Fixer Upper: The Gaines’ Farmhouse

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on September 26, 2014

Are you brave enough to take on a Fixer Upper? If you have caught HGTV’s TV Show Fixer Upper you’d know that Chip & Joanna Gaines with Magnolia Homes are always ready to take on the challenge. I am slightly obsessed with these fixer upper beauts they take on in Waco, TX, and my inner country girl is ready to shiplap and burlap everything. I won’t get carried away, but I get so excited when an unloved old home is turned into a vintage charmer. They just don’t build ‘em like they used to, but with enough hard work, elbow grease, and dedication, you may be willing to take on the challenge too!

Take a look inside their own late 19th Century Farmhouse that they lovingly renovated into one rustic yet comfy homestead. If you like what you see here, take a look at more images of the Gaines’ home and discover Joanna’s Blog for inspiration. The Fall Season is here, and there could not be anything more cozy or romantic than some of these country-living ideas at their best.

Gaines' Magnolia Farmhouse, fixer upper, before and after-Mission Stone Tile
Farmhouse Style, kitchen design, country, living room, rustic style-Mission Stone Tile
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Mirror, Mirror

Posted under Artisan Tile by on September 24, 2014

Who is the fairest of them all? Well, these Beveled Beauties surely take the cake. Perfect for a Bar or Powder Room, these faceted Subways are nothing short of glam. Beveled Mirror Subways sparkle in the light, and reflect all the wonders of a fabulous cocktail party. You can hear the glasses clinking and people cheering when you entertain in this stunning space. Think of all the upcoming holidays and a special spot like this to entertain in…dreamy with a twist.

Beveled Mirror Subways, bar backsplash, powder room-Mission Stone Tile

 

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Home Fall Favorites

Posted under Holiday by on September 22, 2014

Tonight at midnight marks the beginning of the Fall Season, so break out the pumpkin spice and your apron and gather these Fall Favorites! Between Halloween parties and Thanksgiving dinners, offer your guests a signature cocktail such as this Caramel Apple Martini and check out these other Fall Cocktails that are crowd pleasers!

With all the sweets and hearty foods in your face, pick up my girl Giada’s Feel Good Food for healthy snacks and meals. Everyone loves a relish tray, so pick up this Bamboo Party Tray that you can use year-round. From hot toddies to hot tea, this Sugar Skull Mug is a fun little nod to Fall, and this Pumpkin Patch Cake & Bread Mold will dress up any dessert table! When you pick out your pumpkins at the patch, be sure to pick up this Pumpkin Carving Kit complete with remote control lights. Start the season off right with these Fall Favorites, and your family will thank you!

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Earth Tones & Artisan Tile

Posted under Kitchens by on September 19, 2014

If you are looking to add warmth and texture to your kitchen, it is best to go with earthy tones, natural textures, and hearty pieces like a well stocked stew. This mixture of visual yumminess is a recipe for one warm and welcoming home. This stunning Kibak Backsplash offers visual texture while incorporating the earth tones that compliment the woodwork. Ask us how to get this look, but do not forget the rest of the recipe!

The hearty kitchen island warms the space as it meets the hand-scraped wood floors, and the simplistic cabinets paired with the beamed ceiling creates a rustic vibe. You can almost hear the crackling of the fireplace and hot tea steeping on the stove. The backsplash offers a bold focal point, where the rest of the elements let it shine…just like the spice in your stew.

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Subway Tile Installations That Wow!

Posted under Tile Installation and DIY Guides by on September 15, 2014

If you love the classic look of Subway Tiles, but would like a different look for your kitchen or bathroom, then consider spinning them around in these designer patterns. You will get that wow factor that you have been after without settling on a tile that you fear may be too trendy.

If you are already in love with the Herringbone Pattern, then look no further. Subways in a Herringbone Pattern add texture and dimension to your wall, especially if you bring it all the way up to the ceiling. I love this clean and simple kitchen, and you could simply install a running bond with your subways up to the ceiling, but the Herringbone Pattern takes it to the next level. You can always put a spin on this type of pattern by installing the Subways in a Herringbone Pattern on a 45 degree angle like this bathroom wall.  Have fun with this new direction!

Herringbone Subway Tile, tile installation, kitchen design-Mission Stone Tile

 

Attention clean and simple lines! Solider Stacked Subways look ultra modern without trying too hard. Either side by side or on a vertical running bond, Solider Stacked Subways elongate the height of your ceiling. This simplistic spin on Subways is popular in homes and reminds me of industrial loft living. Keeping it classic does not mean boring with these Subway Styles!

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Living the High Life

Posted under Bathrooms by on September 12, 2014

This stunning highrise bathroom is not for the shy or faint of heart. With panoramic downtown views, you almost feel like you are bathing al fresco. The beautiful Calacatta Marble is complimented with warm brushed brass fixtures. Yes brass is back in a big way, just not the yellow brass that was a big hit in the 90’s. If you are afraid of heights, you can still achieve this look at home! Ask us about our Calacatta Marble and our easy care Porcelain Calacatta, and the dream of the living the high life can become a reality.

City Living, highrise condo, bathroom design, calacatta-Mission Stone Tile

 

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