It’s been a long haul but we’re finally starting to see some results at Casa Louise. The tiles in our kitchen went up this week, which was pretty exciting! It’s starting to look like a kitchen rather than a pile of concrete!. We had the wall tiles custom made by a local tile maker and they’re based on an antique tile pattern that we spotted in centro one day. I am pretty happy with them. Since the kitchen was the only room in the house that didn’t have any ceiling beams, we added some new ones and it makes a world of difference. They’ll eventually be stained dark but I love the texture overhead.
This is a tricky spot in the dining room where we’re adding a number of intersecting archways supported by a single column to open things up but still keep it intimate. I love a cosy and romantic dining experience! The column will eventually be treated with an antique finish so it will look like it’s always been there. Watching this installation in action was a bit cringeworthy. I kept thinking that the house might cave in!
Since the upstairs washrooms are all fairly compact, we chose to keep two of them nice and simple in an all white palette with hits of brass to warm it up. Any colour or pattern will come from the accessories we introduce in the decor later. We picked up the under mount sink and wall mounted faucets at Funart, a wonderful local plumbing and hardware supplier. Once the white polished concrete vanity is given its final smooth, bright finish coat, the brass will really stand out. And I have to point out that the faucets will be lowered into the backsplash too — they are a tad too high here!