With the help of a my contractor and my friend (and awesome designer) Fernanda, we tried to make over our downstairs bathroom into something kid-friendly and bright but still faithful to the mirrored-tile soul of our 1967 Anchorage fixer.
It's easy to be intimidated by the way IKEA stages their perfect showroom bathrooms, but it's a lot simpler than you'd believe to transform your dull washroom into a spa-caliber sanctuary using their furniture just a little differently than intended.
In a bathroom, the more natural light you can get the better! In this particular remodel I really went all out. The bathroom before was such a dark and closed off space. We added a huge skylight, and two huge windows one above the tub.
I feel myself shrink. There's a terrible nanosecond in which I question the anatomy I've had since birth, then there is horror at my mind's susceptibility to authority, but then, eventually, somehow, there is clarity.
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.
The tribalism of organizing the world into categories comes from a very basic place to identify those around us. There are those that are men, those that are women and there are those that are not. Having the wisdom to know when it matters is what will make the world a better place.
Just when ultra-luxury amenities seem to have reached their peak, developers strive a bit higher. Perhaps the most original feature of newly developed condos is the expansion of the traditional use of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Six in the morning on a Monday -- your alarm goes off. After rolling over and pressing snooze more times than you'd like to admit, you spring out of bed and run to your messy bathroom, knowing you have less than 20 minutes to get ready...