Guest Bathroom Magazine Feature

Guest Bathroom Magazine Feature

Happy New Year! 2017 was definitely a memorable year over here on both a work and personal level. On the work side, Vintage Refined continued to grow, specifically gaining a greater presence in Chicago. I was lucky enough to work with some really great clients who continue to challenge our creativity and capabilities. In my personal life, we moved into a new home and I became a mother (to more than just dogs). Looking back, it's no wonder this year flew by. It's going to be a tough one to beat, but 2018 is already off to a great start. I've had some exciting news that I've been eager to share with you, and can finally do so. It's been one of my personal goals for awhile, and I can finally check it off my list; our lake house was featured in the magazine This Old House!

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Blue & White Powder Room

Blue & White Powder Room

When we first moved into the new house, everything seemed PERFECT! It was turn-key move in ready and we weren't going to have to do a thing! However, now that we've been here for a couple months, I've had time to really dissect each room in excruciating detail. I mean, we're talking down to the type of lightbulbs used. It seems with each passing day, I manage to add five new items to the to-do list, while we are checking off items at a much slower pace. What initially looked like a fresh, blank slate quickly started to look a bit blah and boring. We needed color and texture and pattern and most of all...personality! I'm telling you now, it's going to be a slow process, but we'll get there, one room at a time. I decided to start small and first tackle the powder room.

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Master Bathroom Renovation Reveal

Master Bathroom Renovation Reveal

It is almost bittersweet that I write this post today, as it wraps up the final bathroom renovation reveal for our lakehouse. However, considering we have now been in this home for over three years, I guess I should just get on with it already! In case you missed the other bathroom renovations, make sure you catch up on the downstairs bathroompowder room and guest bathroom.

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Condo Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Condo Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Oh yes, it's time for another renovation reveal today! To mix it up, today I am sharing a project we just finished at our condo. Since we purchased the lake house almost three years ago, the majority of our attention has been focused on renovating that home. The lake house is finally to the point where the projects are slowing down, it really feels like a comfortable and inviting space, and we can sit back and relax. Oh wait, I take that last part back. Sit back and relax? I'm still working on that one! Because we had been so focused on the lake house, our condo has been treated like the cast off, neglected step child. But, last Fall we agreed to spend the Winter shifting our focus back to some condo projects. Well, Winter became Spring, and now with Summer right around the corner, we finally have completed the bathroom renovation. Just in time to sit back and relax all Summer, right?! Doubtful.

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Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Ok guys, this is a big one. In the words of Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman (which is, by the way, a Top 10 classic in my books), if you don't read this post, "Big mistake. Big. Huge." I can't really say why I haven't shared this bathroom makeover yet, seeing as it was one of the first rooms in our lake house renovation we completed. I think the main reason was because it is such a dramatic change, and I wanted to get it just right, so I kept procrastinating. Well seeing as some of the rooms are already on round two (or three) of renovations and makeovers, I guess I better get on this!  

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