Here in Denver adding a second story to a home is a great way to add space to your existing home. Yes is there is a “but” coming, keep in mind there is a good way and a bad way to do that. Creating an addition without making it look like you just slapped a second story really comes down to choosing a good architect who understands the existing architecture and creating a seamless transition between the two. Bigger is not always better. Smaller spaces can be really efficient and beautiful. I don’t think we need huge master suites and formal dining rooms that never get used. Think of the way you live. How much time do you spend in you bedroom, basement or bath? Compared to how much you spend in your office or your kitchen. How often does everyone end up in your kitchen compared to the living room when you entertain. Below are a some images of what I think are good add ons and bad ones. I’ll profile some interiors next time. Happy Weekend!
Here are a few “wow” mirrors I found at Pier 1 the other day. (I’m thinking the first might be a good pick for the bath I just painted) They would all look great above a pedestal sink, a console table or small dresser. They are far from boring and bring some real impact to a space!
This bathroom got a subtle face lift using one of my favorite paint treatments, horizontal stripes. The base is a semi gloss white with a flat stripe in a few shades darker. The contrast of different finishes accentuates the stripe but the muted color difference keeps from being to bold a contrast. Originally I had a darker violet color but decided to keep it neutral and not to girly. So I can easily change the accessories when I tire of the pink. The hooks were great find from Urban Outfitters. More to come in this room I still need a fun fabric for a window treatment and a “to die for” mirror.