Entries by kpfinley

House Reveal: Master Bathroom

Let’s finish this week with a before and after of the master bathroom. Here it is in all it’s initial pink glory: We didn’t do that much to reconfigure the space.  We added all new plumbing and leveled the floor from the sunken tub to make one massive shower.  Next we added a lot of […]

House Reveal: Kitchen

On to the next room…the kitchen!  I’ve talked extensively about the changes to the kitchen layout and the progress here and here. This is the room when we started: We changed the layout by making the kitchen a little smaller and creating a powder room and pantry. And after multiple phases of construction/renovation, here is […]

House Reveal: Nursery

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We had a great Thanksgiving with friends, scored some great finds on Black Friday, and had a low-key first Christmas for Zoe.  The best is that we were able to focus on those last finishing touches for the house and finally had them photographed.  So to get […]

OCD Pantry

I have a thing for organization. I think everything should have a place and, ideally, always be in that place. This is a little tough to implement when you live in a half-finished house but every once in a while this need for organization kicks in and I go all OCD on a space. Such […]

Loving a Long Living Room

I have a new guest post over at Courtney Out Loud for my “monthly” column about space planning. I’m discussing how to create seating groups for long living rooms which, like everything else, is at the forefront of my mind because of my house renovations. 🙂 So hop on over and take a look!

Black Ceilings

From the moment I saw the small cramped hallway in the house, I wanted to exaggerate those features.  The ceiling height can’t be more than 7 feet and it’s only about 3.5 feet wide.  I want to add vertical striped wallpaper (maybe grasscloth) to make the space appear taller and paint the ceiling black to […]

Obsessed Much: David Hicks Fabric La Fiorentina Fabric

I woke up yesterday and really needed some design inspiration.  So I packed up the bambino and we went to the Pacific Design Center to soak in all the design-liciousness.  Oddly enough, I decided to go the design center without any plan for sourcing anything.  My plan was to just look around and soak it […]