External and internal decorations

"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

entryway with new credenza from Pier 1 - 3It looks like I’ll be stuck reupholstering the sofa myself now, because I opted to get a new credenza for the entryway instead. Okay, I know I’m taking some liberties calling this a credenza. It’s actually this Cooper Pecan Brown Dresser from Pier 1. A post shared by Kristi Linauer (@addicted2decorating) on Jun 14, 2017 at […]

stenciled trellis design on walls in music room - 3My music room walls aren’t finished, but I’m hanging up my stencils for a couple of days before I tackle the last little bit. This has been one of the most tedious and frustrating projects I’ve ever done, and I can all but assure you that you’ll never see another stenciled wall in my house […]

IMG_1841[1]Well, I didn’t get my music room walls finished as I had hoped, and that’s mainly because I spent a good deal of time this weekend just standing around staring at my walls wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into and how I was going to pull this one off. By now you […]

music room walls painted whiteI’ve been doing better with keeping forward momentum this year, but I do still get bogged down with indecision on occasion. One of those occasions occurred yesterday. I finally painted over the black walls in the music room. Now they’re bright white (Behr Polar Bear)… …and they’re ready and waiting for whatever pattern I choose […]

grasscloth accent wall in entryway - Phillip Jeffries Juicy Jute Tantalizing Teal grasscloth on Benjamin Moore Classic Gray wallsThe trim around the grasscloth accent panel on the entryway wall still needs a coat of paint, but I managed to get all of the trim installed, and get my living room repainted yesterday. I’m convinced that Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is the perfect barely-there wall color. My baseboards still need some touchups as well. I […]

sneak-peek-new-kitchen-cabinet-colors-benjamin-moore-rever-pewter-on-uppers-benjamin-moore-gentlemans-gray-on-lowers-1I hadn’t planned on posting today since I didn’t get my entryway grasscloth wall finished yesterday. It’s not a big project at all, but I was kind of lazy yesterday and just couldn’t find the motivation to get it done. But this morning, I was updating my 2017 Master List of Home Goals post (I’ve […]

We have won a new project with the Langham Estate at Julco House on Great Portland Street, W1. Works to this commercial office block include... Read more »

Following a successful project earlier this year for the Langham Estate we are delighted to be starting another project for this valued client. Back in... Read more »

grasscloth accent wall in entryway - 1Yesterday, I finally got started on my grasscloth entryway accent wall using the Phillip Jeffries Juicy Jute grasscloth wallpaper in Tantalizing Teal. (I bought mine here.) I considered several options for the entryway wall. One idea was to do a chair rail and wainscoting on the bottom, and then grasscloth on top. My issue with […]

teal kitchen - view of wall of cabinets from living room doorwayWell, y’all, my kitchen is finished. At least, I’m calling it finished for now. I’ll still be getting new appliances, but this post is mostly about my new cabinet color, refinished countertops, refinished floors, and the “big picture” views of my breakfast room and kitchen together. The appliances will come soon-ish, and I’ll keep y’all […]

studio doors vs windows options 2I’m so sorry for the lack of kitchen photos today! I’ll try again for tomorrow. I’ve been dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder that makes movement quite painful. so I’ve been working much slower than I anticipated so far this week. But I’m excited to share with you a few other […]

hallway bathroom ceilingI have about a 150 different wall treatment ideas saved up that I want to try out in my house. Unfortunately, I only have five (soon to be eight, and eventually twelve) more rooms where I can try out some fun ideas. Most of the ideas I’ve saved up are a kind of crazy, perhaps […]

May goals - kitchenMay has come and gone, and I feel really good about my house progress last month. I had originally planned to get both my breakfast room and kitchen completely finished, and then get started on the pantry. And then about midday on May 1st, just a few hours after posting my April Progress & May […]

cathy and bill house 6My Memorial Day weekend was fun, exciting, and exhausting. I helped add on to my sister and brother-in-law’s house, and all of this is being done for a child none of us have ever met before. For this to make any sense, I first have to tell you about my sister, Cathy. She’s 13 years […]

We have just been awarded the Walworth Door Entry project for the London Borough of Southwark. We will be installing door entry systems to several... Read more »

We are starting work at Kipling Estate Garages at Weston Street in SE1 for Leathermarket JMB. External refurbishment works will include the demolition of an external... Read more »

breakfast room artwork with very simple DIY frameOriginal Artwork With Easy Modern Framing

dining room benches with remote controlled wall sconces - 3Okay, full disclosure. They’re not actually magical. 😀 But let me back up a bit. When I was planning out the electrical wiring for the breakfast room and pantry, I really wanted to add some outlets to the wall with the pantry door. But that wall has a large, very solid load-bearing header running across […]

DIY upholstered dining room bench seat - 4DIY Upholstered Dining Room Bench

how to build an upholstered dining room bench - 8You know those two stretches of blank wall in my breakfast room on either side of the pantry door? Before I could consider my breakfast room completely finished, I had to address those areas. I considered several options for those spaces. At one time, I thought about adding built-in storage, but I decided against that […]

easy DIY Greek key throw pillow using painters stape and paintEasy (Painted!) DIY Greek Key Accent Pillows

Our team training in the last 6 months has included BIM Training to further our understanding and knowledge to achieve best practice in the industry.... Read more »

We are about to start work on an out-of-hours internal refurbishment project for Lister Primary Health Centre. This first NHS project will include redecorations, flooring... Read more »

breakfast room after - 23Y’all, my breakfast room is FINISHED! Oh, sweet mercy, it is finished. And I have a ton of pictures to show you not only of the finished room, but also of how this room started out, as well as a few reminders of the long journey I took to get here. I am thrilled with […]

how to build a custom wood range hood cover - 33 - install cabinet door to cover the openingI’ve done quite a few 2- and even 3-part DIY projects on this blog, but I think this project sets the record for the amount of time between the Part 1 post and the finished project. But that’s because the project was about 90% DIY and 10% custom made for me by a company I […]

double gable with garage conversion - French doors on front of houseI have been procrastinating in a big way when it comes to the garage-to-studio conversion plans. It’s not that I don’t want it to happen. I do. And I’m very excited about having that space as my studio. The issue is that completely cleaning out and emptying the garage and storage room is such a […]

We are delighted to have secured our first contract on the LB Southwark Major Works Framework. Works at Dighton Court in SE5 will commence shortly... Read more »

GE Cafe Gas RangeFor a while now, I’ve been trying to make a decision about my kitchen and pantry appliances. And I think I’ve finally figured out exactly what I want and where I want them. So let me back up a bit. Very soon after we moved into our house, I selected the GE Artistry appliances in […]

breakfast room - tv wall 4My breakfast room is getting so close to being finished. I took a break from it on Friday and Saturday, and then returned to it on Sunday with a plan on how to finish up the decorating and get this room wrapped up. So the last two days have been spent shopping. That didn’t leave me […]

how to build an easy DIY frame for a wall mounted flat screen tv - 19a - frame hides cords on side viewFrame For Wall-Mounted TV - Finished

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