Decisions, Decisions…

We’re in a bit of a lull right now, just waiting for the countertops to get installed. They were templated last week and should be in by the end of this week or early next. In the meantime, I’ve made some decisions.

I finally decided on a light fixture. Mostly based on budget…which is basically dwindled down….
I first found this beaut on Pottery Barn


But the price tag wasn’t the best. And that’s when I spotted this amazing deal on World Market.


Boom! Well, I had to check with Ry first and I gave him an option of that light as well as this one:


I liked them both but the difference was really their sizes. Which I then turned to elevations to help make the decision easier.


I apologize for the crap picture, but I drew it up quickly, snapped a phone pic and sent it to Ry to see what he thought. So what you’re seeing is what he saw. We both agreed once standing in the kitchen that the large would feel too overpowering in the small space so we went with Henry. I liked that he was cheaper too, so that helped. Regardless if we loved the light or not once we install it – at least we didn’t break the bank, and we could always replace later down the road. Henry should be in this Thursday, so I should have a photo of him installed soon. I love that the ORB look will tie in the new faucet and handles we picked out. Simple, sleek, industrial.


Then came a decision on shelves. I pretty much had my mind made up, but then our contractor asked how many shelves and if we wanted them wrapping the corner and I started to second guess myself. Back to the computer.

I did an elevation to decide how many shelves – took a vote at work, all my fellow designers agreed that 2 was the way to go. I sent it to Ryan and he took a poll at work and all the men chose 3. Go figure. So 2 shelves it is.

Then came the wrapping the corner debacle. I broke down and did a quick sketch up (again sorry for the crap photos / iphone screen shots) and I’m glad I did. The practicality of more shelf space would have made me chose wrapping it, but once I saw it I realized I had to stick with my initial gut instinct and go with no angle/wrap.


I love the symmetry and something about the angled shelf reminds me of our old awkward angled shelf that used to be in that corner. Speaking of…Let’s take a quick check point look at the kitchen….

Oh yea, our hood got installed too! Can’t wait for this project to finish up! Is it the 4th yet?