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Yes, they're the Ikea Blankett handles: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90222233/


Seth & Allison's Kitchen Renovation:
What it Really Cost - A Budget Breakdown
Renovation Diary

5/5/13 02:33 PM

Thank you! There is actually a gas fire place in the front living room for whenever the temperature drops to the frigid 50s here in Ventura ;)


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
5/1/13 11:24 AM

Thank you! I actually do not know the exact make, though as you do too we imagine it's Mid-Century. We love it too, and were glad that a little cleaning and rewiring could make it look new again. Let us know if you ever find more info!


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
5/1/13 11:23 AM

We actually found that couch on the side of the road years ago and had it reupholstered. It's very solid and comfortable...we got really lucky.


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
5/1/13 11:20 AM

Thank you! The coffee/side table were passed down from an aunt, actually. A very generous aunt who knew we'd love them :)


Seth & Allison's Kitchen Renovation:
What it Really Cost - A Budget Breakdown
Renovation Diary

5/1/13 11:16 AM

I couldn't believe how many outlets were required by code--it seemed excessive--but after reading your comment I won't take them for granted :) - Allison


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Home Stretch Renovation Diary
4/16/13 09:13 PM

@audbod The button is for the garbage disposal, and actually the smaller of the two faucets is for filtered drinking water. Thanks for your comments! - Allison


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Home Stretch Renovation Diary
4/16/13 09:11 PM

Whoops--I thought you all were referring to our sofa on the other link and responded a little too quickly :)
Don't mind me.


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: Project Inspiration Renovation Diary: Seth & Allison's Kitchen #2
2/12/13 03:42 PM

Hi guys! Actually it's a vintage sofa that we found on the side of the road about three years ago and had reupholstered--a lot cheaper than B&B Italia! :)
-Allison


Seth & Allison's Kitchen: Project Inspiration Renovation Diary: Seth & Allison's Kitchen #2
2/12/13 03:40 PM

Thanks for the comments, everybody! We're really excited about the project.

@AGameOfYesAndNo @jlwmid @Kathryn1123 @Tess3 Open concept kitchens are definitely not for everybody, I understand. We have done a kitchen renovation before (open concept as well), so we know that that layout works for us and our lifestyle. (We like to have family and friends over a lot, and as everybody inevitably ends up in the kitchen, it's nice to have it open to the other living spaces.) Plus, I am pretty obsessive about keeping it clean...it's almost a problem :) Also, it's not indicated on the floorplan image, but we will have a more formal dining space behind the kitchen on the other side, away from TV and dirty dishes.

@Parnassus @Gwendolyn_ATX It will actually be a 4+2 once we're done with the entire renovation (the floorplan above does not include the lower story of the house). It took me a while to get used to the idea of "two living rooms" as well, but now I'm actually looking forward to having a quieter separate space without a TV for reading by the fire. We promise to never put slipcovers on the furniture and make the front living room too formal! Also, we count ourselves very lucky to live in a place that is in the mid-60s most of the year, so we plan to keep the slider open a lot :)

@arketype Thanks for all your help! Despite all the work, we're having so much fun with this and can't wait to actually live there.

@AbleandBaker Hello, fellow Venturan! Thanks for the info; we'll definitely check your stuff out!

-Allison


Introducing Seth & Allison's Kitchen Renovation Project Renovation Diary: Seth & Allison's Kitchen #1
2/6/13 09:25 PM

I was also just in Brussels and toured Cantillon Brewery. What a fantastic place! While the sour taste of the samples wasn't to my liking (unsophisticated palette, I presume), it was a dream to taste it from the source for my husband and a micro-brewer friend of ours.


Go Gueuze! What's Up With This Sour Beer?
8/16/11 06:34 PM

@killermouse: Here's the screensaver on the iMac:
http://www.swiss-miss.com/2010/01/flip-clock-screensaver-for-snow-leopard.html


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

9/1/10 04:47 PM

I can't help but defend our bikes once more with this note: the Michelangelo Gravity Bike Rack was featured on Apartment Therapy just three months ago.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/organizing/michelangelo-two-bike-gravity-stand-from-public-117106

We loved it so much we bought it right away. We happen to think our bikes are quite stylish, so we like the idea of including them in the decor. I totally get that it's not for everyone though :)


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

9/1/10 04:45 PM

@aarongroesbeck: the curtains are from IKEA and the rods are from JC Penny (nothing fancy here!)


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

8/27/10 08:49 PM

@loosethread: it's part of an ikea closet system. they have them in a couple sizes.


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

8/26/10 07:16 PM

@katie2: we actually found the couch free on the side of the road two years ago. it was covered in a tattered chartreuse corduroy-like fabric and we just had it reupholstered. it's my favorite piece in the house!


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

8/26/10 04:46 PM

@LO: yes, those are ikea nexus yellow-brown cabinets. good luck with your kitchen! we know the flat-packs all over the house story all too well.


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

8/26/10 03:35 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words, everyone!

@tullymama: thanks, the white ones are IKEA and the end chairs are CB2

@Nephthys : the paint color is Porous Stone from Dunn Edwards

@sweet tea: the living room rug is from World Market (much cheaper than West Elm ;)

@terka27 & @tara1979: the painting is by Jessica Langley (http://www.jesslangley.com/) I got it from a gallery I used to work at.

@JamesG: yes, the coffee table unfolds to be quite large. it's from crate & barrel

regarding the bikes: we have had bikes stolen from our porch (even locked up) and they get way too rusted from the ocean air outside anyway. sorry that it bothers some of you. i'm sure my dog's paws are just as dirty as bike tires and we're not kicking him outside either ;)


Seth & Allison's Breezy Bungalow
House Call

8/26/10 02:17 PM

I was in Venice this summer and was equally smitten with all the laundry lines! I took so many photos. Nice post.


Loving Laundry Lines
8/10/10 12:04 PM

I went on the Eastside tour yesterday as well and was absolutely in love with the Atwater Village house!


Pottok Prints: Wallpaper by Geoff McFetridge | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/28/10 07:22 PM