June 17, 2013

Savvy House Guest | House Envy

I am so excited to welcome Laura from House Envy as my Savvy House Guest!
I recently stumbled across her blog via {what else} Pinterest and was jumping out of my seat when I saw her Modern Bar Reveal!  A girl after my own heart!  She has only been blogging for a short while, but obviously DIYing for quiet some time!  I just want to crawl in her basement and continue my 
stay-cation!  Hope you enjoy!

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Hi Living Savvy readers! My name is Laura Stutzman from House Envy.  I am like a girl in a shoe shop excited about having our Rustic Modern Bar Reveal featured on Living Savvy!  I'm a huge fan of Tiffany's design work and DIY savvy and am honored that she has chosen our space!  We finished our basement three years ago this fall.  It was the first thing we have ever had the opportunity to design from cement slab to finish.  My vision was to combine the warmth and rough sawn texture of rustic design with sleek and modern fixtures and finishes.  As those of you who have built or rehabbed a home may know, this anxiety-ridden process can only be driven by some serious passion!  I both loved and hated every moment of it... Before we started, I only had a few images and examples of what rustic and modern looked like paired together for our contractors to get a sense of where I was coming from.  All along they were skeptic of how this "country modern" [insert sigh here] theme was gonna take shape.  But in the end, I think they loved it every bit as much as I told them they should! Ha!  Lucky for me and my "never quite finished" decorating mentality, places like Home Goods, West Elm and World Market have made the look more and more accessible and cost effective.  
House Envy blog bar reveal
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house envy DIY rustic modern bar mirror
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House Envy blog rustic fireplace and barn beam mantle
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House Envy rustic modern bathroom and tree wallpaper
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Hope you enjoyed our basement! I have included a "sneak peek" at some of the other living spaces in the basement and plan to reveal more on House Envy in the near future so check back and see our progress! Many thanks to Tiffany for having me!!  In the spirit of bar speak... Cheers:)

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I am drooling over that tree wallpaper!  I love it!  And how amazing are those moose antlers?!?!  
Be sure to hop over to Laura's blog and take a peak around!


Thanks for visiting Laura!

3 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Wow, what a space! Great work Laura!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

What a great space! Love the wallpaper too!

Julia Konya said...

Sorry I'm late but I love Laura's bar area. So pretty and unique!