Sunday, July 29, 2012


Last weekend I took a trip to IKEA with my client.  We are nearing the end of a long project, the design and construction of a 10,000 square foot home outside of Washington D.C.  It has been great fun which is a good thing since it is my job and I enjoy it immensely.  We went to IKEA to purchase some mirrors for the secondary bathrooms.  The store carries a nice line of beveled mirrors for damp environments like bathrooms.  These mirrors come in many shapes and sizes.  Looking at the higher end mirrors at other vendors and then choosing these saved a lot of money.  In the end, a design plan is all about the budget. Below are many displays from our trip to the Virginia store.  Low prices and some high quality items.  The mirrors will be perfect over the vanities.  Photos coming soon when the home is complete.  This is my HIGH LOW project!

The modern bathroom
First stop, the fabric.  Many deals here.

Unique lighting options

I love these, I hope to use them in a home in the future.

Drum beat

LED lighting has made this and many other designs possible.

This panel lighting is unique.

A very cute little girls room with pink lamps on the wall.

This desk is very cool!

The Green paint color on the walls looks great with the furniture.

The Photographer

Great price for the trendy Lucite chair.


The table top is a tray that lifts off.  I love the spindle legs.



I love this room and Audrey Hepburn steals the show!

A ladies room, Hollywood Regency/Mod.

This console is a beautiful color gray.

Look closely, a woman was standing in the room shopping.  I guess she likes that color a lot!

Pillow talk

All photography by Dorothy Durbin

Green and citrus colors are the trend right now.


  1. Very helpful! Thanks for your blog

  2. Ikea is a great inspiration. Oh, I'm looking forward to seeing the result!!

  3. That sofa with Audrey Hepburn face in the wall is just stunning!

  4. This was my favorite room because of the sofa. It is fabulous. Thank you, Dorothy

  5. Painting, Sofa, designing, and colors are showing the perfect outlook and the a fantastic painting is also fabulous. It has really made my day.

    1. Thank you Builders in London! We enjoy the same great love for creativity and design.


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