Sunday, May 25, 2014

Progress at the New Build

Things are moving forward at the new house.  We poured walls for the garage and the basement bar last week & the trades have been on site forming the retaining walls.   I love seeing the bones of the home rise up out of the ground:

{concrete footings poured, retaining walls being framed }

{ concrete truck onsite pouring basement bar }

{ inspecting the steel }

{ walking on what will be underground }

{ vibrating the concrete to ensure concrete consolidates }

I can't wait to see the walls when they are stripped and the concrete is exposed.

I'm headed to LA at the end of this week to celebrate a friend's 40th so I am looking forward to some Southern Californian inspiration. 

'Til next time...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

I stumbled across this a couple of weeks ago:

{ Vincent van Gogh's wise words }

When in yoga class, we are reminded to be intentional in each movement, each breath.  I have been not been practicing yoga regularly for a while but I love the sentiment behind this.  Daunting, big projects can be broken down into manageable chunks and no job is too small to be blessed. 


Til next time, blogland...
J xxo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom on Change

This quote from Socrates rings true to me whether taken in the context of a built environment, a society or my own self:

{ the secret of change }

What do you think about this quote?

Til next time...
J xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Project

I am very excited about a new project I am working on!!  More details to follow... but for the time being I will share this:

The client is lovely.  I lucked out.

{ lovely like this?  yes, indeed }

The project is inspiring.  We're working on a kitchen and master bedroom & ensuite redo plus a refresh of the entire feel of the main floor.  I can't wait to see the magic unfold, just like this space waiting for what's next:

{ blank canvas }

The original plans are old-fashion blue prints.  There's something tactile & beautiful about hand-lettered plans:

{ blueprints }

Looking forward to sharing this project as it progresses.

'Til next time, blogland...
J xo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Luxury as defined by Oscar de la Renta in this quote:

Interesting words from a man who could probably buy as many expensive things as he'd like.  

'Til next time...
J xxo