I am wishing I had some pretty pictures of Hildring House to show you today … but sadly, nothing new is “finished.” sigh. So let’s look at some pretty pictures not Hildring House.
One of the things I love about blogging is the fact that I am encouraged to ‘finish’ things. It’s my deepest darkest secret- I have design ADHD. I get 80 percent finished with a project and in my mind, I can see it as completed. So I just move on to the next thing. Since my “minds eye” does not photograph well, I’m forced to finish things for real if I want to share them with you. This is, in Dan’s opinion, much better than my prior solution of “just sell the house.” That’s how, in the past, I forced myself to finish things: sell the house. That’s pretty motivating.
Dan here – the “sell the house” solution was a great motivator. Debra is a dynamite realtor and she knows what will, in fact, sell the house. The problem – besides moving all the time – is that she would finish things beautifully and we would get to enjoy them for about 10 minutes. My goal for Hildring House is to be able to bask for a while in the comfort of a completed project. Keep following along and root for me, won’t you?
The Mid Century Ranch- an Example of Design ADHD
The two pictures above are house-selling photos of the Mid Century Ranch. Eleventy-seven projects finished 5 minutes before listing photos were taken. This was the first project covered in the blog. While many of those posts don’t display properly – my fault, entirely – you can find a slideshow of the transformation here. Continue reading “Pretty Pictures-not Hildring House (sadly)”
A new project! This one is going to be SOMUCHFUN! I love this couple and they have a really great design sensibility. When we met to discuss the project and started throwing ideas around, we were able to distill it to: earthy modern boho – sounds great, right?
Debra here – I am hosting a small gathering at our house in the next few weeks (Canasta Club – yay!) and so, of course, I am dreaming of completed dining space….. This is truly just a dream at this point – I doubt if we will have dining room finished before Christmas 2018. But here are a some photos of future dining room inspiration, plus a couple of our past dining rooms:
This one from Decorpad is inspiration for Hildring House. I am planning a coffee bar in our dining room- with sink, and maybe even a fridge drawer? (ah, I can dream, right?) We will need more storage than this- has Dan told you about my dish collection problem? (No, I haven’t. Some problems are best kept private, don’t you think?) Continue reading “Dining Space Musings”
She’s doing so many of these, I’m going to start removing the “Guest” from her posts. Which is fine by me. I love watching her process – this time in choosing counter stools. And it gives me the opportunity for some input (however minor). As usual, I’ll be chiming in with italics. So – here we go:
Counter Stools Counterpoint
We have this oh-so-lovely island in our kitchen/family room, which has been painted, has a dishwasher, running water, and a disposal (yay!) No hardware yet….. that’s a story for another day. Today we are shopping for counter stools so we can sit at this lovely counter (honed marble- I love her so much- but on to the seating issue).
Friends, there are a LOT of ugly barstools in the world. My eyes are in pain from the looking. Although I did find some pretties:
$399 at West Elm – and probably not too grandboy friendly.
It was an early morning. Debra did her 4 a.m. arising bit, as she frequently does, and finished a guest post almost before I got up. Then we (she, Effie, and I) went for a walk/run on the Trinity Trails. A very pretty morning. Here is a shot of the railroad bridge in the park: Lovely, isn’t it? And now on to Debra’s early morning guest post. FYI – my comments are in italics –