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Kris

About Kris: Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. (View Profile)

 
 

Home of Sebastien Guardard via the Selby

Here’s the amazing Paris home of Sebastien Guardard. I love how narrow his bathroom is. (Because mine’s only 40″ deep and I’m looking for inspiration!)

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Mantels

Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of sprucing up my plain brick fireplace in favor of something a little more decorative. Purchasing a wood fireplace surround is a relatively inexpensive solution, and there are several retailers selling various styles and sizes.

I can’t decide if I want to paint it black or white, but this one is certainly striking, especially with the Osbourne and Little wallpaper.

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Bronte Road Residence in Sydney Australia

This kitchen is fantastic. Obviously, the wood floors are nice and the layout is perfection, but I especially love the giant vent hood masquerading as a giant lamp fixture.

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Beachfront Facelift

I’m flabbergasted by this remodel–I can’t even believe it’s the same structure.
It took 5 years and several hundred thousand dollars to complete. The architect and owners faced an interesting challenge because tearing the property down would have been more economical than the remodel, but it would have meant losing their beach view due to new building regulations.

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Kohler Shower Set

I’ve been looking to add a shower to a half bath in my home and there are some pretty ridiculous options out there. Shower walls, huge rain shower heads, they almost look like bad props from a 50′s sci-fi film. It was actually sort of time consuming to locate some simple fixtures but Kohler has some nicely designed ones.

Showerhead, $186.20.

Valve Trim, $147.00.

Valve, $175.85.

Shower Arm, $22.75.

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Price: $186.20.
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Brooklyn Brownstone Remodel

I am loving the remodel of this Brooklyn Brownstone. I think I love it so much it hurts. It’s so spacious and white and airy and I love all their books. Sigh.

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Moody Kitchen

I’m loving this moody kitchen with the Flavor Paper “Vapor” wallpaper as a backsplash. For those of you concerned with food and other kitchen related stains on wallpaper, there’s always the option of having a glass backsplash over the wallpaper.

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Sliding Glass Doors

I’m imagining these glass doors would work well for closet doors, or if it’s a really modern space, they would even work for dividing a kitchen and dining space or for creating a bedroom in loft spaces.

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Door Sixteen

I just discovered the great blog Door Sixteen about a young couple’s renovation and rehabilitation of a great old home just 60 miles of New York City. The before and after photos are inspiring to say the least.

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Gary Chang’s 344-square-foot apartment

How’s this for thinking outside the box? Er, inside the box? Anyway, after living in this 344 square foot apartment with his family since he was a teenager, Gary, an architect, bought the apartment when in his twenties and decided to go to work on making it a usable, functional space. He managed to incorporate 24 rooms by clever sectioning and partitioning depending on his needs.

Read the full NYTimes.com article and check out the slideshow.

Shed Remodel of Garage Apt.

There’s something so perfect about little spaces to remodel. I think the best thing about it is that you can really choose high quality materials because the square footage is small enough that your budget doesn’t take a hit. This remodel by Shed is inspirational.

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Corner Shelf

It’s the little interesting touches and details that make a home special. I love this little corner shelf idea used in the Kapero office in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Recycled Mosaic Glass Tile by Vidrepur

I’m loving these recycled glass mosaic tiles.

These environmentally friendly glass tiles are made of 100% recycled glass. The only truly “green” tile available, can be used on walls, backsplashes, countertops, floors and pools.

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Price: $16.46
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Hackett Hall McKnight’s Dowling House

I’m loving these large scale windows and simplicity of design in the Dowling House by Hackett Hall McKnight. Also of interest are these narrow doors which abut them, providing an interesting contrast.

Infinitos Solid Steel Plate Countertops

I’m seriously considering these solid steel plate counter tops for my kitchen remodel. I especially like the look of this island.

The Infinitos Countertops are modular and are fully sustainable and re-surfaceable. Constructed of solid ¼” steel, INFINITOS countertops will last virtually forever, are available in virtually any color, and can be stripped and re-surfaced again and again. At the end of its useful life, it can be given to another user, or can be fully recycled. This proves to be a strong element of sustainability that more businesses, institutions, and individuals are requesting. INFINITOS can contribute significantly to a LEED rating.

Additionally, you can choose from a standard palette, or from larger palette of specialized colors.

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