today i’m posting a special sneak peek because sadly work has thrown me for a loop and i’ve got to take the day off to catch up. so i thought i’d share a special peek to make up for not having anything else today (sorry!). this gorgeous peek belongs to ink + wit designer tara hogan. i’ve been a fan of her work for a while now and it’s such a treat to get a closer look into her (beautiful) home life. i hope you’ll enjoy her home as much as we did. click here for more, full-sized images. thanks to anne for compiling tara’s sneak peek! [i’ll be back tomorrow with full posting]
[Above: The graphic wallpaper on the backsplash in the kitchen is actually just paper taped up until we get our white subway tile with gray grout installed. Renovating a kitchen is a huge project and requires a lot of patience especially in an old home. Once one old piece moves everything moves. And, always prepare fro something to go wrong. Quartz countertop the way to go. The lighter the color the less maintenance.]
We have a 101 year old house that was once inhabited by mill workers. It has since been added on to over the years. Luckily, someone built a back porch. It is the best to just sit here and read and watch birds. We have so many birds in our years and also rabbits. Mid Century Modern Hans Wegner rope chair was a great find on eBay. Not a good chair around cats with claws.
The living room is definitely a work in progress. We have these 1970’s paneled walls that I almost painted white last week. They are very difficult to work with and since we love wood so much there is a lot of competition amongst our furniture right now. Bludot’s Strut Side Table has proven to be a great way to break up the wood paneling. The white table pops and adds the calmness and sleek modern feel I ultimately see in this space. I bought one table and loved it so much bought another for the TV. Rug from Anthropologie. White Kulla table lamp from IKEA. Teak coffee table from restoration Hardware. Actually intended fro outside use but it works inside as well.
My office is off our kitchen/dining area. Sliding doors from The Sliding Door Company are on their way to divide the space as it has proven challenging. Our last home had 4 bedrooms and a library room so I had more private quarters. Still, I love the feel of this space. The George Nelson bubble lamp makes me happy every time I walk into the dining area and I can always see it from my studio/office. All shelving on the studio walls from IKEA. My cat Abby chews paper so it was a must for everything to go up high and contained.
Idea here was to have a tranquil place to fall to rest and rise to start the day. Our last bedroom in our previous house had a TV on a dresser straight in from of the bed. We have no TV in this very small room. Just very dark chocolate brown walls with matte eggshell finish, a shelf unit for light (IKEA LYKTA table lamp and ALÄNG floor lamp) and reading material. The art in the room features 3 framed letterpress notecards from Pancake & Franks and one of my original collages of a polar bear made of Japanese rice paper. One you really need to see up close! There are paper sequins stitched onto the paper to simulate snow.
One of our cats, Uma, relaxing on the bed. And, this is my ideal bedroom, calm with a kitty to snuggle up with at any time. No phone, TV, or clutter in my view. My husband wants the TV back. He retreats to the living room for that novelty now. INK+WIT Pommebirds decal on door.
Dried berries in a Kombucha bottle. GT’s Kombucha is killer and gives you so much energy. Sunflower painting in the back is mine.
The barn is the best part of our lot. It is in pretty bad shape though and needs major restoration as it was uncared for after a bad storm in 1998. It has been evaluated if we can really renovate it (NEW STUDIO!) but it looks like it may be worth it to start from scratch using as much of the good lumber from it and build a new barn.