Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blue Suede Shoes

I love my new blue suede shoes (no Elvis comments, please). I think they're way cool. I'll mostly wear them casually - dark wash skinny jeans, smart shirt, and a lightweight sweater or an unstructured sport coat.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Master Bath Idea Sheet

Starting to plan ideas for the Master Bath... Right now my ideas are hovering around a 'traditional glam with masculine lines' look. OK, that description looks much better in my mind than it does in written form. But here are some of those mind's-eye images as I start to tinker with where this may be heading.... This will change. Likely many times over. As will the courage to tackle what will be a messy, months long, sanity testing makeover.

Definitely pedestal sinks. Lost vanity storage will be replaced with inset mirrored medicine cabinets. The small, horribly designed linen closet behind the bathroom door would likely be replaced with a streamlined, glass enclosed, multi-shelf, double door cabinet. Maybe like this one...

If I really had my way, there would be no bathtub. Don't use it, have no desire to, and I am tired of wiping cat hair out of it. And the space it would give back to the room - that's worth something to me. But, alas, that would likely cut the number of prospective buyers in half (at least) should we ever choose to sell. So the practical side of me will allow a simple, streamlined, small sized soaking tub to fill only 2/3s of the space the current monster-tub fills now.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I love these images from House Beautiful, July 2007. In looking for inspiration for the eventual update of our place at the coast, this decor truly does inspire...

Really like the blue tile (although I think I would go a shade or two lighter) and its contrast with the neutral palette everywhere else. This kitchen has a slight retro feel to me (almost a late 70s mod). The open shelving is definitely a look I'm considering.

Although I love the white wood floors here, I would not go this route - now, I like to clean, but not enough to brave white wood floors.... or the all white stairs below... But they are stunning.

Gorgeous pool and outdoor area. Not gonna happen at chez Mason-Snyder, but wow, what a dream.

Time flies....

OK, time flies and I've not done a post in two weeks despite my intent to start again. Between work, yoga and general chore stuff (and sleeping), it's hard! However, I did completely change to look of my blog to a palette that is 'more me' I think. It's clean, neutral and should provide a pleasant backdrop for just about any photo. So it's a start (again).