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Happy D-Day!

I am feeling like a kid on Christmas morning right now, because today is the day we are going to demo our bathroom! We're gutting the entire thing and starting from scratch. I've had a love/hate relationship with this portion of our renovation - Love, because this is the most drastic and dramatic update we will be making in our apartment, and I've had so much fun designing and planning this room. Hate, because of all the paperwork, DOB permits, and red tape I've had to deal with in order to receive approval for this project. Now that the day is finally here, I am so very eager to see it all come together at last. But first, everything must come apart!

Here is a peek at the original bathroom:

And here is a peek inside my head:


The Tables Have Turned

I have been searching high and low for the perfect table to put our study. Originally, I had my eyes on several vintage writing desks. They're elegant, and embody the polished feel of a traditional study. However, when I received a ginormous iMac from my sweet husband for Christmas, I was forced to modify my search in order to accommodate the computer's dimensions.

I'm not complaining in the least bit, really. Looking back, I've noticed that many of the inspiration photos from my previous post featured rather substantial tables prominently placed in the focal point of a room. I decided to search for beautiful dining tables that could double up as larger desks, and discovered a ton of fabulous options. Eventually, I set my heart on the Sheridan Table from *ahem* Tarjay. Here's a style board I whipped up with Mr. Sheridan taking center stage~

I am swooning over this table's classic lines, the old world charm of its turned legs, and the generous surface area it provides without being ridiculously proportioned or bulky. The Sheridan's handsomely distressed finish compliments our existing pieces beautifully, and its size -and price- totally fit the bill.

A few more images of dining table-esque desks~

{Image credits: Elle Decor, Pottery Barn, Patrick Cline, Jan ShowersMiles Redd, Rebecca Ray}