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Porticos, Whales, Witches and More....

A few weekends ago we took a trip to the coast of Massachusetts.  We visited Gloucester, Salem and Plum Island which were all great little seaside towns with a lot to do and see.  

Before we went whale watching we witnessed Gloucester's very busy fishing port while eating a lobster roll.  

We saw so many humpback whales but my brother got all the money shots, which I'm still waiting for (hint, hint Josh!)

Then off to Salem to spot some witches.  

Not too many witches to be found but Kylie was a good sport...

In Salem, I insisted we check out Chestnut Street which is a Registered National Historic Landmark because of the exquisite architecture of these historic homes.   The architectural details were amazing.  Made me wish faux shutters never came to be.   The walk also brought back memories of my History of Interior Design class where I was expected to know every single architectural detail of these amazing porticos!

Then off to Plum Island, an island north of Cape Code near the New Hampshire border.  I took these pictures during a morning walk...

A view of the Atlantic from where we stayed, the Blue Inn.

Still on school time, I woke up at 6 to see the sunrise from the door of our cottage.  A beautiful start to a great day!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Recent Project: Pretty Bathroom Renovation

One of the first things I ask of clients is to share inspiration photos of rooms they like.  When my client showed me inspiration pictures for their master bathroom, I was pretty excited because some of the pictures were in my own inspiration files for my own house.  The bathrooms were classic, spa like with a slight seaside feel.  

Here's the BEFORE picture of my client's bathroom.

Here's the AFTER picture.  We used Wythe Blue, one of my favorite Ben Moore colors, on the walls.

Porcelain tiles that look like wood were used on the floor.

Here's the BEFORE of the same window.  The client opted to forgo the tub in the new design.

The toilet is now in it's own room with a pocket door.

I'm thrilled with how the shower turned out.  The marble subway tile is even more stunning in person.

The brushed nickel has a soft warm glow.

The marble mosaic floor was a splurge but well worth the investment.

We made some changes to the bedroom, like this pretty light fixture.


A BEFORE picture.

The new bed, bench, duvet cover and carpet make a big difference.

Another great project and another great client!  But I also want to mention the folks who helped transform this bathroom....The architect, Jeff Gallaher of Severna Park, the builder, Koehne Contracting of Annapolis, MD and the tile installer, Don Conrad of Arnold, MD.  I've worked with this group on several projects and their workmanship is superb.

Have a good weekend!