2.23.2017

565. Renovations | Part 4

Peloso Alexander
I'm currently sitting at the lobby bar of my building again as I update this. I came down again today to check on my renovations. My floors and walls are finally done now and they're currently working on my washroom. So this morning, I went with my contractor around to a few stores to pick up my washroom, kitchen backsplash tiles, etc and choose my countertops again..as well as look at more faucets. It was a productive morning. Now we came back to my building and I'm sitting at the lobby bar all day working while they continue on with my washroom.

The past few days I've made quite a bit of progress on my shopping. I ordered a few pieces of furniture and got all my appliances (except the microwave) ordered as well. All my things are coming at different times over the next few weeks. Longest being my rug so far - 6 week wait!! This whole renovations project is really testing my patience lol. My bed should be arriving sometime next week so after that I'll be able to partially move back in!

chicken caesar salad
Just had this chicken caesar salad..now having sweet potato fries. I always eat so much while I'm sitting here lol.

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My floors are done now! The baseboard under the window isn't painted over yet so it doesn't look that nice right now. My walls look so purplish in pictures..

backsplash tiles
Picking up my backsplash tiles

tce stone
Picking my quartz countertops

Cabinet door handles
bathroom design
colourful faucets
Selene Furniture
Selene Furniture
Ordering my new couch!! I'm so excited to get it! It's a pretty unique design and consists of both suede and leather elements. I loved how they have so many colour options. Should be arriving in about 3 weeks.

Selene Furniture
Selene Furniture
Selene Furniture
Selene Furniture
Martin Daniel
My rug I ordered from Martin Daniel. They have the coolest rugs! In so many different crazy styles and colours. Oh & my couch was from Selene Furniture. We've been to countless different stores now and purchased from several..the experience here was the best so far. The owner was so nice and patient and the service so far has been amazing. I highly recommend them.

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At my dad's the other night..working on a last minute project for one of my companies.

Library Bar
"Singles & Mingles". At the Royal York Library Bar last week with my friend (aka our regular spot for when we don't want to walk outdoors, as it's connected directly to our building)

Library Bar
Library Bar
stellasport
Some Stellasport retail therapy

Peloso Alexander
Walking around the (best) furniture stores on King Street East

Peloso Alexander
Peloso Alexander
Peloso Alexander
Peloso Alexander
shag rugs
I looooved these rugs..in person, the colours look really beautiful. Some of the larger ones were like degrade colours. I love the blues. But unfortunately to order these it would take 3 months (& they're also super expensive)

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2.17.2017

564. Renovations | Part 3

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Yesterday I went downtown to check on the progress of my renovations. At the moment, everything is ripped out already (except the washroom)..and they just did the painting yesterday. I had wanted my walls to be grey with white baseboards and accents (like the Dior stores colour palette)..I think mine turned out a bit more dark than I expected but that's ok. Seeing all the cement and everything made me so stressed out and anxious lol. I reallyyyyy can't wait until everything is completely done and I am fully moved back in again. At this point it feels like that day is so far away. I'm so impatient.

leftbanked renovations floors
Love my new German floors!

leftbanked renovations
1 King West salad
After that I stayed down at my lobby & lobby bar for lunch and to work for a few hours. I haven't hung out down there in years it seems. I should start going again..it was fun lol. Then I went out for a yoga session. Then went for dinner with my friend at Bar Verde in Nordstrom. Then came back to my building to meet a friend for awhile then left and came back to my mom's place uptown. Times like those makes me realize how I take living downtown for granted lol. The commute back and forth is so annoying. Well I just have to wait a few more weeks. My contractor said my floors should be done by middle of next week. Then I can start moving stuff back in. The bed I ordered should arrive the week after next. As for the rest of my furniture and appliances..hopefully I'll be able to finish buying everything next week.

Bar Verde Nordstrom
Miele appliances
Appliance shopping last week! Had a bit of an issue with my appliance requirements/specifications so I haven't purchased anything yet..but I have picked out a few things. Apparently I need to change some electrical wiring in my unit first so waiting now to get approval from management.

range
Liebherr
I really love that skinny Liebherr fridge..it has really nice handles. But so expensive :(

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2.14.2017

563. Renovations | Part 2

Decorium bed
The past couple of days has been very busy with furniture shopping, store after store! So much fun though yet equally as stressful. I LOVE interior decorating. I had a lot of fun going around getting new furniture back when we moved into our house many years ago..then when I moved to my current condo now I didn't get anything new as it came with everything (hotel style) and I was happy enough just having my own place. But now I am so excited to finally be giving it a complete makeover. I can't wait until it is all completed so I can have all my furniture that I ordered (and will be ordering) come together, and finally move back downtown. Here are some photos I took from the stores we visited. Some places didn't allow photos so I couldn't take them in there..and also I am not going to show anything I bought so far as I want it all to be a surprise. My colour scheme will be: grey, navy blue, white (marble effect), gold..and a pop of red ;)

So at first I wanted my kitchen to be the main focus and was planning to just get the best things for that area but now as I pick out every piece, I want everything to be unique. So many options. Also I realize I am very lucky to be able to do this (thanks to my parents helping out)!

At the moment, my place is being worked on and everything is ripped out. It's kind of hard to envision how the final result will be like as everything is completely new. I really hope it'll turn out as nice as I picture in my mind. I will head down to check up on the progress this week though..can't wait!

Here are some photos of the general style I'm going for, and just cool pieces I found in the stores.

faucets
washroom faucets
Suite 22
My favourite store so far where I loved almost EVERYTHING was Suite 22. But as expected it was also the most expensive. I didn't even start looking at the King East design stores yet (which I think are where the most unique designs are) but I know when I go..I will also want everything.

Suite 22
Kartell gnomes
Suite 22
Cool chair

Suite 22
Suite 22
If I didn't already pick out my rug, I'd probably want this one...

Suite 22
I want to get one of those huge mirrors..

Mobilia
Suite 22
Barrymores
Barrymores
Barrymores
blue velvet
Sneak peek of the first thing I ordered...

Some other random photos from this past week:

Daft Punk Bearbricks
Took these out to stage some shots when Snapchat released the Daft Punk filter.

green tea green smoothie
blueberry smoothie vitamix smoothie
Drinking excessive amounts of green tea and smoothies, in my mason jars

himalayan and pomeranian
My cat and dog getting along with each other. If you are new to my blog: my cat (Blueberry) is a Himalayan and lives at my dad's house. We've had him for about 15 years already! My dog (Hennessy) is a Pomeranian and lives with me. He would always bark at the cat when we came to visit but now they have learned to tolerate each other lol. After taking these photos I realized how I always seem to get super fluffy pets.

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I've been trying to keep up with doing yoga every day while here..hence the reason why I was wearing a sports bra here. Taking a selfie break. I love this filter! Wish I actually had cat eyes. (PS - feel free to add me on Snapchat: Leftbanked)

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