This is my mom's carriage house being built on the two acres in Yarrow that she owns with my sister Elizabeth and her husband. Everything was on a strict budget. The roof is black just as it should be and the siding is white because my sister's house is also white. I want the front door to be this colour turquoise (above). My mom loves that colour.
BM 544 Kiwi
The flooring is light because my mom wanted a Scandinavian feel. We are Finns after all. Her kitchen is white
(of course) it's currently being installed.
We installed this Ikea light fixture in the stairwell because it's so playful and fun!
This is the master bathroom. When I showed my mom the beveled white subway tile I wanted her to use she immediately said, "Oh, but Maria, all the grout lines, it'll be hard to keep clean!" I said, "Mom, you'll be living alone." "Okay," she said.
Everyone that comes over just has to stand there and look at the beveled subway tile for a while (according to my sister). After it was installed she called me and said, "Can I replace the murky porcelain kitchen backsplash I have with this same tile in cream?" So simple, pretty and Restoration Hardware feeling. You don't have to spend a lot on tile to get a great look. And notice I specified the wood flooring
to go right into the bathroom. It looks so much cleaner this way.
I like the "picture framed" tile with the mitered corners.
Here's the doorway leading into the master bedroom. The pink is 2011-40 Old World.
My mom has always loved fresh, clean colours, way before they ever became trendy!
This is the Windsor Smith
living room that inspired the pink one she has. The furniture we picked out arrived yesterday so I'm going there today to help her unpack and get organized!
I saw this half eaten watermelon in the kitchen when I was there last week and I asked my sister what that was about. She said, "This is the way they like to eat it, they get upset when I cut it up."
Kids always figure out how to do everything the fun way!
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