My husband and I, along with our four small children, live in a 1919 foursquare in Fort Worth, Texas. We have been renovating it for six years, and yes, we have lived in it the whole time! Chapter by chapter, while dealing with white dust and blocking off parts of the house in plastic sheeting, our adventures are chronicled here.
and also by reading this Master Bathroom Renovation Update post. We decided to incorporate wood in the bathroom because the room you step down into from the main bathroom had the original 1920 floors. I thought it might look strange to do all marble or tile and then step onto the wood. Thus the idea for the wood squares surrounded by marble was born. You can see the original (dusty!) wood floor in the below image. I love French chevron wood floors, and I love the raw, natural wood look, so I had my fingers crossed that when our original wood floor was sanded, it would be a beautiful organic looking color. Once I saw the difference in what was sanded and what had the oil stain on it, I seriously wanted to sand my entire house.
Baby's breath, also known as gypsophila, was introduced in the US in 1828 when gardeners from Britain introduced several of their favorite garden flowers.
An instant hit in the States, baby's breath became a symbol of everlasting love, innocence, and purity. Opinion differs on how gypsophila became "baby's breath". Some say it was given the moniker because of the sweet smell, and others say the name was prescribed because of its delicate appearance.[caption id="attachment_8305" align="aligncenter" width="360"] martha stewart[/caption] The arrangement in Atlanta stuck with me, so the week I returned home, I bought three bunches of baby's breath and got to work.