I’m spending this Thanksgiving week talking about my trip to Turkey! You know me, I’m all for a remodel, but this major restoration and renovation of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul seemed like a bit of a project. Built in 537, I couldn’t stop looking at the incredible bookmatched slabs of marble that encase the walls and the trompe l’oeil painting around it. Can you guess what’s stone and what is masterful paint work?
Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win Blog Cabin 2013, a beautiful, special beachside home in Atlantic, North Carolina.
Photo (c) Stikwood
One of the best things about my line of work is finding out about all kinds of innovative, clever and easy to use new products. I love finding small businesses that solve big problems with great ideas. When I was first introduced to Stikwood, I was pretty sure I’d found another winner.
This ingenious product is made from real wood, available in many colors and can be used to beautify all kinds of places in your home or office. It can make industrial spaces look rustic, dated spaces look modern and it can make any space more interesting. I mean, look at these finished projects.
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I spent the last week in Atlantic, North Carolina on the site of Blog Cabin 2013 and boy was it a doozy! The cabin is finished and project manager Dylan is on site keeping the magic going until the keys get handed over to a very special someone. My very favorite spot in the house is sitting on the front porch, rocking and sipping a coffee, staring out at the wavy water.
While I describe the week, I’ll share some of my favorite sneak peeks at the textures in Blog Cabin…