I’m so sorry for the radio silence lately. For some reason I thought I’d have plenty of time to post over the summer but, as it turns out, just the opposite is true. Between the renovation madness we’re living through and the kiddos being out of school I’ve had NO TIME but I thought I’d check in today with a little renovation update.
Here’s how we’re
camping living these days…
This is our living room with a lovely plastic wall facing the family room addition.
This is the family room looking out toward the back yard/ patio. There will be french doors on the left and right side of that wall (one is hidden behind my state of the art refrigerator) and in the center will be a double sided (indoor/ outdoor) fireplace. The windows on the left are to the living room. They’ll be replaced with a wall of built-in bookcases with an arched doorway in the center.
I wish I had more progress to show you but, honestly, it’s been all about plumbing and HVAC this week which isn’t so pretty to look at (not that the above pics are pretty by any means).
If you follow me on Instagram you know I did some tile shopping last week for our master bath. Here are the three options I’ve narrowed it down to:
Option #1 – The fluid marble is for the floor. I was planning to lay it in a herringbone pattern but, between the cuts and the installation, it may be cost prohibitive. Regardless, I love it and we’re using it. Just might have to install it differently. The honeycomb was a possibility for the shower floor but I’ve ruled it out (more on that below) and the mosaic would be a feature wall in the shower. I like it but, ultimately, I think it might be too busy.
Option #2 – which, sadly, isn’t really an option at all. I’m in love with the tile on the right and would give my left arm to use it on the bathroom floor…but would need to hit the lottery to do so. Moving on….(sigh)
Option #3 – The probable winner. Again, the fluid marble will be for the bathroom floor, the two side walls of the shower will be done in white subway tile and the mosaic tile which I really do love will be used on the back shower wall above a bench. I’m thinking 3′x5′ framed out in a carrara chair rail. The shower floor is still TBD but I’m thinking of doing either a darker marble with dark grout or possibly a ceramic tile (again with dark grout). I’ve had problems in the past with marble on shower floors staining and am leaning toward a material that’s a little more practical this time around.
Also starting to put together a final plan for the family room addition and need to order furniture asap. Be back next week with the scoop on that. Fortunately, we’ll be escaping the dust and chaos for the rest of the week as we’re heading to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard tomorrow morning. Hallelujah!!!! Be sure to follow me on Instagram for lots of island loveliness.
Thanks for stopping by today and for hanging in there with me, friends! I’ll be posting more regularly when the kiddos are in full day camp (next two weeks…woohoo!!!!!) and things are a little less crazy around here.
Until next week!!
File: kitchen remodel, family room addition, our renovation