Pottery Barn Chairs

Two of the last pieces of furniture to finalize for the current remodeling phase (lower level living room, upstairs guest bedroom and upstairs hallway) were the chairs in the lower level living room. I wanted a classic leather chair, and wasn’t completely happy with the choices that I’d found before. I finally found a chair … Continue reading Pottery Barn Chairs

New Light Fixtures

In addition to the art, I ordered new light fixtures right away for the rooms being redesigned. I replaced the generic dome lights in the guest bedroom and my wife’s office with new chandeliers. I also ordered a new light fixture for my office to replace the old ceiling fan, which wasn’t really necessary anymore … Continue reading New Light Fixtures

New Art

After repainting the walls in the lower level, guest bedroom, and the upstairs hallway, the next step was to get new art. Just like the main level redesign, I wanted to use a combination of existing and new pieces, and a combination of framed art and sculpture. I also wanted to eliminate some of the … Continue reading New Art

Winter Design Projects

This winter and spring, I’m turning my attention to new design projects at the Verona house. First, I’m working with my designer to redesign the guest bedroom, upstairs hallway, and lower level living room. I already installed new flooring on the lower level that matches the hand scraped hickory of the main level, but in … Continue reading Winter Design Projects

Kitchen Backsplash

The last step in the kitchen remodel was the tile backsplash. I replaced the old pseudo Tuscan style tile with a textured white subway tile that looks incredible. The first step was to remove the old backsplash (which turned out to be two layers of tiles overlapping each other), and to cut and set the … Continue reading Kitchen Backsplash