contractor bids

06/30/2011 § Leave a comment

It’s taking a while to get the bids in… and we have 2 out of 5 in.  It ranges dramatically, one bid is almost 200k (174,650), another almost 100k (90k roughly).  Obviously 200k is totally over our budget – this is just the rental units we are taking about without fixtures and appliances.  Even 100k is over our budget.  yikes.

Come~ bright ideas and some light to guide us!

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details from the past

06/30/2011 § Leave a comment

Old hardware and such to reuse~  It’s like treasure hunting!

White kitchens continued…

06/30/2011 § Leave a comment

 

Art from Haiti

06/29/2011 § Leave a comment

Since I’ve been traveling to Haiti for work, somehow became a Haitian art aficionado.  Here are 2 paintings I’ve picked up last spring.

I’ve always been a fan of Art Brut, or naive art, which Haitian art reminds me of.

You can read all about the amazing history of Haitian art on this book : Where Art is Joy.

As we are going for the minimal look throughout the home, we will have to rotate art and enjoy one at a time.

This one is by Louisiane St Fleurant… stunning.

Etsy : cottage farm

06/28/2011 § Leave a comment

Etsy continues to inspire me…. take a look at this store.

farmhouse basics. antique dundee marmalade potbremer collection. vintage woven basketsSALE. vintage water lilly candle sticks

 

Inspired : Recent Settler

06/28/2011 § Leave a comment

Via Flickr has great interior shots from EVERYWHERE~~~

Shop : Ecostasy

06/27/2011 § Leave a comment

While researching for work, I found this Brasilian shop~

Neutral, sophisticated, artisanal  – lovely.

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