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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS
San Diego, CA

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My Sensible Style Bathroom

29 July 2015

My Sensible Style Bathroom

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One of my earliest Pinterest boards was My Sensible Style Kitchen.  In that one, I shared the elements I’d like to include in a fully-remodeled Chez J kitchen.  This new board, My Sensible Style Bathroom, takes on my master bath.  It’s not a room I’m going to completely remodel; it doesn’t need it and I would likely not fully recoup the investment.

I already updated the vanity, installed accessories, (towel hooks and toilet paper holder), changed the paint and added crown molding.  I’m leaving the flooring, toilet, tub and shower tile intact.  The rest will get a facelift.  Here’s how.


Rainshower/handshower combo without re-plumbing
(Photo Courtesy:  Kohler Co.)

Modernist Simplicity – My Mother’s Style (in honor of her 79th Birthday)

22 July 2015

Modernist Simplicity – My Mother’s Style (in honor of her 79th Birthday)

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Born in 1936, Sandy D. Trief worked as a legal secretary, ballroom dance instructor, then stay-at-home mom throughout my childhood.  When my younger brother went into school, she went back to work as office manager at an investment company.  She earned her securities license and later became a very successful investment banker.  My mother was born in 1936 and died too young in 1996.  Much of what I know about style, femininity, ethics, charity and success come from her. This week, I’m celebrating her July 27th birthday with a Modernist Simplicity Pinterest Board inspired by her taste.  (You’ll need to click into the headline of this post to access the link.)

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Happy birthday, Mom! I love and miss you.
Sandy D. Trief – 1936 to 1996