28 July 2012

Concrete...To Pour or Not to Pour?

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Gwyenth Palthrow's Kitchen

Well, well, well, there is quite a debate about concrete counters versus natural stone counters versus the silestones, etc.  Personally, I love the look of the concrete.  I will not install many granites anymore and I have just finished a project with the kargest island I have ever seen & the counters are fabulous!  They are Ceasarstone.  I go back and forth.  My sister-in-law just had to remove her center island concrete surface becauce of the foundation issues alwyas shifting and caausing it to crack.  If and when I ever get to do my own kitchen I will be stuck!  What do you al think of the counters?  Which are your favorites?  I had better start thinking!!!!

Happy Weekend!...

15 July 2012

Rainy Days & Dark Libraries...



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We have had quite a few rainy summer days here in Houston this past week.  I'm talking torrential downpours where driving around after you see limbs in the street.  I am certainly not complaining because we need it and it has actually cooled the temperature off here, but my rain boots have definitely been worn often during this past week.  Each time one of the storms blows in I have the desire to wrap up in a blanket with a good book & relax and read.  I imagine myself in a dark library like the ones pictured above with no lack of reading material and the ability to make one feel cozy and safe!

Happy weekend!...