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Snippets, II

Here are a few snippets of all my “things in progress.”

Project 1:  Front entry/laundry room renovation.  This has been in design development for a while now, but it looks like construction is right around the corner!

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Project 2: Kitchen reno.  This active family can’t wait to tear down the wall currently separating their kitchen from the dining and living room areas.

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Project 3: New office space.  I recently helped a business get settled into their new office.  These chairs worked perfectly with our palette.

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Project 4:  Another mudroom/laundry renovation.  I have to admit, the storage solution for this mudroom is spectacular!

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Project 5:  Commercial restoration.  The Endicott Hotel has been under major construction since their groundbreaking ceremony. Today will actually be the first time the ladies and I have been able to enter the building for almost a year. Can’t wait to see the progress!

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In other news…  I’m working out.  Excercise has always been one of those things that I’ve struggled to prioritize.  With the wedding on the way, I have been following through pretty well on a morning exercise regime.

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I’ve been practicing up-do’s.  With a DIY wedding, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least entertain the thought of doing my own hair.  While I am not 100% which direction to take, it has been fun learning how to style my hair differently.  You’ve got to check out thesmallthingsblog.com.  She’s fantastic!

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I have a super productive day on tap so it’s time for me to go.  See you soon!

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Pleasing pantries

Beg your pardon while I pause to peruse these pictures of pleasant pantries :)

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Captivating kitchens

As we continue our tour of sensational spaces, we move from the mudroom to the kitchen. This is one of the most important rooms in your home – not just for daily function and family time, but as a major selling point for your house.

Essential characteristics for a successful space:  durable/easy to clean materials, an efficient work triangle, and several layers of effective lighting. Other details to consider include quality cabinetry, abundant storage opportunities, desk area for bill paying or homework, and well-suited for conversation/ entertaining.

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Endicott Hotel - at last!

Some projects are small, some projects are large.   Some projects are fast, some projects take years.  

As you will recall from previous posts, I have had the fortunate opportunity to participate in the Endicott Hotel renovation for the last year or so.  At long last, our chapter has closed on this project and the happy tenants have moved in.

The images below capture the large unit (blues/green), the smaller unit (reds/orange), as well as the common areas we furnished/staged.

Timeless

Another hot trend you’ll see in 2013 is black and white.  Don’t be fooled – this palette is not as boring as it sounds.  Black and white can be glamorous, sophisticated, classic, modern, and easily adaptable by changing your accent color.  But nevermind me, I’ll let the images speak for themselves…

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