ahhhhh. valentine's weekend. the yearly patronage to all things "romantic", red, and chocolatey! oh how i wish both of my wonderful couples competing in the longest house build ever were going to be sharing some sort of beautiful moment in their new homes. unfortunately, no such luck, that's not going to happen. but, we are getting reeeeeeaaaaalllly close though!!! and it's exciting!!! check out some update pics...
since we're all feeling blue (and not romantic, red, and chocolatey), i'll start with my favorite pics in the hopes of raising some spirits! holy mother of fantastic light fixtures!!!!! as you may recall, this is the modern house i've been working on for over a year. we are now installing light fixtures, which surely means there must be an end in sight, right??!! as i've said before, ordering anything online is always a gamble, but this. oh this. the first shot was when i was meeting with the electricians to make sure we were all on the same page :) standing at the bottom of the stairwell, they look even higher up than they are and i had to sit a spell before i fell over... i didn't stay while they completed the installation, but after the builder called me to tell me this was quite possibly his favorite thing in the entire house, i had to come back to see the splendor for myself!!! I am over the moon and more importantly, the clients love it, too :) yay!
ok. maybe it's a tie for my favorite thing so far? this island. pardon me, but holy shit, this is so incredibly gorgeous, there almost are no words! and my pics don't do it justice. i actually laid on it. it's so pretty! walnut is my favorite wood and i have been dying waiting to see this thing in reality. i have sweated. i have had many conversations about this with all the various people involved. and i am elated to see it sitting there! just waiting for some careless soul to drop a hand tool on it and f***ing ruin it!!!!! aaaaahhhhh!!! ok. deep breath. that only happens in my house :( the floors throughout the house are also spectacular, love them!!!
here we are in the master bath, which is inching toward completion! the custom mirrors were delivered and i was being silly taking pictures with them :) they won't stay on the bedroom floor, no silly!! they'll hang from the ceiling, above the vanity, in front of the large picture window. the vanity is a pretty straightforward design (by me :), but has proven to be one of the more complicated items to finish!! wrong finish to the drawers, first counter not templated correctly, backsplash too thick, there's supposed to be a third drawer in the middle... when i was there yesterday, the plumbing was being installed and low and behold, they were installing the faucets for the other 2 bathrooms in here!!!! aaaaahhhhh!!!! really. can't. wait. to see this room done. correctly! :) finally, just a little reminder of the awesome floors in this room!!!
moving on to couple #2...
here we have the fabulous lights above the concrete island!!! love!!! the super cool, industrial, large spray faucet is installed and ready to hose down the entire room! and then!!! can you see it??!!!! oh wait, there's a close up!!!! my favorite, totally swoon worthy, glass, teal tile from ann sacks!! lord help me, this tile! every house (or maybe room ;) should have that something special that just makes you squeal with delight that you went for it! this tile is that :) i want to just live on the countertop, but again, what's more important, the clients love it!!! yay again!
up next is the master bedroom and master bathroom progress. the vintage-looking fireplace was installed and looks fantastic!! the bathroom is coming along. you may notice the wall patch just above the medicine cabinet? the lights were hung too low the first time and when i returned, saw they were hung too high the second time! sigh. at this stage, no one really cares anymore, which is exactly when i turn into nagging nelly!! we've waited soooooo long...it has to be perfect!!!! the awesome, tropical shower, complete with teak floor and split-faced stone wall!!! oh take me away...
on the third floor, things are going in reverse order...you can see the cabinets aren't painted, but yet, countertops and appliances are installed. more sighing. this space is a super cool aspect of this house and will be awesome sauce when done!!!
for now, i'm praying that by the time the next "holiday" is upon us, everyone will be green with envy at both these fantabulous homes!!!