Over the last month or so Lawry has had the radiant heat system installed in the floor, had the electrical run, and has worked with the audio video person to install the necessary runs/zones for his television and stereo system.
Lawry's horses, pictured right.
Lawry has also been hard at work outside on the property sorting sandstone and creating a beautiful set of ponds with a waterfall adjacent to his home and bunkhouse. He has done the backbreaking work of sorting and stacking all the stones to create a series of cascading ponds. Can't wait to show you - it's truly beautiful.
Currently, the runs are being made by geopro for the geothermal heat system.
One of several horizontal runs for the geothermal system - very cool!!
Another possible plaster style. This texture sample is too flat, not enough depth for us.
Bill Pischieri from Veneer Plasters
Ralph Lauren - Suede
The Ralph Lauren Suede color palette - yum!!
I have wanted to use milk paint for years but never had just the right client and/or opportunity. I sent Lawry (a most adventuresome client - yeah!!) some milk paint as an experiment. He mixed up a batch and applied it to a piece of drywall. It's great!!! I know we'll be using milk paint in some of the rooms. It arrives as a dry powder and you mix it yourself. Natural ingredients - perfect.
Milk paint sample in the butternut squash color. Doesn't it bring out the great tones in the fireplace stones??
Lawry had some of his left over fireplace rocks sitting outside being washed by the endless rain that we have been getting...and...look!! With the dust washed off the stone the color is excellent!! Looks like the fireplace is going to be receiving a delicate wash; tricky to do because if the stones are washed too much, the moss may come off.
Butternut with clear top coat
We have decided on our wood species for the kitchen cabinet - butternut. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE butternut. I don't understand why everyone doesn't use/love this wood species. Lucky for us, it's not commonly used and it's available.
We have met with our concrete countertop fabricator, Ideal Surface, and are awaiting our samples. Soon to be featured on the blog - stay tuned.