Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cardinal House - Progress

Excuse me while I step back in to the blog arena. Whew - I can't believe it has been a month since I posted on the blog..... life has been busy.

There are other stories I'd like to blog about, but I want to share a few images of the house updates first.

Front entry. Single door with side windows framed in black {inside and out}.

The mosaic tile {Tycos Tile in Toronto} in soft grey is framed with grey marble to create a welcome mat.

The hub of the house - kitchen and family room.

LOVE our new kitchen.

The double apron front sink by Franke.

Rubinet Raven taps.

Microwave door with a front finish that looks like drawers {so it matches the profile of the rest of the drawers along the space}. This is the perfect solution when you rarely use a microwave.

'The Winter' fireback via A full blog post will be devoted to the installation of the fireback.
for installation details click here

Out on the lanai. Entrances from our master suite and the family room lead to the vaulted roof covered outdoor space.

The wood burning fireplace on the lanai will soon be complete and feature another fireback above the mantle.

Just inside the lanai door is our master suite. The arched roof line gives us the prettiest view of the tree's on our property.

An Angel adorns the wall in Kya's nap room.

We have many projects to work on ...... mirrors and sconces in the bathrooms, showers doors {thankfully the showers are big enough to use without a door}, landscaping and walkways are being planned, and of course there is always the prettiness of a home - pictures and soft touches throughout that take the most time to settle on.
As I sit and type this post I look around and feel comfortable in our new home. Maybe it was the extended time planning and dreaming that makes the rooms feel so right - maybe it's that the space is filled with love and family.
The Cardinal sat up on the fence today - it was my Granddaughter who noticed him first. He watched as we cut flowers from the limited front garden left from the construction. It was 14 years ago that the Cardinal guided me while I built my first garden and I know he is here every step of the way guiding me now.


  1. If I could start over, THIS is exactly what I would do. i love every single thing!

  2. Your house looks beautiful, Katherine very warm and inviting and oh, so stylish...fabulous!
    Thank you for popping over...lovely to hear from you.
    Happy Weekend! xx