Wide Plank Flooring and Renovations



Before I left on my summer holidays I was able to complete a large portion of the floor.  I had looked around at different hardwood designs and loved this London residence, the Taluba Rasa, with the matte contrasting planks set in a basket weave.   I decided to look for something a little less complex and found I really like contemporary spaces like this one with traditional flooring and very modern decor and furnishings.  I settled on an oak floor with an oversized wide plank, a matte finish, and laid in a herringbone pattern.  My floor will also have boarders around cabinets or transitions between rooms.

Loft Series: Custom Windows

The very first thing I start with when making a room or scene is the window placement.  How many and what kind of view?  While shooting several different sets with modern miniatures I've learned that the window is always what brings the most lifelike illusion to the photograph. I've also learned that custom handmade wood windows are extremely tedious and difficult to make! (I applaud all you who have mastered that art!)  You might remember in my loft series I made these really large windows.  

Rise and Shine: The Contemporary Bathroom


With only hours to spare I completed my entry for the 3Dminihouse contest for Shapeways last night.  It had me thinking of my last late-night contest build.  It was a bit of a mad dash as my delivery from Shapeways arrived on Wednesday, 2 days before deadline!  :D  I'm so glad I knew I wasn't the only one working away so close to the finish which kind of made it a little more fun and a lot less panic.

Something Done, Something New



I've finished the wall of windows for the kitchen.  I was really surprised with just how well it works, lots of light and great views to the outside. It makes the kitchen look even bigger then it already is!  These double doors will eventually lead out onto a deck.  I am also going to add a third window beside the fridge on the left wall to match the spacing of this new finished wall.

Kitchen Update

I've managed to dig myself out of the snow drifts to bring you a long over-do update. I hit a lot of design roadblocks the last couple of months and the kitchen has been sitting in pieces. I found it challenging to select windows, flooring and overall design style knowing it would continue throughout the rest of the open concept house.  Everything needs to be glued down yet but it's almost there I think, a few changes to make again but its very close!