By now you must know that I am very devoted to Delta Faucets. So, there you have it, my bias. Not only do they have a great selection of well-designed and reliable faucets, but the company has been really supportive of the blogger community, they’re quite forward thinking, they seem willing to try new things, and they hire some exceptionally efficient people. It goes without saying then, that I’m pretty excited to share some news from the faucet department for all of us white lovers out there.
The Delta Fuse in Snowflake White
The Fuse Collection is something new from Delta Faucet and it pairs stainless and snowflake white (or cracked pepper, or chilli pepper). It is an interesting option for those wishing to highlight and combine their favourite colours and finishes.
Other white options from Delta include:
I learned a few years ago that Delta is a division of Masco Canada. The Masco company includes brands like Brizo and Hansgrohe. These brands also carry some beautiful white faucets.
Brizo Solna in White
The Solna is a new addition to Brizo’s collection of fixtures. It’s a modern statement of luxury. I love its crisp look and the fact that it is available with¬†Touch2O¬ģ Technology.
Additional statement pieces for kitchens and baths from Brizo and Hansgrohe include:
Raindance Select Showerpipe, Hansgrohe
Odin Light Sconce, Brizo
Odin single handle lavatory, Brizo
When I bought my house I thought that I would just replace the faucets in the bathrooms but now that I’m living in the space, I’m eager to change the vanities as well. My Delta Tommy faucets are going to look great against new white vanities. I’m looking forward to sharing photos of the progress!
Such a pretty pillow sham…
Kevatesikko Sham, $15.98 (on sale!), EQ3
In addition to great music and delicious food, festive decor is a must for any party. From invites to balloons to signs, the decor helps to set the stage for platters of appetizers, dessert tables, and the drinks station.
Today’s round-up of party supplies are from Minted – perhaps one of the best stocked online party supply retailers.
The¬†Minted¬†collection includes a good selection of personalized stationary ready to be customized.
…and a growing collection of cool art prints.
I recently received an order for a party-in-a-box (essentially) and it is SO pretty! I was completely impressed with the colours, design, and quality of printing and paper. Stay tuned for an official review of my party package!
I have bathrooms on the brain these days since I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in my own removing strips and strips of wallpaper. Waterworks is an amazingly beautiful bathroom store and their online shop is just as gorgeous. Some of the prices I find completely hard to justify but, oh jeez, are these bath items ever good looking!
Crystal wall mounted mirror, $631
Lawson wall sconce with mirror, $453
Asscher soap dish, $110¬†
Mercury bathroom tumbler, $95
metal stool, $1800
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Happy Friday!
So…there’s some wallpaper to take down in my new home. The first layer of the printed paper comes off easily and then there’s a second layer – the adhesive layer? – that needs a bit of elbow grease. It hasn’t been that bad actually because I’ve used a wallpaper remover concoction made up a spray bottle full of warm water mixed liquid fabric softener (thanks for the tip Anita!). Once the adhesive layer is nice and damp, I take a spatula to it!
Stanley wall scraper, $7.49US, Staples
I recently learned that the official name of this handy gadget is “wall scraper”. Should’ve known.
When moving into a new place, I think it’s a really wise move to change the locks. You just never know how many keys to your home are actually floating around. In the last two apartments I lived in, the superintendents took care of this so I had nothing to worry about. But moving into a home of my own meant that I had to learn a little something about door knobs and locks. (We all know that I love learning so noone really had to twist my elbow on this one.)
I did a quick Google search for door knobs and landed on Direct Door Hardware. The site is pretty easy to navigate but the company has such an extensive selection of door knobs and locks that it is easy to get confused.
Direct Door Hardware carries many brands including: Baldwin, Weiser, Emtek, Kwikset, Schlage, Sure-Loc and Weslock (featured above)
Instead of getting overwhelmed, I narrowed down my knob search by function (residential), style (basic) and finishes (nickel, chrome) and then I did what any new homeowner might do – I asked my parents. They recommended the Schlage brand so that’s how I narrowed down my choices even further. From there I read the descriptions for each product and I took the measurements as per Direct Door Hardware’s instructions and placed my order.
I settled on the affordable Schlage Orbit keyed doorknob and matching Schlage deadbolt¬†for the four doors that I have in my place.
The knobs & locks arrived last week and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made. They look great and I am going to love the consistency that they are going to bring to the doors at my home (I’m currently dealing with a few different finishes).
Stay tuned for a report on the installation process. My dad said it’s “easy”. Uh huh.
Images courtesy of Direct Door Hardware. Many thanks to Jake E. for his assistance with my order.
The Uptown series documents my experiences as a new homeowner. Fun times ahead!
blogger tee, $9.99, Mango
Made me laugh.
I love this white cookware set from the Pampered Chef…especially the frying pan. What do you think the chances are of any of it staying white?
white cookware, $44-$129,¬†The Pampered Chef
Thanks for sending this my way Shannon Y.
Love this family of acrobats…
Pegzini, $17, designed by Oded Friedland