House tour: A New build before and after
New Build in Ramat Hen, a suburb of Tel Aviv
This gorgeous new house in Ramat Hen was built in part by exercising the practices of Feng Shui. Working in conjunction with the architect and client, I put together this inspiration / color board as a guide to be used during the building process.
Painting kitchen cabinets
One of my favorite all time jobs was working for Benjamin Moore, a small paint company in the USA. Paint was my “best friend” when it came to transforming a room, I painted everything from room accents to the rooms themselves. Paint is quite an amazing thing, it can turn a “hovel” into a “Palace” with the stroke of a brush. Take a look at this before and after that I found on the This Old House website. I had to look a few times to convince myself that it was the same kitchen!
Shiputznick (Renovation) review: i feel
“i feel” living room shiputz (renovation)
I found this company “i feel” while thumbing through a current issue if Nisha, an Israeli magazine that I read from time to time. When I first saw their work I thought of “Spice it” a company that Shira has featured on Tchochkes a few times. Where the latter mentioned have a background of set designing from IKEA, it looks like this guy from “i feel” is on his own. He does an “OK” job at reinventing the space, but it is pretty ‘low end” and does not give much to aspire to.
This is my kitchen counter. No, it’s not meant to be an advertisement for Palmolive (but if they wanted to be an advertiser on the site I wouldn’t say no). It’s an example. An example of how little things can make a difference.
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Home office 1, 2, 3!
I was in great need of a workspace. Before the change, our home computer was in my daughters room which was very limiting. I could not do any work after her “bedtime”, a time that is creative for me. Also, in my profession of Feng Shui all electronic equipment is forbidden in bedrooms; I am a firm believer of this practice. The energy in her room felt better immediately after removing the computer.
The never ending wallpaper project…
This wallpaper project did end eventually but not until it got the best of me!
Here is the kitchen that I worked on over the summer. The wall paper shown here was applied 30 years ago. Notice the niche on the right with the wallpaper behind the shelves.
Renovating: Grandma’s porch gets a face lift
I just spent the summer in New York helping refurbish my parents old carriage house, which is kind of like a very ornate bird house but much MUCH bigger. This house, my mom and dad’s and my daughter’s grandma and grandpa’s; is a very special place. Here it is from the outside, after a little TLC take a look at the beauty it beholds!
Here is grandma’s porch before the face lift. This screened in space had not been accessible for the past ten years. It had become a storage area for everything but the kitchen sink. These two photos show a semi-cleaned out space, when I started the project the porch was filled to the brim with just a narrow walkway between the front and back entrances.
Take a good look at the natural wood wicker chair on the left in the foreground, that chair was on its way out until grandpa forbid me to throw it away; I had no choice but to refurbish it…