Still Time To Shop The Nordstrom Sale!
 I'll never get tired of shopping this  great sale!

I'll never get tired of shopping this great sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is firing up all forms of social media as everyone weighs in on what they think is the best of the best. Well, this Seattle girl grew up on this sale. I remember my mom taking my sisters and me to the Anniversary Sale for back-to-school shopping starting in about junior high. I've been shopping this sale so long, I was even there when “Famolare Get There” shoes were all the rage!

 A girl can never have enough booties!  Get your pair here. 

A girl can never have enough booties! Get your pair here. 

We always got to pick out two pairs of shoes and a pair of jeans as well as several other great finds from Brass Plum (now BP). After shopping the sale, my mom made it clear that we were not allowed to wear any of our new clothes until the first day of school! It was tough deciding which pieces would make the cut. So, we carefully organized our purchases in our rooms and tried them on over and over throughout August.

As Nordstrom people here in Seattle, we still find ourselves looking forward to this sale. Whether shopping for our families, our homes or ourselves. We know what lovely people make up the Nordstrom family and the great things they have done for Seattle (and now all around the country).

So, cheers to a fun sale and great shopping!  Here is what we added to our shopping cart online and scooped up at the stores. Yes, many of the pieces we wanted were sold out on day one and two and the site got overwhelmed early, but here's to hoping they restock some of these items.  Have a great time shopping – we did!!


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Obsessed with Outdoor Covered Spaces
 This lounge is year-round because of the addition of a vaulted ceiling. Now that's smart square-footage!

This lounge is year-round because of the addition of a vaulted ceiling. Now that's smart square-footage!

I absolutely love the growing trend of covered outdoor spaces. Rain or shine these areas just add so much style (and square footage) to your home. In the last year, we have been busy with three projects that have included these spaces, adding value and a unique vibe to each home.

 Once this fireplace with tile from  Home Depot  was finished, we were ready to MOVE IN!

Once this fireplace with tile from Home Depot was finished, we were ready to MOVE IN!

At my recent project in Laurelhurst, we incorporated an outdoor space for lounging, dining, and entertaining. With the addition of a beautiful stacked stone gas fireplace, an outdoor heater and TV this space will be usable most of the year. (Even in rainy Seattle!) Choosing to vault the roof over the lounging area, we kept the area open over the eating space. Created on an elevated deck this fun entertaining space feels like a bit of a tree house. Who wouldn’t love that?!

 This outdoor room is even better at night!

This outdoor room is even better at night!

 Make this beautiful addition to your home – you won't regret it.

Make this beautiful addition to your home – you won't regret it.

If you have been eyeing this trend of creating outdoor rooms – let your mind go wild and see how you can incorporate it into your own home. Definitely less expensive than an interior add-on, it may change the whole dynamic of your home. Bring the outside in! It is truly the best of both worlds!

Here is some inspiration for you from our project!

by Best Choice Products at Amazon.com

by Bungalow Rose at Wayfair

by Gertmenian at Amazon.com

by Odyssey at Astria Fireplaces

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by MSI from Home Depot

Sharing the Details: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
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Give me a kitchen I can cook in and still be a part of the action and I will happily prepare whatever you order! The kitchen we installed in our latest Seattle remodel project is one of my favorites. Outfitted with great cabinets and high end appliances, ample work spaces, beautiful countertops, a traditional backsplash, and a view of everything happening around you and it is definitely a cooks dream! Add in two beautiful pendants and some shiplap detailing on the oversized island and I am completely in love with the function and style!

 The best view is of family and friends! While prepping for meals, guests and loved ones can interact with this open concept kitchen.

The best view is of family and friends! While prepping for meals, guests and loved ones can interact with this open concept kitchen.

 

Here are the details that make up this  perfect Modern Farmhouse kitchen!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10. Island Slab

 
 
 
 
 
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See something you are curious about? Feel free to ask questions. And, stay tuned for our next post with even more details from this beautiful home!

Sharing the Details: Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
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With another beautiful home completed and sold, I am so excited to share with you the many design details from this property and others for you to use in your home.

So, lets kick this off with our Modern Farmhouse Bathroom!

 This tile was meant for the floor but, we placed it on the wall for a real WOW! guest bath.

This tile was meant for the floor but, we placed it on the wall for a real WOW! guest bath.

 

Here's the deets!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Don't forget finishing touches, like nice fluffy hotel towels.

Don't forget finishing touches, like nice fluffy hotel towels.

Stay with us as we take you through many of the rooms in our current and past projects to save you some time tracking down fixtures, tile, countertops, lighting and more. Have fun, get inspired and add some new details to your spaces!

Love this House
 From the front entrance to the basement, every details counts! Even the outfit. This one was featured on Ann Taylor’s  Loft.com

From the front entrance to the basement, every details counts! Even the outfit. This one was featured on Ann Taylor’s Loft.com

I am so thrilled to see my Laurelhurst project reach completion. It has truly been a labor of love. This home has every modern convenience a homeowner could want! Located in a lovely Seattle neighborhood, this street is overflowing with families and fun. I should know, I lived in this house for a short time.

 Can't believe this beauty was a tiny one story bungalow.

Can't believe this beauty was a tiny one story bungalow.

 These raw wood floors need care but boy are they worth it!

These raw wood floors need care but boy are they worth it!

 I was dying to use these light fixtures.

I was dying to use these light fixtures.

 I love the open floor plan.

I love the open floor plan.

 Can't you picture yourself in this cozy living space?

Can't you picture yourself in this cozy living space?

 Another cool detail, don't forget the ceilings!

Another cool detail, don't forget the ceilings!

 Loving the sunset view from the master.

Loving the sunset view from the master.

Initially, my business partner and I bought it as a flip but as time went on I thought this was a good home for me and my family. So we moved in as the designs were drawn up and we waited for permits. Once we realized staying in the home during construction was not an option due to some changes in the remodel plan, the whole project took on a life of its own. We had to roll with a new plan.

We regrouped but, I finished this home off as if it were my own. And I am so happy I did – it has so much attention to detail and special finishes that I would want for myself; an open floor plan, tons of entertaining spaces, an outdoor living room, appliances and finishes that are fabulous.

With lots of twists and turns, I loved the process and definitely the final product! Cheers to staying fluid in life. It is always worth it! Some lucky homeowner will enjoy this home to the fullest. I am so thrilled to have taken on this project. 

Over the next several weeks, I am excited to share each room of the home and all the finishes we used.  I’ll be sharing paint colors, tile, lighting, bath fixtures and more. If you like what you see in this home, you can have it too!

 Just for fun, here is a photo of where we began. Hard to believe!

Just for fun, here is a photo of where we began. Hard to believe!