In her recent post, Things That Inspire showcased a home designed by Keith Summerour. I fell in love with the first image of the front facade. Things That Inspire describes the style of the homes as "beautiful, classic, and streamlined, with a distinct European flair".
I saved the image in my "Oxnard Inspiration File", because it visually describes what Steve and I are trying to create in our weekend home. Eventually I would love for the outside of our home to look like this, but for now we are working on the inside.
Presently we are in the messy middle of the project. We decided to replace our chunky wood railing...
with this simple steel railing.
We replaced the chunky wood handrail as well. Of course, even our own jobs have their issues. Although Steve did full size drawings of the handrail, the diamond plates were still made to large. So we are going to plaster over them. It will look much cleaner that way. I'm also not in love with the "cinnamon bun" at the end of the handrail (which was also not part of Steve's drawing). Fortunately our contractor said he can remove them.
Remember the ugly diagonal siding?
The siding has been replaced by California One Kote.
Our little powder room is moving along. The limestone floors have been sealed, but our door hinges are backordered for another three weeks!
And my pretty console from Chelsea Textiles, which was supposed to be here next week, has now been pushed back to the beginning/mid November. Ugh!
I do love how things are looking. It just feels so much simpler. We removed all of the molding around the windows and doors too. Now that the jambs have been painted I can take a picture of them for you this week.
Doing these projects always gives me more empathy for our clients!