Sunday, April 5, 2015

Building a Bar

We've been designing a bar for the basement and I needed to come up with some inspiration for the cabinet makers. I apologize for not crediting the first three photos (I found on Pinterest a couple months ago). We are not doing uppers, so air stone or brick-laid subway tile could make a nice backsplash, although I'm leaning to stone.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

McKinley House aka Californication set

From Venice, Cali, do you remember the scene?

I think it was Karen's boyfriend Bill's home, whose daughter Mia ripped off Hank's novel, "***ing and Punching." I could be wrong; it's been a while since I've watched it. Whatever you think about the show, the houses/sets were amazing. This is the McKinley House designed by architect David Hertz and a slideshow of this house (and others) can be seen here. He and his family live here.
These photos were scooped from

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gone Girl Lake House

via Maurice and Walter Jennings
If the book and movie wasn't thrilling enough for you (it was for me), then go see the movie to look at beautiful homes, at least. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and movie and apparently, this is Desi's lakehouse:
via Maurice and Walter Jennings

For Nick and Amy's home, you can find a perfectly researched blog about it here:

Monday, November 17, 2014

I blinked and it was winter!

Summer fun, summer blues, turned 50 in Hawaii and BAM! Winter arrived. That's when it gets back to the house and all that needs doing before we put it on the market next Spring. On my mind? Rugs! Why the heck are they so hard to find in Toronto?
Looking for one to go with this room and thinking 1st and 4th:

Pottery Barn

Neighbourhood rug clearance

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beach House & Pinterest

My new infatuation:

After 12 years, two daughters growing up with summers waterskiing, tubing, wake-boarding, camping, swimming and marshmallow roasts, we've decided to put our woodsy cottage up for sale. The girls have grown up and now we find ourselves on the brink of empty-nesting. I turn my attentions to our future and where we can grow into our golden years a little less ruggedly. Enter the Beach House idea! My Pinterest addition is facilitating this new infatuation, so I'll only give you a taste of it here
JoAnn Barwick Interiors