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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)

 
 

Caesar Walnut Wall Mount Modern Vanity

Here’s a nice modern vanity which used to be $3000 and now it’s less than a grand. I’m not sure I’m a big fan of the giant portion above the counter surface, but that part is optional. The vanity itself is perfect for tight spaces.

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Price: $995.00
Availability: Buy Caesar Walnut Wall Mount Modern Vanity here

T20 sink

I love the perfect edges on this sink.

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Ace Hotel-Portland

I love the Ace Hotel. I’ve stayed at the one in Seattle, and they’ve really done a great job of taking a rough, existing space and making it comfortable. There is also a sense that it can be done on a limited budget because the treatments aren’t complicated. They start with spartan digs and work smartly with space and paint to create ‘zones’ and then add a few decorative elements.

I especially like how they’ve chosen this dark color to separate the bath space from the rest of the room. In a residential situation, a sink in the bedroom isn’t ideal, but the use of paint to create zones can be utilized in any multi-function situation.

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Epoxy Floors

The Apartment did this remodel using self-leveling Epoxy for a super sheeny, modern look. It’s an economical way to create a fresh-slate for tired floors.

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Flat Iron Remodel

Just found this great remodel over at the apartment. They took a 900 sq. ft. Manhattan loft in the New York Flat Iron building and really utilized space and storage without making the place look small. I especially love the new bedroom which is separated from the rest of the apartment with curtains and a slight elevated area. Also inspiring is the white wall of closets which look like some amazing Italian built-in solution but could easily be accomplished with an Ikea budget.

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One Wall Mount Lavatory Set

There’s something about wall mount faucets that just seem to make the vanity area much tidier. This one from Ann Sachs is perfectly simple and well designed.

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Price: $587
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Serenity Wallpaper

Used sparingly, this would look awesome on an accent wall or hallway.

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Norrviken House

I love the curved tile in this shower seat of the Norrviken house.

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Muji Prefab Home

Reason number 3,456 I want to live in Japan: Muji makes Prefab homes.

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No VOC paint

Indoor air quality is become increasingly important to consumers as we become aware of the dangers of air pollution. One great way to reduce air pollution indoors is by using paints with no VOC (volatile organic compounds). You can get them in a number of color ways, and

I like Freshaire Choice because the not only does the paint itself have no VOC’s but the pigments also have no VOC’s.

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Pervious Pavement

Densely urban environments have the runoff problems due to non-porous pavement–but there is a solution with something called pervious pavement, which actually allows the water to pass through at a very fast rate. If you are laying a new driveway or sidewalks on your property, this could be a good solution.

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Custom Gradient Mosaic Tile

I’m loving this custom gradient tile from Hakatai as seen in the Drury Plaza Hotel. Hakatai has a gradient tool on their website so you can create your own Gradient tile. Pretty stunning.

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Inspiration: Wallpaper in an office

I love how the wallpaper is used on one wall in this office. It really creates one unified visual area which really ties the workspace together.

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Door Levers

There was a time in the 90′s when everything “modern” was stainless. Now it can be a design cliché if you’re not careful, but a stainless door pull is a good bet in a modern home without looking over the top.

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Price: $121.50
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Church-turned-residence Remodel

The designers at The Apt did a really interesting remodel of a church in London for a family of four.

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