The onyx countertop within the vanity in the bathroom; I love how the two materials are one “flush” surface.


The onyx subway tile in the bathroom off the kitchen; the dimensional surface gives it depth and character.


One of my favorite pieces


Beautiful sconce


The mirrored inlayed in the paneling is a perfect example of how all the thought out details is what really makes the whole space a masterpiece.


More beautiful details in the woodwork


Just one of the kitchen islands


The two lantern light fixtures above the kitchen islands, I LOVE these.


Another creative storage solution




The hardware, icing on the cake!


The coffee table after the painting is completed


The beautiful usage of all the grey; pops of color to come!

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -


The backsplash is up; it really makes the silver leaf pop!


One of the two light fixtures above the kitchen island


The sink in the laundry room, every detail thought out including the bright lighting above this work space.


The future “entertainment cabinet”


Perfect paint job!


Remember that coffee table?  Here it is with its new colors, gorgeous!


A view of the kitchen, a work in progress, getting close…


I wonder where this fantastic sink will end up?


Not your average ceiling fan, yet not your average outdoor patio!


This light fixture in the covered patio is a perfect centerpiece.

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -

2 - 07 - 2011

Swedish Twist: Part Four

Another picture if the installed beams. The center one is enormous and perfect scale for this grand “great room!”

No one likes to look at the ugly returns in the ceiling, but I love how they transformed theirs into another beautiful feature.

And old door frame, now perfectly placed for the refrigerator surround.

A close up of a section of the kitchen cabinets. Old construction meets new.

The cook top and ovens are in!

Your first peek into the bathroom off the kitchen, I love the new onyx slab on this antique cabinet.

A close up of how they put the onyx slab in the antique cabinet, so it’s flush with the beautiful old wood, “old meets new.”

I love this “head knocker,” a fun old cabinet above the toilet.

Laundry room, where the sink will go

Above the sink, cabinets on either side, such unique details!

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -

The beautiful English boxwoods have been planted; I love the kale plants juxtaposed next to the formal lines of the shrubs.

Working away on the kitchen, this is a picture of the frame the trim carpenters are building refrigerator surround. Beautiful details on this project to come!

The vent hood is hung, I have a feeling it will look much different when it’s complete.

A close up of the beautiful beams.

These doors are amazingly beautiful and enormous! It will be so interesting to see how they are transformed into to doors for the refrigerator.

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -

2 - 07 - 2011

Swedish Twist: Part Two

The work is progressing, and the transformation is really starting to take form.

A view of the front of the house: notice the English boxwoods that are about to be planted. There is nothing that makes such a statement than a grouping of boxwoods. Notice that most of the stucco is complete. I love the color of the stucco contrasting with the dark green in the boxwoods.

The back porch, and the beginning of its dramatic transformation. Notice how there is only one set of French doors now, but there will be more to come! This is a good view of the “before” of the columns and ceiling, before the paint.

Dry wall, brick and almost completed stucco. This is a good view of all the stages of the transformation.

Photograph taken in the great room, the kitchen will be to the right.

The beginning of the kitchen cabinetry, some will be left alone, a lot will be changed.

The range hood, before

Cabinetry next to the range, before

Check out this giant beam, so big it won’t fit even in the backyard!

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -