Ideas for my personal house

I love this butlers pantry I found online would be a perfect option for where I have a desk and tall cabinet. Open shelves everyone says gathers dust yes it does so please dust. 

I would love to add a screen porch for extra living space 

I love this light by my favorite lighting company

Love where you Live! 🌳if not rip it out and paint it

My sweet clients/friends called me soon after they bought a house and said can you come over tomorrow and can you start renovating the next day ? Of course I could. We met at the house and decided we would need to completely start over in the bathroom so we removed all but the porcelain tub. We added new tile from Home Depot a vintage octogon and dot in black and white. We ordered a white vanity with a marble top online new lights from pottery barn on sale and subway tile in the shower and we have a new bathroom. It really is that easy to transform a small bath and love where you live. Next up the kitchen and the hidden butlers pantry.

I love this paint color in the bath above grey owl by Benjamin.Moore it's one if my favorites 
I love finding uses for spaces that are what I call prime real estate. This area was a pass thru with two closets on the way to the kitchen from the front foyer. We decided to take out the closets and add a base cabinet with a marble top and open shelves for glasses, a beverage/wine fridge and you have a great entertaining and serving area.

Changing the paint and light fixture made a huge difference. I love a drum shade and this one has a nice crystal knob at the bottom that makes it unique 

The kitchen cabinets were in good shape so of course we painted them Benjamin Moore  white dove in a semi gloss finish. We added the Kohler remodel sink, Carrera marble counter tops of course, a bridge faucet in chrome and a fab light from Restoration Hardware some subway tile and Benjamin Moore white dove walls and now they love where they live! 

Happy Tuesday! Love where you live. If you don't call me 865-803-2918
Stacy Jacobi Interiors 

The Ugly Pantry Door

My latest house has the oh so gorgeous bifold pantry doors with wire shelves. Please I don't know who invented wire shelving but it is not good for anything. Things don't stand up straight, things fall over its awful. It's like the wire hangar from the movie Mommy Dearest. Don't use wire shelves. So next on my list is to remove the wire shelves in my pantry  with solid wood or mdf or laminate. 
I then had another idea which is to remove the bifold pantry doors  and replace with something more interesting 
Brad Johnson at has some fabulous architectural doors from France
He goes to France and selects items and has them shipped in containers back to Knoxville. Amazing things. So I thought how cool to replace the ugly doors of my pantry with a set of French doors

My ugly Pantry doors 
The doors I am dreaming of from Brads store 
Love Where You Live
Stacy Jacobi Interiors 

The White Kitchen

Here are a few photos of a recent project for a client. This house was purchased by my client with just her husband and my approval. She never saw it before moving in.  I was a little on edge telling her via phone and pictures that the kitchen could be great if we painted it.  She trusted me as she is now a believer in white kitchens as we did her last kitchen in white. She also didn't love the glass tile backsplash and I agree. Glass tiles remind me of my big permed hair in the 90's. I thought it was a good idea at the time but it wasn't. I know someone reading this has glass tiles and probably loves them. Hopefully you don't have permed hair too! Just kidding 

The cabinets were in great shape so we painted them in a semi gloss in Benjamin Moore White Dove. Again one of my favorite go to cabinet colors. It is a soft white and looks good with everything. We ripped the glass tiles off and went back with the subway shaped marble with a white grout. The hood above the range had an arch that was actually so short you could see the fan blower. Not a good look so we had the amazing Larry the trim guy square it up and drop down the hood with added trim. Add a ledge for an art piece and you now have an updated fresh kitchen that looks so pretty.
Happy Tuesday 
Love where you live!
Stacy Jacobi Interiors