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Powder Room Redo

A client came to us a few weeks ago asking for help with a quick update of her powder room. We LOVE designing powder rooms because you can do a lot in a little space…because you’re not in there very long, it can be a little more “out there” and interesting.

So we quickly pulled together a new look for that WC and ended up here…

Client Powder Room Update

Our client wanted a little glam and I think we achieved that!  The ceiling fixture is a great change from the overhead flushmount with built in fan.

We ended up switching out the vanity–the one in the inspiration board came damaged and so our client substituted  it with a beautiful rustic wood one from Restoration Hardware that has a phenomenal curved edge. Also, the original mirror was on sale at Anthropologie and sold out before we could grab it so ended up with a great alternative.  Here’s the before and after…

Before & After Powder Room


Our client is thrilled with how her project turned out and it was completed in just a few weeks.

Joint Signature


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Ikea Ritva Curtains

I’m always looking for cheap ways to add drapery to a room.  Drapery can be an expensive purchase and even more expensive when you add curtain rods.  I was perusing the internet looking for cheap but nice looking drapes.  Here are a few photos that caught my eye and would you believe these drapes are from Ikea (DIY in different ways of course!):

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Last week, I made the long jaunt to Ikea.  This time it was a different experience because my husband and three kids came.  Let’s just say it wasn’t quite the same and I don’t think I will ever do that again.  The kid’s club was closed so we were stuck walking the aisles with three whiny kids.  I was there solely to hunt down  the Ritva Curtains and see if they really did have the look that good in person.  Oh, and grab a cinnamon roll!



Let’s just say they didn’t disappoint.  Even though they are 100% cotton, they have the look and feel of a linen texture.  They come in white, black, gray, medium brown and red.  And as you can see from the examples above, so many ways to personalize.  If you’re looking for drapes for your living room, bedroom or a kid’s room it’s worth the trek out to Ikea.  Check back on Friday and I will show you a DIY project I’m going to attempt with these drapes (maybe I should say, my mom is going to attempt).


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Client Project Update

For the past few months, we’ve been working with a great couple helping them update their master bathroom. This is the design we landed on with them.

We had a chance to go and check on progress yesterday and thought we’d share a few progress shots…

Client Master Bathroom

The porcelain floor is just gorgeous. It’s the perfect balance of gray and taupe so it’s not too cold.

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And here you can see a peek of the shower floor which is a hexagon marble with inlay. The shower walls are a simple white subway tile with dark gray grout. There will be a bench in the glass-doored shower that is just a marble slab.

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Mirrors and sconces will go in next week along with paint. We’re planning on doing a very light greige on the walls, then doing a patterned roman shade on the window. Will keep you updated!

Tessa Signature

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