ROCKS, DIRT, CEMENT. We're getting really dirty over here on Weaver.
One of the highlights last week was a trip, with our film crew, to American Soil & Stone in Richmond, CA. What a gorgeous place. Take a look.
Looking for large pebbles
We are in the market for some large pebbles for the entrance of Weaver. Here's some inspiration.
But not all large pebbles are the same...
Here's what I came home with
The left has a reddish tint. The right has a blueish tint.
And here it is, in context, between the poured-in-place pavers (stayed tuned for more on that).
Ever shop for a boulder?
GEEZ, IT'S OVERWHELMING.
ON A MORE OPTIMISTIC NOTE
We found a fabulous water feature. These are Basalt stones that have been hollowed out, with a hole drilled through the bottom.
It's up in the master bedroom. Just one wall. I searched high and low for this wallpaper. I had samples upon samples sent to me. And I finally landed on this. It's light gray with a silver, modern pattern overprinted. Super subtle. Super beautiful. Happy girl.
You spoke. We listened.
A couple weeks (or was it months?) back, I wrote a blog about this fireplace and what on earth to do. Lots of opinions but most thought we should paint it. We did, too. Here it is in progress and we are very pleased with the result.
A new driveway for Weaver.
This was an incredible process to watch and I have a new-found appreciation for cement and the craftsmanship that goes into making one of the most overlooked features.
We chose PEWTER from the color catalog. We wanted something a little darker, and more sophisticated than normal concrete.
We also wanted a sand finish. This light substance on top is what is sprayed on top of the wet cement to give it a matte, sand look. This sits overnight and then gets washed off the next day.
BIG, CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY
Odds and Ends
THIS IS THE MASTER CLOSET.
I couldn't capture it in one shot but it looks great. And we reinstalled a vintage vanity from another bedroom inside which looks great. We used the Container Store to do all the closets in house. And there was a whopping six! These are Elfa and I am a big fan. They are super modular. So, who ever buys this house can move them around or add different elements.
MY BIG JOB FOR THE WEEK
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