"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Moving day!

Hi Everyone,  I have officially moved my blog to andreajohnsondesign.com/blog.  I will see you over at my new digs!  Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a great Mothers's Day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dreaming of free standing tubs

I'm in the process of sourcing and pricing all the materials needed for my bathroom reno.  The original plan was to keep the tub and work around it by adding some wood detail to the apron and new tile for the top as well as replacing the water jet covers, the water jet panel and the faucet.  My goal was to keep the cost down by making my twenty year old tub look as pretty as possible.  Once I added up the cost to make all these changes it got me thinking about free standing tubs and possibly finding a good deal.  I don't know if I'm interested in putting lipstick on a pig if there isn't any significant cost savings.  Keep in mind that the labour and plumbing fixtures for free standing tubs can really add up so do your research.  I'm on the hunt and hoping to find a good deal so wish me luck!

The Greenwich Hotel via Decor Pad

Friday, April 27, 2012

What I'm Wearing

Casual Friday

Shirt from Aritzia, pants from Zara, sneakers from Converse, sunnies from H&M

A chambray shirt is a staple in my wardrobe because you can mix it with pretty much everything.  Dress it up, dress it down, the possibilities are endless.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pinterest inspiration

I came across this image on Pinterest and fell in love with this tile floor.  Yes, I said TILE!  It's a tile that looks like wood.  It comes in beautiful shades of either grey, brown or a white washed look.  I have added it to my short list as an option for my ensuite bath.  It will cost less in labour to install than stone and also be extremely durable and very low maintenance.  I also love that I could lay it in a herringbone pattern as it comes in either a 6x36 or 9x36 tile.  Everyone needs a little herringbone in their life, don't you think??

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time to make some changes

I'm saying goodbye to From My Living Room and I am in the process of moving my blog over to my website at Andrea Johnson Design.  I have met so many people through this little blog that I started in 2010 and I hope that will continue.  It just makes sense to have both my website and my blog all in the same place.  In the process I will be losing Google Friend Connect and all you wonderful followers that have supported me from the beginning.  To make this transition a little easier I have already added a new bloglovin' button to my current blog and you can continue to follow me once I move over to Andrea Johnson Design.  So if you love me then show me some bloglovin'!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The build up and anticipation is killing me!

I picked up Domino mag today, can't wait to flip through every page and read every word!  Hope you are enjoying your day:)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Master bath inspiration

As you know our bathroom will be under going some much needed updating and I've been busy putting together some ideas of how I want it to look and feel.  I'm thinking white and classic with a hint of colour only through accents.  

 image from House Beautiful

Some options I'm thinking about:

Shower walls


Shower floor

Accent band on shower wall

Hardware option for vanity

Two mirrors for above vanity