|The vintage glassware caught my eye because I'd like to find glasses in similar colors for my living room bar. Grace volunteered that her blue decanter was from Crate and Barrel which you can find online HERE|
I thought Grace's renovation was flawless. She and her husband had an older home and they made tons of thoughtful, green choices to renovate it but keep a strong connection to its origins. Some of their first floor bedroom was given over to create a larger bathroom so they recycled the removed original hardwood flooring over to the new staircase leading up to their second story addition. This allowed all their first level flooring to match exactly. They also recycled clapboard which was removed from their living room walls into other parts of their house so many of their new additions were done with original materials. Additionally, my friends and I noticed that the small mosaic tiles Grace and her husband chose for the bathrooms could easily pass for original tile work which made all the new bathrooms seem like they had always been there.
The nice four photos above are from a feature about Grace's renovation on Houzz called "Playing with Good Tension in Austin," You may see many lovely before and after pictures provided by the architect firm and more details about her renovation by clicking HERE. I included a few pics above to tease the feature and to give you the gist of her dining room space which is in a pass through room between the living room and kitchen. I like the flow created by this layout. I remember Reba had a similar layout in her first house. I know you'll enjoy all the other pics on Houzz. I'm only sorry there isn't a picture of a new balcony that Grace and her husband included in their second floor addition. Grace's backyard has gorgeous mature trees and one grows near the house beside the new balcony making it feel like a tree house. Additionally, the second floor balcony gave the house a view to the downtown area of Austin so when you are standing on the balcony it is like you're looking at the city nightscape from your tree house hideaway. Very cool and so very Austin.
Thanks to Grace for giving me permission to share the pics I took of her dining room. I have a bunch of other posts that I need to edit photos and copy to post so hopefully I'll have another update soon. Hope you are having a great week. And last, as promised, the awesome dressing recipe.