"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