3.27.2015

last day for giveaway!

Happy Friday! Don't forget, today is the last day to win a FREE Quick Design Fix Consultation!
You can enter by liking this Instagram post, or you can enter one (or all) of the four ways below! Winners will be announced next week. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out my webpage to read all about my new $20 Quick Design Fix service!

UPDATE: Winners are Sarah Cotton and Kristin Kriegler. Please e-mail me at stacygravesinteriors@gmail.com to claim your prize!


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3.23.2015

project: fireplace update

I've finally convinced Charlie to help me tackle updating our fireplace. We painted it all white last year, and while it was an improvement, it's still a heavy wall of brick that feels outdated.
I've been pinning ideas and tutorials for adding millwork over brick, and we've decided to frame out the brick above the mantel as well as both columns to get a look similar to the photos below.

I'm also very excited to announce that I'll be joining the upcoming One Room Challenge with Calling it Home starting April 2nd. We'll be tackling our laundry room that has sat unfinished since May, and I'll be sharing some of my plans next week!

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my giveaway for a FREE Quick Fix design consultation! You can enter through this blog post, or this post on Instagram!

3.16.2015

project: guest bath remodel reveal

I can't believe I'm finally saying this, but our bathroom remodel that we started nearly one year ago is finished! This has been such a long road for us and more work and frustration than either of us could imagined (thanks to a horrible contractor), but we're so happy with it now. After months of realizing our contractor wasn't going to follow through with fixing his mistakes, we ended up taking on completing everything ourselves. We've had it about 90% complete for a few months, but we were so tired of it that we took a break and left the details unfinished. We finally got around to the finishing touches and I can now share the reveal with you!
We added a second sink, put in a new vanity with a marble countertop, added a second light fixture, centered them above the sinks, and put in new faucets and pivoting mirrors.
We knocked out the unnecessary soffit to open up the ceiling, put in a vent, raised the shower head to the correct height and put in a new window.
We also changed out the bathtub for something deeper and more modern.
We updated the plumbing fixtures to a more modern one handle valve and added in a chrome shower basket for shower storage.
The old texture was awful, so we had the walls skim coated (which I later redid because they were so poorly finished) and it has totally changed the look of the bathroom! We also changed out the door and lever, as well as all the outlets and switches.
So much work, but so worth it in the end. While we were doing this we both said that we'd never do it again and planned to completely hire out the work on our master bath remodel, but now we're both ready to tackle the master and we plan to do it all ourselves... Stayed tuned for more details!

3.13.2015

$20 quick design fix + giveaway

Almost daily I am receiving design questions from people with projects that aren't big enough to justify hiring an interior designer, but they still would like a designer's advice before proceeding with a purchase. Other times they know what they need, but they just want help finding the right pieces in their budget. When I searched for a solution, I found people have very few options for when they want to consult with a designer, but don't need to actually hire an interior designer. My answer to this problem: $20 Quick Design Fix℠!

Here are a few examples of what you will get with a Quick Fix.

This client needed help finding a 9' x 12' rug that was under $1,000 and also fit into her existing living room decor.
 This client was having trouble finding affordable and attractive storage for her open bathroom shelving.

 This friend had her paint color and rug picked, but wanted help deciding between finishes for their TV console:


Other examples of questions that would qualify for a Quick Design Fix℠ are:

"What pillow combinations would work with my sofa?"
"What type of drapery do you recommend for my nursery?"
"What are some neutral-toned gray paint colors I can try?"

I've been cleaning up my website to make it easier to navigate and find what you need. You can check it out here, and find the $20 Quick Design Fix℠ here, as well as from the link at the top of this blog! To kick off my new service I'm giving away TWO free Quick Fixes to my readers. All you have to do is make sure to follow me on Instagram and like today's Quick Fix post! For extra entries tag a friend in today's instagram post that might be interested in a Quick Fix for their home and visit my other social media sites via Rafflecopter below. You have until next Friday, March 27th to enter!

UPDATE: Winners are Sarah Cotton and Kristin Kriegler. Please e-mail me at stacygravesinteriors@gmail.com to claim your prize!
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3.05.2015

project: master bath remodel

We've finally received the wintery weather in Dallas that the rest of the country has been hit with all winter. I know I'm in the minority, but I absolutely love it. I'm sure it's partly because I don't have kids in school and I'm also lucky enough to not be forced out in it because of my job. I feel like a kid when I wake up to a yard covered in snow.


It's hard to believe that in just a few months we'll be lounging in that pool!

While I've been cooped up in the house I've started scheming up a plan for our upcoming master bath remodel. I'll be sharing many more details of the renovation in the coming weeks, but here is our current plan:
I've been really leaning towards adding cement tile for the flooring, but I keep going back and forth between this and just doing the entire floor in the 2 inch hex. The hex is definitely a classic, so for resale this makes the most sense. I'm ordering samples of the moroccan cement tile to hopefully make my decision easier! Which one do you prefer?

One thing I'm definitely excited about is mixing the chrome and matte black fixtures. We've decided to do a chrome rain shower fixture, possibly two depending on the design, and we're going to add extra overhead lighting because it's incredibly dim in here at night. I'm completely obsessed with these modern matte black sconces, towel rack, and paper holder.

Also, I can't believe I'm finally saying this... but our guest bathroom is officially finished! It's been about 95% finished for a few months, but we only just recently got in there and finished out the small details that really make a difference. I'm shooting the bathroom next week, so keep an eye out for the reveal next Monday!