flush mountsI have an ongoing list in my head of stuff I want to change in our home.  Since I’ve started the great bathroom renovations of 2016, I want to do it all at once. This isn’t realistic but it’s fun to dream.

This week I went down the flush mount rabbit hole. It started with Emily Henderson’s post (so.many.good.choices. I would buy this one and this one if they came in a matte silver finish….but they don’t.  Boohoo.) I know this is a minor detail and most people don’t notice them but I do. Ours are boring little bubbles and I can’t stand them.  Sure they’re functional but blurgh.  I want interesting and pretty!

The current rage is a soft brass finish but I’m sticking with matte silver.  While I love the look a brass finish, I’m always thinking about resale and buyers still aren’t on board. If you’re a design geek, you’re all over it.  However 90% of buyers have no idea what’s expensive or cheap and all they see is brass and they say “yuck”.

Which one do you like?

lucerne flush mount

square 1 flush mount

cadence flush mount

puck flush mount

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krisit kohutMy bathroom reno began this week and I’m on the hunt for art to finish the space. When it was dark grey and camel, I had a series of black and white photos with black frames.  Now that it’s going to be light and white, I want to add colorful prints with white frames.  When I was tooling around the web, I discovered Kristi Kohut and I love her playful style.  What do you think?  Too girlie (that’s a lot of hot pink) or just right?

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aperol-spritz

Last weekend, I went to Ghibellina and had my first Aperol Spritz of the summer.  It was just as delicious and refreshing as I remembered. I have a feeling I’ll be indulging in a few more as the summer continues.  For your drinking pleasure, the recipe is below.

Aperol Spritz
3 parts prosecco
2 parts aperol
1 part soda water
garnish with an orange slice

Saluti!

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holiday hangover

beach toes

I love going on vacation but re-entry to the real world is tough.  I’m moving slowly after a wonderful weekend in NC with my family.  There were bike rides, afternoons at the beach, many trashy novels, cocktails, and excellent food.  I feel refreshed but not ready for the DC hustle and bustle.  I definitely have a vacation hangover!  How was your 4th of July?

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