchen island ideas - kitchen lighting ideas - gorgeous kitchens - kitchen trends - mixed metals - brandon architects

Jane at Home

Bria Hammel Interiors

Leclair Decor powder bath

Maison de Pax

WOOD TONES

You’re probably starting to notice a theme to this post – it’s okay to mix and match when designing your home! The same goes for wood tones, it’s okay to have a little variety in your design! With wood, it can be helpful to have one main wood tone, perhaps the hardwood flooring or color of trim, and add an additional accent or two with a different tone. When matching wood tones, try to have grain patterns look similar, or match the finishes – glossy with glossy, rustic with rustic, matte with matte, etc. With wood, you also want to match warm and cool tones if the colors are very similar, or go for a large contrast in tone, almost opposites in color. Here are a few examples to bring these ideas to life:

how to mix wood tones - california cool living room with sofa and wood accent chairs

My Domaine

Chris Loves Julia

Curated image with Ansel Rug, Royce Side Table, Arlo Chair, Gulf Shores, Lebon Floor Lamp, Eileen...

Studio McGee

Mixing and matching in design provides interest and warmth when done well. If the process of choosing feels overwhelming, we’re always here to help with our interior and re-design services!

 

Guest Blogger: Katya Larsen, Stager, A Home Revival

A Quick Summer Refresh

Summer is a great time for a home cleanout and refresh. More often than not, I miss the opportunity for spring cleaning, and find myself in my dusty basement and dirty garage in July, preparing for a garage sale I wish I had done in June with the rest of my neighbors. With two toddlers, this year in particular I noticed my days of cleaning up our walls with microfiber cloths and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are over, and it’s time for a fresh coat of paint. Here are a few of A Home Revival’s designers’ current favorite paint picks:

Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

This warm, gray color is perfect for Minnesota winters and low light areas of the home. We love how it looks in this modern, home office!

@ivoryoakdesign

Photo Credit: #SWColorLove on Instagram

Pure White by Sherwin Williams is our go to paint color for trim, and pairs beautifully with Repose Gray in any room. With trim, we recommend using a semi-gloss paint for easy cleaning, especially in high traffic areas of the home! The color also works well for walls thanks to it’s yellow undertones keeping it from being too sharp.

@homecrushdesignsllc's pure white bedroom project

Photo Credit: #SWColorLove on Instagram

If you’re looking for a little more color in your home, but hoping to still stay in the neutral zone, try out Sherwin William’s Sea Salt. This green/blue hued color is still in the gray family and creates a warm, calming space. We especially like the idea of this in a primary suite, paired with coastal bedding and d√©cor!

bedroom painted with Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Photo Credit: The House of Hood Blog

Have you done a summer paint refresh this year? We’d love to see your color choice! Tag us on Instagram with @ahomerevival and show us your space!

 

Guest Blogger: Katya Larsen, Stager, A Home Revival