Thursday, April 17, 2014

Front Door Revisited

I really like double iron entry doors. I think they make quite a statement. 

This would be the colour of the stone, creamy-yellow.

I would like shutters and really like the look of this colour combination.

 This would be the front entry door. The following picture shows certain elements highlighted in gold, I would want those in a silver-chrome metal finish on the above door.

The door would be painted in Farrow-Ball Blue Green.

The door handle would be similar to this one

Below is the inspiration picture. 

Can you visualize the door? I just hope it doesn't look too far out there. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesdays at the Manor

This time we go back stateside to a house in Studio City, California. This house is pretty typical of new development here. Someone, maybe a builder, buys a house that is old but has some land to it. They tear down the house and build what seems to be today's type of house. 

Front of the house.


Other view of entry with dining room view

Dining Room view with entry and formal living room view.

Formal Living Room

Formal living room.





Breakfast off of kitchen with family room.

Breakfast area with view of kitchen.

Breakfast room again.

Family room

Family room with view of stairs. 



Upstairs Hallway

Master Bedroom

Balcony off of Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bath Shower

Close up of Master Shower: looks to be steam shower 

There are some changes that I would make. But it is pretty close to what I envision. So what do you think? Ready to move? That'll be 3.399 million please!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Refrigerators and Freezers

I definitely want a panel refrigerator and freezer. I don't know if I want a single column refrigerator and a separate single column freezer. I don't know if I want a glass door on the refrigerator although sneaking suspicion that the hubby would prefer one.

Budget on this is possibly less is more. Also the debate of name brand vs. no name brand. At one end of the spectrum is 3000$ for both at a local big box store vs. close to 10000$ for both. I could do a lot with that 7000$.

Also the sizes of the single column refrigerator. What do you pick? 24 with  15.2 cu ft at 6540 , 30 with 19.9 cu ft  7040.00 or 36 inches with 24.2 cu ft 7319.00 These are all stainless steel interiors. For that price, I am wondering if I could get the Sub-Zero fridge column. Then I would have to get the freezer column.

I think I would go with the glass door Sub-Zero fridge column. Just imagine where the wood grain is located that it is painted white.

Then the matching freezer column

This would be our choice for the refrigerator /freezer in the kitchen. I would want a wall like this to put them in. 

Those center cupboards are like a coffee bar/morning bar

Here is the layout of that kitchen

I like it but I would make a few changes.