my house

Submerged

A photography/print series I’m working on. It all started with needing some art for the big blank wall in our bathroom…

Jen

Still So Much To Do…

I’ve finally hung my Ashley Woodson Bailey print in a temporary frame from Ikea. (I’ll get it professionally framed at some point.)
Still need the Carrara Marble top and these sconces from Black Rooster Decor which have been backordered again!

These sconces are going in the dining room as well.

I am also thinking for in here, […]

The Power of Symmetry Cont…

Symmetry on a smaller scale doesn’t feel quite as intimidating or austere. It is a vital design principle in interior design.
In my own house, it had the potential for a nice space with the two windows, but the squeezed rectangle shape so high on the wall did nothing but make for a useless wall, […]

Happy Holidays!

All the best to you and your family this holiday season!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
From Jennifer Halbesma Design

House Update

It’s starting to feel like Christmas!
 We’ve been busy with finishing details around the house, trim, curtains, tiling, to try and get the house liveable so we can finally move in! Oh and we also got a fresh tree for Chrismas!!  The tree fills a big void in the living helping the space feel more […]

Tiling

This week we started tiling!
My initial inspiration for the bathroom was this design by Kelly Wearstler. I’m really into the hollywood regency look lately!

Well due to my dad’s lack of patience and the fact that the marble tile was a little fragile, we didn’t end up doing the design I initially wanted but we came up […]

Countertops

This week we went to a few warehouses and tile showrooms around the city to try and find a countertop that would work in the kitchen. I went into the first few warehouses with an open mind….

I thought this granite would be interesting with a waterfall countertop, for a potential client maybe, but I don’t think I […]

Refinishing the floors continued…

As you know I’ve been on the search for the perfect stain, or polyurethane for the floors. I vetoed dark stain because it was a bit scary to do as a DIY and with the floors so light and bright after sanding I just couldn’t cover them up with a dark stain. So I […]

Refinishing the Floors

As I’m sure you’ve seen in previous photos the hardwood was in need of some repair, and refinishing. Because we removed some awful carpetting and the hardwood from the bathroom… yes bathroom, the oak floors didn’t have matching finishes throughout the house. Not to mention the drywall mud, dust, and paint that covered the […]

We have lights!

Anyone who has ever undertaken an extensive renovation will know that once you have lights and working outlets it is a huge step forward!!
With the drywall now finished and painting finished we had our electrical  somewhat wrapped up. It feels amazing to be that much closer to being ready to move in!

 

On another note,

I […]